Makeup that beats the heat!

Friday, 22 July 2016



As Im sure most of you will know we have just had a massive heatwave here in the UK with highs of...wait for it...34 degrees. Yes, you heard me. It only was 34 bloody degrees on Monday! Most of the nation was moaning about how ridiculously hot it was but I was part of the maybe 2% that actually enjoyed it. Although I doubt I would be able to cope if it was that hot every single day. 


One thing I have learnt in this heatwave besides the fact that I get swollen ankles and prickly heat (I am literally an 80 year old in a 20 year olds body) is what makeup items actually live up to the heat. 

Base

I am asking for a disaster if I dont prime my face! I love the L'oreal infallible mattifying primer, it leaves your skin feeling soft and preps it perfectly for foundation. Obviously I have been using the Estee Lauder double wear foundation- whats new?! If you have problems with your foundation melting you should pick up a sample of this foundation because it is incredible. I have yet to find a concealer that lasts through the heat, so feel free to recommend some of your favourites. Then I set my entire face with the SEVENTEEN loose face powder and I actually bake my undereyes a little bit to make sure my concealer and foundation lasts and doesnt crease. 

Cheeks

A great blush for the heat is the Makeup Geek blush pan in spellbound. Im really not a cream blush kinda gal. I can never apply them evenly so I just stick to my powder blushers and the MUG ones are really great, pigmented powders.

Eyebrows

The Benefit gimmebrow Gel is incredible. I got this mini sample (so cute!) and I love it! I really want to try everything from Benefits new eyebrow collection. Doesnt everything look amaze-balls?! The Soap & Glory archery eyebrow pencil and tint is really good for longevity, especially the felt tip tint end and it doesnt even cost a tenner!

Eyes

I always start off my eye makeup with the Urban Decay primer potion. If you struggle to get your eyeshadow to last all day, you should try out this primer. (Ive also read that the Nars eyeshadow primer is even better!) This stuff is actually magical! Another great eyeshadow base is the Maybelline colour tattoos. Im sure you all have seen the hype around these cream eyeshadows! They really are great and so affordable. And how could I write any sort of makeup post without mentioning the Maybelline lash sensational mascara in the waterproof formula! If you still havent tried this mascara then what is wrong with you?! Just kidding, although it is really great and you are missing out.

Lips

Can I just say, please do not forget to use an spf lip balm before you use any lip products because burnt lips are far from pretty..trust me! Been there, done that.  My favourite long wearing lipsticks is definitely the Gerard Cosmetics liquid lipstick in the shade everything nice and Too Faced melted lipsticks. I want to pick up every single shade of these lipsticks I love these so much!! Haha!


What are some of your favourite makeup items for the hot weather?

Love, Becca

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24 comments :

  1. Great post! I'm currently loving Urban Decay One & Done - I find that it can withstand the heat! The Nars eye primer is my absolute favourite - eyeshadow just doesn't budge with it. That blush is gorgeous xx

    Beautylymin| Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct Giveaway

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  2. I love the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer for hot days. It always keeps my makeup in place and on point! :) Lovely post!

    Nicole | In The Life of NM // Enter My Giveaway!

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    1. Ive never tried that primer but Ive seen so many people raving about it! x

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  3. It's been getting unusually hot here as well! Great tips, my eye makeup has been struggling lately, probably because I keep forgetting to use waterproof mascara!

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. Waterproof mascara makes such a difference! x

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  4. I love wearing Lash Sensational too! I think yours is a newer version though :)

    Oh Dear Bumblebees

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    1. Its brilliant! I have no idea what version one mine is, thats all I know is its waterproof x

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  5. I LOVE Urban Decay primer! I have used the same tube on primer for 3 years now and it hasn't got old, which is one of the reasons why I love it. Want to support each others blogs? Follow and Comment on my blog if you do! I will follow you back ASAP :)

    thehomeofkate.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too, ive had it for years! HAHA! Sure xx

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  6. Ooh I haven't tried the Seventeen loose powder or heard that much about it. Thanks for sharing xxx

    AlLittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Its really nice because its such a fine powder x

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  7. love this post! I'm a big fan of the Seventeen Loose Powder too x

    G

    www.teawithgi.com

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    1. Its great and not many people now about it which is a shame! x

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  8. I really want to try out Urban Decay primer but it is on a pricey side, so I am always a bit hesitant to buy it :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Its worth the investment in my eyes, Ive had this tube for years now. x

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  9. Ah you can't beat a good waterproof mascara in this heat, I love the Lash Sensational Mascara xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Its amazing! I dont know how people can wear a regular mascara in the summer! x

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  10. I'm always looking for melt-proof makeup! I love using Maybelline's color tattoos!

    www.thebeautydojo.com

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    1. They are great arent they?! i want every shade.

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  11. I really want to try the Urban Decay primer as it sounds perfect! xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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  12. Double wear foundation is a good one. I always use an eyeshadow primer! I love the urban decay one!

    JennyLovesBeauty♥


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