Summertime…and the livin’ is easy…and sweaty…and frizzy…but I’ve got some easy peasy products and treatments to help you cruise through summer like the cool cucumber you truly are.
Heat, humidity and SPF can leave your complexion feeling pretty congested – I suggest a daily peel pad such as Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Pads. Use post cleanse to sweep away dead skin cells and any other undesirable build up. (sephora.com)
Pacifica BB Cream is what I’m turning to for summer friendly complexion coverage and just the right amount of sun kissed shimmer. Work into skin with a foundation brush, add concealer where needed and bronzer to the temples, cheekbones and chin. Delectable dewy skin happiness. You’re welcome. (ulta.com)
Squinting in the sun is a sure fire way to speed up the aging process so nab yo’ self a spectacular pair of oversized sunnies. I’m a fan of losing and/or sitting on them so let’s keep them affordable. I’m digging these “Dipseas” sunglasses by Sunski. (sunski.com)
Eyes are the windows to the soul…and your lashes are the drapes.
Summer time can be particularly challenging where eye makeup meltdown is concerned. With a lift and tint or tubing mascara (which you can also wear to thicken a lift and tint) you will smudge no more!
A) Lash Lift. Shamless plug, as that is a service I offer, BUT…a lash lift and tint gives you up to ten weeks of lifted, darkened lashes that will let you live gloriously mascara free with no chance of smudging. EVER. Actual client before/afters below. No mascara, no extensions! Just natural, beautifully enhanced lashes.
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B) Blinc Mascara Amplified. Superb formula – a buildable version of their original formula that goes NOWHERE. (sephora.com)
Treat and Prevent. Eye cream should be a part of your routine morning AND night – and this Clinique number fits the bill nicely with it’s 20 spf for your morning application. GET ON IT BEFORE YOU NEED IT. (Tough love) Clinique Super Defense Age Defense Eye Cream SPF 20 (sephora.com)
Beach Babe locks, anyone? Yes please!
‘Not Your Mother’s’ Beach Wave Spray (if you have fine hair) or Texturizing Cream (for thick hair) will let you rock sexy tousled waves with a light matte finish no matter what your hair type. Going to the office? Work in your product to achieve humidity friendly texture then pull into a loose low pony or bun. Voila. (dermstore.com)
Face & Body Protection.
Admit it – you don’t really like wearing SPF. I’ve rounded up some non-greasy sun care that feel more like luxurious skincare than they do sticky sun care.
Powdered sunscreen. A miracle for the very oily amongst us. Bonus: the brush applicator makes it so easy to apply, and touching up is a (summer) breeze. The tinted version gives the perfect amount of coverage for blemishes or discoloration without looking cakey. (colorescience.com)
I first found the name a bit off-putting but let me assure you this product is SO super, and not at all goopy. (supergoop.com)
Body: The Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil SPF 50 and not at all heavy or greasy, which really surprised me. The light texture sinks right in, offers amazing protection, and hydrates too!
Protect, prevent, enhance and glow…so many sun worthy goodies here! Now go on and sweat with some extra swagger!