I read about using sponge applicators to apply liquid foundation in a Bobbi Brown makeup book. Then I saw reviews for the Beautyblender Sponge which looked like it would fit the bill. I bought the pink one with the cleanser, and have been using it ever since. You wet the sponge, squeeze out the excess water and apply your makeup by sort of dabbing it on almost like sponge painting a wall. You can use the pointy end to get in hard to reach places, but a never seem to have to. My liquid foundation goes on very nicely, looks very natural, and I don't have to get my fingers dirty. The cleanser cleans the sponge very well, but don't expect it to get all of the makeup out unless you are diligent about cleaning the sponge well. I prefer the pink Beautybender sponge to the black one that is also on the market. I found that the pink one works better for me. FYI One thing to keep in mind with the Beautyblender sponge is that if you use it to apply your makeup every day like I do, it will end up having makeup residue on it no matter how much you wash it.