SKIN PREP IN 5 STEPS
1 First you need a fresh canvas. Cleanse excess oils from the skin using Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water (£10.80, boots.com) on a cotton pad.
2 For eyes that look well rested, pat a small amount of Erno Laszlo Antioxidant Complex for Eyes (£64, lookfantastic. com) underneath them with your finger and leave it to work its magic while you concentrate on the rest of the face.
3To plump and even out your complexion, work a few drops of Decléor Aromessence Rose d’Orient Oil Serum (£46, decleor. co.uk) into the skin in a lifting motion outwards from the centre of the face.
4For flawless, cashmerefinish skin, start by massaging Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer (£32, johnlewis. com) between the hands, then press into the skin to hydrate. Next, buff in your base using a foundation brush for a seamless application.
5Add extra dimension to the face with Marc Jacobs Beauty Remedy Concealer Pen in Wake-Up Call (£35, as before), applying a sheer veil of product to the under-eye area, through the T-zone and across the high planes of the face, before creating depth with a bronzer dusted under the cheekbones and lightly around the perimeter of the hairline. To give your skin that beautiful lit-from-within glow, lightly apply a cream highlighter to the top of the cheekbones.
Clockwise from top left Singer Adele; Michael Ashton at work; Erno Laszlo Antioxidant Complex for Eyes