How To Cheat A Flawless Face In Minutes

Have you met the secret weapon to perfect skin? Introducing superstar make-up artist Mary Greenwell who transforms the celeb faces of Ellie Goulding, Amanda Seyfried and Cate Blanchett.

If you want in on her secrets, look no further.The new M&S beauty ambassador has revealed her how-to for flawless foundation that looks like your own skin but way, way better…

Flawless skin how-tos generate a whopping 14,400 UK Google searches making it one of the most searched for make-up looks on the web.

“This is really simple make-up,” Mary says. “It’s great for when you wake up in the morning looking a bit tired and want to walk out of the door looking exquisitely fresh.”

Mary applying foundation with fingers

Read on for Mary’s flawless skin lowdown. We’ve already started a shopping list.

1. To create a flawless finish, skin prep is key. First start by massaging a primer onto your skin – it forms a base to hydrate, cover imperfections and helps ensure your foundation has staying power. I apply Pur Hydrate and Balance Primer over the whole of the face.

2. Choose your foundation according to the finished look that you’re aiming for. I use the Autograph Illuminating Touch Radiance Foundation and massage it into skin with fingers. Take extra care to work well into the side of your nose and jaw for a flawless finish.

3. The under-eye area is one of the first areas to show signs of tiredness. Apply concealer gently under the eyes to lift the area and remove any imperfections.

Meet Mary’s ultimate concealer: Diego Dalla Palma

4. A flawless finish isn’t complete without a healthy glow. Dot Pur Blusher in Apricot on the apples of your cheeks and slightly up above the cheekbone to create a natural flushed look.

5. To widen your eyes apply Autograph Twist-up Cheeks Highlighter in Pearl underneath the brow arch and top of the cheekbones to accentuate.

6. This look is mainly about the skin so your eyes just need minimal make-up. Apply one coat of Diego Dalla Palma Cigilione Mascara to both your top and bottom lashes using minimal mascara for a natural effect.

Find out more about Mary and her must-have products here