Flawless Summer Beauty
We love summer, but we hate some of the style setbacks warmer weather can bring on. Here's a list of these hot-weather beauty busters -- and the solutions to prevent or fix them so you stay gorgeous all season.
No one wants to look like an oil slick, especially at the office or on a summer date. We love the convenience and ease of Cargo Liquid Powder ($24), which keeps your face fresh and shine free all day and can be used under or over foundation. Stash it in your purse for quick touchups throughout the day.
To avoid looking like a raccoon, you need mascara that isn't going to run if you decide to hit the beach or head to a pool party. An affordable, no-smudge choice is Covergirl Lash Exact Waterproof Mascara ($7.99 at Walgreens). You can rest easy knowing your lashes will be long and defined, even if you decide to take a dip.
that sweaty feeling
You have a post-work date and have broken out in a substantial sweat on your way there. What's a girl to do? Cleansing wipes are a godsend when you feel like you need a shower but have no time. Our pick: Kaia Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths ($17.99) because they're gentle, effective and completely biodegradable.
Hot weather can turn even the most voluminous hairdo into a limp, listless mess. Take your tired tresses from lifeless to lustrous with Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo ($21). It refreshes and rejuvenates hair without water or styling tools, soaks up oil and boosts volume. We especially love the fresh lemon verbena scent and refreshing feel.
Swim & sun-damaged hair
Sunshine, salt water and chlorine can dry out and discolor your locks, turning them into a dull, lifeless, tangled mess. Prevent that before it happens with Ouidad Sun Shield ($20), a leave-in treatment that protects hair from the effects of a well spent summer.
Annoying eyeshadow creases
The last thing you want to end up with is melting makeup. Sweat and humidity can cause eyeshadow creasing, which is not an ideal look for work or play. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eyeshadow Base ($15) keeps your eye makeup in place all day, keeping your summer look smooth and crease free.
Summer skin is oily skin for many of us, which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Combat zits caused by sweat and overproduction of oil with Neutrogena SkinClearing Blemish Concealer ($8.99).
Red, blotchy skin
The heat of summer sometimes causes skin to look red and blotchy -- not a good look on anyone. Calm an overheated complexion with a refreshing spray toner such as Mario Badescu Facial Spray ($7 to 12). Stash this vitamin-enriched hydrating toner in your purse or beach bag to refresh, rehydrate and cool your skin anytime, anywhere.
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