There’s no better way of improving how I look than getting a really good night’s sleep, but unfortunately as the mother of a two-year old with a penchant for early mornings, it’s often the one thing lacking from my beauty regime. This is where products like Mac’s new Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Primer (£29, maccosmetics.co.uk) come in extremely handy.

A silky, gel-like emulsion that you apply before your foundation and powder, it somehow miraculously gives you a healthy, 8-hours-sleep-a-night glow that is the most brilliant beauty cheat. This, in part is due to the illuminating pearl powders in the formula, which capture the light to give you a flattering, youthful look, whilst it also contains vitamins E and C to protect the skin against environmental factors like the sun and pollution. Last but not least, there’s a good dose of caffeine thrown into the blend, which calms overtired, blemished skin.

This is definitely one not to leave the house without.