I always wondered what all the hype was about this tapered egg-shaped hot pink sponge. YT gurus, makeup artists and beauty bloggers like myself were always raving about this thing. So I caved in and bought the Beautyblender Duo Set ($39.95) from Sephora. Clearly, I must have been missing out on something.
When I first got it I was like "How the heck do I use this thing? But seriously, what makes this overpriced sponge so amazing?" And after the first use, I was hooked.
As you can see, the duo set came with two beautyblenders and a blendercleanser. I really didn't want to buy two, it's just that Sephora had sold out of the single set and I heard that the Blendercleanser was the best cleanser to use to preserve the life of the sponge. And with a price tag like $19.95 for one, I wanted to preserve the living daylights out of this tool.
Eventually, I figured out how to use the beautyblender, all it took was reading the back of the packaging. The beautyblender is made to be used wet, meaning you need to run it under some lukewarm water and squeeze it til it absorbs all the water it can. Wring it dry and you will see it has expanded to almost twice it's original size.