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 Make-up to hide a red nose

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Jo and Sarah answer real questions from readers: to put your query, go to beautybible.com

Q How can I camouflage a red nose with make-up? I always seem to look like Rudolph in the winter and it's really not a good look.

A You and the rest of the world, we think, especially at the moment with a host of lurgies going round. It sounds though as if your concern is general, rather than linked to a cold or flu but the advice is much the same. (Though you might need to keep a touch-up kit with you if the problem is due to a cold.)

We asked independent make up artist Armand Beasley (armandinternationalltd.com) for his expert advice. He says ‘one of the main things is to be aware of the texture of the skin on your nose. We tend to have a lot more oil there, and often open pores plus flakiness if you have a cold.’

He suggests starting by removing any flaky skin with a very gentle exfoliator. (A clean washcloth dipped in warm water and rubbed around will also do the trick). Follow........

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