Summer’s Best Beauty Saviours

Streamline your routine with these summer beauty essentials

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Lip Protection

Sporting daily SPF is a no-brainer, but are you remembering to protect your delicate pout, too? The skin on your lips is four times thinner than the rest of your face, and licking them (or enjoying a cocktail) can make them extra vulnerable to burning. Be sure to reapply a balm with an SPF of at least 15 every hour when you’re out in the sun for a super-soft pucker around the clock.

Fresh Sugar Nude Lip Treatment SPF 15, $26; Blistex Orange Mango Blast lip care with SPF 15, $2

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Refreshing Cleansers

Transform your ho-hum nightly routine with one of these new shape-shifting face washes.

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An ultra-hydrating version of the beloved Sensibio micellar water, this soothing milk can be applied with a cotton pad without the need to rinse and is a must for extra-sensitive skin. Bioderma Sensibio One Step Cleansing Milk, $19

Massage this soothing balm right onto dry skin to extract the day’s impurities and dissolve every last trace of makeup – even waterproof mascara. Biotherm BioSource Balm-to-Oil Deep Cleanser, $34

A great starter cleanser for those wary of beauty oils, this formula goes on as a gel, then finishes as a hydrating oil, leaving your skin feeling ultra-clean and residue-free. Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt Gel-to-Oil Cleanser, $34

Ideal for contact lens wearers, this refreshing fragrance-free gelée wipes away stubborn makeup without any pulling or irritation. L’Oréal Paris Sublime Soft Micellar Gelée eye makeup remover, $12

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Melt-Proof Makeup

Makeup that resists heat and humidity is a girl’s BFF in summer. These long-wearing wonders ensure that your face will go the distance without the need for touch-ups. “Before applying makeup, prep with a mattifying fluid or serum. Never use a rich cream during hot days,” says Julie Cusson, a makeup artist for Chanel. Apply waterproof formulas with a light hand – especially when it comes to eyeliner and mascara – to avoid the dreaded midday raccoon eyes. To control a too-shiny complexion, Cusson says to wear a satin or velvet lipstick instead of a gloss.

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Bourjois Paris Colorband Eyeshadow & Liner in Rose Fauviste, Mauve Baroque and Beige Minimaliste, $19 each

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Waterproof Mascara Topcoat, $6

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Blonde,$23

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, $37

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Orchidée, $30

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