It’s summer. It’s hot. With sweaty offices and packed public transport to deal with, perhaps makeup is not at the top of your agenda right now.
Or maybe the thought of melting mascara and flakey foundation has put you off trying something new.
And fair enough really.
But there are lots of products out there, designed to stand the heat and keep you looking fresh.
We’ve done the hard work scouting out these wonder products so you can stay in the shade fanning yourself, safe in the knowledge that you’re going to look fab after a little online shop.
So here are our top finds to help you keep your cool and sashay your way through the summer months with ease.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade has made the move from cult classic to brow staple, and is now one of the most recommended products around.
The pomade is available in 11 different shades, and has a lush creamy texture that brushes on to the brow like silk.
Unlike other pomades you might have tried (*cough cough* here’s looking at you Benefit’s Ka-Brow!), this one absolutely doesn’t dry out.
Which means no flaking or crumbling once it’s on, making it perfect for sunny weather.
It’s also waterproof, so you can rest easy knowing that you’ll still have brows if you have to wade through any unexpected summer showers.
Use with an angled eyebrow brush for best results.
Lancome Defincils High Definition Mascara is without a doubt one of the best mascaras we’ve ever tried.
It slides on with no clumping, giving you perfectly defined, longer lashes.
There’s no flaking and no smudging, so a great option if you’ve got a big event coming up where you need to ensure your makeup lasts all day.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer was like a mini revelation for us; a gift sent down from the makeup Gods.
It’s water based, and so awesome if you’ve got combination or oily skin.
Smooth on before your foundation and your skin with feel instantly refreshed.
At the same time it creates the perfect base for your next step.
And it’s not called ‘photo finish’ for nothing; you’ll be Instagram ready in no time with this little beauty.
Kiko Liquid Skin Second Skin Foundation does pretty much what it says on the tin (or…er…bottle).
It glides on to your skin like it was meant to be: the perfect match.
The nifty dropper applicator keeps active ingredients in and germs out, which is another big plus if you’re a bit laissez faire with your makeup hygiene routine.
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick is the icing on the cake, our 5th hero summer product.
Choose from different shades, but get an evenly pigmented, soft matte finish every time. Bliss.
Don’t forget your statement shades! We love these from Chloe:
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