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A full face of base: everything you need for flawless coverage

Makeup helps you feel beautiful every day – whether you’re off to work, hanging out with friends, travelling, or going out on a date. Sometimes we get experimental, but most of the time it’s good to have a routine you can rely on to see you through the day.

Here’s your guide to everything you need for a flawless face from forehead to chin and everywhere in between.

everything you need for flawless coverage

Prime time

Nothing keeps your makeup in place and your skin ready for your favourite foundation like a multitasking primer. This one is skin-perfecting and lasts for up to 8 hours, beating back shine and keeping you looking fresher, longer.

Try: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Primer, £6.99

Concealed weapon

It’s the easiest way to look more awake and to create a gorgeous, face that’s free from imperfections. Banish dark circles, pesky spots and redness with a concealer that corrects for up to 25hrs. Try a light foundation to give you a flawless finish too.

Try: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Concealer, £5.49 and Rimmel London Fresher Skin Foundation, £5.99

Powder Power

everything you need for flawless coverage

This little compact is a makeup-setting dream: lock in your favourite foundation for hours by dusting your t-zone with a matte powder. Use a powder puff rather than a face brush to lock in your look – it’ll also help the product last longer.

Try:Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder, £2.99

Lash out

Mascara thickens, lengthens and fans-out your lashes - but it also makes you look more awake. Believe it. This vitamin and cucumber-enriched formula is like a cup of coffee in a tube.

Try: Rimmel London Volume Colourist Mascara, £7.99

Blush beautiful

A fabulous flush is at your fingertips thanks to a formula that glides on with the ease of a cream and dries to a beautiful powder. It adds just the right kind of complexion-balancing colour to your face and prevents you from looking washed-out at the end of the week.

Try:Rimmel London’s Royal Blush, £4.49

Lovely lips

We love nude lipstick for many reasons - but especially because you get a natural-looking mouth without looking too done-up. And our favourite has shades that go from lovely beige through to smooth chocolatey brown. Nudes for all!

Try: Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Nude Collection in Shade #48, £5.49

Now that you’ve got all of your essentials, it’s time to use them right. Here’s how to ace your base and apply your foundation in the right shade no matter what.