5 rules for melt-proof make-up
When it’s a hundred degrees out there, it’s time to update your make-up routine
It’s sticky enough without slathering layers of foundation onto your face. Switch to a multi-tasker like a tinted moisturiser or a BB cream (Bobbi Brown BB Cream), and use a concealer sparingly on spots. Skip the face powder and use blotting sheets to keep a check on an oily T-zone.
Replace your favourite lipstick with a lip stain or tinted lip balm (Maybelline New York Baby Lips in Cherry Kiss). Anything that moisturises your pout and comes with SPF is fair game. Think of popsicle shades like pink, red or coral.
For molten gold skin, try a matte bronzer during the day (Guerlain Bronzer) and a shimmery one in the evening. Sweep it across the apples of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose and on your temples (the spots where the sun naturally hits your face).
Dig out your blush (L’Oréal Paris Lucent Magique Blush) to cheat a sun-kissed glow. Sweep a bright shade of pink or coral across the apples of your cheeks. It’s quick, easy and goes a long way in creating the perfect summer look.
Graphic liners and dramatic eyes are not going to work for a sweltering night outdoors. Replace your palette of charcoal colours with a soft gold or shimmery pink shades. Gel eyeliners and waterproof mascaras (Bourjois Paris Twist up the Volume Mascara) is a no-brainer for summer.