Ways to Look Great This Summer

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!



Add shimmer
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.

Make your lips juicy
Opt for bright, sheer glosses; Estée Lauder Pure Color Sheer RollerGloss in Succulent has a metal ball tip that feels deliciously cool.

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.

Create beachy waves
Define curls with hydrators, like the coconut oil and shea butter in Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Stretch.

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.

Keep your face fresh
To avoid skin that’s (horrors!) slick-shiny, wash with a cleanser that sops up grease, such as Olay Fresh Effects Shine, Shine Go Away Shine Minimizing cleanser.

Then apply mattifier to forehead, nose and chin; we like L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother finishing cream.

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