If there’s one thing that defines britishness more than anything, it’s talking about the weather.
When we’re not constantly updating our apps, comparing information from different sources, and talking about it with our colleagues and friends, we’re complaining – it doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold. And that’s especially true when the temperature reaches boiling point (or at least it feels stuffy in London).
When the heat waves come – and they always do – our journals are filled with pub gardens, rooftop bars, park picnics, festivals and sun-kissed barbeques, all occasions when most of us would prefer our make-up to remain set in place. place, rather than slipping and sliding and blurring our faces. The same goes for the gym, the sauna-like commute, or the drip resistance of unair-conditioned offices.
We want foundation that settles evenly, concealer that doesn’t crease, eyeliner that doesn’t sag, lipstick that doesn’t hold up to endless cups of Pimm’s, and mascara that doesn’t flake off or make you panda-eyed – really, is that too much to ask?
Well no. You just need to make sure you fill your makeup bag with the right long-lasting, tough products that will see you through the summer and beyond with all-day wear. Fixing powders and sprays will be your best friend.
Preparation is key, so pay attention to your skin care regimen and opt for lighter formulas than your traditional winter routine – the same goes for your body care. Gel moisturizers have a more refreshing effect than cream, facial mists will always be a treat, and putting a hand fan in your bag will be a godsend to keep you cool, calm, and serene (pair the two and you’re off). say goodbye to sweat bills all season long).
Shop the warm weather makeup must-haves below
Estee Lauder Double Wear Permanent Makeup
Many people choose to forgo foundation altogether during the summer months in favor of lightweight formulas like tinted moisturizers, BB creams, or CC, but if you’re not ready to give up full coverage as the foundation of your makeup routine, you need something. that will feel light, but will be immaculate until nightfall. Step into the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place foundation.
Coverage is medium to full and offers a mattified finish that should help with excess shine, oil and sebum. However, it only has SPF10 protection, so wear an SPF face underneath. It is, however, resistant to water, heat, humidity and swear words to keep you cool during your summer plans. There are 52 shades to choose from.
Buy now £35.00,lookfantastic
Laura Mercier Fusion Ultra Longwear Foundation
Longwear by name, long-wearing by nature, Laura Mercier created this product to last 15 hours in rain and sun. The buildable formula is medium to full coverage, where the product glides over the skin, evening out the tone without changing the color or going uneven throughout the day. The matte finish is also welcome. Find your pair of 20 shades.
Buy Now £38.00, Boots
Huda Beauty #FAUXFILTER Luminous Matte Liquid Concealer
Instead of foundation, a little bit of well-placed concealer might be enough for a hot summer day or if you’re about to embark on a HIIT workout.
Huda Beauty has expanded its #FauxFilter collection from just foundation (a full-coverage formula that is ultra-lasting) to include concealer. The formula has been tested to ensure it is crease-proof and moves with your skin rather than giving away the game. It’s blendable and buildable with the nourishing additions of sweet almond oil and vitamin E that are gentle on the delicate under-eye area. There are 29 shades.
Buy now £24.00, feel unique
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
This is one of the best-selling concealers and there’s a good reason for that. From lifelike tones to skin-friendly ingredients, it applies seamlessly to provide the buildable coverage of your choice. Conveying a glow with every swipe, it works particularly well for dark circles and has a smooth finish. Best of all, he’ll stand by for any of his wild summer activities.
Buy now £26.00, IT Cosmetics
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
A mainstay of makeup artist kits around the world, winner of multiple beauty awards and considered the best setting powders on the market, Laura Mercier’s translucent product is a must as the temperature rises. The lightweight formula stays on the skin, providing a blurred effect, a flawless finish and absorbing shine with its mattifying effect. It makes skin look expensive, adds a diffused glow and comes in three colors for a variety of skin tones – is it any wonder we’re so obsessed?
