Selfies. We love to post them when we’re out having fun. But when the Texas heat is most intense, it’s difficult to look picture-perfect when our makeup is melting away in the summer sun. The key is to look natural, not bare. Beauty experts agree great skin is crucial to the natural look. For help with that, read our personal style column on page 28 to learn about great face masks for every type of complexion. Other essentials include drinking plenty of water to plump skin cells, and using sunscreen with at least SPF 30. So what’s next? We’ve found four beauty products to help our face and hair look naturally gorgeous.
Becca First Light Priming Filter gives skin a luminous glow and evens out imperfections so you can skip foundation. The liquid has a purple hue, but don’t worry: It goes on sheer with a nice, light scent. Mix it with your favorite moisturizer/sunscreen and apply as normal. And as with any good primer, any products layered on top last longer. Available at Sephora for $38.
Instead of blush, try the highlighting effects of Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator. Its compact shape makes it easy to apply to the bridge of your nose, cheekbones or anywhere else you’d like a little extra glow. It’s easily blended for a natural, dewy look with tints of both silver and gold to complement any skin tone without too much shimmer. Available at Sephora for $42.
The summer sun can really dry out lips, but Clinique’s Chubby Treats nude lip pencils can keep them looking moist, plump and perfectly natural. The paraben-free nude collection comes in three easy-to-apply colors that add moisture and a soft shine in tones such as Heaping Hazelnut, Whole Lotta Honey and Richer Raisin. The set is available at Sephora for $18.
Sun and wind is tough on hair. But with Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day 5 -in-1 styling treatment, you’ll have the upper hand. Only a dime- to quarter-size dollop of the leave-in product is required to improve the volume and strength of your locks while polishing, smoothing and conditioning them. Blow-dry the product in for best results and style as usual. Available at Ulta or Sephora for $27.