I really like these mini beauty blender. Yes they are MINI , hence the name. They were super soft quite honestly and I thought they’d be hard like dollar Rama ones, but it was soft and even more soft when they got wet (which they also grew bigger too). I used one of the sponges and it worked pretty good. Probably soaked up some product. I compared the real orginial beauty blender with the mini one for reference and they are both dry in the picture.