Buy Now £34.00, Boots
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Travel Size
Urban Decay Fixing Spray has stood the test of time over the years and is The product of choice to effectively seal your foundation textures into your skin until the removal process, up to 16 hours later. The staying power is superior to most other products on the market and will be able to withstand melting, fading and the like. This travel size option makes it easy to put your carry-on bag on for a city break, beach holiday or when you’re heading to a party all day, but it also comes in a larger 118ml option (£27).
Buy now £12.00,lookfantastic
Too Faced Waterproof Better Than Sex
Too Faced has released a waterproof version of the UK’s best-selling masks, Better than Sex, and we think it rivals the OG.
What makes it so good? It starts with the formula. Enriched with porcelain flower extract to condition lashes without flaking, peptides for an intense black color, as well as collagen and film-forming polymers, this is a mascara designed to be tested. From a sweaty gym session, a hot shower, or a tearful moment, it offers all-day smudge-proof wear, no matter what is thrown at you.
This works alongside the hourglass-shaped brush – reportedly inspired by the shape of Marilyn Monroe – which ensures every lash is covered, lengthening, curling and lifting for a complete doll-eyed look.
Buy now £24.00,lookfantastic
Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara
With a name like Extreme Waterproof, Estée Lauder is setting its mascara to have high expectations, and luckily for everyone involved, this is a dramatic product that lives up to the hype.
Instead of clumping together when lashes are wet or sweaty, this formula works to multiply each individual lash for volume, length and curl, all in one – just make sure the brush is as clean as possible when you apply. Mascara provides at least 10 hours of wear where you won’t find clumps of it under your eyes, even in hot, humid temperatures.
Buy Now £24.77, FeelUnique
Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Black Waterproof Mascara
Over the years, Maybelline has produced some of the best masks on the market that go way beyond the price. This is another essential makeup bag for a one-time dramatic look. Just a few taps of this buildable formula gives the full false eyelash effect that will have everyone you meet asking which mascara you’re wearing. It’s also waterproof and combines bamboo extract and fiber in the formula to gently coat lashes instead of weighing them down. Look for an oil-based eye makeup remover to remove this, as it can often be a challenge.
Buy Now £11.49, Boots
KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Trooper Black
KVD Beauty was big on the pigment bets with this liquid eyeliner. The ultra black color is fully opaque and provides a good amount of product for cat-eye movements. As the name suggests, this is designed to stand the test of time in the same way as a tattoo – and just as accurately.
Buy Now £19.00, Boots
BADgal BANG! 24 hour eye pencil
If you’ve gotten better long-lasting results with a pencil over liquid eyeliner, check out Benefit’s BADgal BANG! 24-hour transfer resistant eye pencil with a matte finish. The formula has been tested to ensure you see it through the day and even into the night – and there’s a built-in smoker so you can change your eyeliner after hours into a sultry smoky eye.
Buy Now £19.00 Benefit
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Gel – Clear
This gel is like eyebrow glue. Create your style with the spoolie brush – whether shaped, straight or arched – and then this finishing formula will set them with a slightly shimmery look.
Buy Now £23.00, Boots
NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream
Opting for a gloss or a balm might be a more foolproof option, but if you still want to add some shade to your lips, for just over five pounds, NYX has you covered. The lipstick lasts all day. All day. No exaggeration. We had whole nights and came home and the makeup was perfectly in place. There are 15 shades.
Buy now £5.60,look fantastic
Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Longwear Fluid Color Lip Dye in Underdawg
Fenty’s Stunna Lip Paint leaves other long-wearing lips in the dust. Lips are sealed in a selection of reds, nudes, pinks and purples – there’s even an Uninvited gothic black shade for those looking to express their dark side. We’re taken in by Underdawg, a biting cherry color with a touch of 90s vamp.
As one of the most inclusive beauty brands, the colors were chosen to look sensational on all skin tones. Twelve hours of high-impact color that you don’t have to reapply every five seconds. love.
Buy Now £22.00 Harvey Nichols