London is in the grip of a heatwave at the moment. As well as being blindingly hot, it's unbearably humid - the air feels like soup.
What do you do when it's just too hot for makeup?
I use concealer where I need it (on my dark circles - it's just too hot to sleep! and on the slight reddishness around my nose) and then I use a NARS multiple on my cheeks, eyes and lips.
My current favorite is Cannes, a rosy bronze shimmer. It's rosy enough for lips and cheeks, but brown enough for the lids. This gives me a touch of colour and glow without being overdone or too fussy. Let's face it, whatever you do is going to melt - may as well make it something that is easy to touch up.
When it's really hot, I carry blotting sheets instead of powder; powder just feels sticky and horrid to me if I'm sweating. I also tend to not bother with mascara with such a minimal look, but my eyelashes are darkish to begin with.
The trick with the Multiples (for me) is to pick some colour up from the stick on my fingertips and then blend onto cheekbones, lids and lips. If you swipe directly on the skin it's very easy to overcook it, and very difficult to blend. I also need to use a good balm on my lips first, as I find the silicone cream to powder formulation too drying on its own.
These are £27 each, and they'll last you for years.
In the past I've also had:
Maui - non shimmery rose, pretty, but can be a bit too pink for the eyes.
South Beach - soft apricot/bronze shimmer.
Copacabana - highlighting shade, does not add colour, very shimmery. Very good for an angelic look, but tends to make me look anaemic unless I use some colour on my cheeks with it, at least.
St Barts - cool taupe shimmer. It's a bit 90s grunge on me, if worn on eyes, cheeks and lips, no warmth/rosiness to it.