Mister Makeup Protect Your Skin This Summer 2011
Protect Your Skin This Summer!
By Mister Makeup,
aka, David Maderich DavidMaderich.com
Summer is finally here, my darlings – blue skies and sunshine for everyone!
Mister Makeup will be enjoying the balmy weather by sipping pomegranate margaritas (no salt) poolside whenever he can. Of course, the maestro of makeup will be covered from tip to toe in sunscreen. That’s right, darlings, enjoy the summer, but step into the sun with caution.
Top of the list on every gal’s summer shopping should be sunscreen – and I’m talking serious sunscreen, sweeties. The biggest news in sunscreens is formulas that keep the skin matte and shine-free. I mean, who wants a big greasy face when you meet Mr. Right (or Mr. Right Now) on the Hampton’s Jitney. Can I get an amen?
Skin Protectors Inside Mister Makeup’s Kit
New in my makeup kit is Amore Pacific Natural Protector SPF 30– this natural sunscreen (titanium dioxide) is loaded with oil absorbing particles to keep you skin super matte – my models love it. Add a drop of liquid bronzer to your sunscreen to give your face a touch of color – try Clinique True Bronzing Gel.
Another amazing sunscreen is COOLA Mineral Face Matte Finish SPF 30 – this little gem is certified organic and is also a chemical free sunscreen – it has a silky matte finish and also works as primer to keep your makeup picture perfect all day.
Don’t Forget the Serum…and Your Chest!
Remember girls, before putting on any sunscreen it is essential to coat your skin with a serum loaded with anti-oxidants to further protect your skin. EmerginC Scientific Organics Phytocell Serum is brimming with grape stem cells to give your skin that extra armor against the sun. And don’t forget your chest – who wants that spotty leathery alligator skin on your decolletage?
Get Your Glow On
Wearing sunscreen doesn’t mean you have to be a party poop and spend the season as Casper the Friendly Ghost. Try Jergens Natural Glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moisturizer – this dandy oil-free formula contains a slight self-tanner that will gradually turn your skin bronzed. Try adding a drop daily to your cheekbones, forehead and chin for a very believable faux tan. Then add a light brush of Benefit Cosmetic’s One Hot Minute face powder and you’ll transform to sexy in seconds.
When choosing a self-tanner for your body, please go with a subtle shade. The Lindsay Lohan fake bake tangerine tan is so two years ago. I love St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tanning Bronzing Spray – this fast drying super fine mist has a nozzle that goes 360 degrees to cover every inch of you. Plus, the smell is divine. Remember to coat your elbows and knees with a lotion before spraying to avoid dark patches. If you make a mistake, try a dab of Windex on a paper towel – yes, it works.
Protect Your Pout
While hitting the streets or the beach, don’t forget your lips need protection, too. No one likes a chapped kisser. Perfect for summer days is Smart Girls Who Surf SPF 15 Lip Balm (I love ‘Vanilla Flavor’) – wear it alone or under a great bronzy peachy lip-gloss – like Smashbox Limitless Long Wearing Lip Gloss SPF 15 in Eternity.
Bronze Party Legs
After a day at the beach, who doesn’t love canoodling at the disco in a mini dress or daisy dukes? To make your legs look their absolute best, try Per-fekt Body Perfection Gel – this glimmering bronzer (I adore the shade ‘Brilliant’) will make your legs smooth and shiny. When I’m working with models on body shoots, I like to run a line of this down the center of the leg for a long and lean line – Bravo! I also like to add a dab to collar bones for instant chic.
So if you’re planning on hitting the Hamptons or staying in the urban jungle, enjoy the warm weather, darlings, and don’t forget that sunscreen can be sexy.
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