#nofilter by Denise Smith

The honest beauty column
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, €36.50

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, €36.50

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Sunday World

I’m manifesting tropical holidays and sweat-inducing temperatures for the weeks ahead so I’m going to need a melt-proof makeup routine that will get me from the beach to the bar without looking like a drippy tomato. Here are the products that will keep you looking fresh and flawless.

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MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, €36.50 UGLY crying, sweaty gym sessions and sea swimming — believe me, I’ve put this cult beauty product to the test this summer and it does not budge. With a tenacious waterproof formula, this foundation can last for an insane 16 hours. It actually repels moisture from the surface of the face, leaving you with a natural satin finish even as the mercury rises.

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Hello Sunday The One for Your Eyes Mineral Eye Cream SPF50, €22 WAVE goodbye to traditional SPF and say ‘Hello Sunday.’ With the eye area being one of the most prone to sun damage, this all-new formula offers advanced protection with 100pc mineral filters, perfect for sensitive skin. If like me, you suffer from leaky eyes on location, this factor 50 cream is also certified eye-safe — meaning no more tears when applying your sun lotion. If that’s not enough, a rich mix of proteins and peptides also work to tighten and lift the eye area while you soak up the sun, to give you wide-awake peepers.

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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, €45 THE Godfather of setting powders, this sweat-busting miracle worker needs to be in your makeup bag ASAP. So run, don’t walk. Created in two shades for all skin tones, honey and medium deep, this powder doesn’t just give your makeup staying power, its soft-focus effect subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections, for a real-life filter. If you’re a little nervous of caking it on, don’t be — it won’t settle into lines or pores. Instead, it’s all about breathable, beautiful skin that lasts.

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Beautyblender Original, €19 THERE’S a reason this makeup sponge is a best seller. Designed to be used wet, it expands to about twice its size and becomes super soft to create an even, smooth blend and bounce. Plus, it absorbs water, not makeup, so your favourite formulas land safely on your skin.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Blush, €33.90 IN blush we trust, which is exactly why rosy cheeks are a must this summer. To stop you from looking like you have got a side gig as a clown, you’re going to want a long-lasting formula. This buildable and blendable blush means you can easily go from a sheer wash to a more intense pop of colour. But more than that, it does not streak or smudge. Hello, hot girl summer.

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Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara, €24 IN extreme weather my eyeballs have been known to sweat, which is why a waterproof mascara is a must for me. This beaut is budge-proof, but it also conditions and gives volume to your lashes so you get real value for your buck. So whether you’re jumping into the surf or you have sweaty eyes, this mascara is going nowhere

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MAC Studio Fix Mattifine 12hr Shine-Control Primer, €32 WHEN it comes to warm-weather makeup, it’s all about that base. No really, primer may be underrated but summer is its time to shine. This mattifying, oil-controlling formula delivers an all-day reduction in the appearance of pores and improves the wear of foundation for up to 12 hours. Plus, the gel-to-powder formula feels weightless on the skin.


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