You wouldn't be the first woman to look in the mirror in early 2012 and silently scream 'I need make-up H-E-L-P'.
And it's certainly a great time to learn a few new tricks. (Not least because if you're anything like us, it's all looking a bit 'blah' right now.)
So we're pleased to be able to point you in the direction of expert advice, via the two latest how-to videos that Jo made with make-up guru Mary Greenwell for High50.
There's one for eyes (the eternal bug-bear of the mid-aged woman), promising an 'instant lift' - and one on cheeks. (Including the art of contouring. Without looking like Pocohontas.)
They follow the earlier videos on brows, and foundation.
Almost as good as having Mary in your front room.