It’s time to switch up your make-up kit with sponges — and embrace this year’s hottest beauty trend

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BANISH bad contouring, hotchpotch highlighting and cakey coverage with 2018’s best beauty trend — the sponge.

The little wonders will fix up any imperfections and have your skin glowing all day and all night. Here’s our five favourite new squeezes…

The glow-getter

 NYX Professional Makeup Precision sponge is great for applying highlighter or blushDanny Bird NYX Professional Makeup Precision sponge is great for applying highlighter or blush

Applying highlighter or cream blush with a brush that’s too big is never good.

NYX Professional Makeup Precision Blending Sponge, £6 for two, is perfectly shaped for dotting on product with the pointed end and pressing into skin with the curved one.

The queen of contour

 Get the Kardashian contour look with The Body Shop's Complexion blenderDanny Bird Get the Kardashian contour look with The Body Shop’s Complexion blender

Whether you’re into full Kim K or just a touch of definition, master your contouring skills with The Body Shop Complexion Blender, £5.

The pointed edge will define cheekbones, while its rounded side seamlessly blends creams.

The bod buffer

 Real Techniques Body Complexion sponge is fab for erasing imperfectionsDanny Bird Real Techniques Body Complexion sponge is fab for erasing imperfections

There’s nothing worse than a killer outfit let down by dull, pasty skin. That’s where Real Techniques Body Complexion Sponge, £7.99, steps in.

It’s perfect for blurring imperfections with foundation or tan for a bod to match that dress.

The precision perfector

 Beautyblender Micro Mini sponges will help you get all-over coverageDanny Bird Beautyblender Micro Mini sponges will help you get all-over coverage

Opt for a mini applicator such as Beautyblender Micro Mini sponges, £14.50 for two, for hard-to-reach areas such as the creases of your nose or inner corners of your eye.

Pressed for time? The curved edge can be used to smudge your eyeshadow, too.

The base acer

 For a sheer look, just add water to foundation before using Lottie London Blend & Snap SpongeDanny Bird For a sheer look, just add water to foundation before using Lottie London Blend & Snap Sponge

For full coverage, apply dots of foundation to your cheeks, forehead, nose and chin before spritzing Lottie London Blend & Snap Sponge, £5.49, with water.

Use a tapping technique to blend it into your skin. For a sheer finish simply add more water.




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