You don’t need a full face of make-up to look chic – here’s how to pull off a bare face without looking like you’re ill…

  1. Take a cue from the French and make sure your skin is in great condition. Good cleansing and plenty of moisture followed by SPF50 is essential for healthy, glowing skin.
  2. Resist the urge to pull your hair into a top knot if you’re having a no make-up day. A bouncy blow-dry does wonders to make you look polished and groomed.
  3. Wear some colour close to your face – a red jacket, a cerise pink scarf or a green cardigan can make a world of difference. While it’s easy to wear neutrals, black, grey, beige and brown can be a little draining on the complexion.