Gold Cosmetics have made some interesting facial sponges. These start out as a hard stick that are easy to store and to travel with. Add water and the stick expands into a soft sponge. I squeezed all of the water out and used it for my foundation. as long as all the water is out it worked just fine. But after about 15 minutes the sponge is hard again. But these are disposable so really your supposed to throw them away when your done. I also used them to clean the make up off my face. These worked great for that as well. I am very happy with these and would prurchase these and other products from Gold cosmetics! I would also recommend these to others. I received this product for free in exchange for my complete and honest review.