Stay cool, look hot: Stash these beauty picks in your beach bag

As the temperature rises, it’s one thing to shed a few layers of clothing — it’s another thing to shed a few layers of makeup. To stay cool during this summer’s hot, hot heat, arm your beauty bag with these melt-proof summer skincare and makeup essentials.
 
Shield Yourself
While it’s fine to focus on staying burn-free all summer long, the best way to ensure you’re going to be gorgeous year-round is to invest in a great sunscreen — and make wearing it a daily ritual.
 
An everyday sunscreen for those trapped-in-the-office days should be lightweight and moisturizing. Try Badger Damascus Rose SPF 16 Face Sunscreen Lotion ($17.99, Green Acres Market) for those days when you won’t be outside or in direct sunlight for long periods of time. This zinc oxide-based sunscreen protects skin from UVA and UVB rays. It’s also made with soothing ingredients such as rose otto, calendula and lavender oils, which help soften and calm your skin.
 
For days when you take your work outside (by the pool, perhaps?), amp up your SPF. Slather on John Masters Organics SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen ($32, Vitamin Shoppe) for all-over skin protection and shots of hydrating green tea, shea butter and jojoba oil.
 
Lay the Foundation
Once you’ve protected your skin from the elements, you can create the illusion of perfect, sun-kissed skin with the right base. Wearing light powder foundations or tinted moisturizers can help minimize makeup meltdown and allow your skin to breathe during sticky summer weather. 
 
Wet/Dry powder foundations, such as  Aveda Inner Light Mineral Dual Foundation ($24, Par Exsalonce), offer versatility in that they can be applied with a fluffy brush for sheer coverage, with a damp sponge for medium coverage, or with a dry sponge for full coverage. 
 
If powder isn’t your thing, try a tinted moisturizer. More sheer than a regular foundation, a tinted moisturizer is a great option for a no-fuss, natural look. Bonus: Most tinted moisturizers, such as  Jane Iredale Dream Tint SPF Moisture Tint ($36, Roca Salon & Spa), now contain sunscreen. 
 
Get Sunkissed
To help fake a healthy glow, do a little paint-by-numbers with bronzer and blush. Jing Ai Sierra Glow Duo Bronzer ($28, jingaiskin.com) comes in three different duos to complement all skin tones. For sculpted cheekbones that stay put, use the darker shade of the duo and an angled blush brush to contour your cheeks as you make a fish face. Pop the brighter color onto the apples of your cheeks for a fresh finish.
 
Bat 1,000 Lashes
When you’re in and out of the pool, lake or ocean, the last thing you want crawling down your face is mascara (OK, or maybe some sea creature). For darkened lashes despite the humidity, Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Waterproof Mascara ($19, Sephora) stays smudge-free while volumizing and lengthening. Use it after curling lashes for a long-lasting hold. 
 
Summer Smoke-out 
Steamy summer nights call for smoky eyes — minus the smudge. Get the perfectly lined eye with Josie Maran R.E.M. Pen ($32, Sephora). Made with argan oil, a powerhouse, antioxidant-rich oil, this gel liner and eye shadow combo helps you create as natural or glamorous of a look as you want. Gel liners tend to adhere to skin better than kohl or pencil liners, making it a natural choice for summer makeup.
 
Kiss Off
For daytime, keep the delicate skin on your lips safeguarded from sun. Yes To Carrots Sweet Fig Lip Butter with SPF 15 ($3.49, Walgreens) offers broad-spectrum protection and a yummy flavor. Reapply often or opt for a lip balm with a higher SPF, such as  Lavanila The Healthy Lip Screen SPF 30 ($16, Sephora). It moisturizes with shea butter and invigorates with peppermint oil.
 
For evening, play up your pout with a tint of red. Eco Tints Plush Red ($4.49, ecolips.com) delivers a sheer burst of color. For a tamer look, try J.R. Watkins Tickled Pink Lip Tint ($4.59, jrwatkins.com). These tinted balms offer superior moisture from beeswax, which keeps your lips kissably soft.

 

Comments

These summer beauty tricks are worth considering, especially since all of us want to look good all year long. We love the sun, but it can also be our worst enemy if we don't use sunscreen. Still, for those who don't want to share their years, an anti aging newport beach ca treatment is their best option. There have many ways to enhance our beauty, we just need to find the one that suits us best!

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