Dream Bronze BB 8-in-1 beauty balm, £6.99, Maybelline


Whether it's thanks to hay fever or the joy of seeing beloved friends tie the knot, this time of year tends to be a tearjerker, which means that when I wear mascara it must be waterproof. And it's not just eye make-up that needs staying power in the summer months – sweat, swimming and sudden showers can all conspire to wash away cosmetics.

Luckily, weatherproofing isn't just for sheds, and many items in your make-up bag now come with added staying power, without the pore-clogging, grease-paint like qualities of yore. That's handy, come rain or shine.

Stylo eyeshadow in 127 laurier rose

£23, Chanel, 020 7493 3836

Copper and bronze are having a moment – and this smooth, rosy gold is a lovely way to wear the warm metallic trend. The strong colour glides on and stays put.

Dream Bronze BB 8-in-1 beauty balm

£6.99, Maybelline, boots.com

This will add a sunkissed glow with light coverage and the bonus of SPF 25 protection – ideal for ditching your heavy foundation in summer months.


Pro Longwear nourishing waterproof foundation

£25.50, maccosmetics.co.uk

For those who don't want to give up full coverage, this lightweight satin-finish foundation can also double up as a concealer.

Sport waterproof mascara

£18, eyeko.com

All this brand's make-up is waterproof, but this seriously won't budge. The plump, curved brush really boosts volume too.

Perfectly Defined long wear brow pencil in grey

£29.50, bobbibrown.co.uk

Brows don't need to be bare when lounging in the pool – define and fill with the pencil end before brushing through for a natural finish.