Ah, the pregnant glow. Otherwise known as eczema, in my case. I got a little bit of contact dermatitis, a little acne and a 24/7 red flush. I was doing the Beauty Editor thing one morning at a press launch, when a kindly makeup artist steered me towards this incredible foundation: Cover Fx. I knew it vaguely as a rosacea-friendly brand, but thought it would probably be a bit extreme for me and my usually well-behaved skin. Not so – a swipe of a foundation brush later and I looked so much better, a colleague thought I’d had a facial. My routine started with my trusty Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant Glow primer – I’ve never deviated from that one product – applied with clean fingertips, and then the water-based liquid foundation, also applied by hand. I then used the pressed powder to gently cover problem areas – spots, redness across the cheeks, chin and around the nose – and finished with a very fat brush lightly loaded with the Bronzer. Somehow it avoids caking, crumbling or flaking – magic stuff – giving serious coverage with the dewy finish I’ve spent years chasing. A definite must-have for troubled skin.