With the temperatures in the UK reaching historic new heights, your makeup has never been challenged more. To avoid makeup sliding down your face before 10am, we strongly advise you to make some simple tweaks to your usual routine and include some makeup additions that promise to stay put all day. So, consider if it’s your mascara that smudges or your foundation that streaks and then make some clever swaps that will see you through summer and the current heatwave. You’ve got this! 

Here are our favourite beauty buys that won’t budge, no matter what the weather…

Lumene Dewy Glowy Setting Spray, £14.90 

Often seen as a gimmick, setting sprays are in fact an essential when it comes to helping your makeup stay put on hot summer days. Recently winning the ‘Best New Face Makeup’ prize at the CEW prestigious beauty industry awards, this ultra-fine mist can be used to prep, set, and refresh makeup throughout the day for extra hydration and luminosity. It will act like a drink to your skin while also sealing in your makeup effortlessly. 

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, £24

Questionable whether it lives up to its name, but we can vouch that even after a 14-hour day in the sunshine, there’s not a panda eye in sight!  

Huda Beauty FauxFilter Luminous Matt Concealer, £24

You shouldn’t have to forgo your concealer when the weather heats up, yet some of us think less is more on hot summer days. With clever innovation, this couldn’t be less true. This concealer is one of those brilliant products that not only conceals dark circles, blurs skin, and brightens under-eyes, but it also hugs the skin so tight, you can feel confident you’ll be well-covered all day.  

Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Powder, £24

If you’re bugbear is makeup meltdown and a sweat bead or two, these on-the-go blotting papers will be your best friend when the heat is on! They’ll remove all excess oil without budging your base and leaving you with a fresh-face finish.

Bobbi Brown Longwear Cream Shadow Sticks, £25

These are iconic for a reason, and we guarantee they can be found in every MUA kit bag. There are loads of shades to choose from (including some shimmery options for a summer party look). They blend on easily, then set all day. Our current fave that suits all skin shades is Mica – a metallic champagne beige. 

Milani Color Fetish Matte Lipstick, £11

With bold and beautiful wearable shades to choose from these silky lipsticks will leave your pout hydrated while giving off great colour that lasts and lasts. So much so, you’ll have to give your lips some elbow-grease to remove the pigment at the end of the day. Budge-proof at a whole new level. 

Shiseido Skin Self Refreshing Tint, £35 

J-beauty is always ahead of the game, and this tint is no exception. This lightweight tinted moisturiser has built-in ActiveForce™ technology, which cleverly resists heat and humidity, oil, and motion, so it self-refreshes nonstop during the day which ensures your base colour doesn’t fade while also delivering 24-hour hydration. Genius!

NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder, from £17

A great setting powder for on-the-go touch ups, should be the first thing that goes into your handbag on hot summer days – and nights. This weightless powder creates a filter-like finish to your skin while mattifying shine, sweat and everything in between while leaving skin with a glass-like sheen with just the right amount of glow. 

Benefit BADgal BANG! 24-hour Eye Pencil, £19

If you’re looking for an eye pencil that is transfer-resistant, long-lasting and will take you from deskside or poolside to bar, this is it! Use the built-in smudger to change up your look after hours. 

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, £19

Who knew Selena Gomez’s makeup line would be the hot beauty news of the year? Deserving of all the hype, these liquid blushes go a long way. Simply dot on each cheek and then blend with fingers for a natural flush that won’t move. You’ll be incredibly impressed with their staying power. 

Milk Makeup Cooling Water, £21

We love Milk for making makeup application so foolproof. No BS, no applicators, just easy sticks that can be swiped in an instant. This handy stick delivers serious coolness to flushed complexions. It’s basically a cooling skin refresher that will help keep makeup in place while also ensuring you don’t overheat. Top Tip: For an extra cooling sensation, rub up and down your neck and in the inside of your wrists too.  

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