Beat the heat! No more dried out lipstick looks this summer

It’s summer, lockdown is lifting, pubs and restaurants are open and one of our priorities at the moment is looking our best!

It’s been a long year of loungewear, messy buns and sudocream (hello mascne) but now it’s time to get our glam on. We've been planning our outfits for weeks, saving makeup looks to our Pinterest boards and now we’re ready to get back out there.

Crop stylish model with makeup near wall

But there’s just one thing stopping us: The melt-your-makeup-off summer heat. We look and feel amazing leaving the house and by the time we arrive to meet the girls our makeup is stuck to our skin, clumping in weird places and looking over very patchy – not a mood.

What’s key with these kind of problems is to have the right kind of hydration in your routine. You don’t want to end up caked in powder just to stop your makeup from slipping. With your skin, the secret is in the base you choose – your primer’s ability to hold your glowy, fresh foundation look in place. And with your lipstick, it’s all about that bright pop of colour along with a burst of hydration. No more lipstick caking in the cracks of your dried out lips – especially with amazing hybrid products, like Ayu’s lip kits – packing a moisture-boosting punch along with an array of stunning colours.

Perfect for those nights when you want a nude lippie to look like a lipstick but act like a hydrating lip balm, this brand new addition to the growing Ayu Lip Kit (RRP €32.50) range includes:

Ayu Natural Lip Liner - The top beauty secret for re-shaping, re-sizing and re-defining the look of your lips!

Ayu Bare Lipstick - The perfect everyday nude lipstick with a blend of waxes that help the formula glide over your lips for a seamless finish with no bleeding outside your lip line. The light-diffusing pigments will give you a luminous and natural pout and this gorgeous nude shade will suit all skin tones.

Ayu Clear Gloss - A high sheen clear lip gloss to accentuate and plump the lips.  This gloss is a perfect finisher to any lip colour.

Also now available is their full range of glosses and lipsticks to purchase individually, with every colour from Beautiful Bare, Classic Chloe, Blushed Berry and Sexy Sara – you are spoiled for choice!

And what we love most about Ayu is that it’s Irish based and Irish-owned, so you’re supporting local when you support Ayu. An award-winning online cosmetics company set up by renowned makeup artist Suzie O’Neill, AYU is dedicated to empowering women with the tools and knowledge to bring out their best selves. All of the AYU products are dermatologically tested, paraben free, gluten free and vegan friendly – so you’re keeping your beauty bag clean! Check out their full range here!

Fiona Murphy is a freelance writer, specialising in book-related content, fiction and poetry. She can be found drinking tea, craving tapas or attempting to finish her never-ending-novel.

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