I bought this product hoping to find a cheaper substitute for my beauty blender (the original) which I've had for over two years. It finally started breaking down after being washed about a million times (slight exaggeration). However, I did wash it after every use and I used it almost daily. This product, I had hopes for and as substitutes go, it does the job, but honestly, it isn't the same as the beauty blender. I just can't justify paying over AUD$20:00 for a piece of what is essentially a piece of synthetic sponge. I can get two of these for less than that price, so I can rotate between them.