After I started using the original BB, I refused to use anything else. Friends would often tell me to try dupes and when I did I hated them with the passion of a thousand suns. I was a firm believer that NOTHING could ever replace it. So when I saw this sponge in my Gen Beauty bag I was like "ugh! I'm never even gonna use this". Turns out I needed to replace my BB and this was the only thing I had on hand. Started using it and realized I would have to swallow my words. This gave such an amazing finish. Was easy to use. Only downside is that it does absorb more product, but it's genuinely amazing. Trust me. I even shocked my friends when I finally worked up the courage to say this out loud.