Makeup must-haves for the heat

As temperatures and humidity levels soar, so does the pressure to maintain protect your makeup. Olivia Bullock gives you a list of summer makeup must-haves to achieve that flawless look for your beach days and BBQs

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It’s all about that base

Spf Primer: Invisible Uv Flawless Poreless Primer | Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury’s Invisible UV Flawless Primer 

The ideal first step to a make-up routine is to slather on the sun protection. Charlotte Tilbury’s flawless primer creates a base with SPF50 protection, while also protecting and hydrating your skin.

UV Expert Youth Shield™ Aqua Gel SPF50 PA++++
Lancôme UV Expert Youth Shield Aqua Gel 

Lancôme’s lightweight gel formula is especially developed for the hot and humid weather. To make it even better, the gel also protects against pollutants.

Tatcha The Silk Canvas | Poreless Primer, 20 G | 0.7 oz
Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer 

Tatcha’s protective priming balm leaves your skin with a filter finish. The product is perfect for the heat, simultaneously blurring, priming, and protecting the skin. As if that wasn’t enough, the product also contains essences from the trinity of Japanese superfoods – green tea, rice and algae – to help you maintain a youthful appearance. 

Lay the foundation

Guerlain Rejuvenating Radiance Foundation – 24H Care & Wear 

Incorporating flawless skincare into makeup is Guerlain’s forte. Their Parure Gold Skin complexion contains a hint of pure 24-karat gold and is designed for maximum radiance during a 24-hour period. This is your summer must-have base!

Shiseido Synchro Skin Radiant Lifting Foundation SPF30 

To achieve a flawless complexion and avoid that cakey and cracking look, turn to Shiseido’s foundation. The formula also has SPF 30, which is the minimum you need to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Add a splash of colour

Nars Liquid Blush 

We all know the key to a flawless face of make-up is hydration and a pop of color! Nars’ lightweight, buildable blush creates a natural-looking glow that is also long lasting – a perfect addition to a make-up routine in the heat. 

Make those eyes pop

Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara 

The summer heat sometimes dictates a waterproof mascara. Luckily for us, Dior’s waterproof mascara not only acts as a sweatproof addition to your make-up routine, but also thickens, lengthens and curves your lashes! 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade Blonde 4g
Anastasia Beverley Hills Dip Brow 

Anastasia Beverley Hills Dip Brow does everything you need and more. The product is full-pigment, fade-resistant, smudgeproof and waterproof. Once it is on, it is there to stay. So there is no need to worry about your eyebrows disappearing in the summer heat!

Diorshow On Stage Liner | Waterproof Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner - 24h Intense  Color
Dior On Stage Liner 

Dior’s waterproof liquid liner has an ultra flexible felt tip to adjust the thickness of your wing based on the pressure applied. The 24-hour lasting intense colour creates the perfect, smudgeproof wing for the summer heat! 

Lock and smoothen your makeup 

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, 9.3 g Ingredients and  Reviews
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 

To seal your makeup, look no further than Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder. This powder leaves an airbrushed finish, perfect for the humidity!

Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Finish

Lightweight and waterproof, the Charlotte Tilbury setting spray is another summer essential. Set to lock your makeup in for up to 16 hours, this is a necessity to avoid losing your mug in the sun. 

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Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers  

We are only human, we sweat! One thing we can do is pack some of Thatcha’s blotting papers. Without affecting your makeup, they gently remove sweat and excess oil from the skin. Top tip: be sure to lightly pat and not wipe or rub!

Seal it with a kiss

Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil 

If you are going to look sun kissed, soft and hydrated lips are the icing on the cake. Dior’s colour revival technology ensures your lips are even more beautiful after only five days of application. 

Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue 

Finally, the hot girl/guy summer look requires glossy lips! Chanel’s gel-oil formula ensures a shiny lip look, lasting over eight hours after first application. 

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