Wednesday

How to Ace a Sweatless Summer

The secret to looking picture perfect in the sweltering heat is to pick products that stay put and hide the shine.

We know you are melting, but don’t sweat it, we have the tried and true sweat-proof beauty essentials to keep your makeup from running (siiiiigh, almost too bad, because running makeup would have been the most athletic thing we did today).

Berry Good
We polled our friends and the average entry-level gal in NYC gets a summer pedicure about ever three weeks (aka when she can afford it).  That’s 21 days of the same color, so for summer we stuck to hues that complement our sexy, strappy shoes.  We love the berry colors from Zoya Nail Polish ($8 at Zoya.com) because they are subtle, yet bright and lasted on our toes for a full three weeks (all we did was add a coat of clear polish at the end of each week).  With colors like Eve (pictured), Quinn and Jacy, we can run around without shoes… or regrets.

Luxe for Less
Primers help keep makeup on our skin, but what good does that do if the primer slides off first?  Problem solved with Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear™ Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Primer ($11 at physiciansformula.com).  In one simple step, this versatile primer color-corrects imperfections, smoothes skin texture and boosts makeup's staying power.  We loved it because it is light and doesn’t clog pores or crease – and best of all it is inexpensive enough that we can buy a bunch and keep them in all of our summer bags.  So skip the foundation and scoop up this ultra-convenient primer pen.

I Want A Pony…
It doesn’t matter how rich and naturally glossy our hair looks, when it’s this hot a ponytail is our best friend.  It is a fact that pulling long hair off our sweaty neck, instantly makes us feel cooler.  We like to keep oodles of Goody NEW Ouchless Elastics ($7 at Drugstore.com) on our wrist for a quick pony on the go.  These are our favorite because they don’t slip (or pull our hair) thanks to the new Smart Stretch Core™ technology that grips each strand without damaging or breaking the follicle.  Just make sure to keep it pretty (no pineapple heads!) and these little Goody’s will do the trick.

Hot Colors For The Hazy Days
When we sweat our makeup smudges and we all agree there’s a big difference between a sexy cat eye and a dark raccoon circles.  We keep our liner in place with Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($22 at Stilacosmetics.com).  They come in the summer’s eight hottest colors to give our eyes a splash of boldness that won’t wash away.  These eye-ssentals a formulated with a blend of pearls and intense pigment that keeps the color right where it belongs for all-day, sweatproof wear. 

Lash It Up
It’s too hot for falsies and traditional mascara leaves pools of darkness under our eyes (not so glamorous), but don’t give up, we have a beautiful solution: L’OrĂ©al Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara ($9 at Drugstore.com).  We love this product because it has tiny fibers that enhance our lash length and pump up our eye-intensity without clumping.  We like that it makes our eyes appear awake and invigorated instead of tired and wilted like the dried-up flowers on our window sill that have been dead for three weeks…ooops.

Fast Fix
Summer seems to wreck havoic on our skin so we were thrilled when we came across Sephora Perfecting Cover Concealer ($16 at Sephora.com). This long-wearing, high-payoff concealer is highly pigmented - ideal for hiding pesky pimples and awkward tan lines on our face.  Because it is waterproof and oil-free we can wear it for days on end and appear fresh and flawless (and you know how we feel about being flawless). 

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