The beauty products you need to survive La Niña this summer

Posted: 6 December 2021 4:16 pm
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If you've been personally victimised by La Niña, this is for you.

If you live in Australia, you've probably been bullied by the rain, humidity and general discomfort recently. That's right, this summer has teamed up with La Niña and the forecast predicts flyaways and sweaty makeup.

As someone whose hair reaches Hermione Granger-level proportions of volume from the slightest hint of humidity, I have a few tricks up my sleeve. So I've rounded up the hair, makeup and skincare products you need in your arsenal to survive this summer.


For your hair

Bottle of Evo Tiger Balm product on white backdrop.

Evo easy tiger smoothing balm | $36

If you have straight or wavy hair that tends to turn a little frizzy in humid weather, it's time to start using the Evo easy tiger smoothing balm on your hair wash nights. Before you blast it with the blow dryer, run some of the balm through damp, clean hair to tame your curls and flyaways.

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Schwarzkopf Got2b flyaways.

Schwarzkopf Got2b Farewell Flyaways Touch Up Brush | $19.99

I have one of these lil' babies in my handbag at all times and lemme tell ya it's a godsend. The lightweight and non-greasy gel formula will help you tame any naughty flyaways into place without leaving you looking oily.

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Klorane Volume and Texture Linen Leave In Spray | $19.95

If your hair has a mind of its own in humid weather, why not embrace it? Touch up your hair with texture spray throughout the day to tame your mane and roll with the volume, baby.

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ghd cordless hair straightener on white background.

ghd Unplugged Cordless Hair Straightener | $475

Cordless and portable hair tools are an invention that literally could not have come sooner. There's nothing worse than spending the morning styling your hair, only to have it looking flat AF within minutes of stepping out the door on a rainy day. The ghd Unplugged Cordless Hair Straightener delivers up to 20 minutes of continuous styling, which is just enough to give yourself quick touch-ups during the day or on a night out.

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For your face

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Ultra Violette Queen Screen Luminising Sun Serum SPF 50 | $43

Even if this summer is set to be a cloudy one, you still need to wear SPF every day. Ultra Violette's hero product Queen Screen is SPF 50+ and the lightweight and oil-free formula makes it a perf base for makeup.

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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation | $105

Wearing makeup in summer can be a struggle, so you need a reliable foundation that'll keep you looking dewy but won't budge in the heat. The Giorgio Armani foundation is a little expenny, but I swear it's worth every cent. Although it offers medium to full coverage, it has a lightweight and silky formula that lasts all day without settling into your creases or rubbing off if you work up a sweat.

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater | $18.05

I love a good facial mist spray all year round but especially in summer. If you're feeling a bit ick during the day, give yourself a spritz with the Mario Badescu facial spray to freshen up and keep your skin feeling hydrated.

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For your body

Bondi Sands 1 hour aerated tan.

Bondi Sands Aero 1 Hour Express Aerated Tanning Foam | $25

While we're big fans of tan in a can (sun safety things), you're unlikely to pick up a natural glow this summer anyway. The Bondi Sands Aero Tan has a lightweight, foam formula that gives you a deep, long-lasting tan within an hour. If you need convincing, check out our hands-on review to see the results for yourself.

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Sukin Natural Deodorant | $6.95

This goes without saying, but a solid deodorant is your best friend in summer. The Sukin Natural Deodorant is free of aluminium, parabens, sulphates and other nasties that are used in most antiperspirants. It combines a blend of aloe vera, burdock, nettle extract and zinc to soothe the skin and prevent bacteria growth. It also contains mint, violet and driftwood to leave you feeling so fresh and so clean.

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DUO Line It Lash It | $16

I already think you need the patience of a saint to nail a solid liner and fake lash look, but add heat and humidity to the mix and it's a diff kind of struggle. To avoid a bung lash and winged liner-turned-smokey eye by the end of the day, try the DUO Line It Lash It. The two-in-one liquid eyeliner and lash adhesive is long-wearing and waterproof, so it'll keep your liner and lashes in check even on the sweatiest of days.

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These are just some of the products we'll be reaching out for as the weather warms up. If you want more hot tips (lol, get it?), check out our round-up of the skincare products that are perf for summer.

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