13 Make-Up Artists Share Their Summer Beauty Buys

13 Make-Up Artists Share Their Summer Beauty Buys

Keen to update your make-up bag with some reliable recommendations? We asked some of the world’s top make-up artists which products everyone should own for summer. From silky bronzers to flattering lipsticks and sweat-proof mascaras, here’s what they wouldn’t be without…

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NARS Sunkissed Bronzing Cream, £30

Recommended By: Wellness Writer, Hair Stylist & Make-Up Artist, Camilla Hewitt

Why She Loves It: “If you prefer to avoid the sun, this is a brilliant product to help you fake a sun-kissed glow. It has a silky cream texture – thanks to the added coconut oil –  so it blends beautifully and is easy to layer up. There’s no added shimmer either, so it never looks too iridescent or OTT.”

Available at HarveyNichols.com

Aimee Cream Luxe Blush Colour in Peach Pop, £16

Recommended By: International Make-Up Artist, Caroline Barnes
Why She Loves It: “If you ask me, this is the best coral blush on the market right now. It suits and flatters all skin tones, with a soft, velvety texture that never creases or goes patchy. The dry down is more matte than cream, but you still get a glossy glow – just with a little more longevity.”

Available at Boots.com

La Mer The Hydrating Skin Colour Illuminator, £60

 Recommended By: Make-Up Artist & Hairstylist, Cat Parnell

Why She Loves It: “This is amazing for creating a healthy, glowing complexion – whether you’re wearing it with foundation or on its own. You can brighten, enhance and illuminate with just a small amount – plus, the texture is thin, so it works well with other make-up, too.”

Available at LookFantastic.com

Lisa Eldridge Luxuriously Lucent Lip Colour in Love of My Life, £26

Recommended By: Make-Up Artist, Jessica Kell
Why She Loves It: “Sometimes on a hot summer’s day, all you want to do is throw on an SPF, a slick of mascara and let a bright layer of lipstick do all the talking. My go-to is Lisa Eldridge’s Love of My Life lipstick. The perfect pink-y coral, it’s soft, hydrating and delivers vibrant colour, as well as a soft, suits-all sheen.”

Available at LisaEldridge.com

The Glow Powder by Joy Adenuga in Melanin Glow, £15.99

Recommended By: Make-Up Artist & Beauty Expert, Joy Adenuga

Why She Loves It: “This is a deep bronze-toned loose powder with a little bit of shimmer for extra radiance. It’s multi-use, which makes it easy to apply to the face, eyes, lips and body, for a high-octane glow reminiscent of hot summer nights in Miami or St Tropez.”

Available at JoyAdenuga.com

Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF50 Soft Focus Make-Up Setting Spray, £34

Recommended By: Make-Up Artist Adeola Gboyega
Why She Loves It: “As a professional make-up artist – and somebody who is obsessed with skincare and SPF – I’m always looking for a product to top up UV protection throughout the day. This genius mist allows you to do just that, and it also doubles up as a setting spray to leave your skin looking beautiful, with a soft-focus blurred effect. A staple for everyone this summer.”

Available at LookFantastic.com

Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara, £15.20 (was £19)

Recommended By: Make-Up Artist, Kenneth Soh
Why He Loves It: “Not only is this waterproof and completely smudge-free, it also has brilliant brush to coat your lashes for an even, fanned-out effect. Don’t let the waterproof claim put you off either – it still comes off seamlessly without the need for tugging or pulling.”

Available at LookFantastic.com

Vieve Skin Dew, £19

Recommended By: Make-Up Artist & Author, Lisa Potter-Dixon
Why She Loves It: “This gives a beautiful glow to the skin, thanks to its sheer, glossy and easy to layer up formula. Use a small amount only – as you squeeze it, you’ll find quite a lot comes out, so remember a little goes a long way.”

Available at CultBeauty.com

Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate, £62

Recommended By: Make-Up Artist & Hair Stylist, Mira Parmar
Why She Loves It: “This is the one product to take on holiday with you. A gorgeous cream bronzer and highlighter in one, it’s the easiest way to sculpt and enhance your skin, without ever going overboard. Blend the two together or apply separately for definition where you need it most. It’s guaranteed to give you a sunless, summertime glow.”

Available at Harrods.com

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzer, £43

Recommended By: Make-Up Artist, Morgane Martini
Why She Loves It: “A summer staple, this is – in my opinion – the best bronzer around. Creamy in texture, it suits all skin types, with a hydrating dry down that’s never too thick or heavy. Great for carving out definition around your cheekbones, and bringing warmth to your eyelids, the pot is huge, so it will last you for months at a time.”

Available at Harrods.com

NARS Multiple Stick in Na Pali Coast, £27 (was £30)

Recommended By: Make-Up Artist & Educator, Nilly Vanilli
Why She Loves It: “This iconic multi-use stick can be used on the eyes, cheeks and lips. The most popular shade is ‘Orgasm,’ but for deeper skin tones, it has to be Na Pali Coast. A warm, toasted peach shade with a soft shimmer to give you colour and gently highlight your skin, use this stick just where you need it most – usually that’s cheeks and lips.”

Available at HouseOfFraser.com

Clarins Supra Lift & Curl Mascara, $29

 Recommended By: Make-Up Artist, Ruby Hammer MBE
Why She Loves It: “Even if you have nothing else on your face, a good mascara can help you look awake. Clarins’ new Supra Lift & Curl formula has it all; length, curl and volume, while also being smudge-proof and giving your lashes a dose of nourishment, too. A great all-rounder.”

Available at Clarins.com

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