Get fresh with our guide to dewy skin

Some days you look in the mirror and your skin looks a little… off. Not blemished, not dry or oily exactly; just not quite right. We find this happens when we haven’t been giving our skin enough love and attention; perhaps we’ve missed out on a good night’s sleep or neglected to drink enough water. Our skin’s dull and dehydrated and just needs a little pep.

Of course, water, sleep and exercise are the magic cures, but that’s not much use when you need skin that looks great right now. But with a few great products and tips, you can have a face that looks perky and fresh in no time at all.

Before putting on your base, apply a layer of primer to smooth out your skin and keep your makeup in place for longer. We love Rimmel’s Fix & Perfect Primer, £6.99, which blurs pores and contains light-reflecting pigments to immediately brighten your skin.

Next, grab Rimmel’s new Fresher Skin Foundation, £7.49, a light, breathable formula that even cools your skin on application. The oil-absorbing minerals in the foundation keeps your face shine-free all day, meaning the rest of your makeup will stay in place. Dot all over your face then buff in with a brush, sponge or your fingers. The light formula blends easily with your skin, giving you an even, natural finish.

If, after you’ve blended in your foundation, you need still need touch-ups, use Wake Me Up Concealer, £5.49, to cover any redness, or dark circles under your eyes. The moisturising anti-fatigue formula lightens and brightens your skin, making you look instantly refreshed.

Now it’s time to get highlighting, for a lovely dewy finish. Apply Good to Glow Highlighter, £4.99, on your cheekbones, down the centre of your nose and on your Cupid’s bow, then blend well for glowy skin that catches the light. To amp up the strobing even more, highlight under your brow bone and in the inner corners of your eyes with Rimmel’s Brow This Way Highlighter, £3.99.

Finally you need Rimmel’s Royal Blush, £5.49, the new cream-to-powder blusher. Pick your favourite colour, choosing from Coral Queen, Majestic Pink or Peach Jewel, and dab into the apples of your cheeks, blending up and out for a beautiful rosy hue that brightens your whole face. And there you go – the secret to faking 8 hours’ sleep in just a few steps.

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