As self-confessed product junkies, we know how hard it is to keep your make-up stash in check.

To fine-tune your collection, you need products that will give you more than you bargained for: multipurpose, effective, and compact enough to use on the run.

So for the sake of simplicity (and a handbag-friendly kit) we culled and culled until we got it down to just 7 superstar products that can do it all.

The elimination process was tough, but we’re quietly confident we’ve got all bases (and faces) covered.

By Carmen Hamilton.