Summer Beauty Solutions
Self-tanners have come a long way since the orange ankles of yore, as have a number of warm-weather essentials.
Photos by Becca Sabot
Problem: Preserving that pricey color job.
Solution: After shampooing, spritz in Davines SU Conditioner to prevent color from fading due to UV rays and chlorine. It also adds hydration and shine to fine hair. $27, from Davines, see davines.com for salon locations
Problem: Streaky self-tanner.
Solution: It’s all about the mitt. Buff Tarte Brazilliance Self-Tanner in a circular motion for a uniform bronze glow and orange-free palms.
Bonus: Good for face and body. $37, including mitt, from Sephora, sephora.com
Problem: Makeup meltdown.
Solution: No matter how many bronzers I try, I go back to bareMinerals for its non-shimmery, not-too-warm shades.
The Ready Bronzers up the ante with a mess-free pressed formula that’s waterproof. $24, from Bare Escentuals, bareescentuals.com
Problem: Calluses that won’t quit.
Solution: In between pedis, roll on butter LONDON Rock Off Glycolic Callus Peel before filing. The natural acid melts away stubborn calluses in a matter of minutes. $30, from Nordstrom, nordstrom.com
Solution: If you only use one product on your bod all summer, let it be Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer SPF 20, a multitasking workhorse that leaves skin—not your clothes—gradually golden. $9, from Target, target.com
Problem: Shine by 9.
Solution: Many products promise to keep shine
at bay, but BECCA
Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector may be the first to deliver for up to eight hours—without the use of silicone. Use it alone, under, or over makeup. $36, also from Sephora
Problem: You hate the feeling of sunscreen.
Solution: You won’t even know it’s there with Coola’s Mineral Collection of ultra-sheer, smooth-as-silk
to win over even the pickiest
wearers. $36, from Bespoke Hair Artisans, 3918 W. 49 1/2 St.,
Edina, 952-224-4062, bespokehairartisans.com
Problem: Too many products.
Solution: Lose the layers. Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 does it all: hydrates, protects, and color-corrects for a
flawless finish. Think BB
cream only lighter-weight and dewier. $35, from local department stores
Self-tanners have come a long way since the orange ankles of yore, as have a number of warm-weather essentials. More elegant ingredients and smarter formulas mean there’s an answer for every beauty challenge under the sun.