Find out how to tame your hair in the humidity, fake a six-pack and prevent mascara smudges.
Sunny beach days followed by breezy afternoon barbeques and cozy evening campfires might be the perfect recipe for spontaneous summer flings, but it's a rough combination when it comes to your bombshell beauty routine.
Whether it's the hot, humid temps, the salty, sandy beach, or the sticky, scorching sun, your hair is likely frizzing up and your makeup is probably melting off.
Summer is the perfect time to embrace those hard-to-tame wavy locks and the less-is-more makeup look, but there's a fine line between beachy-chic and hot (literally!) mess.
We give you 5 quick and easy tips to keep your beauty look in check so you can focus on those hot and heavy summer nights under the stars (or behind the dunes)...
1. Tame Humid Hair:
L'Oreal Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum, $7
Control those knotty, naughty tresses! This serum creates a humidity barrier to help block-out frizz and lock-in shine. A little sexy tousle is good, but use this serum to tame pesky, unpredictable flyaways before a hot date.
2. Hydrate A Dry Pout:
L'Oreal Colour Riche Le Balm, Heavenly Berry, $8
Chapped lips won't go over well for your late-night smooch session. This tinted SPF 15 lip balm will give your pout a hint of flirty color, while smoothing and hydrating lips for a full 8 hours. Soft and kissable? Check!
3. Prevent Mascara Sweat Smudges:
Maybelline The Colossal — Waterproof Volum' Express Mascara, $8
A black eye is never a good look. Always opt for waterproof in the summer, especially for mascara! This volume-plumping waterproof formula will give your lashes extra flutter, without any awkward streaks or smudges.
4. Disguise Pale Stems:
L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Body Expertise Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion Medium Natural, $11
Haven't had time to get your glow on yet, but still wanna flaunt your legs in sexy short shorts? This water resistant formula gives an instant smooth, streak-free bronze tan that won't rub off or stain clothes. Take it off!
5. Fake Six-Pack Abs:
Bliss FatGirlSixpack, $38
Headed to the beach and haven't hit the gym in a while? Use this tummy-toning gel before hitting the beach in your bikini or an afternoon on the boardwalk in a belly-baring crop top.
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