Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer

If we tell you that this came from the mind of the genius who brought the world Clinique Chubby Sticks, among other innovations, you'll know it's something special. And for anyone who wants good coverage without looking like they're wearing a mask, this is a fantastic new find: colour that stays 'true', doesn't feel at all heavy on the skin - and although we haven't had a chance to put this through the test, apparently stays put through sweat and humidity. What we do know is that it is indeed incredibly long-wearing on cold winter days and in centrally heated homes!

Don't be scared by the giant-sized 'doe-foot' applicator: just use this to dot foundation onto your skin, and blend either with a brush or a finger. What makes this special is that the high level of pigments mean you really, truly don't need to wear concealer as well (which makes it a real time-saver).

There are 20 shades, which we always applaud, covering most skintones from the palest English rose to darker complexions - and leaving them flawless. 10/10, from us. (And that's tough to achieve.)

UK readers find Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer at www.boots.com/£25