Love on-trend beauty but hate when it melts in the swel­ter? Beat the heat with our how-to guide to gor­geous looks that last.

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The look


Su­per-glam, su­per-bright and smear-free – here’s how to get the sea­son’s bold pout and matte skin combo mi­nus any sum­mer-smudgi­ness

How tomake it last

1 Get a flaw­less face to last all day by start­ing with an oil-free foun­da­tion, set with pressed pow­der. If un­der-eye shad­ows and red­ness are an is­sue, try Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Con­cealer Kit (Dh177), which colour-cor­rects as it cov­ers im­per­fec­tions. Use the darker shade to dis­guise any cir­cles or veins un­der the eyes and the lighter shade on top to il­lu­mi­nate and brighten the eye area.

2 Ap­ply­ing a pow­der blush over a matte base will make your make-up look cakey. Use a cream blush over pow­der for a rosy glow that lasts. We love Bésame Crim­son Cream Rouge blush. Just dab on with your fin­gers and blend out for a gen­tle flush.

3 As the lips are the fo­cal point, keep the eyes sub­tle (but still smudge-proof) with two coats of May­belline Colos­sal Smoky Mas­cara, which lasts for hours and doesn’t melt.

4 “For a hot-weather per­fect bright lip, don’t use a gloss – it will slip off straight away,” says Max Fac­tor’s re­gional make-up artist, Samira Ol­fat. “Opt for a long-last­ing creamy lip­stick, or a matte for­mula.” Start with a spe­cific lip primer like the one by Too Faced (Dh90, Sephora). Th­ese are lip balms-cum-seal­ers that en­sure the lip­stick ad­heres to the lip longer and doesn’t bleed. Fol­low with a water­proof lip liner to out­line and fill in the lip for ex­tra stay­ing power. Ap­ply your lip­stick with a brush for pre­ci­sion and colour longevity, and blot three times with a tis­sue. Fin­ish with a lit­tle loose pow­der if re­quired.

The look


Nail the new-sea­son’s retro look by chan­nelling your in­ner Mad Men vixen with­out break­ing a sweat

How to make it last

1 En­sure your base will stay put by ap­ply­ing a full-cov­er­age foun­da­tion from the cen­tre of the face out­wards. Make sure you blend right into the hair­line so you can’t see any lines.

2 Perk up tired eyes with an il­lu­mi­nat­ing con­cealer like YSL’S clas­sic Touche Éclat (Dh189). Set with a loose pow­der, then buff a long-last­ing blusher on to the ap­ples of the cheek, mov­ing out­wards to­wards the cheek­bones. We love Merle Nor­man Last­ing Cheek-Color in Queen of Hearts.

3 For smoky-eye stay­ing power draw an im­per­fect line along the lashes and a lit­tle of the lid with a highly pig­mented kohl pen­cil – try May­belline’s Colos­sal Ka­jal (Dh25). Us­ing your ring fin­ger, blend the liner up­wards to­wards the crease of your eye for a smoky look. “To make this look last, try us­ing a creamy neu­tral-toned eye­shadow on the lid first, as this acts as a primer and helps hold the liner in place,” says Samira. Re-line the eye, this time be­ing care­ful to stay close to the top lashes, for def­i­ni­tion. Ap­ply one coat of Max Fac­tor’s 24 Hour Mas­cara for a nat­u­ral look that works over­time.

4 En­hance your nat­u­ral brows with a water­proof pen­cil or a brow pow­der to add def­i­ni­tion and depth. Top off with a coat of brow mas­cara for ex­tra stay­ing power – we love Merle Nor­man’s Brow Sealer (Dh39).

5 For the on-trend, moody berry pout that packs a long-haul punch, in­vest in Mac Pro Long­wear Lipcreme in Ex­tended Play (Dh105), which goes on straight from the ap­pli­ca­tor and lasts for hours.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip liner in 18C Dh120, Make Up For Ever

Bésame Crim­son Cream Rouge Dh135,


Estée Lauder,

Pure Color Long Last­ing Lip­stick in So­lar Crush Dh145, Harvey


Bobbi Brown Creamy Con­cealer Kit Dh177, Bobbi Brown


Co­las­sal Ka­jal Dh25,

Faces Mac Pro Long­wear Lipcreme in Ex­tended Play Dh105,


Merle Nor­man Last­ing Cheek Colour Dh69, Merle


YSL Touche Éclat Dh189, Harvey Nichols

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