We all know that excessive heat (and humidity) can take a look from fab to bad in matter of minutes or hours—which is a big no-no if you are like me and don’t carry your entire cosmetics collection on-hand. So, how do we get an entire day’s worth of hott looks during the summer heat? Read on to find out!
Hello Hott Summer
First things first, be very very selective with your liquid foundations. Many liquid foundations can leave your skin feeling suffocated, and often end up looking like an oily mess after being exposed to hot hot heat. In fact, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to give your regular liquid foundation a break for a deliciously hydrating tinted moisturizer—this looks more natural and generally will not cake up your face.
Of course, for those of you unwilling to give up your beloved foundations (and trust me, I understand), I recommend Image Skincare’s Conceal Flawless Foundation, as featured on my 5 to Survive list for Summer 2012!
Check out my informative video about Image Skincare to learn more about the innovative skin care line behind the wonderful Conceal Flawless Foundation SPF30!
If frizzy hair is your problem, no need to panic! We have some product recommendations for you! First of all, I am going to recommend keeping the styling to a minimum—I am sure your hair looks beautiful in its natural state! I find that, especially in areas that are humid, people are styling their hair more due to the humidity undoing their fabulous style. Leave it be! To smooth frizz I recommend any and all products by Macadamia Natural Oil! These products are absolutely amazing, utilizing ultra-nourishing macadamia nut oil to deeply sooth your style-damaged hair. You are going to absolutely love this product—perfect for summer or year-round!
And of course, know what hairstyles are in! You do not have to have perfectly curled or straightened hair this summer—beachy waves are always hott. So are loose buns!
Do you adore eye shadows? Then lets beat the heat creases with a good eye-primer! Summer heat can get the best of your eye shadows, leaving them distributed within the creases of your eyelids—creating a greasy look. For this beauty ailment I prescribed GloMinerals Lid Primer. Paint some of this priming potion onto the lids and let dry before applying your favorite eye color for long-term, vibrant hold! Yay!
Indulge in a beautifully blushed look—Its summer! It is only natural that your cheeks are going to be naturally flushed & blushed, rights? Try a mineral makeup like La Bella Donna or Youngblood to give you that gorgeous “hott and bothered” appearance. You can blame it on the heat .
Want to keep your skin looking younger, longer? Then slather on the sunscreen, ladies and gentlemen! Not just on your face, but on any skin surface that will be exposed to the sun. Fight skin cancer, sunspots, and wrinkles by adding this simple and easy beauty practice to your daily routine! I personally adore: Jan Marini, Dermalogica, Epicuren, Rhonda Allison, COOLA, and Eminence Organics!
And of course, last but not least, ENJOY YOURSELF! You only live once and the summer months are meant to be enjoyed. Let loose, go au natural at times, just have fun with it! I am absolutely certain you look absolutely beautiful either way!
Stay hott, even when its hot!