Benefit The POREfessional License to Blot

To hideously misquote The Beatles: ‘All the shiny faces, where do they all come from…? (Sorry, Lennon & McCartney.) Almost any face is prone to shine in hot weather – which is why this is such a handbag godsend for summer. But year-round, it’s going to be an absolute boon for anyone whose T-zone is troublesome: a triangular (to make it easy to access the sides of your nose, as well as forehead and chin) twist-up oil-blotting stick which contains teensy, invisible spheres which mattify shine for up to six hours. (So Benefit claim – we’re not e-n-t-i-r-e-l-y convinced about that time-frame, but even a couple of hours are a godsend).

So (oh, heck, sorry AGAIN John & Paul): ‘All the shiny faces, where do they all belong…?’

Obvious answer: at the Benefit counter.

UK readers find Benefit The POREfessional License to Blot at www.boots.com/£15.50