With the sun showing itself in the first time for what seems like ages, I thought it was as good a time as any to forgo the matte skin and berry lips for a more spring appropriate look. Brighten things up, and with any luck the sun will decide to stay. Fingers crossed!

For a luminous finish I've buffed in the  Bourjois Happy Light Foundation (£11.99) in No. 51 Rose Vanilla. It's a lightweight formula that adds just the right amount of glow without overdoing it on the oily front. For a little extra coverage on any blemishes and under eye circles I've gone for the all rounder,  Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19) in 2 Cool Medium. Moving on to the eyes I've kept things in place with the  NYX Eyeshadow Base (£6) in Skintone. This provides the perfect base for some colour, so on the eye front I've opted for the   MAC Paintpot (£15) in Rubenesque, a beautiful copper cream shadow. Over top I have highlighted and defined my crease using colours from my (obviously) well loved  Sleek I-Divine Palette (£7.99) in Au Naturel. I've also popped the matte brown colour through my brows and set with the  Natural Collection Mascara (£1.99) in Clear. To add a touch of brightness, I've lined my inner waterline with Rimmel Scanaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner (£3.99) in nude. And to finish things off eye-wise I added a thin line of L'Oreal Paris Super Liner(£5.99) and two coats of Covergirl LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara ($5.39).

To keep all the focus on the lips, I've kept the cheeks nice and simple. I've used my favourite cool toned Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder (£35) to add a subtle contour, and MAC Powder Blush (£18) in Style for a hint of colour. This blush is a frost finish and has small hints of of glitter running through it so doubles as a highlighter and adds the perfect amount of brightness to the complexion. Finally, I've finished off with my favourite red-orange MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger. Not only does orange-red seem to work wonders on almost any skin tone, but the matte formula of this lipstick stays forever, I'm talking through meal-times and drinks. Who couldn't love that?