Love it or loathe it, for some occasions only foundation will do. Tinted moisturiser is all very well as a daily fail safe but sometimes we need a bit more back-up. Luckily, gone are the days when full coverage meant looking like you were wearing a mask. The classics still pack a punch with Estee Lauder's Double Wear, and Double Wear Light, leading the way for long-lasting coverage. While MAC's Face and Body Foundation sells out almost as soon as it hits counters, particularly now it comes in a handy smaller size.

But the new kids on the block are providing some pretty stiff competition, especially since make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury joined the party. Not only does her aptly-named Magic Foundation come in a dizzying array of shades, it also achieves the almost impossible feat of providing amazing coverage and radiance in one.

If your skin's a bit too oily for extra radiance Mac's Studio Water Weight is another great new shout, especially in the sun as it includes a whopping SPF30.

Bad skin days, be gone!