The scorching weeks ahead call for easy beauty staples to beat the heat
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With summer in full swing, we’re swapping full coverage foundations for tinted moisturisers (with maximum SPF), lipstick for long-lasting stains and powders for do-it-all skin sticks. It’s all about easy, low-maintenance make-up staples to see you through the heat.
Here we share the top three wonder products your beauty bag needs now.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, AED205, Areej
Forgo heavy foundation and steer towards a lighter coverage. From CC creams to tinted moisturisers, the make-up market is saturated with plenty of natural formulas offering coverage with added skincare benefits.
Laura Mercier’s cult classic formula, the gold standard of tinted moisturisers, has a legion of A-list fans that all love the sheer dewy finish with an added bonus of SPF protection.
Beauty tip: While many products now come formulated with SPF, we recommend still applying a fresh coat before make-up. Look for a factor 30 or higher, even if you plan to stay inside most the day as UV rays can still reach the skin through windows.
Sculpting Touch Creamy Stick Contour, AED59, Kiko Milano
Powders tend to end up cakey and patchy during the sweatier summer season. We prefer an oil-free cream or easy-to-blend stick formula to add definition and all-over bronzing. Kiko’s super creamy contour stick stays put all day long and offers a natural bronze in just a quick swipe and blend - perfect for on the go.
Beauty tip: Always apply primer before using any kind of cream-based bronzer or blusher to ensure a smooth base and max staying power.
Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Sugar Mama, AED100, Sephora Dubai
A quick glance at our own make-up collection will confirm that we’re obsessed with liquid lipsticks. Ultra long lasting and packed with pigmented colour - what’s not to love. Check out Dubai-based brand Huda Beauty’s best-selling line of liquid matte shades at Sephora Dubai, but be warned they’ve been known to sell out quickly!
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