When it’s hot outside, beauty prep has its challenges. The last thing I want to do is add more heat with a blowdryer to style my hair or layer on makeup that melts. I’ve a-listed a handful of products that help combat those situations while keeping my routine simple, fast and heat proof.
For makeup, I stick to the essentials that are easy to apply and pretty much goof proof. A bronzer stick replaces foundation. An application across cheeks, nose and forehead mimics sun-kissed skin and leaves a natural finish. I’ll swap out translucent powder for a brown hued shade and lightly dust across cheeks for warm color. The powder also tames any areas with too much shine. I’ll keep my lip color on the natural side and use a product that won’t bleed. Westman Atelier Lip Palette in nudes is my summer go-to for this. After applying color to my lips, any excess left on my fingers is dabbed on cheeks and eyelids. I’ll finish with a hint of highlighter to prevent a flat finish and may even dab a little on the center of my lips for dimension. The products all blend in nicely, so even in the summer heat, my makeup looks fresh.
Using similar principles for styling my hair means I don’t stress about control or perfection. I prefer my hair worn off my face for comfort similar to a ponytail. In between hair washing days, I’ll work with products that don’t require heat. I’ll freshen my style with a dry shampoo for root lift and a texturizing spray to add grit for body and hold. Oribe’s Gold Lust Dry Shampoo and Dry Texturizing Spray are two of my current favorites. On freshly washed hair, Oribe’s Imperial Blowout is a must. My fine hair can easily frizz and fall limp, but this blowout creme manages to prevent that. It’s also easy to reactivate with a little water between shampoos.
Rather than struggle with hair and makeup when it’s hot outside, I’ve found easy to use products that prevent me from looking wilted. Nordstrom makes shopping for these items and other beauty favorites convenient by stocking all the brands I love. Beyond makeup, they have a great selection of hair and skincare products plus cutting edge and everyday beauty tools. See all of my favorites at the end of this post…
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