Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer, £30.50
If you don’t already, consider using a primer as a first step in your makeup routine. This water-based option from Laura Mercier will keep your makeup firmly in place, as well as smooth out any bumps, fine lines and wrinkles.
Bobbi Brown BB Cream, £32
The more natural your base, the less self-conscious you’re likely to feel about it potentially sliding off. Bobbi Brown’s BB cream is a low maintenance option that still covers beautifully and evens out your skin tone. It also contains an impressive SPF 35.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation, £33.50
Suffering from hormonal breakouts and prefer a full coverage foundation? Try Double Wear. It will withstand any tell-tale signs of a hot flush without feeling heavy on your skin. The long-lasting formula is surprisingly seamless and blendable, too.
Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Waterproof Mascara, £28
If you find your eyes stream frequently, you need a waterproof mascara that doesn’t compromise on quality. This one from Chanel lengthens and volumizes lashes with zero risk of panda eyes or smudging.
Erborian Black Paper, £8
Japanese skincare brand Erborian knows all about the mattifying power of charcoal. These blotting papers are enriched with the miracle ingredient and promise to remove any shine and excess oil while keeping your makeup intact. Carry them in your handbag for touch-ups during the day.
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream, £30
If you’re experiencing a lot of redness, this CC cream contains the colour correcting technology needed to combat it. As you’d expect from Clinique’s Moisture Surge collection, it’s super hydrating and it offers all-over natural coverage, too.
Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder, £32
Formulated with 50% water and glycerin, this powder is refreshing on application and totally weightless. It offers all of the setting power you need to keep everything in place, without feeling cakey or settling into any fine lines.
Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray, £24
This spray will keep your face in place for up to 12 hours, even on the hottest summer days. It’s designed to chill the surface of your makeup to prolong that ‘just-applied’ look, while simultaneously cooling you down. A must-have.