We’ve all been there, we leave our house feeling fabulous and the minute we step outside in the sweltering UAE heat, we look like we drenched ourselves in water. Totally not cute and a total waste of time!
Summer has just began and it’s only going to get worse (hello humidity in August). Only thing we can do is arm ourselves with the proper tools to combat the summer sun.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you sorted. Whether you’re at Wild Wadi or just walking from your car to The Dubai Mall, your make-up will slay all day with these products.
It's All About The Base
If you want your make-up to last all day, you need to have a rock-solid base. That means, you have to prime everything, that's face and eyes. Plus set everything with a setting spray, before and after.
Face Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Dhs175 available at Sephora.ae
Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden, Dhs99 available at Sephora.ae
Setting Spray: Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray, Dhs124 available at Sephora.ae
Summer months don’t necessarily need to mean you have to stay in all day, you can be outside and enjoying the sunshine, thanks to foundation that won’t melt off or show off all of your little pores. If you're not the full coverage kind of gal, try a concealer for those tough spots. And top tip: use powder if you want that extra coverage or to make you face look super matte. Bye, bye oily T-zone.
Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation, Dhs235 available at Parisgallery.com
Concealer: Make Up For Ever Full Coverage Concealer, Dhs150 available at Parisgallery.com
Powder: L'Oreal Pro- Matte Infallible Powder, Dhs104 available at Lifestyleshops.com
Dat Glow Tho
Get that natural flush and poppin' highlight. Shape your face to make it look chiselled with these waterproof and sweatproof blush, bronzers and highlighters. Try to use powder based products that won't make your face look oily. Don't let sweat be your highlighter!
Blush: Benefit Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain, Dhs150 available at Sephora.ae
Bronzer: Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer, Dhs146 available at Desertcart.ae
Highlighter: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12- hour highlighter, Dhs145 available at Sephora.ae
Eyeliner On Fleek
No more running mascara! Don't be scared to experiment with your eye look this summer. With the right products, you'll be able to leave the pool without any streaky lines, we promise.
Liquid eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, Dhs99 available at Sephora.ae
Pencil eyeliner: Max Factor Excess Intensity Eyeliner, Dhs50 available at Lifestyleshops.com
Eyebrow set: Mac Pro-Longwear Waterproof Brow Set, Dhs97 available at Maccosmetics.ae
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara, Dhs62 available at Lifestyleshops.com
There are so many on-trend colours this summer and we can't wait to flaunt them all. These lip products will last all day, through the messiest meal or the sweatiest beach day.
Liquid Lipstick: Too Faced Melted Matte, Dhs97 available at Sephora.ae
Lip Liner: Huda Beauty Lip Contour, Dhs89 available at Sephora.ae
Lip Gloss: Giorgio Armani Lacquer, Dhs180 available at Parisgallery.com
Lipstick: NYX Full Throttle Lipstick, Dhs45 available at Lifestyleshops.com