15ml, £13.50, www.qvc.com, 0800504030
Clear gel that develops on the skin into a just-flushed blush. Magic.
By Terry Rose de Rose, Fresh Rose
15ml, £38, www.spacenk.com
Part skincare, part colour-blush, it illuminates - exceptionally pretty.
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Blush, Hawaii
15ml, £11, www.beautique.com
Really runny. Great bright colour but very hard to control.
£22.50 12.5ml www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk
Poppy-pink liqui-gel, but pretty - very young, very fresh.
Blue eyeliners under £5
Avon Big Colour Eye Pencil, Surf
Big chunky pencil with a thick, strong, metallic turquoise finish.
Per Una Eye Pencil, Peacock
£5, Marks & Spencer
Strong smooth teal/cerulean colour with smudger tip at the other end for blending.
Prestige Soft Blend Kohl Eyeliner
A metallic kind of cornflower - but in a good way - plus a smudger on the end.
Gosh Let's Twist Liner, Soft Splash
Shimmery light blue. Clever twist-up design means no need to sharpen.
SPF protective lip tints
Elizabeth Arden Eight-hour Lip Protectant Sheer Tint, Honey
Very smooth-but-definite colour, ideal marriage of lip- balm and lipstick.
Autograph Sheer Gloss Lipstick, Natural
SPF15, £7.50, Marks & Spencer
Lovely. Goes on simply, looks natural but better and not too glossy.
Paula Dorf Sheer Lip Tint, Baby Love
SPF15, £17, 020 8997 8541
Pretty reddish-natural colour with enough shine to add gloss.
Jemma Kidd Make Up School Protect & Plump, Rose
SPF12, £8, Boots
Good soft and glossy shimmer. Fresh and pretty.
Scented shower gels
Korres Lime & Sage Showergel
250ml, £9, www.hqhair.com
Glorious sharp fresh fragrance, plus ingredients that are great for calming down oily skin.
Liz Earle Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash
200ml, £10, www.lizearle.com
Reviving scent with naturally derived foaming agents.
Abahna Frangipani & Orange Blossom Shower Gel
250ml, £15, www.abahna.co.uk
Exotic smell, thick with frangipani. For dreaming of the fragrant East.
L'Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse aux Papillons
150ml, £16, 020 7221 2008
A fragrance in a shower gel, rather than a scented cleanser. Intriguing and fabulous, if pricey.
Vitamin C serums
Dr Sebagh Pure Vitamin C Powder Cream
4 x 1.95g doses, £72, www.spacenk.co.uk
Mix the powder with your face cream or serum for maximum results. Brilliant.
3-lab Perfect Repair
30ml, £110, Selfridges
Ultra-light serum with ultra-high-tech ingredients and formulation for top results.
NutriMin C Corrective Eye Creme
17g, £32, 020 7240 6122
Nice light-textured cream that leaves skin feeling nourished but not overloaded.
iS Clinical Vitamin C Eye Serum
15ml, £42, www.victoriahealth.com
Orange serum that sinks in well without any stickiness.
Best-smelling self tans
Lancôme Flash Bronzer Self-Tanning Leg Gel
125ml, £20. www.lancome.co.uk
The rightly famous, glittery bronze gel wakes up pasty legs in seconds.
Clinique Touch of Bronze Body Lotion
150ml, £15, www.clinique.co.uk
Gives light, buildable colour in a deep-moisturising base and smells nice, too.
St Tropez Ultimate Tan Rapide Face
50ml, £18, www.st-tropez.co.uk
When you need a great tan fast, this develops in two hours flat. Fabulous.
Coffee-coloured cream with delicious coconut smell; gives a lovely light-and-natural result.
Ormonde Jayne Frangipani Absolute
50ml, £58, www.ormondejayne.com
Magnolia and lime-peel top notes, amber in the base and frangipani in the heart.
Les Parfums de Rosine Rose Kashmirie
100ml, £65, www.laforetdeparfum.com
Not a light sweet rose but altogether thicker, deeper and deliciously dangerous.
Apothia If Roll-on Pure Oil
9ml, £32, Harvey Nichols nationwide
Exotic flowers and a citrus top note make this smell deeply intriguing.
Marc Jacobs Basil
300ml, £39, 0800 652 7661
Definitely different, and yes, it comes through rich and sensual and not at all like a salad.
Clinique Lash Power Mascara
£12.50, 0870 034 2566, www.clinique.co.uk
Stays on through rain, tears, basketball ... yet comes off meekly with warm water