Pop the prosecco: it’s officially summer! Which is fantastic news for everything but our faces, which tend to suffer in Australia’s highly humid, scorching hot conditions.
If your make-up is prone to melting off in the midday sun, keep your cool with the summer-proof products below.
The key to make-up not melting off? Wear less of it. A subtle self-tan application gives you a golden glow that won’t disappear after a sweaty commute and eliminates the need for bronzer or even much foundation. This hydrating gel formula works while you sleep and imparts a believable glow – Rose Huntington-Whiteley is a fan.
This cult-status primer lasts all day and leaves a matte finish that cleverly disguises pores. In other words, it's made for humid conditions.
When a product has ‘extreme’ in its name, you know it’s designed to withstand Australia’s climate. Despite the full coverage, it’s hydrating, not drying, and leaves a dewy finish – for 24 hours straight. The oil-free formula is completely waterproof – wear alone on problem areas or pair with the equally budge-proof Double Wear Stay-in-Place foundation.
Panda eyes are never a good look, so waterproof eyeliner is your safest bet in summer. We like this cheap and cheerful Maybelline pen – the ultra-fine 0.05mm tip gives a perfect line and intense colour pay-off.
Water-proof mascara is a no-brainer in summer, but for an equally budge-proof formula that doesn’t require make-up remover, try a tubular version. This one coats each individual lash with no clumping and won’t come off when you swim – simply remove gently with warm water.
Make make-up last the distance by setting with a light dusting of translucent powder up and down the T-Zone. The Laura Mercier version delivers a soft-focus finish.
Refresh throughout the day with this energising facial mist designed for oily skin types. If you can, keep it in the fridge.