Make sure your summer beauty look is 100 per cent beach-proof and avoid make-up meltdown with our insider tricks and tips
When the mercury is rising, how on earth do you stop your make-up from sliding south, your lipstick looking too intense and your mascara giving you panda eyes, while emerging picture-perfect for those summer holiday snaps?
It's actually surprisingly easy to pull off a glamorous, cool-as-a-cucumber look on the beach although most of your regular cosmetics won't be up to the job. Go for an understated look, and invest in a clutch of hard-working and long-wearing beauty essentials that will withstand the heat and still look fresh and pretty at the sunset bar.
For skin that survives the heat
Think healthy, radiant skin is impossible to achieve when it's hot and humid? Leave the heavy foundation and blush at home, and aim to even out your complexion and enhance a sun-kissed glow; your best bet is a tinted moisturiser or light, oil-free foundation with added sunscreens, although you'll also need a separate facial sun protection lotion.