The Ultimate Summer Makeup Bag Makeover

These makeup essentials will stay put through the hottest of heat waves

Longer days and higher temps mean it’s time to wake up your makeup for summer. News flash: It’s not just your outlook that seems brighter. Turns out, your eyes and lips are begging to be injected with some sleek new shades this season, as per the hottest looks coming off runways and red carpets alike. The best part? All of these looks are extra-long wearing, so you can kiss melty makeup goodbye.

Gold-standard shadow

If you’re a lifetime member of the nude-eyeshadow club, it’s time to add some sexy sparkle to your summer makeup routine. Not only does gold makeup make you look more sun-kissed and glowing; wearing it on your lids makes your eyes looks bigger, brighter and—let’s face it—less tired. Getting the look is easier than you might think. Simply swap L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eyeshadow in for your usual neutral palette and prepare for stares. If you have a lighter skin tone, try shades such as Eternal Sunshine or Endless Sahara. Those with darker skin tones should try shades such as Iced Latte and Amber Rush. For a lighter application, use a large, fluffy eyeshadow brush with natural bristles that won’t grab as much pigment and will help you to blend the colour for a sheerer finish. Apply from your lashline all the way up, just past your crease. You can also use your finger to tap a small amount at the inner corner of your eye and under the arch of your brow for a flattering brightening effect. For a dramatic evening look, use a slightly damp stiff eyeliner brush to trace the shadow all along your top and bottom lashlines. If you’re after something smokier, use a clean, fluffy brush to smudge the lines before the shadow sets. Next step: Forget it! These luxe formulas are water-, sweat- and crease-proof, so touch-ups are officially not required.

True-blue liner

Nothing says “summer makeup” quite like adding a splash of blue to the mix. This trend has been spotted on everything from lashes to lids this season, and it’s no surprise that it’s much loved by celebs since it’s known for brightening the whites of your eyes, appears super-flattering in photos and is the ultimate cool-girl alternative to basic black. If you’re not quite ready for electric indigo eyeshadow or mascara, dip your toe in the trend with L’Oréal Paris Infallible Original Eyeliner in Navy. The long-wearing pencil glides over your lash line like silk and lasts up to 16 hours without transferring or smudging. The built-in smudger and sharpener ensures that you’ll always have what you need to achieve the look you want with ease. For a fresh take, try lining just your bottom lashes and gently smudging the line for a smoky effect that works for day or night.

Red haute lips

Trade in spring’s basic pinks for a rosier red that will upgrade your entire routine in a snap. Believe it or not, L’Oréal Paris Infallible 2-Step Lip Colour lasts for up to 24 hours with barely a touch-up needed after the day’s every smooch and caffeine break. For this summer’s must-have red lip, Infallible Red is the ticket to nabbing the ultimate A-lister look. Pair it with a bright cream blush and filled-in brows for a flattering and balanced face. If you prefer a slower burn, go for something rosier that will still brighten your complexion, such as Continuous Crimson or Tourjours Teaberry. Once you’ve got your shade, line your lips with the High-Intensity Colour before filling them in with a light layer or two. Allow the colour to set for a couple of minutes while you finish the rest of your makeup, and flip over the tube and layer the Pro-Seal Balm overtop for a comfortable, high-impact finish. Reapply the balm as needed throughout the day for a soft and supple pout.

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