Things are hotting up out there at the moment and it’s sending our beauty routine on a rollercoaster- and it’s not the fun kind. As we try and enjoy the glorious summer sunshine we’re left with streaky and blotchy skin, black puffy smears around our eyes and it’s even a struggle to have a pop of colour on our lips without a smudge here and there- we’re a far cry from the summer goddess we hope to be (sigh!). But we’re here to tell you though it doesn’t have to be that way and your beauty prayers have been answered.
We’ve put a whole host of beauty to the test to find the best in ‘stay in place’ makeup so that you can have it all this summer- so enjoy the summer sun, feel confident and feel your best.
Clarins Light Lip Comfort Oil is THE perfect lip product! The Lip Comfort Oil plumps, hydrates and nourishes, has real staying power, comes in a variety of colours to suit all occasions, the amazing applicator is soft and smooth offering the perfect lip line and fill and the new mint addition is a summer must have- it’s refreshingly delightful.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation – it really is magic; it has a luxurious texture that instantly hydrates the skin and offers lasting hydration throughout the day. It offers full coverage without being heavy and flawlessly envelops the skin for a picture perfect finish. It has amazing staying power- even in sweltering heat.
Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish: A simple way to achieve a lasting finish on your foundation is applying a dusting of powder- Charlotte Tilbury’s flawless finish is one to keep on you during the summer months. If you do feel your foundation isn’t doing it’s best or you feel a little too shiny- apply a little dusting of this to instantly set your skin without fear of it clogging your pores.
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eyeliner : We feel that most eyeliners melt in the summer, smudging all over our faces and making us look like pandas- although it works for pandas, it is not working for us. Bobbi Brown’s long wear eyeliner does EXACTLY what it says on the tin. No matter what, this eyeliner will stick with you. When it comes to removal hold a cotton pad, with makeup remover on,over the eye for 10 seconds to allow it to activate, then sweep the pad over the eye for effortless removal and without harming your eyes delicate skin.
Clinique Moisture Surge: To get the best finish possible, start with a good base. Skin that is nicely hydrated will better hold product and help give you that flawless finish. In the summer, overexposure to the heat and the air conditioning inside can really dry our skin out- a spritz of Clinique’s amazing moisture surge after your moisturiser and before your foundation application will give you the best results. If you’re in need of a hydrating boost during the day, spritz into your hands and pat into your face (don’t rub) and it’ll not affect your makeup.