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How to help your eye makeup beat the summer heat

Your eyeshadow blending is on-point, you’ve totally nailed your liner flick, and your lashes are coated in a plumping mascara that pulls your whole makeup look together. Now all you need to do is make it last in the summer temps, and it’s totally possible with the right techniques and long-wear products that beat the heat.

So, to keep your eye makeup in place, we’ve rounded up four tricks you need to try, from a hack that prevents creasing, to a genius mascara that makes even your bare lashes look black.

1. Try a tinting mascara

How to help your eye makeup beat the summer heat

Our ultimate tip for eye-catching lashes that last? Use Volume Colourist Mascara, £7.99, an innovative product that gradually tints the strands over 14 days of wear. After just two weeks of using it, your bare flutter will look naturally dark and glossy, and no amount of heat will stand between you and long, defined lashes.

2. Prep with a primer

When applying your usual face primer, like Lasting Finish Primer, £6.99, tap a small amount of product on your eyelids before you apply eyeshadow. This simple step will do away with grease, prevent pigments from creasing, and will help the colours last much longer. Plus, the silky texture means shadows glide on smoothly.

3. Use creamy colours

How to help your eye makeup beat the summer heat

Powders have long-wear benefits, too, but the waxy texture of cream shadows and liners helps them stick in the heat, and looks super-fresh on your lids. Try Magnif’Eyes Double-Ended Shadow + Liner, £6.99, which comes in three shades – each one boasting a fine-tipped liner and a chubby cream shadow that are easy to slick on and blend.

4. Get a glow

How to help your eye makeup beat the summer heat

When sweeping on your highlighter from the Kate Sculpting Palette, £6.99, be sure to dab a little on the inner corners of your eyes and just below your brows. A hint of glimmer will instantly brighten up your whole face, and fix the effects of fatigue from all those summer parties. Because sometimes sleep just isn’t an option.  

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