Let’s face it Houston, this ain’t your first rodeo with triple digit temps. All that glam applied this morning doesn’t have to melt away in this heat. Look fab head to toe with some of my fave finds I show on FOX Morning News this AM.
The list of complaints is long when trying to stay cute and fresh in the summertime. I’ve grouped 5 items together to tackle some of the biggest concerns to keep you from melting and staying fresh.
***Hair is always top of the list when it comes to humidity and heat. Flat, sweaty hair, frizziness. The important thing to do is to find a product that is weightless but still coats the strands to combat humidity and sweat. This little jewel from Alterna has a huge red carpet following for keeping hair smooth and looking glam. Alterna Haircare Caviar Omega+ Anti-Frizz Dry Oil Mist ($34 at Sephora and Sephora.com): The mist was unveiled at the 2017 Met Gala – Ashley Graham, Joan Smalls, Gwyneth Paltrow + Laura Dern all used this product for their red carpet looks. Not only does this product smooth fly-aways and controls frizz for up to 8 hours (without adding any weight), but it also provides heat protection up to 450 degrees, so yhttps://www.walgreens.com/store/c/no7-stay-perfect-mascara/ID=prod6246169-productou can use it before you use hot tools or after your done styling for a boost of shine and anti-frizz benefits.
***Raccoon eyes? Mascara melting down your face before you even get to the office? Boots No7 Stay Perfect Mascara (@ Ulta and Walgreens $9.99) contains unique tubular technology for long-lasting, life-proof lash perfection up to 24 hours. Each eyelash is individually wrapped with a special film that creates tiny elastic tubes around your lashes for greater volume and length.
***MAKEUP MELT—-Combine your skincare, sunscreen and foundation into one step to eliminate layering. Long been a European tradition during warmer months, foundation drops add color to your favorite skincare or sunscreen. We take it a step further and add these pigmented drops to SPF with anti-aging and repairing qualities. Any sunscreen will do, just make sure it has anti-aging properties or skincare built in and is super-light weight with a dry finish. Skin drops are weightless but heavily pigmented so only two to three drops are needed. We recommend mixing on the back of hand then applying to face. DEMO shows how so very little goes a long way. Set with powder and you have the thinnest anti-aging, protective veil imaginable. Worth every penny, as this bottle will last for a year.
***Acne? Oily skin? Adult breakouts? Scared to wear sunscreen or lotions under any makeup in the summer? Don’t worry you’re not alone and more and more companies are designing primers or skincare built to absorb bacteria and oil under makeup. Our favorite by Neostrata works under makeup or alone on skin. It creates a matte finish and works at keeping you shine, and breakout-free through even the hottest days of summer. Perfect for men and women, the oil-free gel is also great pre-gym workout to battle bacteria as well as oil. NeoStrata Refine Oil Control Gel ($42.00 Neostrata.com)
***Sweaty Feet? Stinky feet? Whether its high heel pumps or the latest trend in lace up sneakers, feet need some love when wrapped up into a closed shoe all day. Blistex Odor-eaters Soft & Slim Insole ($8.50 @ Walmart) Thinner for better fit in women’s shoes. Soft texture for bare feet or stockings. Neutralizes and controls odor and wetness. Helps protect shoes. Fits up to size 12. Odor-Eaters Women’s Soft & Slim Odor Fighting Insoles.