How to Summer Proof Your Make-Up


Sunshine, sea & surf; everything that’s good about summer is not good for your make-up, but thanks to Bobbi Brown that can all change.



Summer is here and for those of you who are lucky enough to be escaping to the sun this year, the countdown is on to golden beaches, blue ocean waves and tanning by the pool. 

However much we love a bit of heat on our skin, heat + humidity is not a good recipe for your make-up; no one likes the idea of their mascara melting away after a day out sight-seeing in the sun, or their foundation ending up on the wrong end of a ‘dewy’ finish on a beachside date night. Whatever your plans are for summer 2017, Bobbi Brown has got you covered (quite literally) for summer proof make-up looks. 

Get a bronzed sun kissed look that will last all day, have kissable lips in gorgeous on trend shades and never worry about your eye make-up melting away behind your sunglasses. Here are some beauty essentials that you need in your travel bag when you escape to the sun this summer; and if you’re planning a staycation, they’re equally good for that too!



Choose a Powder Base

When travelling, you can’t go wrong with a pressed powder bronzer; they are mess free (although be sure to wrap them in something to prevent cracking the powder), easy to apply on the go and buildable. When it comes to applying make-up in the heat, I would skip a liquid foundation and go straight for a powder bronzer; after a few days in the sun and sea your skin is going to look great, all you’ll need is your sunblock, and a dusting of a pressed powder bronzer across your cheeks and forehead to enhance your glow. Powder products will help keep away any shine, and won’t feel as clammy as a full face liquid foundation routine.  I recommend Bobbi Brown’s Light Bronzing Powder if you like a matte finish, or for a bronzer and highlight rolled into one (who doesn’t love a multipurpose product when travelling) try the Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Santa Barbara.




Lasting Lines

We’ve all tried waterproof products that have disappointed us at some time or another, but Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Waterproof Liners do not fall into that category. They tick both the waterproof and extended wear boxes, and are a really impressive beauty product. I love a well defined eyeliner look, but normally opt for liquid or gel liners for more precision; I was really surprised by the precision of these pencil liners which are gentle enough to be used on the waterline and don’t drag. I have been testing these liners out for the past couple of weeks and they have withstood travel, sweat, rain, and long days with no smudging, transfer or fading. My favourite shade for a beach holiday is Deep Sea, a cobalt blue that is right on trend for the 90’s vibes of SS17.




Add a Pop of Colour

Summer should be about paired back natural make-up, but if you really want to enhance your tan and bring a bit of fun into your look choose a lip colour with staying power, and the Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip colours are just that! These little tubes of velvety matte lip colour really pack a punch, with amazing colour pay-off and easy application they are perfect for beauty on the go. Even though they are a long-wear matte finish, thanks to the lightweight, moisturising formula these liquid lip colours won’t dry out your lips and will actually leave them soft and plump. My favourite for summer is the bright and beautiful shade: Papaya.


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