Long-Lasting Makeup For Summer & Humidity


If your skin tends to play up in the warmer and more humid months, you’re not alone. Even if your skin isn’t oily, the heat and humidity often wreak havoc with the foundation on your skin, and this can lead to a makeup malfunction. In the run up to the warmer summer months, we’re putting long-lasting makeup to the test.




The Dior Skinflash Primer Sheer Glow is perfect for adding a radiant glow to the face, prior to application of your foundation. It gives a gorgeous glow, which can sometimes be lost when using long-lasting makeup. A beauty product which does combat the heat and humidity is the Dior Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation. This lovely foundation applies like silk and feels smooth to touch. It has a semi-matte finish and gives full coverage, without being too thick or cakey. Even with oily skin there is little need to powder, and it stays put throughout the day, even without a primer. I found that half way through the day I needed to apply a touch of powder, but this is not uncommon in long-lasting foundations, as it’s best to let your natural oils escape your pores otherwise it can lead to breakouts. Another great Dior product is the Dior Diorshow Backstage Mascara, which doesn’t flake or transfer onto your skin half way through the day. This mascara also comes in a waterproof formula, which is even better if you’re on a beach holiday. We also love the Dior Forever Pressed Powder, which works well alongside it’s sister foundation, and eliminates any unwanted shine from your t-zone.



Bobbi Brown

Recently launched, these new additions to Bobbi Brown are prefect for all-day wear. The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner boasts a no transfer formula, which is great for those of us with oily eyelids. Similarly, the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow Sticks do not crease, and there is no need for a primer beforehand. These can by applied straight to the lid much like a crayon, and come in an assortment of colours for every look. The Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Colors are beautifully pigmented, hydrating, and also long-lasting, which is everything you need in the perfect lipstick. If you love a matte finish but the drying effect has put you off in the past, this formulation will place you firmly in the matte-lip corner.

See how our Buyer, Trish, put Bobbi Brown Long-Lasting Makeup to the test.


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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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