This soft, thick sponge is made of cloth like fibers, not rubber or latex like most cosmetic sponges. It is 3" long and double sided. It is used for application of powders and to buff and blend the jaw line/neck area to perfection, or may be used to camouflage large pores! It can be washed and used again and again. The best make-up sponge available today. Use it for applying mineral base to large pores and they disappear! Then use one of the brushes to apply the base to the rest of your face.