Hot Child In The City – Beat the Summer Heat
By Mister Makeup,
It’s hot in the city. I mean, it’s really hot.
With the thermometer boiling over at 100 degrees, it’s hard to feel pretty, but don’t’ fret; with a few simple tips from Mister Makeup you can beat the heat.
First up on any city girl’s humidity heat hate list is frizzy hair. Yes, nothing is worse than spending two hours on a blowout only to walk outside and watch your hair turn into a pubic hair perm.
To combat the frizziest properly, you have to start in the shower. Try John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease Smooth Start Shampoo and Conditioner – these rich hydrating potions will help tame those tresses from the get go. If you still need extra de-frizzing, add a few Philip B Anti-Frizz Formula 57 Smoothing Shine Drops to wet hair before blow-drying to lock down the cuticle and eliminate fuzz.
Take the Curls
If you have some serious curly hair, try going natural in the summer heat. I adore Davines MOMO Collection of super moisturizing hair products – try MOMO Moisturizing Curl Enhancing Serum – this silky serum is loaded with protein and fig milk to protect your hair and make your curls spring to life. How to use: run a dime size drop on wet or dry hair to lock in moisture and shine.
In the summer heat, it’s best to ditch the liquid foundation and reach for an oil-free and oil absorbing primer – try Bare Escentuals Prime Time Foundation Primer Oil Control – and a dusting of powder to even out the skin – I adore Sally Hanson Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy Luminous Matte Pressed Powder. If you need extra coverage, try a cream to powder foundation only on areas that need it – Urban Decay Surreal Cream to Powder Foundation is amazing in hot weather.
It’s also a smart idea to carry blot papers – I use Sephora Collection Matte Blotting Film in your purse for instant touch-ups and to de-grease. Please avoid frequent powder touchups in hot weather or you will end up with a cake face – not pretty.
Smudge-Free Eyes and a Pout with a Pop
To add a touch of drama on steamy days, try combining a smudge of black waterproof eyeliner with gorgeous hot pink lips. To keep eyeliner smudge free, choose a long wearing formula like Sally Hanson Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy Forever Stay Eye Pencil in Deep Black – blend it a bit with a Q-tip and you are good to go.
For those bright lips, I love the new 16-hour lip stains by NYC New York Color. Try Berry Long Time – a yummy bright pink. I swear, this stuff will not come off even after a long day at the office and an evening of Cosmo swilling. If your lips feel dry, just add a dab of balm, such as Thymes Essentials Lip Balm SPF 15.
For after five Cosmo sipping, add a dash of purple to your eyelids – color is big news this fall, so get the jump on the fashionistas – try Manic Panic Deadly Nightshade Purple Eye Shadow Punk Rockabilly Use a small brush and wrap your entire eyelid with shadow for a sexy look. Add a whisk of indestructible black mascara (try Urban Decay’s Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara) and you are ready to sashay past any red rope.
And finally, for those late summer getaways, I have found the perfect all-in-one makeup bag that will take you from dawn to dusk in sexy style.
Pack Up Your Summer Makeup Essentials
Toss MUD Make-Up Designory Summer Escape Kit into your weekend or beach tote and you will everything you need to look and feel glam. Tucked inside a cute black nylon zippered bag is a four-eye shadow palette, a Glow Cheek Color and a Henna Lip Gloss. Perfection.
That’s it for this month my darlings. Follow my tips and your beauty will bloom all summer long.
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