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BEAUTY

THE FACE + BODY TEAM'S HOT-WEATHER HEROES

By Amelia Bell, 28 June 2019

Ready for the heatwave this weekend? You've probably already planned your light, linen-only outfits and straw accessories to match – but switching up your makeup and skincare is just as important. And yes, it is possible to wave goodbye to those dreaded makeup-melting, mascara-smudging moments for good. To show you how, our Face + Body buyers, Inca and Pollyanna, have picked their fave products to face high summer in the city with ease.
BECCA Under Eye Primer  | ASOS Style Feed

Inca Maragh, Buyer's Administrator

‘I'm obsessed with the thought of anything cooling on my face in the heat, especially under my eyes. This BECCA primer is just that, and it smoothes any fine lines in that area (the ones that concealer likes to take a nap in as the day goes on). Infused with cucumber, matcha tea and caffeine, it's also got all the goodness to wake up and refresh your skin.’

BECCA Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer
Revolution Loose Baking Powder Banana  | ASOS Style Feed

‘A powder is a summer skin essential in my eyes. I honestly cannot go throughout the day without powdering when it's hot. It’s the time of year when around midday you start to see your natural oils come to the surface of your skin, leaving a slightly greasy residue (sounds gross, but happens to us all). This little guy is perfect to stow away in your handbag. Finely milled with a matte finish, it’s your warm-weather skin saviour.’

Revolution Bake and Finish Loose Powder
BareMinerals Lipstick range on ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

‘A long-lasting lipstick is in my handbag at all times, and it comes in handy in the summer especially. I love this cream to matte liquid version from bareMinerals. The non-sticky texture adds a full coverage, while also having a moisturising finish to your lips. Oh, and did I mention it's vegan!’

bareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolour – Boss
New MAC Fix + Prep and Prime in Watermelon  | ASOS Style Feed

‘Spritz, set and go! New to the MAC Fix+ range, these limited-edition scents are all I will be spritzing this summer. Available in five scents – Watermelon, Pineapple, Cucumber, Peony and White Tea – there's a flavour for everyone. Plus, they're 30ml, so they're handbag-friendly.’

MAC Little MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ 30ml – Watermelon (launching on ASOS on 4 July)
Frank Body Coffee Scrub  | ASOS Style Feed

Pollyanna Joshua, Buyer's Administrator

‘This is my absolute favourite product of all time. I use it all year round, but it's especially handy in the summertime when you have a little more skin on show. It’s super easy to use: just smother your entire body in the shower, leave for three minutes and wash off. After use, your skin feels super soft and looks glowing. Top tip: it's a great pre-step for summer self-tanning. Because our bodies deserve the love we give our faces, right?’

Frank Body Peppermint Coffee Scrub 200g
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser  | ASOS Style Feed

‘As soon as the sun comes out, I switch up my everyday foundation for something a little lighter. At the moment, I'm absolutely loving this Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser as it’s a super-lightweight formula but still has really good coverage – it's super easy to manage in the heat as there’s no midday makeup melt. What's more, it has an SPF20 meaning you don't need to worry about damaging your skin while you're lunching in the park.’

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer – SPF 20
L'Oreal Paris Unlimited Bendable Mascara Black  | ASOS Style Feed

‘Finding the perfect summer mascara that doesn’t give me panda eyes has been SO. HARD. Although after testing basically every mascara out there, I have finally found my winner. L'Oreal Paris' mascara is super lengthening without the clumps and literally lasts all day long without budging (even the morning after the night before when I may have accidentally forgotten to remove my makeup).’

L'Oreal Paris Unlimited Bendable Mascara Black
Smashbox Photo Finish foundation primer spf 20 dermaxyl complex 30ml  | ASOS Style Feed

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‘It's no secret that Smashbox primers are in a league of their own – they've got something for every skin query. And this one, in particular, is perfect for surviving the summer heatwave. I use it every morning before I apply my tinted moisturiser to ensure all-day coverage, but the added SPF 20 also helps protect your face throughout the day. Plus, the formula has antioxidants to make you glow even more.’

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 Dermaxyl Complex 30ml

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