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Discover the long-wearing, lightweight formulas that will stand up to high temperatures… 


Summer-proofing your beauty bag ahead of the warmer weather has never been easier. These seasonal swaps will stand up to rising temperatures – from lightweight serums and multitasking SPFs to mattifying primers that will help the rest of your make-up stay put. 


Just like your wardrobe, your beauty arsenal requires a seasonal update come the summer months. In winter, heavy layers are a must. While for summer, lightweight textures and long-wearing formulas reign supreme. 


‘Layering your make-up on a hot day can be challenging,’ says Amalie Russell, pro artist at Bobbi Brown, ‘opt for textures that are water-resistant, waterproof or have a semi-matte finish.’ The same rule applies to skincare – stick to lighter options and less layering when humidity is on the horizon. 


From cooling face mists to breathable bases, shop from our curated edit of sun-savvy beauty products below… 



Cooling skincare saviours
Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray for Sensitive Skin (£8.50)


- Size: 150ml 


A cult classic, this facial mist cools down skin in an instant. Brimming with the brand’s Thermal Spring Water, the fine mist helps soothe tightness, dryness and sunburn. Spritz on whenever you need a refreshing pick-me-up.

Boots Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Serum (£5)


- Size: 30ml
- Vegan 


Hyaluronic acid is a moisture magnet that’s ideal for the summer months. Find it in this serum that helps to deeply hydrate skin. Top tip? Apply to damp skin as hyaluronic acid can help lock in moisture.

Byoma Moisturizing Gel Cream (£11.99)


- Size: 50ml
- Vegan
- Non-comedogenic
- Oil-free
- Fragrance-free 


The perfect antidote to parched skin, this oil-free moisturiser helps deliver a hefty dose of hydration with ceramides, niacinamide and green tea working together to help soothe any redness. Apply morning and night and enjoy the cooling gel-like texture that absorbs instantly.

Multitasking SPFs
La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50 (£18)


- Size: 50ml
- Anti-eye-stinging
- Perfume-free


For very high protection that’s especially long-lasting, turn your attention to this SPF50 from La Roche-Posay. Not only is the formula invisible and lightweight, it’s water-, sweat- and sand-resistant, too. Tick, tick, tick!

Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Hydrating Face Sun Cream Mist SPF50 (£6.50)


- Size: 75ml
- Non-comedogenic


No one trick pony, this ultra-fine SPF mist protects against UVB, UVA and long UVA rays, while nourishing skin with vitamin E and antioxidants. It’s also cooling on application and sits well under and over make-up.

No7 HydraLuminous Day Lotion SPF15 (£14.95)


- Size: 50ml 


Lighter than a moisturiser, this lotion is a great pick for warm weather. It’s also packed full of plant-derived hydrators to help skin look plumper, while protecting it against damaging UVA rays and pollution. 

Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF30 (£34)


- Size: 50ml
- Vegan
- Non-comedogenic
- Oil-free 


Streamline your skincare regime with this sunscreen meets moisturiser. Oil-free and invisible on all skin tones, the pink-tinted formula protects against UV rays, as well as helping to hydrate and brighten skin, while playing well with make-up.

Heatproof make-up
Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier (£25)


- Size: 40ml
- Oil-free
- Non-acnegenic 


‘Primers maximise the wear of foundation and are worth the extra step in a make-up routine,’ says Amalie. This one helps control shine, blur pores and create a smooth surface for foundation to be anchored to.

Nars Liquid Blush in Orgasm (£26)


- Size: 15ml


A long-lasting, liquid blush that lends skin a healthy flush of rosy colour for a sun-kissed finish that’s flattering on all skin tones. Press on with fingertips, atop cheekbones, for a lifting effect.

Max Factor Divine Lashes Waterproof Mascara (£11.99)


- Size: 9ml

- Suitable for contact lens wearers 


Waterproof mascaras are a summer essential that are especially long-wearing and smudge-proof. Layer on this pigment-rich formula from Max Factor that helps deliver a full fringe of fluttery lashes – without a clump in sight.

No7 Stay Perfect Matte Fixing Mist (£13.95)


- Size: 100ml 


Take down unwanted shine and boost your make-up's staying power with this fixing mist from No7. The clever formula helps mattify skin and minimise pores for a velvet finish that never looks powdery or caked-on.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Eyeshadow (£4.99)


- Waterproof

- Six shades


This creamy eyeshadow promises 24-hour wear with a smudge and crease resistant formula that melts into lids in one fell sweep. Choose between six translucent pearl and metallic shades that all have impressive colour payoff.

Long-wearing, breathable bases
L’Oréal Paris Skin Paradise Tinted Glow Cream Moisturiser (£10.99)


- Size: 30ml

- 10 shades
- SPF20

- 70% serum


This feather-light formula boasts the power of a serum and the coverage of a tinted moisturiser. Aloe vera, ginger and witch hazel help soothe skin, while the tinted cream blurs the appearance of pores and imparts a healthy-looking ‘your skin but better’ glow.  

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer (£29)


- Size: 15ml
- 16 shades
- Sweat-resistant
- Non-comedogenic
- Ophthalmologist-tested


Long-wearing yet lightweight, this concealer’s buildable formula is perfect for providing customisable coverage that helps disguise everything from dark circles to spots. Its fancy-sounding ActiveForce tech also helps see off sweat and oil throughout the day to keep make-up meltdowns to a minimum.

Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops (£30)


- Size: 30ml
- Vegan
- Cruelty-free
- Free of essential oils, silicones and fragrances


Rich in skin-loving ingredients, including vitamin F (fatty acids), marula and blackcurrant seed oils, these bronzing drops can be combined with your go-to serum or cream for an all-over radiant glow that will have people asking where you’ve been on holiday.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (£34)


- Size: 29g

- Three shades

- Non-comedogenic 


‘Using a sheer powder will help lock make-up in place,’ says Amalie. Give Laura Mercier setting powder a whirl – the finely milled formula reduces shine without clinging to dry patches or looking flat.

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