Maintaining a simple, summer beauty routine without sacrificing your looks is a bit easier said than done. After spending a day by the pool, at the beach or trekking through the 95 degree city streets, chances are we all look a bit undone… and not in that effortless Gisele sort of way.
COSMETICS WITH STAYING POWER
1. FLOWER Extreme Measures Lengthening Mascara in Waterproof
The NEW full cosmetics range co-founded by Drew Barrymore and available exclusively at Walmart. This mascara uses its Extreme Stretch Hourglass Brush to give perfect, 180 degree lash coverage. Using Red Seaweed and shiny polymers, it lengthens and nourishes lashes, while adding luster and conditioners.
Price: $6.98, Available at Walmart and Walmart.com
2. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils – Re-Launch
Colorful, creamy, forever-lasting and waterproof, the cult-favorite 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils are already the stuff of beauty legend. But what’s the one thing that would make them even better? More shades. Urban Decay added 13 brand new shades and 14 previously exclusive shades to the already covetable lineup, for a total of 40 habit-forming colors in all – now one of the widest eye pencil assortments ever.
Price: $19, Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com
3. L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara in Waterproof Black
Discover the look of lash extensions. The product’s unique lash-hugging brush, which consists of 200 bristles and is shaped specifically to the eyelid to catch every last lash, works together with the Liquid Extension Technology, allowing the formula to coat lashes for extreme length and create a long-lasting, waterproof finish.
Price: $9.95, Available at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers
FACE & LIPS
1. Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder
Shiny can be really good (when it comes to expensive jewelry, for example) or really bad (when it comes to your T-zone). To curb shiny and sweaty skin and keep the attention on you for all the right reasons, reach for this lightweight pressed powder that blots oil and stops shine without messing up your makeup. Apply it to bare skin or use it over foundation as well as touch ups throughout the day.
Price: $32, Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com
2. CARGO Water Resistant Blush
The new Water Resistant Blush delivers an effortless summer glow that stays put rain or shine – perfect while laying poolside, spending the day at the beach or just being outdoors on a hot day. Available in three shades for the summer, the long-wearing formula includes L-lysine to bolster its water-resistant properties and micronized light diffusers that produce a gorgeously natural, non-shiny glow.
Price: $26, Available in three shades (Ibiza, Los Cabos, Bali) at CargoCosmetics.com, Ulta/Ulta.com, Beauty.com and Nordstrom.com
3. L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche
For lip color that lasts during the hot summer months, try this lightweight stain designed to deliver long-lasting color with a glossy, high-shine ﬁnish (vs. the matte effect that many stains provide). Never heavy and never drying, the weightless, water-based formula leaves lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to six hours. It contains a blend of light shine oils and concentrated pigments for clear, luminous color.
Price: $9.99, Available at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers
SIZZLING HAIR STYLERS
1. AVEDA Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair
Turn up the heat on sizzling style with this daily leave-in treatment that instantly repairs damaged hair by 26%, helps protect from heat styling and detangles to help prevent further damage. It is formulated with certified organically-derived quinoa protein penetrates hair to instantly repair damage and strengthen from the inside out. Don’t let your hair wear you this summer, fight back with a luxurious, clinically tested line that promises healthy hair.
2. Matrix Total Results Blonde Care Flash Filler Sheer Mist
This shine spray fills in porous hair fibers to fortify and maintain brightness of blonde hair. A beach bag necessity during the summer months, the shine spray also contains UV filters and sealant technology, which prevent hair from fading or turning brassy /green from the summer elements. The formula also instantly seals hair’s cuticle, plus fills in the porous parts, so that chemicals and abrasives, such as chlorine and salt water, do not penetrate the hair and are blocked out.
Price: $16, For salon locations, visit Matrix.com
3. L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Color Vibrancy Collection
Experience up to 8 weeks of color vibrancy and nourishment, even throughout the summer months, with the Advanced Haircare Color Vibrancy collection. The line’s shampoo and conditioner helps to instantly nourish color-treated hair and shields color from fading, leaving hair protected and color vibrant over time. The collection also includes a daily, dual-action leave-in spray that instantly nourishes and conditions color-treated hair and helps protect against the damage of styling tools.
Price: $4.99 each (shampoo & conditioner) & $6.99 (spray), Available at www.lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers
4. Drybar The Chaser shine Pomade
In order to improve hair quality, use The Chaser to instantly smooth your hair and prevent summer frizz and flyaways, while also protecting your hair from dryness. Ends will look fresh and polished.
