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If you’re happy to avoid makeup in the summer, good for you. If you’re one of the people trying to adapt a fondness for makeup to climate change, read on. The easiest way to approach it is to keep it simple but bold. This is where the outer eyeliner comes in. Two clean lines – make sure to keep the space in between – strategically placed concealer to lift the skin and a nude shade on the lips is the minimal way to reinvent your makeup look right now.

1. Typology Eyelash & Eyebrow Serum 2% Pea Peptides + Castor Oil £16.90, uk.typology.com
2. Vieve Lip Dew in Rosa £17, vieve.co.uk
3. Gucci L’Obscur Definition Pen in Black £31, selfridges.com
4. Dior Backstage Face & Body Flash Perfector Concealer £23, dior.com
5. Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss Spritz £26, victoriabeckhambeauty.com

I can’t live without it… a gem from the US brand that beauty editors are always talking about

When I meet other beauty editors, we rarely talk about beauty. But when we do, we exchange ideas about what we would actually spend our money on. It’s the same with my American counterparts. Invariably, the only brand that always appears is Tatcha. Which, if you were visiting the US at the time, was fine. But once you got home – and missed out – it was frustrating because it wasn’t available in the UK. So far. So what do you need to know about this highly anticipated launch? Well, it’s inspired by Japanese skincare principles – think age-old wisdom, a less-is-more philosophy, and cutting-edge innovation. A relatively wide range – all products include double-fermented rice, green tea and seaweed – but each product is justified. There are great cleansers: Camellia Cleansing Oil is a dream for mature or dry skin. Rice powder exfoliators activate on contact with water and brilliantly combat dullness. I love an essence and even if it’s not essential, you could do much worse than that – it’s a beauty. There are also excellent moisturizers. My favorite is La Crème d’Eau. Lightweight, refines skin texture, adds moisture and sits beautifully under makeup. It is said to be for oily skin, but if you want a great moisturizing and smoothing number that works well for summer, this is it. Tatcha The Water Cream, £63 tatcha.co.uk

On my radar… a wildflower candle, serum and a hair cloth

Flame Jo Malone London and one of fashion’s brightest stars have created a wildflower candle that’s worth the money just for the packaging. Jo Malone London x Richard Quinn Tuberose Angelica ceramic candle, £96, jomalone.co.uk

Light key Looking for a hydrating serum that also retextures and illuminates the skin? Look no further. This lactic and hyaluronic acid serum does all of the above, fast. Shani Darden Lactic Acid Exfoliating Serum, £80, shanidarden.com

Cloth heads For instantly clean hair without shampoo, real or dry, this stylist has created biodegradable makeup remover wipes. Genius. Sam McKnight Lazy Girl Hair Cleansing Cloths, £17 for a 20-pack, sammcknight.com

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