The makeup essentials you’ll need during this heatwave

Lauren Goodger

by Closer staff |
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We've got the top tips and tricks to keep your makeup heat proof

Summer time means sitting outside in beer gardens, relaxing in the park and basking in the sunshine, but it can also be tricky to keep your makeup looking perfect in the heat and humidity.

So we've rounded up the makeup essentials you'll need to survive this British heatwave...

Don't worry, you can thank us later.


Heat proof make up

No7 Airbrush Away Primer1 of 12

Primer | No7 Airbrush Away Primer

Results last up to 8 hours. Always prep your skin with a primer product, it will act as a base so your makeup will last longer.

Maybelline Superstay 24hour Foundation2 of 12
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Long lasting foundation | Maybelline Superstay 24hour Foundation

If you feel like you can't give up foundation in the hot weather, then switch it to a long lasting one.

Rimmel London Mattifying BB Cream3 of 12
CREDIT: Rimmel

BB Cream | Rimmel London Mattifying BB Cream

Use a BB cream for coverage (meaning you only have to use a bit of foundation- perfect when things are heating up outside) containing an SPF to protect your skin against harmful rays. BB creams give you great coverage without the heaviness of a foundation.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Primer4 of 12
CREDIT: Too Faced

Eyeshadow Primer

Stop your eyeshadow from creasing with this clever product- basically a primer especially for your eye makeup.

Kat Von D - 'Tattoo Liner' liquid eyeliner5 of 12
CREDIT: Debenhams

Waterproof Eyeliner | Kat Von D - 'Tattoo Liner' liquid eyeliner

Just because it's hot doesn't mean you have to give up perfecting the winged-liner look, just make sure you find a good, smudge-proof liner like this clever little number. It even has an eraser at the end so you can tidy up any mistakes!

SEVENTEEN Falsify Mascara6 of 12

Smudge Proof Mascara | SEVENTEEN Falsify Mascara

This amazing Falsifye mascara note only makes your eyelashes look twice as long, but it will also refuse to budge from your lashes no matter the heat.

Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set7 of 12

Brow set | Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set

One of the worst makeup mishaps is definitely when you can feel your eyebrows "coming off" so why not get a brow set to ensure they stay on? If you're sweating in this heat, it'll definitely save your life.

e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Highlighting Stick8 of 12
CREDIT: Feel Unique

Highlighter Stick | e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Highlighting Stick

Instead of using powder to illuminate your features, use a stick- it's less likely slip off your skin in the heat.

SEVENTEEN Instant Glow Tan Cream Bronzer9 of 12

Bronzer | SEVENTEEN Instant Glow Tan Cream Bronzer

Switch from bronzer powder to a bronzing cream- you can use this for contouring too!

Topshop Cream Blush in Afternoon Tea10 of 12
CREDIT: Topshop

Cream Blusher | Topshop Cream Blush in Afternoon Tea

This cute blusher compact is portable enough for you to keep in your bag- perfect for touch ups after a sweaty commute!

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray11 of 12
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Setting Spray | Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

To finish off your look make sure you use a setting spray to help keep your makeup on your face for as long as possible really.

NYX Professional Makeup Matte Blotting Paper12 of 12

Blotting Paper | NYX Professional Makeup Matte Blotting Paper

Throughout the day you're likely to sweat, especially if it's boiling outside, so blotting papers are a must have. You remove all the excess oils off, so your face looks fresh all day!

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