The more the temperature rises, the more likely it is that our makeup will start to slip and slide. Want to heat-proof your makeup routine? The quickest way to protect your look is by switching from cream to powder formulas. Now, for many a liquid foundation base is a non-negotiable, but if you look to powder contour, blusher, and highlighter you'll find your makeup is less likely to melt. Use a setting powder to lock it in place and you (and your makeup) will go the distance.
Powders of old tended to be heavy, dusty, matte, and chalky, but nowadays powder makeup is super finely milled and luminising. Keep scrolling for our top powder picks.
A velvety soft blusher, this goes onto the cheeks as a soft wash of colour. Super pretty and long-lasting.
An incredibly versatile powder, swirl all the colours together with a fluffy brush to impart a glow onto cheekbones, hairline and across the décolletage. Alternatively, you can take a smaller brush and just use one of the three shades as an inner eye-corner highlight or shadow.
Just like the blush above, this contour powder gives your complexion a velvety finish and creates a grown-up sculpted effect. It's buildable, so you can create a flattering, realistic contour look.
Super finely milled, this powder acts as a translucent veil over the skin. Dust a light layer over your liquid base so you can easily apply powder contour, blusher, or highlighter on top. Once applied, finish with another light layer of this powder. With a luminosity, it softens the appearance of imperfections and ensures your makeup stays totally meltproof.
Of course, with powder, you need a brush and this dual-ended brush is versatile enough to use for all-over powders, blusher, contours and highlighters.