Mm, summer days. Beaches. Ice lollies. Pimm's. Hot, hot, sun. Sweating, sticky hair, and smeared make up... Summer might be the ultimate mood boost, but it can be a bit of a downer for your make up. The warm weather doesn't always agree with your favourite products, and you may find your foundation slipping off, or your 'do getting a little uncoiffed. We've rounded up some expert tips and blogger picks to help see you through the summer season still looking as flawless as you know you are - no shiny faces or panda eyes in sight. Click through the gallery for more...
Beauty SOS: Humidity-Proof Beauty
Kristy Cimesa, Founder, Elemental Herbology Moisture Milk
"Moisture Milk has been specifically developed to address the needs of the skin during summertime. Contains Cell Active Hydro® a patented technology containing sugar structures from Apple with Seaweed it helps to lock water into the skin, working like a sponge, preventing it from drying out but without leaving an oily film making it ideal for priming the skin before make-up during summertime. " £42.00, Space NK
Stephanie Brown, Blogger, Faiiint, NARS Pore Refining Primer
"I wouldn't be without my NARS Pore Refining Primer (£26.00, [a target="_blank" href="http://narscosmetics.co.uk">www.narscosmetics.co.uk[/a]) in the summer - It's the best primer I've ever tried & the finish is so nice that if my skin is behaving I don't need to bother with foundation. It's especially good at controlling shine & keeping your makeup in place & looking fresh, even when it's super warm out. The gel texture is so refreshing to apply too, I like to keep it in the fridge in the summer to make it extra cool & soothing."
Mark Hill, Mark Hill Holiday Hair Sun, Sea, Frizz-Free Anti-Humidity Spray
"If your hair is naturally dry or damaged, it will try to suck up as much moisture from the air as possible. When it does this, hair becomes frizzy and flyaway. Avoid it by making sure your hair is in great condition by using regular conditioning treatments. Once you’ve styled your hair, spray over your finished style with Anti Humidity Shine spray – it adds a great shine but also acts like an invisible jacket and protects your hair from humidity." £5.99, Boots.
Ella Catliff, Blogger, La Petite Anglaise, bareMinerals Mineral Veil
"When I need to heatproof my makeup I use bareMinerals mineral veil over my face, it’s great for a quick touch up and to stop your skin looking shiny. I also use Dior’s waterproof mascaras and MAC’s matte lipstick both of which can withstand pretty extreme heat!" £20.00, [a target="_blank" href="http://bareminerals.co.uk">www.bareminerals.co.uk[/a]
Meg Lucas, Blogger, Lipso Facto, Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Lisa Potter-Dixon, Benefit Head Make Up and Trend Artist, Benefit Big Easy Multi-Balancing Complexion Perfector
“Choosing a foundation during summer months can be a bit tricky. We don’t want something that’s heavy, cakey or that is going to melt in the heat. Big Easy is a fantastic alternative to a foundation this time of year. It’s multi balancing formula will help to deactivate shine and it’s SPF35 PA+++ will give you that all round sun protection. On top of this it gives you the most gorgeous flawless finish. Another great thing about Big Easy is that it’s self-adjusting so if you tend to tan don’t panic, it will match your skin tone perfectly even if you catch a bit of colour.”- £27.50, counters nationwide
Caron Keane, Urban Decay National Makeup Artist, Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
"The patented Temperature Control Technology in Urban Decay’s Makeup Setting Sprays actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to help it last longer. The super fine mist forms a light breathable veil over the makeup to slowly release hydration over 12 to 16 hours All three Setting Sprays are oil and paraben free, so will not clog the pores." £20.00, House of Fraser