Long-Lasting Makeup for Hot Weather
Whether you’re heading off for a little winter sun, or simply eagerly anticipating the onset of summer, our pick of the best long-lasting makeup will ensure you avoid makeup meltdown whatever the temperature.
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1. MATTIFYING PRIMERS
Want to know how to keep on all day? Primer is the powerhouse product that should be in your arsenal. Look for formulas that aim to mattify and control shine; one of the best for oily skin is the , which contains blue algae and blurring powders for a soft-focus effect. is another classic; and with a lightweight coverage, it’s also available in an form that can be used both over and under makeup to tackle high-shine areas of the face.
2. LONG-LASTING FOUNDATION & CONCEALER
SHOP FACE MAKEUP
Avoid cakey makeup and opt for a long-lasting like the . Full-coverage and matte-finish, it retains a lightweight texture that makes it feel like you aren’t wearing anything at all – ideal for those hot summer days. If you’re tempted to skip the base altogether, step forward . Perfect for those days when you want your skin to breathe, this high-coverage will be your new best friend when it comes to covering up dark circles and blemishes.
3. POWDERS FOR BAKING MAKEUP
Once the secret of makeup artists, baking has now made its way to the mainstream. But what is it? Simply put, baking involves leaving an excess of to set – or ‘bake’ – your before gently dusting it off, ensuring your has greater all-day hold. A cult product recommended for this technique is , which contains French cashmere talc for a blurred finish. After baking, simply top-up throughout the day with a mess-free like the oil-absorbing .
4. THE BEST SETTING SPRAYS
SHOP SETTING SPRAY
Once your summer makeup routine is complete, it’s essential that you lock it all in place with a . One of the best setting sprays in the business is ; paraben and oil-free, it uses expertly developed Temperature Control Technology which lowers the temperature of your makeup to make it last longer. Or, if a dewy summer glow is more to your liking, then promises long-lasting radiance with its gentle, coconut-scented mist that's free from glitter or shimmer.