HINT OF A TINT: Bourjois Healthy Mix Sorbet Blush, £6.99
Blend a few drops of this sheer colour over cheeks for a delicate blush (and on to lips for a subtle, matching tint) or build up in layers to enhance intensity. Try Raspberry on warm, olive skin or Apricot if your complexion is cooler, for a pretty contrast to your skin tone.
SLICK UPDATE: Bobbi Brown Luxe Liquid Lip, £28
We love that the intense pigments make these lip colours ultra-vibrant, while mango extract makes them feel hydrating rather than drying. Tap into on-trend colours with High Shine Red The News or Velvet Matte Pink Shock.
BEAUTIFUL BASE: Max Factor Radiant Lift Foundation, £14.99
If you’re not usually a foundation fan, this all-day formula could win you round. With hydrating ingredient-of-the-moment hyaluronic acid and fine line-diffusing micro-pearls, we’ve found it gives a natural glow, and doesn’t settle into lines or look dry by the end of the day.
FEELING FLUSH: Paul & Joe Powder Blush in Left Bank and Right Bank, £12.50 each, and Blush Compacts, £7 each
These Paris-inspired duos in limitededition cases will prettify your cheeks and your make-up bag. Dust the lighter shade high on cheekbones for a delicate glow and blend the deeper tone on top.
NAILING IT: Mavala Nail Colour, £5.20 It’s time to ditch summer’s bright nail colours in favour of richer shades. We’ve fallen for Mavala’s Heritage collection, especially chocolatey Walnut Grove, classic cool pink Windsor and bronze Quebec – your autumn wardrobe nailed! CATCH THE LIGHT: Collection Gorgeous Glow Liquid Highlighter Glow Drops, £5.99
Add subtle sparkle to face, collarbone or shoulders with these liquid highlighters. Choose from holographic silvery-pink Strobe or warm Golden Glow and dot on for a flattering lustre. For nights out, we’ve been mixing them with body cream to get an eye-catching glimmer.
PUCKER UP: Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Crème, £6.99
Not only do these creamy tints give lips a beautiful sheen, they also have a refreshing, subtle plumping effect.
There are five soft nude tones to choose from – we love Peony Buff and Barely Blush. Applied regularly, your lips start to look smoother, too.
BAG A BRUSH: Real Techniques Mini Multitask, Medium Sculpting and Expert Face Brushes, £5.99 each
The dinky, shorter handles on these make-up brushes ensure they’re small enough to fit into your handbag. Plus, with full-size heads, you can still apply cream and powder like a pro.