Saturday, June 29, 2013

Revamp Your Makeup Bag: 5 Summertime Essentials

It's summertime ladies, and life is easy breezy. You've got a fashionable wide-brimmed fedora, Panda bamboo sunglasses, the latest book by Carl Hiaasen, and sunscreen in your beach tote. But now your makeup bag looks pretty neglected. For one, it seems to be missing the pale shades and vibrant hues of St. Tropez. Not okay. Revamp your makeup bag with these 5 summertime essentials.

1. Luxe Lip Gloss

Stylists say minimal makeup has the maximum effect in the summer. Okay, beauty queen, you don't have to go completely au natural. If you want plumper, fuller lips, you need an ultra-shiny gloss. With a vinyl-like shine, glosses not only look stunning in the summer sunlight, but they make it appear as though your lips have fewer lines. Smashbox O-Gloss creates a color on lips based on skin chemistry, which means you'll radiate with a one-of-a-kind glow.

2. The Perfect Eyeliner

Ah, you've finally decided to ditch those chunky cat's eye glasses and buy contact lenses. It's about time. Face it, darling, you only wore those specs because the Brooklyn hipster you dated thought they were retro-chic. Of course, this guy also thought Rheinhart was a cool name for a kid because it sounded artisanal. Free of those frames, you're halfway to sexy. recommends the MAC 2013 Art of the Eye limited collection to enhance your open eyes. Whether you want mono eye shadows, dark or smoky eyes, or glittery and dramatic eyelashes, the MAC collection has the goods to make you look fabulous.

3. Soothing After-Sun Lotion

Faherty Brand's Japansese Kakishibu-styled bikini, which is repurposed from recycled plastic soda bottles, would be quite a luxe purchase, unless you're winning big on the roulette tables in sunny Monaco. However, you can still go eco-friendly with your sun protection for the beach. It's inevitable. After living like a vampire all winter, you're going to get sunburned. Hopefully it won't be so bad that you look like a Maine lobster when it's time to have dinner with your loved one. suggests Yes to Cucumber's Natural After Sun Serum. While it won't diminish the lobster hue, the aloe and green tea combination will soothe the pain. Its shimmery and shiny finish also makes dull or damaged skin look like a million bucks.

4. A Summery Scent

Tennis at the country club at 10 a.m. is on your itinerary, and then it's off to lunch. No matter if it's a beach-side shack serving fried clams and oysters, or a bistro with white-linen tables overlooking the coast, you want to smell like you just went shopping at Tiffany's — not like you just played a grueling five-set match in 80° heat. The cure? A splash of perfume. Smell like luxury by spritzing Desire, Miss Dior or Dolce & Gabbana's new fragrance.

5. Wrinkle Management

It's impossible. You can't feel the summer sunshine and not reminisce on your childhood. While Ponce de Leon never found the fountain of youth, he found Florida instead. (We can thank him for all the fine, white beaches.) Lancome's Advanced Genifique youth activating concentrate is the next best thing for preventing the aging process. In other words, say goodbye to fine lines, wrinkles and saggy skin. This innovative formula will have you looking as radiant as the summer sun — as smooth and clear as the Caribbean Sea.

 * Danielle Hernandez
Originally from Seattle, Danielle moved to Phoenix for love. She enjoys writing about a variety of women's topics.

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1 comment:

  1. Very fun post! Humorous, cute, and helpful :)



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