23 July 2012 by

Get Your Beauty Bag Ready For The Heatwave With Our Product Picks

GALLERY >> Summer essentials

Hallelujah! It has finally hotted up in time for England's crowning moment-The Olympics. Fingers and toes crossed, the sun will continue to shine and the rain won’t fall constantly during ole Blighty’s biggest sporting event in sixty years.

But unfortunately for us sun deprived English, when the heat amps up, so does the sweat,  sunburn, and questionable tan lines. And we really don't want to look like the stereotypical Brit abroad during our country’s moment of glory...

Click through our gallery for a thorough rundown of how to look hot and feel cool during all those outside games.

L’Occitane Hydration Face Mist, £15

With over 500,000 visitors expected to attend the Olympics, it sure is going to get hot and sticky. Refresh and hydrate skin with a spritz of L’Occitane’s wonder product – it also acts as a wonderful makeup fixer. 

Kerstin Florian Aloe Gel, £31

This cooling blend of moisturizing Aloe Vera and Allantoin comforts chapped, dehydrated skin. Ideal for those who've spent too long outside watching sports.

Sanctuary Perfecting BB Cream SPF 15, £14.99

In the heat, it’s the layer-less looks that last. The genius, 1 step Sanctuary BB Cream melts into skin providing light but crucially long lasting coverage. Its SPF 15 also prevents you from having to whack on an extra layer of sweat-provoking sunscreen.

Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector SPF 15, £13

Packed with antioxidants, this pocket sized balm not only protects, but revitalises and restores

Dior Bronze Auto Bronzant Self-Tanner Natural Glow, £25

We don’t know about you, but our pasty limbs are nowhere near ready for this impromptu sunshine. Transform pasty limbs with Dior’s natural looking tan-no one need ever know your guilty secret.

Kae Beaute Scintillante, £41

What gets you more in the mood for those opening parties than a touch of shimmer? Kae Beaute Scintillante illuminates a tan and gives a subtle golden sheen.

Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara, £15

Say goodbye to panda eyes. Urban Decay's offering not only promises that a steadfast, budge free formula, but unlike many of its competitors you are not left with heavy, cakey lashes.

Supergoop City and Sand Travel Tote, £38

All your sun protection essentials in one adorable white terry little tote. Your perfect on-the-go set for whizzing between activities in the city.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Coral Tonic, £7.19

A slick of coral is the perfect complement to a sunkissed skin. Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick is suited to sweating as much as it is smooching.


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