This on going heatwave has been a killer. (I’m sorry but I’m really not a fan of the heat!) The heat both here and when you’re on your summer holidays plays havoc with your makeup so I thought I’d put together a list of products to summerproof your makeup and make it last!
A good base is key to making your makeup last throughout the day, even more so during the hot summer months. Keeping skin hydrated stops makeup sinking into pores and fine lines so a good moisturiser is a necessity. My current favourite is Clarins Multi Active Jour SPF 20. It’s super moisturising without leaving a greasy residue. My favourite thing about it though is the SPF content. Heat means sunshine and it’s so important to protect your skin. My other current favourite base product is Touch in Sol’s Dark Out primer. Again this primer has SPF 30 so protects my skin from the sunshine, this also smooths my skin so my foundation or B.B. cream can be applied easily.
Once you’ve aced your base and applied your foundation and other base products there’s a few products I find really help to make my makeup last.
Lancome’s Monsieur Big mascara has been around for a while and has glowing reviews. It’s been on my to try list for quite a while now but when I saw they’d released a waterproof version I thought it’d be the perfect addition to my summer makeup bag and boy was I right! This mascara does not shift. I apply this first thing in the morning around 7:30am and it still looks flawless at 10pm at night with no flaking or smuding. The only thing I’ve actually found that removes this is Lancome’s Bi Facial makeup remover so I’d maybe consider purchasing this alongside the mascara to make removal easier! I’m so head over heels for this mascara though, it is made for summertime and a must have for your holiday makeup bag.
Glossier’s Boy Brow is perfect for setting your brows in place all day long. It doesn’t make your brow hairs all ‘crispy’ which I’ve found a lot of other brow gels do and once applied it does not budge.
Finally a dusting of Touch in Sol’s Pang Pang Sun Cutting Powder and a spritz of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray sets my face for the whole day. Touch in Sol’s Pang Pang Powder is a powder SPF. I have a full review if you want to know more but I absolutely love it. The powder protects your skin from the sun but also soaks up any oils throughout the day. Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray is my go to all year round for setting my makeup in place but it really comes into it’s own during the summer. It’s the setting spray I swear by and a must have for everyone’s summer makeup bag.