Summer makeup and beauty products
and better every
season. There are new
designed to take the heat, that are skin friendly, can simulate sun
vitamin D, are chocked full of vitamins and antioxidants, have fun
and even waterproof.
Thank you cosmetics industry R&D!
Check out some of this years great beauty innovation below.
Summer makeup style are all about fresh (and ideally with as little fuss as possible- summer is short enough without wasting time with makeup that really doesn't suit the season). Light weight, skin showcasing, veils of color work best, feel best and look best.Hey, but don't don't confuse makeup light in weight with light on style. There is plenty of drama around every summer.
Summer makeup styles for 2012 show a carry over from trends of the spring; the nude face minimalist style, the natural face, vintage pretty makeup, and modern dramatic graphic eye makeup via lining and bright colors.
Wow, I am
loving this lineup. I have compiled a shortlist of the new and
summer makeup and beauty products for this season, based on them being
featured in beauty editorials, impressive consumer reviews, old
faithful award winning products and some new attention getting ideas.
If you do decide to try out any beauty and/or summer makeup products on the list below I would love your feedback on your experience with them. It's good for us all to share our take on new products so we can discern hype from truly great products, and apply our collective learning on products to come. Thanks so much for your help on this!
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads
A self tanner product.
For all you fair to medium skin maidens out there... this is the
self tanner you have been waiting for! The feedback has been dramatic
and this product has awards 'to boot';
In a nutshell, well known New York City dermatologist Dr. Dennis
Gross, has developed easy to use, non streaking, anti-aging self tanner
pads called Alpha Beta Glow Pads.
These multi tasking pads are pre- soaked in a formulation that includes exfoliating AHAs and BHAs (included in the name), active Vitamin D, Soy Proteins, Micro encapsulated HA and produces natural, believable, long lasting sun kissed color.
NEW In addition, his latest
self tanner product for applications
to the body and has a trademarked ingredient
that slows hair growth.
You can purchase in other quantities including a combination package of two applications for face and two applications for body for $14.00 (to try it out).
Mineral Powder Sunscreen
According to Sarah Brown's article "Summer Skin Savior: Sunscreen in a Brush" for Vogue Daily, you can brush on the sunscreen over top your makeup, undetected, producing a matte smooth finish (apply following makeup application not at start of skin care, which is then followed by makeup). There are formulations that even include a hint of bronze.1
It gets a thumbs up from dermatologists like Debra Jaliman, M.D. and author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets From a Top New York Dermatologist. Physical blocks according to her, are "like wearing a shirt on your skin. You really get so much more protection." Not too mention they are and easy fit in your purse for reapplication.2
More on mineral powder sunscreens coming soon.
Vogue Daily article mentions:
Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Instant
Mineral in SPF 30 and SPF 45 finishing powders; $30.00 SPF30 and
Sephora , Beauty.com and Bloom.com.
Bare Minerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen, in fair, medium and tanned skin tones $28 at Sephora.
Susan Posnick Colorflo SPF 26 Powdered Foundations and Bronzer $64 at Beauty.com
Ref 1,2; Sarah Brown, Vogue.com, Vogue Daily, Summer Skin Savior: Sunscreen in a Brush, May 2012.
Terracotta Blush Sun Shimmer Highlighter
in Sunny Pink
We could go with just a short sweet explanation like it's made by
Guerlain ( which means you can expect a gorgeous finish, and the
highest quality ingredients)
OR I could add that this liquid format combines pigments of pink and orange with mother-of-pearl to create the ultimate, sculpted sun kissed glow.
I will also recommend Guerlain's premium, but well worth the
splurge, award winning
powder bronzer. I use it almost all year round for a healthy
radiant looking complexion. You can build the bronzing effect for
more dramatic color, and it is so easy to use with a nice big dome
bronzer brush. There are eight shades to choose from ( I used
number 03 and I am fair to medium skin tone wise).
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder 03 0.35 oz
You can find it at Sephora for $41.00.
Dior Five Color
Design house Christian Dior continues to have great success with
their makeup line Dior. The five color shadow palette is one of their
successes with their gorgeous combinations of highly pigmented, long
wearing, smudge proof, easy glide on eyeshadow shades.
This summer makeup 2012 color theme was inspired by the chic French
Riviera. This palette, Dior
5-Rouletted Eyeshadow 654 Aurora, includes a spectacular combination
metallics and a cool iridescent pink.
Sephora carries Dior and this shadow palette is $60.00 (Sorry to list another splurge prestige item, but Aurora could not be missed).
Tarte Waterproof Eye Makeup
Tarte continues their brilliant innovation this summer with waterproof summer eye makeup lineup that includes cream eyeshadows, eyeliner and brow pencils.
Add to this the American
Lifeguard Association Inc.'s seal of
approval for perfect waterproof wear. They don't run,
SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Plum 0.056 oz eye liner in particular, has my
with fabulous customer reviews (shown above).
Eye liner colors include golden black, bronze, plum, charcoal, brown, navy, olive and fig. They are formulated with beeswax, and mineral pigments. They are minus mineral oil, paraben, phthalates,sodim lauryl sulfate, and they are cruelty free, tested by dermatologists.
$25.00 at Sephorathrough Best Summer Makeup 2012 Shortlist
Makeup Beauty Tip?: The right fragrance can
dramatic beauty impact on those around you, not to mention
yourself. Consider this invisible makeup and
a beauty must...
More on the beauty power of summer fragrances.
Looking for those carefree beachy waves?... According to professional hair stylist and curl expert, Wendy Iles, the trick to "Sexy, natural-looking waves.." is to understand they are not uniform.1 Elle.com "The 2012 Genius Awards".
Wendy's preferred tool for this look is a one-inch flatiron which she then works varied size sections of hair, turning the iron, twisting the hair as it slides though the plates.
These are the products in her "Kit"; Tigi Catwalk Session Series Salt Spray; N.4 Jour d'automne Texture Styling Crème (to smooth dry ends); GHD one-inch Gold Professional flatiron (this item is a very pricey tool to consider so here is an option by Gold N'Hot .
This is pure fun that can't be missed... adding playful, bright,
chic, sexy, whatever summer color style mode you choose.
the year I do my own manicures and pedicures, however, spring/summer
transition is the time of year I treat myself ( they bring out special
power tools that take care of details that need some serious
Consider treating yourself to a mani/pedi or easily D.I.Y. with the help of Tweezerman, Buter, Essie, and many more are easy to find at Beauty.com (image links below) and Sephora.
|Butter London 3
Free Nail Lacquer Cheeky Chops
||Tweezerman Zip File||Tweezerman Sole
Mates Dual Sided Foot File
New on the scene and produced by Olay is this easy to use facial
remover duo which includes a Skin Guarding Balm and Hair Removal
Cream. Bright sunny conditions can really bring unwanted attention to
facial hair. To have an effective, easy D.I.Y. convenient method
of removing such hair is, of course, ideal (we make enough appointments
I am personally going to give Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo Kit a try and I will give you feedback (I have been looking for a more gentle alternative to wax).
Last word on summer makeup...
These are my summer makeup and beauty picks. What about yours? I would love to hear what products you shift to every summer, and they don't have to be award winning famous (just working for you:-).
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