Nice item. I was used to apply foundation with my hand, but a friend of mine, who attended makeup classes, insisted I should have one of these, so I ordered it on Sammydress. I chose purple because it’s my favourite color. Since this is my first beauty blender, I have no basis for comparison, so I can’t say if it works well, but it’s surely soft and true to the photo. My friend advised me to boil it for 20 minutes, than pull it out and squeeze it as soon as it cools down, before using it for the first time. Afterwards, you have to wet it in warm water and squeeze it every time you use it. I hope this tip is helpful!