We're not quite sure how it happened, but it's August. And many of us have big plans to leave the city for the coveted annual summer vacation. If you're one of these lucky ladies, you're probably wondering, "What do I pack?"
We know that staying gorgeous on the go can be slightly overwhelming. No one wants to pack their entire make-up case for a week-long trip. But, what if you forget something?
The good news is that whether you're off to the shore or the lake, or even another city—we've got you covered.
As women, we all try to look our best most of the time, and during the warm summer weather we need good strategies to do so while soaking up some sun at the beach or having fun in the pool. Yes we know, waterproof makeup doesn’t always get the best rep however, with the right products, it can make for easy up-keep in those makeup not-so-friendly situations. Here are some of our favorite top-rated waterproof cosmetics that will have you ready for the sun, water, humidity, and anything else mother nature throws your way this summer.
Perfect for home, travel, or any girl on the go these palettes are conveniently packed with a huge beauty punch and fit right in your sparkly clutch. From bold to classic, funky to glam, find your personal party-ready look with these super-chic kits—whatever your ideal beauty style may be this season.
Bold: Dior Holiday Deluxe Palette
“Inspired by the classic grey tweeds and iconic bow detailing in Dior's couture collections of the past and present, the deluxe travel palette holds all the travel essentials for eyes, face and lips to create a festive holiday look in an elegant tweed case.” It’s the solution to all of your holiday beauty hang-ups! Perfect for taking your look from day to night after work and even better for compact traveling. The palette is equipped with multi-toned Diorskin Nude Sculpting Powder; Crème de Rose Lip Balm to plump and smooth lips; and a mini Diorshow Iconic Mascara. There are also color sets for two different but equally bold looks: for sultry, smoky eyes, “a dark aubergine eyeliner, a medium plum eyeshadow, and a petal pink lip gloss;” for bold, look-at-me lips, “a taupe and pale pink eyeshadow pair with a rich, universal red lipstick.” Mix and match for day appropriate look, then glam it up with the bolder colors for night. J’adore Dior!
Dior Deluxe Holiday Palette, $77; available at Dior counters nationwide
Mascara is an incomparable beauty must-have. It can literally make or break your look. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for. While there are plenty of acceptable less expensive mascaras, we have found a few that live up to their price tag. And we all know when it comes to beauty, spending a little more can make a world of difference! From nutrient and vitamin enriched formulas to long wearing stay power, these luxurious mascaras go beyond just their famous brand name to create lashes that are truly spectacular.
It's spring break and you've got your hair in place, the perfect bathing suit and a summer beach body. Now, just add the makeup to complete your look. A day on the water doesn't have to mean a neglected make up routine!
To start off, remember to protect your face from harmful UV rays that can damage your skin while you're enjoying the beach. Check out our post on the best beauty products with SPF here.
Achieving the perfect face is all about application. You don't want thick makeup, so try a few products that are optimal for water wear. First, try a tinted moisturizer with SPF like Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. These lightweight moisturizers double as foundation without giving a caky look. If necessary, opt for a waterproof concealer to correct those problem areas. Next, for the perfect sun-kissed look, apply bronzer along the cheekbones, forehead and the bridge of the nose.
Protecting your face from harmful UV rays is just as important as picture perfect makeup. Your face often gets neglected when it comes to sunscreen application, but the intense rays of the Miami sun are not to be ignored! UV rays reach some of the highest rates in the nation in Miami, but you're in luck because we've got some products and tips that will give you the perfect look while protecting your skin from harmful sun exposure.
Often times, sunscreen products are oily, abrasive, odorous, greasy, caky, or thick. Reasons like this lead women to avoid the use of sunscreen products on their face. While no one wants to walk around looking like a frosted cup-cake or a glazed donut, there are ways to protect your skin without the mess.
Holiday season is quickly approaching; fun parties, tasty hors d'oeuvres, laughs with friends and family, and toasting the New Year ahead. Unfortunately, this also means fried food loaded with salt, one too many glasses of champagne, and desperately hitting the snooze button to grasp for those precious few extra minutes of sleep! Fortunately, I have found the products needed to hide any trace of a late night out!
Step 1: Apply Fresh's Lotus Eye Gel generously under your eyes. I have tried almost every de-puffing eye product on the market, and I can honestly say, though a bit pricey, this eye gel wins by a mile. This cooling, light gel instantly reduces puffiness, dark circles, and any sign of fatigue. It is priced at around $48.00, but it is seriously worth every penny.
Gilt Groupe: all sales begin at 12:00 PM ET and last for 36 hours
Beginning 6/9: Alejandro Inglemo, Android Watches, BCBGMAXAZRIA Handbags, Erin Featherston, Gifts for Dad: Trafalgar, S.T. Dupont, WEATHERPROOF, and More, Jeffery Monteiro, Judith Ripka, Torn by Ronny Kobo, Wine of the Day: The Colonial Estate 2006 Exile Shiraz, Felix Ray, Jewelry by Fiona Paxton, kate spade new york, ADAM, and Trina Turk
Beginning 6/10: C&C California, Gifts for Dad: Psycho Bunny, Ashworth Golf, Oliver Peoples, and More, Hanro, Jewelry by Color Story, Jewelry by Lulu Frost, Laura Mercier, Malini Murjani and Sergio Rossi, Rock and Republic, Sun-kissed Accessories, Wine of the Day: Dominus Estate 2005
Eberjey Sample Sale. Shoreham Hotel, Skylight Conference Room, 33 West 55th St (btwn. 5th and 6th), NYC. 9AM-7PM.
Skinny Dip at the Soho House, 29-35 Ninth Avenue, NYC. Soho House presents New York's sexiest poolside lounge where fashion meets performance meets DJ sets under the stars. International designers show looks from their summer collections so against a backdrop of dance, opera, hip hop, burlesque, cabaret, pop, performance art, comedy, and synchronized swimming. Featured designers include Juliette Longuet, Diane von Furstenberg and La Perla. Starts 8PM.