I am writing this on four hours' sleep. Bed at midnight, up at the crack of dawn, one too many wines the night before and, yep, I look like an old shoe. (I feel like an old shoe, too.) As sleep isn’t on the agenda for at least another 15 hours, I need something that will make me look fresh and awake pronto. Thankfully, I’ve got Bobbi Brown’s new creamy cheek highlighter in my bag – a delicious little pot of instant glow.
Pretty in pink and silky in texture, this gives a sheer tint of colour and a natural, dewy highlight. Non-sticky and non-greasy, it’s a delight to put on; apply after, or instead of, blusher to your cheekbones, then dot a little underneath the arch in your eyebrow, down the bridge of your nose and on your Cupid's bow. Ditch the brush and use your fingers – this is a quick-as-a-flash, on-the-go type thing. And if you really want to get the most out of it, dab some on your eyelids and your lips – it works a treat on both.
The pale, rosy pink is universally flattering – in fact, Molly in the new Soho Bobbi shop assures me that she’s yet to find a skintone it doesn’t work on. (FYI if you happen to be in that part of town, do pop in and see her – simply lovely.) And the cherry on top of all of this is that you only need to use a smidge, so it lasts an age.