Summer throws up plenty of obstacles to keep you from looking your best: heat, humidity, blazing sun—and plenty of chlorine and salt water.
Not to worry! These makeup, skin, and hair tricks from beauty experts will help you breeze through the season in top form. Now all you need is a sarong!
When you are sporting bare arms and short skirts, try some glimmer. For your face, pick a product with tiny sparkly particles, like Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer. Mix one part illuminator with two parts moisturizer in your palm and apply out from your nose, says Sadah Saltzman, hair and makeup pro at Salon AKS in New York City.
For your arms and legs, go with something light, like Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Illuminating body butter
Try ocean-blue eye makeup
Caribbean Sea shades look so summery. Apply Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal eyeliner in Turquoise or Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Longlasting eyeliner in Jade to the outer half of top and bottom lids.
Smudge into lashes with a cotton swab for a watercolor effect.
And if air-conditioning tends to dry out your lips, go for a hydrating balm such as Lancôme Baume in Love in Coral Electric
For staying power, first fill in your pout with a long-wearing lip pencil, says New York City makeup artist Nick Barose.
Style straight hair by spritzing with a sea-salt texturizer: Victoria’s Secret Beach Hair Wave spray
Get a faux base tan
Fake versions are healthier—and gorgeous. Products like Australian Gold Sheer Coverage Faces, SPF 45, with self-tanner build up color over a few days and provide broad-spectrum coverage that lasts as long as sunscreen.
Then apply mattifier to forehead, nose and chin; we like L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother finishing cream.