Tried and Tested: Long-Wearing Products That Will Get You Through Summer

Foundation separation? That glow that’s just crossed over from luminous to sweaty? Under-eye creasing? All challenges that come with being a beauty lover in summertime.

Luckily, beauty brands know exactly what we’re all after when the temperature rises, offering options for every concern under the (literal) sun.

Whether you’re looking for a lighter moisturiser or a powder that’ll stay all day, the BEAUTYDIRECTORY team have got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of the most long-wearing products that’ll get you through summer.

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FIX’ MAKE-UP Clarins

Reviewer: Brittany

What is it?

A light and refreshing mist that sets makeup and gives longer-lasting hold. Enriched with aloe vera and allantoin, it instantly moisturises and soothes the skin. Its invigorating grapefruit extract and organic rose water scent provide a continuous sense of wellbeing. A simple gesture for long-lasting makeup.

What We Think.

I have tried almost every setting spray on the market, from the most expensive to ones on the cheaper side. This is by far the best setting spray I have used to date. My makeup does not move after use, especially in the heat.

Antipodes Baptise H20 Water Gel Moisturiser

Reviewer: Alicia

What is it?

Antipodes Baptise Water Gel Moisturiser is a weightless moisturiser gel that immerses thirsty skin in pure, natural moisture and provides all-day hydration. New Zealand manuka honey and natural hyaluronic acid draw moisture to the skin for enduring hydration. Harakeke gel, mamaku black fern & hibiscus flower help revitalise skin, with a fragrance of fresh rose. It’s also certified vegetarian and suited to most skin types, especially dehydrated and dry skin.

What We Think.

My skin gets so dehydrated and this product is an absolute saviour. It not only hydrates but the hyaluronic acid helps to keep skin looking plump and full. Being a gel, it is super lightweight and absorbed so easily into the skin. I also have sensitive skin and had no problems at all as the ingredients were all so gentle.

Matt Maker Powder

Reviewer: Shannah

What is it?

Maybelline NY Matte Maker Powder offers 100% natural matte coverage thanks to micro-sponge particles that work to attract and dissolve oil. The lightweight formula seamlessly blends and unifies skin tone as well as setting your foundation. Available in two shades: Classic Ivory and Natural Beige.

What We Think.

This powder is perfect! I have oily skin so if you can imagine, I cant go a full day without touching up my makeup. This powder definitely helps me go a few hours longer than usual for touching up my t-zone. I’ll be keeping this one in my purse at all times.


Lycon Day Cream SPF 15

Reviewer: Susanna

What is it?

A precisely balanced multi-protective day cream with the anti-ageing powerhouse blend of LYCON Skin’s signature yeast beta-glucan, wrinkle-reducing peptide, dual weight hyaluronic acid (plus fast-acting antioxidants and botanical extracts that counteract free radicals, pollution, and even blue light). Multi-Protection Day Cream SPF15 rapidly hydrates, firms, lifts, and plumps, whilst it protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays, boosting the skin’s natural renewal processes and support system.


What We Think.

I recently tried Lycon Retail's Multi-Protection Day Cream SPF15, and it's quickly become a daily essential. The first thing I noticed was its lovely, subtle scent – not too overpowering. What really impressed me was that it didn't leave any white cast, which can be a common issue with SPF products. This day cream is incredibly lightweight and doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy. It absorbs beautifully, leaving my skin feeling soft and supple. Plus, the added SPF is a real bonus, especially in the Australian sun. I will definitely be keeping this product in my daily skincare routine, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for a simple yet effective way to protect and nourish their skin.

Loreal 24-hour infallible powder

Reviewer: Sam

What is it?

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Compact Powder Foundation is a powder foundation that helps to control oil while providing long-lasting coverage. The powder foundation features a non-drying texture and can be applied with either a dry or damp application, based on the degree of coverage required. It applies smoothly and leaves a matte finish. Available in four shades: Warm Vanilla, Sand Beige, Beige and Warm Sand.

What We Think.

The one and only thing I hate about summer is the permanent oily sheen my face emits over the warmer months. The L’Oreal Paris Infallible Compact Powder Foundation is a powder foundation that helps to control oil while providing long-lasting coverage. I have been using this product for a few years now and carry it with me for on the go touch-ups and shine control. It's a powder foundation so the formula is light but buildable.