After months of longing to feel the warmth of the sun on our skin, summer is finally (almost) here. As always, despite wishing it to begin for the last few weeks, it tends to arrive unexpectedly, leaving us feeling slightly underprepared.
In the interests of ensuring you're one step ahead, we thought it prudent to bring you news of summer's most incredible beauty buys, which will prep you for a Hot Girl Summer in no time.
Ditch your autumn/winter staples (for now) and instead invest in light, breathable products that will make you feel as fresh as you look. From Laura Mercier's dreamy tinted moisturiser to the NARS palette that will give you a complexion more glowing than ever before, John Lewis & Partners has everything you need for a sublime summer face.
And it's not just makeup and skincare, either. A new season calls for a new fragrance – and they don't get much better than Jo Malone's beautiful Wild Bluebell Cologne.
Whether you're staying put for the summer or jetting off on holiday, you won't want to be without these beauty miracles. And until June 5, you can enjoy them at an even more affordable price, with many of them available for less. Now that's certainly something to celebrate...
SHOP: The Best Summer Beauty Products at John Lewis & Partners
Heavy foundations are all well and good for colder months but, when it's hot outside you'll want to let your skin breathe. You don't, however, want to sacrifice the look of your skin, which is why Laura Mercier's tinted moisturiser is a true winner. Not only will it make you look luminous in seconds, it's packed with antioxidants and leaves skin feeling hydrated, even at the end of the day. It even offers SPF 25 protection, to ensure you're really looking after your face.
This is all you need for the glow of your life, encased in one handy (and good looking) palette. With six different shades that are designed to suit all skin tones, you can choose to give your skin anything from a light blush to a deep, rich shimmer. Shine on.
Imagine your favourite lip balm which also promises to plump lips and smooth the appearance of fine lines. This is it. A volumising lip conditioner, this wonder product offers hydration and shine like nothing else. Wear on its own for a natural sheen or layer over your favourite lip colour to make it pack even more of a punch.
Smelling delicious is more important in the summer than ever, especially when a heatwave rolls around. Luckily, Jo Malone's Wild Bluebell fragrance is as delicious as it is long-lasting, meaning you'll be smelling as fresh in the evening as you were when you spritzed it hours before. And who can really resist a bottle as beautiful as this?
There's a reason why this mascara keeps selling out – it really is one of the best lash products on the market right now. It offers instant lift and length without ever clumping, flaking or smudging. It feels weightless, will last for 24 hours no problem and will make you feel fantastic. Something you'll want to wear all year round, not just in summer.
Forget everything you thought you knew about makeup because YSL's NU formula makes it feel better than ever. A skincare-makeup hybrid, this lip and cheek tint is enriched with shea butter and hyaluronic acid to keep skin feeling hydrated and nourished, while at the same time offering a beautiful flush of colour. It's not greasy or sticky and is easy-to-use, too. Winner.