For the past several years, the dry season we call summer has become intensely hot.
Going outdoors without any protection might cause you to suffer from sunburn, heat stroke, premature aging and, God forbid, skin cancer.
Apart from lathering on sunscreen, there’s a foolproof way to keep skin feeling and looking hydrated.
Cleansing water is currently a trend, and recently I converted to it via La Mer Cleansing Micellar Water. It’s a powerful sea cleanser that microemulsifies makeup, sweeps away grime and hydrates the skin.
Powered by microcapsules, La Mer’s water is infused with marine nutrients and its signature Miracle Broth. No need to rinse, just moisten a cotton pad with a few drops and gently sweep all over your face, neck, and eyes until the pad comes clean.
Speaking of water, I’ve been a longtime fan of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water. It is free from the usual problem-triggers—silicone, alcohol and oils—so it’s a lightweight, carefree application. In just one spritz, its built-in electrolytes rejuvenate the skin.
All about dew
Busy women know too well the struggle about events and appointments scheduled outdoors that require heavy-duty makeup.
Highly recommended is Koh Gen Do Makeup Color Bases. Enriched with hyaluronic acids, ceramide and hydroliyzed silk condition—all hydrating ingredients—this base prevents makeup from smudging and melting while still softening skin.
Proceed by patting on the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation with SPF 15 for full yet natural-looking coverage.
Follow it up with the Perricone MD No Blush Blush for a subtle, rosy glow that feigns a sun-kissed look.
Then apply some trusty Benefit High Beam liquid highlighter onto your high points to add some dewy sheen.
Next, emphasize your eyes with the Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara so you look refreshed and awake.
If you want extra pomp, give your peepers a subtle, precise cat-eye with Écriture de Chanel Eyeliner Pen Effortless Definition.
Complete your look with a Smashbox Lip Gloss in your preferred shade. I recommend an Old Rose hue.