This is my first beautyblender and I opted for the PURE because I typically wear cc cream instead of foundation and this is supposedly better for applying skincase. Not sure if that really makes a difference since I can't compare this with the pink one, but less than a week after owning this magical little sponge, I have NO idea how I ever survived without it! It's a miracle worker, my "makeup" looks awesome (powder sets so much better on top now!) and I will never, ever, ever go back to brushes/disposable sponges. The soap that comes with it is great- lathers great so it's easy to clean. I actually like that it's white and my cc cream stains it a bit- it's a good reminder to wash it every night. Do yourself a favor and invest!