10 minutes to… A glowing complexion
STEP ONE: MOISTURISE No matter how busy you are, always moisturise to plump and hydrate your skin. We’re loving Nspa Expert Daily Rejuvenate Cream (£10, Asda) teamed with Nivea Q10 plus C Energy Anti-wrinkle Eye Cream (£10.99, Boots) on the eye area – with radiance-promoting vitamin C.
STEP TWO: PRIME A primer, applied before foundation, will make the texture of your skin look more uniform and keep make-up in place for longer. Stila One Step Prime (£24) fills in pores and lines.
STEP THREE: PICK A BASE For a light coverage, try Clinique Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup (£27) to minimise lines and leave skin looking luminous. And for a handbag essential, reach for Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation (£31).
Looking for a buildable base? Nude by Nature Flawless Liquid Foundation (£25, feelunique.com) is a mineral coverage with a semi-matte finish. If you like to touch-up on the go, you’ll love Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Everyday Perfection Bouncy Makeup (£28).
For more substantial coverage, YSL All Hours Coverage (£33.50) does what it says on the tin – staying put all night long.
Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation (£14.99, Boots) leaves skin with a semi-matte, shine-free finish.
STEP FOUR: INSTANT CHEEKBONES Give yourself a sculpted look by using matte bronzer under the cheekbones at the part nearest to the hairline before you apply your blusher. An angled brush, such as Real Techniques Sculpting Brush (£9.99, Boots), gives you more control, allowing precise application.
STEP FIVE: GO FOR GLOW Fake a flattering candlelit glow with a dusting of
Topshop Highlighter in Crescent Moon (£12), a sheeny golden illuminating powder. For an easy-to-apply liquid, we’re loving Delilah Pure Light Liquid Radiance (£32, delilahcosmetics.com). Both can be applied to cheekbones, temples and collarbones.