Our no-sweat strategies for warm-weather beauty, makeup and hair will keep you looking gorgeous no matter how hot and humid it gets this summer.
Replace your rich cleanser and face cream with a foaming gel and an oil-free daily lotion that has a minimum SPF 15. Carry a compact for midday touch-ups but don't cover your entire face with powder, says Sandy Linter, Lancome makeup artist. "Let your cheeks glow and just freshen the center of your face."
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"Skip thick foundations and save your cream lipsticks for fall," says Los Angeles makeup artist Napoleon Perdis. Makeup with a lighter texture — tinted moisturizer, cheek stain, bronzing gel, and lip gloss — will wear better in the heat and keep you looking fresh. And prep with primer: trust us, it's worth the extra step. Primer fills in fine lines, helps makeup go on more smoothly and, best of all, keeps it in place. Apply a thin layer to your skin, lids, even lips, so your tinted moisturizer, eyeshadow, and lip color don't move.
Waterproof eyeliner, shadow, mascara, and undereye concealer help prevent eye makeup from running or smearing in the heat. Want extra insurance? Use color on the top lids only and dust translucent powder along your lower lash line, says Linter.
A shimmery bronzer instantly adds a sexy, healthy sheen to skin — but don't stop at your face, says New York City makeup artist Ildiko. At our photo shoot she used a big fluffy body brush to blend powder highlighter (try Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting, $40) along the model's collarbone, decolletage, shoulders, and legs.
Read the rest of the tips over at LHJ.com: 19 No-Sweat Beauty Tips For Summer Heat
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By Erica Metzger for LHJ.com