Contour powder blusher by Estee LauderQ: I’ve read about using make-up to contour the face but I haven’t got a clue where to start. I’m in my 40s so my cheekbones could do with all the help they can get!

Wendy Potter, 48, from Middlesex

A: Using make-up to re-sculpt the face is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to knock off years. Apply your regular foundation across the face, then apply a liquid highlighter, like George Glow Shine Luminous Highlighter, £3, Asda, across the tops of the cheekbones, brow bones and Cupid’s bow before blending. These areas will catch the light to make them appear more prominent.

Next apply your bronzer. Powders are easier to work with if you’re a beginner, so take a large bronzing brush and swirl it over your compact. I love Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Duo Bronzer, £28. The two tones are a direct route to sculpted cheekbones. Apply a touch of bronzer down the nose, across the temples and on the chin – all the places where the sun would naturally hit your face. Then holding the bristles between your index and middle fingers to thin out the brush, sweep upwards underneath the cheekbones to create a shadowed, contouring effect.

Stephanie Maylor, Beauty Editor