No less than two make-up artists have commented to me recently that if someone compliments your foundation, youre in trouble: like great underwear, your base should just imperceptibly make you look better.
Which is why I was so pleased when over supper, a friend remarked my skin was looking good now thats the kind of compliment you do want. Little did she know it was all down to a triple whammy of products that anyone can copy: a sheer, illuminating tinted moisturiser (Smashboxs is a great discovery), some strategically daubed foundation on imperfections (thank you MyFace), and a truly flattering bronzer this Origins one is great for pale skin that wants to look anything but pallid.
Smashbox Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturiser, £25, Debenhams.com
MyFace Mycover concealer, £12.71, Boots.com
Origins Multi-Grain bronzer, £16, Origins.co.uk