The self confidence boost we get from looking at fresh, even-toned skin beaming back at us in the mirror is almost as satisfying as slipping into a slick new outfit and a pair of Givenchy heels.

But when such moments are few and far between, you need a plan B.

Luckily, there are a gazillion products out there (we’ve tried everything from pore minimisers to under-eye brighteners) to help us make the best of a bad situation. The secret is just knowing when and where to apply them.

If the whole foundation, concealer, highlighter, powder thing has you beat, stress less – we were also confused.

So we asked around and for tips and tricks from some of our favourites in the industry, and broke it down into 6 simple steps.

Don’t worry, you won’t find any lilac or green concealers here!

By Carmen Hamilton.