Hot temperatures can result in shiny, oily skin and during the summer heatwave we're experiencing right now, you might have noticed that your makeup will slide off your skin like there's no tomorrow – quite frankly, it's a waste of your hard-earned beauty products. However, you may be surprised to know that keeping shiny skin at bay is easier than you think – all you need is a few additions to your beauty kit that will keep sweat and large pores in control. From primers to blotting paper, cooling facial sprays to waterproof mascara, we have rounded up the best face fixers for greasy skin and makeup won't budge under pressure. Forget Essex, the only way is matte...
Original Skin Matte Moisturiser, £27, Origins
It's essential that you classify your skin type - and if your skin is oily (do you have a predominately shiny t-zone?) a mattifying moisturiser will help you combat grease. Origin's Original Skin Matte Moisturiser contains Rock Rose and Willowherb which primes the skin, allowing your makeup to sit better. Despite having mattifying agents included, it still gives your skin a hydrated, glowy look.
The POREfessional, £27.50, Benefit
For those that are prone to breakouts, foundation might be your go-to for covering up blemishes. But makeup on especially hot skin can aggravate oil, so a primer is an absolute must-have. A gel formula is essential for tackling oiliness and the POREfessional by Benefit is renowned for absorbing shine, leaving skin smoother in seconds.
Grape Water, £11, Caudalie
Positively melting at your desk? No need to worry – Caudalie's Grape Water is made from 100% organic ingredients which instantly hydrates and refreshes the pores – and it's ideal for sensitive skin.
Blot Party On-The-Go Mattifyers, £23.01, Tarte @ QVCuk.com
We can't get over how ingenious this little kit is. The aptly named 'Blot Party' by Tarte Cosmetics is a treasure trove which features the brand's Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder. This instantly combats shine and the set includes extremely useful blotting papers that are great for those heat-busting commutes.
Phenomen Eyes Waterproof Mascara, £25, Givenchy @ Debenhams
Is there anything worse than smudged mascara? Answers on a postcard. Keep your eyelashes suitably defined with Givenchy's Phenomen Eyes Waterproof Mascara. We love the spherical brush which reaches even the stumpiest of lashes and best of all, the formula just won't budge until you decide to take it off.
Aqua Seal Waterproof Liquid Converter, £19, Makeup Forever
If you are a fan of the smoky eye but aren't as keen on it appearing down your face when the heat is turned up, you need Aqua Seal by Makeup Forever. The clever formula turns pencils, shadows and liners into waterproof textures, meaning your makeup will last much longer. Amazing!
Graffiti Art Fragrance Body Spray, £40, Jo Loves
OK, so not strictly a makeup item, but we can't stop thinking about these Graffiti Art Fragrance Body Sprays by Jo Loves. Shaped just like a paint can (how adorable) they can be kept in fridge to keep them extra cool in the heat – the perfect spritz for-on-the go coolness. They come in four fabulous scents - Fig, Tuberose, Vetiver and Grapefruit.