Let the dog days begin. Now that we are in the heart of heat waves, picnics, and weddings, let's take a laid-back approach to hair and makeup. From after-sun pampering to mattifying products for the face and nails, I've got some ideas to make your warmer weather beauty routine fresh and cool.
Posts for July 1st 2009
If you only have five minutes:
- Dell recommends using a primer/moisturizer duo on the skin as a prepping agent. Next, apply a complexion-boosting foundation, such as Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation ($55) and highlighter on these six areas of your face.
If you only have two more minutes:
- Apply lipstick and mascara. It's as simple as that.
Find out some tips for making these simple techniques work for you, along with some lower-priced recommendations right here.
There was no shortage of BET Awards beauty, but Alicia Keys stood out with a look that's fresh and fun. Her coral lips were pursed to plump perfection, thanks to a colorful yet glistening gloss. Makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff used TRUE Satin Lip Shine in Luscious on Alicia, and here are a few other similar hues to help you get the look.
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I've never had much faith in products that claim to repair damaged hair, but this product has really performed. After compulsively using Sun-In on my hair for a year, the front sections were broken, matted, and elastic. This product didn't fix my hair immediately, but after a week of use I can definitely see an improvement. My damaged hair no longer tangles and the actual texture seems to be improving. Worth the extra money!
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At the risk of heading into TMI territory, I've been breaking out on the backs of my shoulders lately. Nothing crazy, but enough to notice when I wear a sundress. At first, I couldn't figure out what was behind this bout of backne — after all, I wasn't breaking out elsewhere, and if anything, my skin has been dry rather than oily.
Ah, but then I spotted the culprit: a new conditioner. While it was doing wonders for my hair, it wound up leaving a film on my shoulders after rinsing. Rather than give up my conditioner, I just switched the order in which I clean myself. It used to be "scrub body first, then deal with hair," but now it's the opposite. The result: no more back bumps.
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In fact, legend has it that young Frenchwomen were forewarned against smelling the tuberose scent after dark — as it might put them in a romantic state of mind. It's also said to help develop intuition. I'll take some of that. Classic tuberose blends include Robert Piguet Fracas EDP Spray ($75), Secret Obsession by Calvin Klein ($55), and Jo Malone Tuberose Cologne ($55).
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According to the ADP dermatological association, four million Germans under age 18 go tanning one or more times in a month — some of whom are as young as 10. No doubt, these are disturbing statistics. "If people under 35 regularly use solariums, the risk of getting at some point in life malignant melanoma, the third deadliest cancer that there is, rises by 75 percent," ADP Professor Eckhard Breitbart told AFP. What do you think of Germany's preventative measures? Should the US be the next to follow suit?