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Makeup products that will keep you looking glowy and sweat-free all through summer

Ahh, Brisbane summer…we’ll take the blue skies and long sunny days, but can we pass on the heat and humidity?

When the temperature starts to hit above 30 degrees, we have a lot to look forward to: melting makeup, shiny skin, and panda eyes. Ugh.

But here is the good news: there are some amazing makeup products available that will combat summer sweat and keep you looking fresh all season long!

So, drumroll please for our must have summer makeup products to magically solve all your summer issues…

Help! My skin is oiler than a Fish and Chip Shop: Prepping the right way

Fix + is a hero product at MAC Cosmetics. It hydrates your skin without leaving it sticky. But what’s a girl to do in the summer months, when we don’t need hydration but we need something to help our shiny skin? Before we use foundation?

Well, the geniuses at MAC Cosmetics have taken their cult product and created this NEW Fix + spray which is made with shine-prone complexions in mind. It’s infused with oil-absorbing agents to keep complexion beautifully matte and smooth all day long.

We love to use it after moisturiser to ensure complexion perfection for balmy summer days and nights.

But the best part? You can also use it after make up to mattify, without loading up on powder. Spray onto a small buffing brush and dab “hot spots” that come your way. We love the MAC Cosmetics 109 mini buffing brush $35 that is a partnered pair with Fix + Matte.

M·A·C Cosmetics

Prep + Prime Fix+ Matte


My foundation is melting: Switch it up!

Your first instinct might be to reach for a lighter, sheer foundation for the warmer months, but it’s possible to keep your full coverage foundation and your sanity, too. The key to rocking a full coverage foundation during the summer is a longwearing and sweat-proof formula that will help your beat withstand a full day of activities.

One of our Make Up Artist’s staples at the salon is Lancôme Teint Idole 24H Longwear Foundation.

This oil-free foundation lasts up to 24 hours and delivers medium to full coverage with a natural-looking finish. And the best part: it’s transfer resistant. No smudging or budging here!

Lancôme Teint Idole 24H Longwear Foundation

$60 at Myer or Adore Beauty

I looked ok at breakfast, but by lunch it’s high shine central: Touch Up Time

Setting powders are probably one of those things that you’ve heard about a billion times. However, if you’re not currently using one every morning of this hot-as-hell summer, then you’re seriously missing out.

Setting powders simply “set” your makeup in place so it won’t slide down your face in a puddle of grease by lunch and will leave your skin looking softly matte, not dry and cakey.

The one we love? smooth operator™ Amazonian clay pressed finishing powder from Tarte $46.

The secret is in the clay. It naturally balances out all skin types to absorb oil and minimize the appearance of pores without flaking or clinging onto dry patches.

All you need to do is grab a fluffy but firm powder brush (our Makeup Artist Kate swears by My Kit Co. 08 Powder Brush $32), dip it into the powder, tap off the excess, and then press the brush across your forehead, down your nose, and over your chin to mattify your T-zone. Easy, right? Without being too dramatic, your life/face is about to change.

Hello Panda, who invited you? Mascara melt down

Whether you’re poolside or beach bound, your lashes need a mascara they can rely on to stay put and in check.

Sometimes we can be tempted to change to a waterproof mascara, but let’s be real. Who has the time to remove it?

Enter MAC Cosmetics Extended Play Mascara $32. Not only is it smudge proof and water resistant, it also washes off in 37-degree temperature water. So, all you have to do is hop in the shower! Low maintenance at its best.

We have makeup artists here in the salon ready to get you looking gorgeous for your next event, whether you’re partying in air conditioning or your boss has decided to maniacally hold your office Christmas party outdoors. Book in your makeup application appointment now.

Makeup appointments are available at White Gold Boutique from Thursday to Saturday.

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