Top 10: Summer-proof make-up

Claire Andrews

Web Merchandiser, johnlewis.com

Marvellous Moxie

3. Colour-popping pout

Add radiance and warmth to your face with a slick of juicy lip colour. If, like me, you suffer from chapped lips even in the summer, it’s best to go for a vitamin rich lipstick or gloss that won’t dry your pout out. bareMinerals has recently launched a super shiny yet super hydrating range; Marvellous Moxie.

Their playful pigments and buttery soft textures provide the perfect combo for vibrant, nourished and smooth summer lips.

Giorgio Armani’s Designer Lift Foundation

4. A natural glow

To avoid a dull and dehydrated complexion, I like to choose my foundation wisely for the summer. I always opt for a light-weight formula that will give me a long-lasting, moisturised (but non-greasy) glow. 

Giorgio Armani’s Designer Lift Foundation gives smooth, satin, feather light coverage with an SPF factor of 20. It’s particularly beneficial for mature skin, diminishing any traces of fine lines. It doesn’t create a dreaded cakey complexion or cling to any dry patches. In fact, it leaves your skin looking radiant with a flawless finish that stays put and doesn’t fade, even in the sun.

Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer

5. Fresh-faced

Combat your dark circles with a dab of luminous concealer.

Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer is ideal for disguising tired-looking eyes whilst hydrating and protecting the skin with broad spectrum UVA, UVB and an SPF factor of 35.

Perfect for those impromptu sunny spells or on a much-needed trip abroad. It’s even infused with anti-ageing ingredients too…genius! 

A wash of colour

8. A wash of colour

Get your eyes in the holiday mood before you even spot the sea. Choose creamy textures for a sleek and moisturising finish. Clinique’s Chubby Stick for Eyes is the perfect summer companion. No creasing and no smudging means no worries!

Cleverly enriched in Vitamin E, this tint hydrates the lid whilst hiding fine lines. Its flattering shade last all day long (even in the heat) and blends easily on the eyelid…handy when you’re in a hurry!

Estée Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara

9. Doe-eyed

Be like Bambi and brandish bold, lengthy lashes this summer. This doesn’t call for fussy false ones but a touch of volumising mascara instead, like Estée Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara. This magic wand creates a covetable doe-eyed look. 


The brush delivers clump-free lashes, while defining each hair creating a multiple lash effect. What’s more, it’s suitable for any wet condition. So go for a swim and return with your mascara intact. Easy! You’re sure to have lust-worthy lashes
in no time.

A Different Nail Ename

10. A polished look

I love any excuse to buy a new nail polish, so I was instantly attracted to Clinique’s launch of A Different Nail Enamethis season. The fact that this delivers a quick-drying, salon glossy finish and chip-resistant colour that will last for the length of your holiday, is good enough for me. 


To go by its name, this polish is a little ‘different’ to others as it’s safe for sensitive skin meaning it has been proven to reduce the chances eyes will itch, burn or water with contact. See? Perfect for holidays!