4 summer make-up looks that have the ultimate staying power

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Summer may bring sunshine, but it also brings sweat that can spell disaster for our make-up. We’ve created four looks inspired by this season’s beauty trends that’ll stick with you, come rain or shine…

Remainers, rejoice (we’re talking holiday remainers; make-up is no place for Brexit politics, thankyouverymuch). 

Choosing to stay put in Blighty doesn’t have to mean a greater chance of your make-up going AWOL (we are fully aware of all that the Great British Summer entails). 

We’ve got the products and tips to see you through meteorological mishaps, mosh pits and those long summer nights that slip into the next day. 

No need for a stiff upper lip to ensure your lipstick lasts all day. All it takes is a little forethought and some make-up fortitude, so we’ve rounded up the trend-focussed make-up that has your back through it all…

1. Prolific pink

Pink squared equals one tonal look to suit every skin colour. 

Seen at Emporio Armani, use the same shade for lids, cheeks and lips – a look made for summer weddings where a long-lasting, semi-matte lipstick is your best option, doubling as a sweat-proof blush and tear-proof eyeshadow. 

For staying power, spritz with setting spray. 

2. Ultra-violet

Pastels are giving bolds a run for their money this season, proving pale colours can indeed pop. 

At Lutz Huelle, make-up artist Terry Barber described the potent pastels he etched onto model’s eyes in this graphic ‘new wave’ shape as “purity paired with a tough punk liner”. 

Struggling to find that ultra-flat pastel hue? Get creative: start with a waterproof white eyeliner then add a little coloured eyeshadow on top.

3. Cherry bomb

Long-lasting gloss sounds like a beauty oxymoron, but vinyl lips (spotted at shows such as Ryan Lo) are your perfect go-the-distance look. 

Unlike lipstick which needs more due care and attention, gloss is the kind of lip attire you can throw on (no mirror required) and leave until you remember to reapply. 

For this red incarnation, use a long-wear lipliner to create a budge-proof base of colour, then lacquer as desired (the new wave of liquid lips are great, as they behave like a matte yet look like a gloss). 

4. Glam rocks

Think glitter with a touch of grunge – we’re talking tough, chunky glitter pressed into the inner corners of the eyes and wiped over the lids a la Simone Rocha and Missoni. 

Where sparkle is involved, the key is to pare back everything else, which means a touch of long-wear concealer where needed, brushed brows and a smidge of mascara dug right into the roots of the lashes.

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