The key to every good make-up look is a flawless and natural base, and it’s what I consider to be the most important stage of my make-up routine.

I have always used foundation brushes or my fingers to apply foundation; but when I had a little bit of money left on an Amazon giftcard, I saw this and thought i’d give it a go. I’d read so many reviews about the Real Techniques versions.

I just absolutely love this Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection Sponge. It does its job of creating an “airbrush finish” perfectly. To use it, put some foundation on the back of your hand, dab in the sponge then apply to your face in a stippling motion. It makes applying foundation really quick, as it is so much easier to blend than using a brush or your fingers. The pointed end helps you get into the more difficult places around your nose and eyes.

If you haven’t tried applying your liquid base with one of these sponges before, you really need to. The Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection Sponge is available on Amazon for £4.95.