Get the glowdown with our lessons in pre-party skin prep - whether you've two days, or ten minutes to transform from just-good to gorgeous...

Start using a super-charged overnight mask two or three days prior to the 'big night'. Alternate to ensure that you tackle everything from loss of lustre to fine lines. Alpha-H's {Beauty Sleep Power Peel} is brimming with both glycolic and retinol to kick-start sluggish cells and refine your skin's texture, while Pixi's {Nourishing Sleep Mask} is packed with hyaluronic acid to replenish moisture reservoirs and promote plumpness.

The morning of, 'pep up' post-sleep skin with Charlotte Tilbury's {Goddess Skin Clay Mask} - it doesn't dry, so constantly infuses fatigued faces with its cocktail of replenishing, revitalising nutrients. Leave on while you go about your morning (making coffee/dressing children or frantically 'febreezing' your cocktail blouse).

If you're prone to puffiness, minimise swelling (and dispel toxins) with Foreo's {IRIS Eye Massager} - it vibrates and pulsates over the eye area to encourage drainage, promote circulation and stimulate cellular turnover.

A hyaluronic serum will become your best friend. DERMAdoctor's {Wrinkle Revenge Ultimate Hyaluronic Acid Serum} is powerfully water-loving - attracting moisture from the atmosphere to 'swell' skin cells and reduce wrinkle-depth. Follow with a quick spritz of Allies of Skin's {Molecular Saviour Mist} to supplement the plumping benefit.

A brightening, priming moisturiser is the ultimate pre-make up step. Omorovicza's {Illuminating Moisturiser} boasts real life ruby crystals to blur visibility of imperfections and create a flawless base for foundation. Or try BECCA's impressive {First Light Priming Filter} - a lavender-toned liquid that disguises sallow undertones while granting a soft-focus, dewy glow.

Brighten the eye area and dispel dark circles with {BECCA}'s brilliant {Under Eye Brightening Corrector), then apply a light layer of BY TERRY's {Light-Expert}, buffing with the brush and building gradually to achieve the desired, dewy coverage.

Et voila! Sleep-deprived Cinderella shall go to the ball!