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Melt-proof Summer Makeup
5 tips for staying cool and beautiful in the summer heat
Nothing says “summer” like a perfectly bronzed face, smoking-hot eyes and pretty lip gloss. However, 90-degree days can have you looking like Amy Winehouse after a night in the clinker – or heck, on any day. De-grease and get summer savvy with the help of melt-proof makeup guaranteed to stay put, so you can stay gorgeous.
Sheckys.com President and resident beauty expert Claudia Chan has the top tips and products guaranteed to keep you looking fresh all summer long.
1. Cover Your Bases.
Another late night pool party? Finding the perfect concealer will help to erase the evidence of a late-night before you can say ‘espresso,’ and will also stay put during beach-side trysts. Try a pin dot of Amazing Cosmetics’ Amazing Concealer ($40). This concentrated, waterproof powerhouse perfectly conceals dark circles, blemishes, scars and sun spots without resembling spackle. Then slip into something more comfortable with Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Second Skin Nude Makeup SPF 12 ($45). Created especially for summer wear, this weightless wonder glides on to perfect and minimize pores with a velvety powder finish.
2. It’s All in the Eyes.
Do you look like you’ve replaced your eye shadow with charcoal briquettes? Lighten up and stay smudge-free with Stila’s Silk Eyeshadow Wash ($22) in Kitten, a shimmering pink liquid shadow that transforms into a slip of sheer color upon drying. Then call in sick and head for the Caribbean with Clarins Waterproof Eye Pencil ($22) in Turquoise, a glimmering powder liner in the season’s hottest sea-blue hue.
Even Twiggy would bat an eyelash at Tarte’s dramatic 4 Day Stay Lash Stain ($18). It applies as mascara, but acts like a short-term lash tinting to darken and define lashes for up to four days with no running.
3. Body Beautiful
If you’ve ever wished for perfect skin all over, Makeup For Ever’s Face & Body Liquid Makeup ($38) has got you covered. The waterproof formula dries satiny smooth in three minutes and creates a flaw-free canvas on which to display the season’s sexy swimwear. For nighttime, the real sparkler this 4th of July is Bare Minerals Jade Body Minerals ($39), a twinkling body powder formulated with real yellow jade. It subtly glistens on arms and shoulders for hours without leaving a glitter cloud behind.
4. Pinch Me.
Finally, a cheek color that lasts from morning to margaritas without slowing down! Try Laura Geller Tint Hint ($22.50) in Just Pinched for an easy-to-use, easier-to-blend stain that warms as you wear it, creating the perfect shade. Use the included finger mitts to keep fingertips stain-free.
5. Final Fix.
For a final touch, curb your makeup’s urge to wander with Clarins Fix’ Make-Up Refreshing Mist ($25). This delicate, rose-scented hydrating mist keeps makeup close to home while refreshing and restoring parched skin.
Kate Cox contributed to this report.