Time Out’s top heat-beating products to slip into your bag
Cooling Mousse for Tired Legs: Pure freshness in a bottle. Rub this over your legs and you’ll feel instant relief (you’ll also smell nice).
Dhs143 at L’Occitane (04 339 8148)
Quince Lip Butter: Pop this on after you’ve applied Benetint (above right) and your lips will be colour-kissed and supple.
Dhs59 at Korres (04 339 8315)
Neutralising Cover-Up Kit: This nifty concealer palette has every shade possible to cover up summer skin, from tired eyes to pimples – the green combined with beige covers up spots and pimples surprisingly well.
Dhs155 at Pixi (04 232 9225)
Sun Mist with five essential oils: Smells amazing and protects your hair from the sun – spray on every two hours or so if you’re outside.
Dhs99 at L’Occitane (04 339 8148)
Benefit Benetint: An absolute must. This works as a blush and a lip tint, leaving a rosy flush without feeling heavy or cloying.
Dhs146 at Paris Gallery (04 295 5550) and most good beauty stores
Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Mascara: This mascara claims to stick around for 15 hours – we tested its credentials by rubbing our eyes after a midday-induced sweat session and there was indeed zero smudge.
Dhs121 at Paris Gallery (04 295 5550) and most good beauty retailers
Clinique City Block Sheer with SPF25: This light, sheer make-up base evens out the complexion, moisturises and protects skin from the sun: a three-in-one for your handbag.
Dhs110 at most good beauty retailers
Evian facial spray: We laughed at this when we first saw it, but now it’s July we’re addicted to the cooling mist of pure spring water. Bliss.
Dhs20 at most petrol stations and pharmacies
Vetyverio perfume: The scents of vetiver (masculine) and rose (intensely feminine) meet in this gorgeous and ambiguous fragrance. We love it because it’s not too sharp on the nose and lasts all day.
Dhs440 at Dipyique (04 330 8423)