Beauty blender soaks up all the product

I have really been wanting to use a beauty blender but it just doesn’t work for me. I’ve used the Real Techniques sponge and the actual beauty blender as well. I do moisten them and squeeze out the excess water when I try to use it. It ends up just picking up all the product from my fave. I don’t swipe it, I tap it. Anyone else have this problem? Am I using it incorrectly? I’ve tried both drug store and high end foundations.