The products that beat the heatwave
Prep, set and fix with the key products that will out-smart the blazing sun and humidity
Luckily, the following list of products can be relied upon to out-smart humid conditions and oppressive heat.
Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face, £27
It’s a super-powered setting spray that adds longevity to all your make-up but without feeling like a mask. Huda’s top tip is to spray the product directly onto a beauty sponge and press onto face sealing make-up for the day. Plus the range is now available at Harvey Nichols.
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Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara, £28
The formula hits the mark by leaving lashes full and plump, with plenty of length but also budge and smudge-free. The Olympic synchronised swimming team loves it; need we say more?
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Mii Cosmetics Forever Eye Crayon, £17
This waterproof stylo can be used as a liner or shadow and doesn’t streak, plus feels ultra-smooth and doesn’t irk the eyelids.
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Estee Lauder Double Wear Light, £33.50
Double Wear Light boasts the intense staying power of it's older sibling Double Wear Stay-In-Place foundation, but delivers sheer veils of coverage – ideal for summer-borne desires of an au naturel finish.
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Hourglass Veil Primer, £55
YSL Luxurious Waterproof Mascara, £26
This mascara from YSL promises not to slip or smudge even in the wettest and sweatiest of conditions. What's more, it doesn't become brittle or flake onto cheeks as the day goes on nd comes in this electric blue. Buy it here for £26
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat, £16
While some prefer to keep it simple with tinted balm or a bare pout, there's nothing quite like a bold red lip paired with a plain white tee and denim cut-offs. Sweat-proof your lipstick with an outline of long-wearing lip-liner to make sure that your colour doesn't bleed outside the lip line on contact with sweat. Buy it here for £16
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade, £19
Whether it's pencil, wax, powder or gel, humid conditions all to often lead to smudged (and eventually bare) eyebrows. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade has won countless awards for good reason – the waxy formula that effortlessly outlines, fills and texturize brows won't budge all day long. Buy it here for £19
Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Papers, £19
Blotting paper is ideal for absorbing beads of sweat before re-application of makeup, Each lightweight, oil absorbing paper sheet is formulated with a powerful ingredient that absorbs not only sebum but also harmful Lipid Peroxide to instantly refresh the skin and eliminate shine. Buy it here for £19
Mini Living Proof Dry Shampoo, £10
A good dry shampoo will absorb and remove sweat, oil and odour from your scalp. Our pick is the 'Perfect Hair Day' dry shampoo from Living Proof, which comes in a handy travel sized edition that you can pop in your handbag. Buy it here for £10
Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray, £23
We rely on setting sprays in the steamy weather, but they can often be drying. This illuminating version from Cover FX adds a subtle sheen to your finish, and its alcohol-free formula avoids the drying credentials of other similar ones. Buy it here for £23