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Hang on in there, our summer might be on its last legs but we’ve got some great tips on how to stay bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as we flounce into the new season.

Gold rush

As a recent convert to this magic golden spray, I’m hooked. There are three shades and this little travel-friendly set comes with a vegan kabuki brush which helps to colour and contour with ease. Infused with the all-important ingredients to promote skin elasticity and provide antioxidant protection, it’s super-blendable, buildable and it dries in a jiffy. It’s fool-proof. Honestly.

Jet Set Duo £30

On the lash

I’ve always felt that applying a lash primer was a bit of an unnecessary faff but having used Honest Beauty’s Extreme Lash Mascara + Primer (£19) I’ve changed my mind. Double-sided and lauded for its long-lasting formula, the primer and mascara work together to lift, lengthen and thicken. Applying is a pleasure and the results are worth the extra effort.

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Skin deep

One of my favourite finds this year has got to be 47 Skin, a brand who believe it’s how you feel about your skin that matters. Its founder, Nic, struggled with acne since his teens leading him to develop a product with special ingredients. The only products in the world to contain their unique formula of Silver Chitoderm to encourage skin cells to regenerate.  I’m on my third bottle of their Regenerative Serum (from £29). It’s that good!

Anti-blemish & Scar Repair Serum 30ml £29

Smooth operator

When you’ve coiffed and cajoled your hair into shape and you’re about to tackle the face, the last thing you need is an unwanted kink. These no-mark hair clips from Primark’s recent collaboration with celebrity hair stylist Andrew Fitzsimons do just the job. Simple but effective.

Pink no-mark hair clips £2.50

Flat out

This is a game changer for the makeup riflers among us. No more bleary-eyed ransacking of drawers to find what you need to resurrect your sleepy face. You just throw in your essential face-saving kit, or place carefully, depending on your penchant for order, pull the draw string to create a little bag and then lay it out flat when you’re ready to apply. Great for travel or just for keeping it all together on your dressing table.

Flat Lay Makeup Bag £19.99

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