It took me a while to make the splurge but I was persuaded by the hype and my closest friend swore by it. This beauty blender has completely changed my make up routine. I am now on my second and bought a third too. My skin has uneven areas of dryness and oil making applying my foundation a difficult process. I could never get it to sit right and was always spending money on different tools. Beauty blender applies my make up flawlessly, there is no other word! It's the texture, the shape and the softness I think, it's different to any other. I now walk confidentially out the house with my foundation on, plus I can use it with foundations that have proved difficult before. I would recommend washing each time if possible (my first grew little black specks of mould!)and also keep out in the open, I lay it on a clean tissue instead of resting it on the stand. The beautyblender cleanser is great but Johnsons baby shampoo is a fab alternative. Go for the splurge I would recommend to anybody!!