Archive | June, 2010

Summer Beauty Must Haves

21 Jun

Summertime and the livin’s easy…  (and so can your summer beauty routine be!)

Here are my Top 7 Summer beauty products:

1) Gradual self-tanning lotion. I know, I know –  we all love a sun-kissed tan, but you know what we don’t love?  Skin damage.  Sun spots.  Wrinkles.  So listen to your mother, put on that SPF  (15 at least) and instead of sun-worshipping, use a gradual self tanner like “Jergen’s Natural Glow”.  They even have one specially formulated for your face, that doesn’t clog pores!

2)  Paints by Mac Cosmetics (This is actually a year-round must have for me!)  Annoyed with eye shadows shifting around and creasing on your lids?  Prep your lids for the humid summer days by smoothing on a tiny smidgen of “paint” first, and your shadow will rock on all day long!

3) Playsticks by Benefit. I LOVE this foundation stick.  It’s quick, easy and glides on so smooth and light.  In the summer heat, less is definitely more – so use foundation only where needed.  Plus, Playsticks are packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients like green tea and chamomille!

4) Hoola bronzing powder by Benefit Hands down THE best bronzer out there.  Shimmery bronzers can be pretty, but for a natural looking tan, Hoola is the one and only truly matte bronzing powder I’ve found.  I love it because I can sweep it all over the face, collar bone,  decolletage , whereever  – and it always looks natural (aka. not sparkly or orange)

5)  Surf Spray by Bumble and Bumble Sexy beach waves.  Nuff said

6) Complete Lip Balm by Sephora With mango butter, Vitamin E, and a touch of menthol this lip balm tastes/smells as good as it feels.  Perfect for keeping your pout moisturized in the sun!  Also contains Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, a natural lip-plumping ingredient!

7) Blot powder by Mac Cosmetics   Absorbs oil and controls shine, without the “caked on” look that most powders can give.  Perfect for mid day touch ups!  I recommend applying with a large powder brush.

Voila!  You’re ready for the summer heat!