Now that daylight is changing from interminable winter gloom to something rather brighter, it can be a bit of shock to see your skin in this new, far more revealing vein. It’s not summer yet, so no need to dive to the bottom of your make up bag for tinted moisturisers, but if you use foundation, this is a good time to switch to something less weighty and more flattering. I love Estee Lauder Doublewear Light; sheer, weightless and complexion perfecting, it’s a good £22.50 spent. Doublewear Foundation used to get a bad press – known for it’s hefty appearance on the skin, it was considered something that only the ‘counter girls’ would wear. Applied properly, i.e. with a sponge or foundation brush and a light hand, and not trowelled on, Doublewear saved the day for many imperfect faces. Doublewear Light is a foolproof version that doesn’t fade away as the day or evening wears on, and gives a polished finish without a heavy-duty look.

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