Burberry Fresh Glow Compact Foundation

Leaving aside the always-fab Burberry check embossed into the surface of this powder, this has fast become our favourite compact. Burberry Fresh Glow Compact Foundation is dual-purpose: whisk your stalwart fluffy powder brush across the surface, then onto skin - and what you have is a fabulous not-too-matte-but-not-shiny-at-all finish. (Velvety, is our best description.) It's great for setting liquid foundation, or touching up shine during the day.

But when you want a touch of extra concealment, this works with a damp sponge to build creamy coverage that lasts pretty darned well, we're finding. It's enriched with rosehip, tea and lavender extract, so doesn't leave skin feeling too tight.

Four shades, from Light Honey to Almond (just one whinge: we'd like to see some darker tones added to the four-shade spectrum).

Meanwhile, the compact's glam enough to whip out at the dinner table to 'powder your nose' (we don't suggest full-face foundation replenishment, NB), without giving Miss Manners the vapours.

UK readers find Burberry Fresh Glow Compact Foundation at www.uk.burberry.com/£38 - buy here