If you go to Marshalls or TJ Maxx you can find beauty sponges for a reasonable price at $4.99 or $5.99. That price is way better than the Beauty Blender! I purchased the Revive Beauty Pro sponge at Marshalls for $4.99, and it works fantastic! The shape is similar to the Beauty Blender since it has a teardrop shape, but I really can't compare the two since I don't have the Beauty Blender and will never purchase it. I find that this Revive sponge is squishy and very soft on the skin. My foundation looks great after appliance! The tip of the teardrop sponge is easy access for around the corners of my eyes, and I use the big bottom part of the sponge for my face.
You can use baby soap or shampoo to wash the sponge. I know the Beauty Blender sells the cleanser for $17 which is ridiculous!
I definitely recommend this product for anyone that wears foundation, concealer, and/or any kind of face coverage makeup product! Don't purchase the Beauty Blender. Go out to Marshalls, TJ Maxx or even Walmart and Target to buy one for 75% of the Beauty Blender price! :)