Makeup31. Shu Uemura Lightbulb Fluid Foundation Sponge, $25
Use the flat side with a tapping motion for fuller coverage. The pointed side is specially coated to absorb excess oil to mattify the T-zone.

2. Sephora 3D Precision Sponge, $20
Latex-free and antibacterial, this hypoallergenic sponge is for foundation, concealer and blusher.

3. Shu Uemura Skin:fit Pentagon Brushing Sponge, $18 for a pack of four
Use the pink side to apply foundation evenly. The flip side helps to set it.

4. Clinique Perfectly Real Radiant Skin Compact Makeup Sponge, $11
Dermatologist-tested, it is so soft that it never tugs skin, so you barely feel any friction no matter how rough you are.

5. Dior Backstage Blender Fluid Foundation Sponge, $16.
Its egg shape allows it to reach areas like the sides of the nose.

Photography Raymond Lee Styling Thomas Cannings & Leyna Poh

An adapted version first appeared in Female‘s August issue, out on newsstands now. 

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