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Whether you’re prepping for a festival, wedding or chic city getaway, these easy-to-achieve make-up looks will rise to the occasion of summer’s smartest events. Beauty editor Emma Robertson reveals how


Whether it’s long walks along the Seine or a shopping trip in NYC, you need a beauty look that’s as iconic as your location – and one that won’t go into meltdown in the summer heat. Cue super-bright lipstick shades – they work best with minimal make-up (goodbye blusher and bronzer) yet cheat a polished look. Just add a manicure to match and a high-shine ponytail for city-proof appeal

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Model wears Autograph’s Gel Effect Nail Colour in Tomato

Matching your nails to your
lips adds instant polish. Cue
Autograph’s new Gel Effect
Nail Colour, available in a
range of bold shades including Tomato, pictured here

Actress Kate Bosworth poses with bright coral lip

Keep touch-ups to a minimum with a long-lasting lipstick in a modern suede-effect finish, as seen on lipstick queen Kate Bosworth

Steal Kate’s style with Stila’s Stay All Day
Liquid Lipstick in Carina – full-coverage
colour that stays put for up to six hours
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Model with low-slung ponytail with extra shine

Practical yet gorgeous, a ponytail is the perfect out-and-about style. Backcomb height into the crown, then fix the ponytail at the nape of the neck. Add gloss with a mist of Percy & Reed’s Shine & Fragrance Spray


Off to a festival? Celebrating alfresco? Whatever’s on the agenda, you’ll need long-lasting make-up that stays put, come rain or shine. Choose low-maintenance techniques that get better as they wear – think smudgy kohl-lined eyes with lived-in lashes to channel this season’s boho vibe. Skin-wise, keep it fresh and outdoorsy with a faux sun-kissed glow – it helps perk up a morning-after pallor and brightens sleep-deprived eyes, too

Instantly youthify-ing, freckles were spotted at a clutch of shows this season. Make yours stand out by skipping foundation, and use concealer only where you need it instead. Or fake the effect with matt bronzer dusted along the cheekbones and bridge of the nose

Model with bronzed skin

The night before your outdoor adventure, prep with James
Read’s Sleep Mask Tan Face. This leave-on clear gel
develops into a fresh-looking glow that lasts days, plus
it’s enriched with skin-loving ingredients to give your
complexion an overnight boost

Looking for a lash definer that won’t run if it rains? Try
Autograph’s Aqua Proof Water Resistant Mascara
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Close-up of model’s eye with smudgy make-up

Festival style icon Alexa Chung always looks
effortlessly cool in the VIP area with smudgy kohl-lined
eyes. Rock the look by applying Stila’s Smudge Stick
Waterproof Eyeliner to the inside rim of your eyes, then
build up your lashes with plenty of mascara


For a look that never dates, base your make-up
around nude tones – simple yet stylish. Upgrade
to a non-slip foundation for flawless skin from
sunrise to sunset, and add wow factor with subtly
smouldering eyes in bronze hues. An elegant nude
nail colour is the perfect finish

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Model touching flawless skin

Skin tends to produce more oil in the summer, which can send your usual foundation sliding. Diego Dalla Palma’s Oil Free Foundation is a smart switch to keep your complexion picture perfect

Image of foundation brush with a swirl of foundation

Top tools are a must. For high-definition skin, try Diego Dalla Palma’s New Foundation Brush
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Photography: Matthew Shave / Styling: Sorrel Kinder / Make-up: Alex B at Jed Root
Hair: Heath at Frank / Nails: Chistao at Terri Manduca / Model: Georgina at Models 1

Sienna Miller on the red carpet with glamorous, tousled hair

Be inspired by Sienna Miller’s red-carpet style: offset a metallic eye with a pared-back lip. Add texture and movement to your hair for a modern edge

Nail the perfect wedding-neutral shade
with Lola Nail Polish in Nude Lady
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Close up of model’s nails wearing Diego Dalla Palma’s Nail Polish in Peach Rose


Glass-effect manicures are big news right now and add a chic finish to wedding nails. Opt for soft pink with two layers of top coat for a glossy 3D effect