This sponge is very soft, of excellent quality. I bought it mainly to seal the powder and the concealer just below the eyes, because it has a good angle for it. Applying your base and concealer with the sponge, the finish becomes more natural and uniform. This sponge serves to apply the base for a smooth and uniform appearance. It is great for applying a layered base, adding coverage and color. The sponge is durable and reusable. It can be used for all basic formulas. If you use it wet, the application gets even better and perfect. I tried to use other sponges years ago and I gave up, because they did not apply the base as well as this one, but I decided to try again with this Elf sponge and it was super, I just loved it. I prefer to use the sponge than the sponge brush. makeup, I think the finish is much more natural and the base does not crack, besides saving product, because you do not need to pass so much base to get a perfect skin! I'll buy more for sure.