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Commuter-Proof Makeup: How To Avoid The Summer Slide

Commuter-Proof Makeup: How To Avoid The Summer Slide
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Did someone say 'heatwave'?  Top tips to prevent makeup meltdown in hot, sticky weather...

Great for working on your tan at the beach, terrible if you still have to commute to-and-from work and somehow still look presentable by the end of the day...  Whether you're travelling to work on a hot, crowded train, work in a stuffy office with no air-con, or you're running around having a super fab social life, you can prevent makeup meltdown easily with a few simple tricks.

It's all about that base

Regardless of whether you've always seen them as a bit of a non-starter up to now, the reality is that a primer is going to be your new BFF, and it will behoove you to add a tube to your makeup bag immediately.

benefit Face The POREfessional PRO Balm
benefit Face The POREfessional PRO Balm. allbeauty Price £27.50











Try benefit The POREfessional PRO Balm  to instantly minimise the appearance of pesky imperfections for smoother-than-smooth skin that looks practically 'poreless!' Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup to help makeup stay put all day. Oil free.

To use: Prime in the A.M. Apply a thin layer of this PRO balm to clean, lightly moisturised skin. Pat lightly from the centre of the face outward with fingertips and then apply makeup as usual.


Clinique Superdefense CC Cream SPF30 Colour Correcting Skin Protector
Clinique Superdefense CC Cream RRP £30, allbeauty price: £23.95

Ditch the foundation

Summer is the absolute best time to ditch the foundation and opt for a tinted moisturiser instead. Not only are they lighter on the skin, helping to prevent clogging pores, but they just last longer in any kind of heat. We love Clinique Superdefense CC Cream SPF30 Colour Correcting Skin Perfector, to brighten dull skin and hide blemishes. Hyaluronic acid instantly fills skin with moisture while SPF30 helps protect the skin from UV damage.

To use: Use alone, alongside concealer or beneath foundation.


Spray and tone

Caudalie Grape Water









Regardless of whether you use them before applying your makeup or to reinvigorate your skin in the middle of the afternoon, a facial mist will help keep your temperature in check, sweat at bay, and your makeup locked in place. We love the Caudalie Grape Water, which is enriched with moisturising polysaccharides and mineral salts, this natural mist provides an instant boost of hydration whenever you need it. 

To use: No need to blot, simply spray and go. Ideal for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Can also be used as a toner after cleansing.


Blot it out

Clarins Pore Perfecting Mattifying Kit with Blotting Paper
Clarins Pore Perfecting Mattifying Kit With Blotting Paper. RRP £33, allbeauty price £29











Even if your makeup stays put throughout the day, it miiiiiiiiiight begin to glisten a little more brilliantly than you'd prefer. When shine strikes, an emergency supply of blotting papers and/or translucent powder will take away excess luminosity without wiping off your makeup.

We love the Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Kit with Blotting Papers , a portable, two step compact kit containing blotting papers to absorb excess oil without smudging makeup. It also contains a lightweight, translucent powder enriched with plant extracts and white clay to blur the appearance or enlarged pores while reducing shine. Ideal for normal to oily skin to help skin stay fresh and shine free.

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