Written on July 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm , by Fitness Magazine
Music festivals are one of the many joys of summertime, but they don’t make for an ideal beauty situation: Think dusty fields, searing hot sunshine and sweaty mosh pits. If you’ve got a festival or two (or just a concert) on your agenda, here are some tips for staying pretty and comfortable from the opening bands through the midnight headliners.
Forget foundation: It’ll be a gooey mess before your favorite DJ has made it through their set. Use a sheer, lightweight tinted moisturizer with SPF, or just spot cover with concealer.
Prime everything: Your eyelids, your face, your hair. Even if you don’t plan to wear makeup, primer still helps tame shine and grease. Keep frizz from acting up with a smoothing hair cream or serum: Apply in the morning when your strands are wet, and don’t step outside until they’re completely dry. Any moisture in hair + humidity = instant pouf.
Swap products: Switch out your go-tos for longer-lasting versions, like a cheek stain instead of powder blush, waterproof mascara instead of regular, clinical strength deodorant instead of basic protection, and eau de parfum for more fleeting eau de toilette.
Pack your protection: Pop a mini tube of sunscreen in your purse and reapply at least every two hours or if you start sweating. The searing hot sun is no match for unprotected skin, so add insurance by sporting a chic floppy hat, too.
Prepare for porta-potties: There likely won’t be toilet paper, or anything remotely hygienic for that matter. Stash a mini pack of tissues or wipes and a tube of hand sanitizer in your bag to make the experience as pleasant as possible.
—By Cody Marick, beauty intern
Written on June 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm , by Fitness Magazine
There’s no more perfect makeup for sticky days than this summer’s whisper-light finishes with lace-inspired details. These delicate, flesh-toned colors are infused with the eensiest illuminating particles that look as gorgeous in the packaging as they do on skin.
- More like art than makeup, Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Lace Bronzing Powder is the star product of the Italian designers’ new Lace Collection, which, as you’d imagine, is inspired by the timeless feminine fabric. With not a hint of orange, it’s one of the more subtle, natural bronzers we’ve seen. Dust it where the light hits for a believable glow.
- The gorgeous lace casing on LORAC Ooh La Lace Baked Shimmer & Matte Eye Shadow Palette conceals an array of sunlight and moonlight-inspired shadows. The supernatural colors are as sheer as they are sultry, perfect for transitioning from day to night.
- Our delectably soft summer tees are like a second skin, and makeup should act the same. Giorgio Armani Beauty Face Fabric Foundation lends featherweight coverage that blurs every flaw.
—By Cody Marick, beauty intern
Categories: Beauty On the Go, Makeup Musts | Tags: delicate colors, Dolce & Gabbana, Dolce and Gabbana’s Lace Collection Glow Bronzing Powder, fabric, featherweight finishes, Giorgio Armani Beauty Face Fabric Foundation, lace-inspried makeup, Lorac’s Ooh La Lace Baked Shimmer & Matte Eye Shadow Palette, summer makeup
Written on June 1, 2012 at 10:31 am , by Fitness Magazine
Our summer makeup bags house only the toughest humidity defenders— think mattifying primers, cheek stains, and tubing mascara. MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Groundwork is sure to maintain its makeup bag real estate through Labor Day. The double-duty eye primer/eye shadow combo doesn’t budge: Not even a hot yoga class can make it crease (we’ve tried!). The taupey-nude creates a veil of subtle definition over our lids while the slightest hint of shimmer brings out the tiny flecks of color in our irises. Best of all, our 6PM touch-up ritual is no longer needed.
—By Cody Marick, Beauty Intern