5 beauty buys to beat the heat

5 beauty buys to beat the heat

There’s nothing worse than perfecting your winged liner or flawless base, only to step outside and for it to slide off your face within five minutes. That’s right, summer is well and truly around the corner and things are heating up in the desert. Fear not. We’re here to tell you that just because things are getting a little steamy, it doesn’t mean you have to forgo your favourite make-up. A few simple tweaks here and there mean you can keep your cool, even when it’s hot. Add these top beauty buys to your arsenal now, and show that 40 degrees who’s boss…

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TAKE TIME TO PRIME

Invest in a primer that will work hard for your money. We’re obsessed with Coola’s Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30, 195aed. It’s weightless formula glides onto skin beautifully to smooth the complexion for flawless, long-lasting makeup. It also contains a cocktail of beneficial skincare ingredients to nourish and hydrate, while mineral broad-spectrum SPF 30 takes care of your sun protection. We’re in love.

 

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ACE YOUR BASE

Depending on your skin type and concerns, summer is the time to lighten up on the foundation and let your natural skin shine through – try a lightweight BB cream. However, if you need a little extra coverage, and you’re prone to shine, invest in a matte foundation formula. Maybelline New York’s Dream Matte Mousse Foundation, 85aed, ticks all the right boxes. It blends to a light-to-medium coverage, camouflaging imperfections while providing a silky-matte finish. It also contains SPF 15. It’s a winner.

 

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WING IT

If like us, you’re an avid fan of the winged liner look but find that the heat, humidity and dare we say it, sweat gets in the way, try switching to a waterproof liner instead. Eyeko’s Eye Do Liquid Liner, 111aed, has a waterproof finish that won’t budge, so go on, show off your fiercest wings yet.

 

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FABULOUS FLUTTER

Hitting the beach or pool? No need to leave your signature flutter at home, just switch to a waterproof mascara instead. Shiseido’s Full Lash Multi Dimension Waterproof Mascara, 162aed, is formulated to resist water, sweat and tears (no more panda eyes). We love how the brush bends, so you can coat each and every lash for a dramatic finish.

 

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FIX & GO

Fixing sprays have gained a huge cult following of late thanks to their ability to keep make-up in place. Inglot’s Makeup Fixer, 105aed, is unscented, and alcohol and paraben free (so it’s gentle on skin). It also contains black pearl extract – to help keep your complexion smooth and vibrant. Mist over the entire face to keep your make-up in place, all day long.

 

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Words: Nina Catt
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