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The must-have summer makeup you’ll keep adding to basket

The must-have summer makeup you’ll keep adding to basket
Holly James
Beauty Writer2 years ago
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Summer is here, which (hopefully) means warmer weather and longer nights spent with friends. Whether you're jetting off to a more consistent climate or embracing the temperamental UK forecast, we've picked out the best makeup products that will leave you with a sun-kissed, summery glow no matter where you are. From lightweight foundations to hydrating setting sprays, discover our edit of the must-have products this season.

Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Ace that dewy, glowing finish with the award-winning Luminous Silk Foundation by Armani. Lightweight and breathable with buildable coverage, the silky foundation seamlessly blends into your natural skin to conceal, even and enhance the complexion. Completely oil-free and infused with glycerin, the hydrating formula is suitable for all skin types including sensitive and blemish-prone, perfect for hotter days when the skin is more prone to oil and sweat.

By Terry Cellularose CC Serum

Create the appearance of a brighter visage this summer with the Cellularose CC Serum by By Terry. Blended with colour-controlling and light-reflecting technology, the serum minimises the appearance of fine lines and imperfections, smoothing out both the skin tone and texture. White rose stem cells and vitamin E offer a hydration boost for the skin, creating a lit-from-within finish with a barely there feel, ideal for anyone who prefers something lighter than a foundation in the heat.

Real Techniques Everyday Essentials

Flawless makeup requires good-quality makeup tools. Ensure a seamless finish every time with this 5-piece Essentials brush set by Real Techniques. Including four tailored brushes along with their bestselling complexion sponge, the set has everything needed for creating endless looks from base to eyelids.

Illamasqua Colour Veil

Combining the long-wearing pigment of a powder with the hydrating benefits of the bestselling Hydra Veil Primer, the Illamasqua Colour Veil is the must-have makeup bag product of the summer. Enriched with moisturising ingredients and finished with a refreshing and easy to apply jelly texture, the innovative formula blends seamlessly into the skin, adding a buildable pop of colour whilst smoothing out the tone and texture of the complexion.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette

Create dazzling, endless eye looks to suit any weather, occasion or attitude this summer season with the iconic Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette. A collection of 14 neutrals, metallics and sparkling pigments, the palette can be used for both day time touch ups or night time glam, easily blending and mixing to create your desired finish. Made up of a mix of warm golds, pinks and mauve shades, the palette is the perfect go-to for creating that sun-kissed golden hour glow.

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

Add length and definition to your lashes with the Eyeko Black Magic Mascara. The award-winning, carbon black pigment coats each lash from root to tip, lifting and lengthening without any clumping. Designed to enhance your natural lashes, the formula is enriched with botanical shea butter and keratin to nourish each hair, keeping them strong and naturally longer and prolonging the wear of the mascara for up to 12 hours.

benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer

Add warmth to your complexion and enhance your natural bone structure with the cult-favourite benefit Hoola Bronzer. The matte finish powder formula sweeps across the skin, coating it in a buildable bronzed pigment that mimics the look of a natural tan. Smooth on the skin and never orange, the iconic bronzer is also available in a range of shades and finishes to suit any look or skin tone.

Makeup Revolution Hyaluronic Fixing Spray

Set your look in place whilst nourishing your skin with the ultra-hydrating Hyaluronic Fixing Spray by Makeup Revolution. The refreshing formula supports the skin's natural water retention, locking in moisture as well as prolonging the wear of makeup, giving a plumper finish all day long.

Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.