Do you spend the whole show wondering how the Islanders’ make-up stays on in the heat? We’ve got the answer. Here’s our round-up of the best waterproof/sweat-proof/long-lasting beauty buys to keep you looking #flawless all summer long.
Using a primer is essential if you’re looking for longevity from your make-up. Choose a mattifying one to help keep the dreaded SULA (sweaty upper lip alert – if you know you know) at bay. Worn alone it will help blur the appearance of imperfections, while applying it before foundation will increase your make-up’s staying power.
It’s no surprise that 10 of these little tubes were sold every minute in the UK last year, making it 2017’s most popular make-up product. Lasting perfection by name, lasting perfection by nature. Water resistant and transfer-proof, it’s a cult classic for a reason, and its high coverage and staying power are unrivalled.
The Bronzing Powder
A beach-to-bar essential and, with 10 hours’ wear time, you won’t even need to top up in between! Plus, the velvety texture means it’ll never go on patchy. Not only is it long-wearing, it’s waterproof, too, and contains SPF. With both matte and shimmery options available, there’s one for everyone.
The Brow Saviour
This ticks all the boxes: waterproof, budge-proof, smudge-proof. Make up for all those years of over-plucking in one swipe. The sheer liquid formula makes it easy to tailor the finish to your preference and build up product where you need it most. For extra precision, apply it using an angled brow brush.
If the non-waterproof version is good enough for Beyoncé, the waterproof version should be good enough for just about everyone. Expect intense volume, spectacular length and all-day hold. An impressive 89% of those who tested it pre-launch agreed that it doesn't flake or smudge, and 95% said it lasts all day – just make sure you invest in an oil-based make-up remover to get it all off before bed.
The Liquid Lipstick
With 20 shades to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect ‘your lips but better’ shade AND the perfect bold hue of holiday dreams. The formula boasts 24-hour wear and is as light as a feather, meaning it’s NON-DRYING and you won’t get any flakiness or cracking. Plus, the arrow-shaped applicator means you don’t need a lip liner to help you stay in the lines. Move over, Kylie Jenner, there’s a new liquid lipstick in town.
The Setting Spray
The final step in any true, long-wear make-up fan’s regime. Use this setting spray to help you get all the staying power without a cakey finish. Spritz over your face once you have completed the rest of your make-up to increase its wear time and keep shine at bay.
Your make-up may last all day, but your SPF won’t. Make sure to top up at least every two hours to keep yourself protected. This light-as-air mist can go on over make-up, without disturbing it, and doubles up as a refreshing, cooling spray for when you’ve been out in the heat a little too long.