It has a super-lightweight, fluid feel which has a surprisingly high coverage, given the texture.

It also doesn't mask your skin, instead it melts seamlessly to provide a dewy finish.

I have combination skin, and find this works well with a light dusting of powder on the T-zone, but oilier skintypes might find it a bit too 'glowy'.

The sponge applicator is a great idea - with a round side to apply the foundation and a pointed side to dampen down the glow and absorb oil - but I have found myself most regularly applying this with my fingertips.

Dry skins in particular should get on great with this very comfortable and long-lasting product, which leaves skin feeling soft throughout the day.

Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation, €43, at Brown Thomas Dublin.

Sarah McIntyre