When JAMES BOWEN met Bob, he had been sleeping rough for ten years. Now the story of how the duo turned their lives around with their busking double act has been made into a heartwarming film, says Liz Jones.
Sisley paris sisleya Le Teint Anti-Aging Foundation is light, but not so much that it doesnt conceal. Whats more, it doses the skin with high-tech plant extracts and leaves it looking several years younger. £98, sisley-paris.com
If you want an eye cream that comforts rather than smothers, try Eve Lom Time Retreat Eye treatment, which is light and quickly absorbed, but blurs fine lines effectively. £50, spacenk.com
Chanel offers the skincare equivalent of a silk-lined cashmere blanket with Le Lift CrEme-Huile Reparatrice, which fortifies the skin with rapidly absorbed oil, leaving it soft and smooth. £91, 020 7493 3836
Smooth on the delicious Bbrowbar Rose Cleansing Balm and take a walk in a rosy garden long after summer has ended. £30, blinkbrowbar.com
Formulated for sensitive and stressed skin, Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Soothing Repair Mask uses camomile and soy to calm and hydrate. My tip is to leave it on overnight. £57, aromatherapyassociates.com
Giorgio Armani Prima Glow-On Moisturizing Balm works as an instant anti-ageing treatment. Apply this satisfyingly nourishing formula before make-up, or for a night-time boost. £62, armanibeauty.co.uk
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Bobbi Browns ground-breaking approach has changed the way we wear make-up. Natural beauty doesnt mean no make-up its about picking shades that are perfect for your skin tone, she says. This autumn, her brand celebrates its 25th anniversary with beauty goodies such as the Nude Library 40 eyeshadows in a selection of finishes, from matt to shimmer, £145, selfridges.com.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Foundation spf 30 is light, silky and provides a dose of moisture in eight shades. A good revival for summer-worn skin without smothering it in pigment. £45, debenhams.com
I cant get enough of Diors brilliant new make-up launches, which range from the very pretty to the extremely useful. backstage pros fix It Colour correctors in blue, green, yellow and apricot zap away redness and sallow skin. £23.50 each, dior.com
Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup gives a naturally perfect glow while providing proper coverage. And its sponge wand is the handiest way to give skin an instant overhaul. £28, esteelauder.co.uk
YSL is deservedly proud of its Le Cushion Encre de Peau. This damp-sponge foundation compact dispenses a slightly matt yet natural-looking base, which is long lasting and available in six shades. £35, yslbeauty.co.uk
Guerlains new Multi-Perfecting Concealer in medium warm is a mini tube of magic, which provides good, thick coverage. £25, debenhams.com
Use Bobbi Brown's brilliant Retouching Face Pencil in extra light as a highlighter or to soften the intensity of sun and age spots. £22, johnlewis.com