Beat the Heat for Makeup That Lasts All Day Long
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.
Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow Blush, €40
A velvety soft blusher, this goes onto the cheeks as a soft wash of colour. Super pretty and long-lasting.
GloWish Luminous Pressed Powder, €33
Want a powder that leaves your complexion luminous not caked? This is the one for you. A smoothing, breathable pressed powder, it gives you coverage without feeling like you have a super heavy finish. Infused with antioxidants and skin-loving ingredients like Damascus rose oil, vitamin E and red bell pepper extract, the radiant formula adds a lightweight, natural-looking silky glow to the skin, blurring pores without settling into fine lines.
Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder, €47
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.
Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Powder, €31
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.