Price: $28, Available at Sephora and Drybar shops
5. Oscar Blandi Jasmine Protein Mist
Inspired by the bestselling Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil treatment, Proteine di Jasmine is a lightweight jasmine mist that helps to refresh your look and helps it resist humidity. Infused with soy and wheat proteins, this styling aid seals the cuticle together allowing hair to withstand the heat and uses antioxidant green tea to protect the hair.
HEAT PROOF SKINCARE
1. H2O+ Oasis Mist
An energizing mist of oil-free hydration enriched with natural vitamins and minerals to instantly impart a natural glow with moisturizing marine botanicals and Sea Mineral Complex. Pure, distilled water is infused with sea-sourced vitamins A, C, E and Provitamin B to instantly revive, soothe, cool and refresh skin with oil-free moisture. It provides instant hydration and energy, antioxidant protection and even refreshes makeup. The convenient, on-the-spot facial spray is ideal for summer trips and beach bags.
Price: $17, Available at Ulta, Ulta.com and H2Oplus.com
2. Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray
This light-as-air spray mists on weightlessly to help prevent makeup meltdown. And unlike other setting sprays that are sticky, Chill features time-release technology that actually cools the surface of your makeup to help it last for up to 12 hours without smudging or settling into fine lines. Breathable and never tight-feeling, it’s perfect for drier to combination skin and the summer heat.
Price: $27, Available at Sephora, ULTA, select Macy’s stores, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com
3. Shaveworks The Cool Fix Rollerball
The latest edition to the Shaveworks The Cool Fix family, this innovative rollerball instantly cools and soothes skin upon contact. Mediacalm Complex works to reduce redness, moisturize and promote healing while salicylic and glycolic acid exfoliate the skin to prevent breakouts and ingrown hairs. Ideal for the lip, brow and bikini area after waxing or after any sort of beauty procedure where we’re constantly reassuring ourselves “pain is beauty!” A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this product is donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Price: $21, Available at Sephora, Sephora.com and Anthony.com
4. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque With soothing botanical extracts of cucumber, papaya, chamomile pineapple, sugar maple, sugar cane, orange, lemon and bilberry, this ultra-gentle, non-stinging, anti-irritant gel masque is made for all skin types including even the most sensitive skin. Recommended for daily use as a hydrating and calming masque. May be used under the eye area to reduce puffiness. For an extra cooling treat, store in the fridge and apply to the face for a post-beach day treat.
Price: $45, Available at www.peterthomasroth.com and Sephora
5. bliss super minty soap'n scrub
Bliss’ pathologically popular mammoth minty soap now comes 'melted' in this jojoba bead packed peppermint cooling and exfoliating soap scrub paste. Caution: early washes suggest it might be habit foaming. Great as a post-workout or summer wash! So cool, it literally stops you from sweating.
Price: $32, Available at bliss spas, blissworld.com and Sephora.com
6. JĀSÖN® Aloe Vera 98% Gel
A go-to after a long day in the sun, this concentrated, non-oily daily moisturizing gel delivers an instant cooling effect upon contact. Its powerful formula quickly soothes dry, irritated, sun damaged or newly shaven skin with nourishing Allantoin and Vitamin B5.
Price: $13.45, Available at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and www.jason-personalcare.com/
7. Elemis Spa@Home Instant Refreshing Gel
A multi-functional, instant revitalizer. Perfect for tired legs and muscle tension, especially across the neck, shoulders, temples and forehead, plus overheated skin from sun and heat. Combines soothing extracts of Arnica, Birch and Witch Hazel, with cooling Camphor and Menthol for immediate relief.
Price: $52, Available at www.timetospa.com
8. MISSION EnduraCool™ Instant Cooling Towel
MISSION’s EnduraCool™ Instant Cooling Towel Collection is powered by patented Coolcore™ technology and offers innovative, intelligent and sustainable cooling solutions to athletes and those who spend time outdoors – giving them the ability to feel cooler, go harder and enhance their performance. Made from a proprietary performance fabric that instantly cools to approximately 30 degrees below the average body temperature in under a minute when soaked with water, wrung out and then snapped in the air to activate the cooling properties. The revolutionary, high-performance multi-yarn fiber absorbs and retains moisture into its fabric core, circulating the molecules while regulating the rate of evaporation to ensure an instant and prolonged “air conditioner” effect to cool your head, neck, shoulders and other pulse points. The fiber simultaneously wicks moisture away from the body so the fabric feels cool against the skin, not wet. The cooling technology lasts up to two hours before needing to be re-activated and each of the machine-washable and chemical free wearables will continue to perform for as long as you need it. Added bonus – Ultra Violet Protection Factor (UPF) 45+ provides sun protection when covering the skin, making it the perfect summer essential to stay cool and protected.
Price: $14+, Available at www.missionathletecare.com.