A toasty climate can send even the most pristine makeup looks into meltdown – simply due to the summer heat – it’s almost inevitable. However – we’re going to do everything we can to save our faces, and these are the products to help maintain a flawless finish – no sweat at all.
Primer is the key makeup ingredient that stops your mask from slipping and is the one product that can blur out blemishes, for smooth foundation application. Many of them come with SPF too which is vital for your summer skincare regime! Breathable and light on the skin, using a primer is a non-negotiable to guarantee that your makeup stays where you put it!
We love Armani’s Maestro UV Primer – it has an SPF factor of 50 and is a broad spectrum sunscreen to absorb oil, soften the complexion, and blur imperfections for all-day, shine-free, gorgeous results. It is suitable for all skin types.
Armani Maestro UV Primer
Set & Spray
Setting sprays have most recently been formulated to hydrate and refresh as well as setting your makeup and are a great way to keep you cool in the summer heat and help your makeup stick.
If you’re stuck for which one to buy – Clarin’s have the answer with the Clarin’s Fix Make Up spray. All you need is a few spritzes of this hydrating and cooling mist for your makeup to last the day without fading or slipping. It also contains vitamin C which helps to brighten and energise your skin.
Bold Shadow Game
When it is particularly warm outside, eyeshadow has a tendency to crease, smudge and fade and there is a simple way to maintain it. Not always on the top of everyone’s beauty hit list, an eye makeup primer works just like the one you use for your face and will not let your shadow budge.
It makes for flawless shadow application so your smoky eye stays “on fleek”.
We suggest Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion, which not only keeps your eye makeup looking perfect, but enhances the pigment in your eyeshadow.
It features a space-age polymer technology that fills in any imperfections on the skin’s surface.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
Powder Your Nose
Using a loose powder under your liquid foundation is a great way to help your makeup stay put. This simple change in your summer makeup routine helps to mattify your look and reduces shine, especially if you have oily skin and end up looking greasy after spending 5 minutes outdoors.
We recommend a light dusting of Laura Mercier's Translucent Setting Powder. Made from finely-milled French cashmere talc, this velvety powder is feather light on the skin and doesn't settle into lines or pores - in fact, it helps blur imperfections with its added light reflectors.
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Blot Blot Blot!
They’ve been a beauty savior for those of us with oily skin for absolute decades, as they help to remove excess oil and sweat during the day – without moving your makeup.
We love NYX’s Fresh Face Blotting Papers that are especially infused to cater to a variety of skin types and problem areas! Fresh Face Blotting Paper removes excess shine using fortified pulp paper infused with salicylic acid. Green Tea Blotting Paper uses green tea extract to absorb shine and leave skin looking fresh and matte. Use Tea Tree Blotting Paper to blot the T-zone and any other oily areas of the face to remove shine without budging your makeup.
NYX Blotting Paper