Long-Lasting Makeup For Summer & Humidity #2


With the weather getting noticeably warmer, we’re getting more and more conscious about our makeup staying put in humid conditions. Even those of us with dry skin can get unwanted shine in the summer, and we want to put a stop to that. In May we put Bobbi Brown and Dior to the test, and we were so happy with the results that we wanted to try even more beauty brands, to see how they held up in the heat.



When it comes to catering for all skin types, Clarins are at the top of their game. Specialising in skincare, they take what they’ve learned from this sector into their makeup, so the product helps your skin while making you look beautiful too. First up is the Clarins Wonder Waterproof Mascara, which is sweat-proof, tear-proof and all types of waterproof, which means however hot you get your lashes will look perfect all day long. The Clarins Everlasting Foundation does what it says on the tin; it gives a good, light coverage (great for summer) and lasts for 15 hours. It also contains SPF15, so it will protect your skin from harmful rays too.


A spritz of Clarins Fix Make-Up Refreshing Mist will hold everything in place, by forming an invisible, sheer polymer film with a long-lasting hold. This smells delicious too, and is so refreshing! The last Clarins item on the menu is the Waterproof Eye Pencil. This eyeliner stays put all day long, and blends easily too if you’re opting for a smokey eye.



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The Sisley Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick comes in a range of gorgeous colours. Rose Fushia (pictured) is the perfect bright pink for the summer months, while the pigmentation and creamy consistency makes it extremely long-lasting. While the Sisley Floral Spray Mist doesn’t have long-lasting qualities, it keeps your face moisturised and refreshed during the warmer months. The floral scent is gorgeous too, and is the perfect summer fragrance.



The Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser gives great coverage, while letting your skin breathe during the warmer months. It also contains SPF30, which means your face will be completely protected all day long. A firm beauty favourite is the Nars Eyeliner Stylo. This is very quick drying and won’t budge at all, meaning you can create the perfect cat eye in the balmiest of weathers.



See the first Long-Lasting Makeup post in the series


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Alice Carroll

I'm Alice, Al or, if you are the five year old me, Ice (yes, I did want to be a member of Kris Kross, and yes, I did wear my jeans backwards). Womenswear Editor at House of Fraser Online, I've grown out of backwards clothes and instead chose to invest my money in vintage sportswear and bomber jackets, while inking my body with unnecessary tattoos and rapping along to every word of The Streets - Original Pirate Material. My proudest moments were seeing a shoot I styled in my favourite magazine and getting a three-dart-finish in a game of darts. Oh, and Bart Simpson was my first crush.

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