Five fabulous finds for a hot, wet seaside summer
July 12, 2012 | 1:00 pm
(Updated: January 17, 2013 | 3:52 pm)
1. Waterproof Mascara
Lancôme Définicils Waterproof Mascara, $26 at Nordstrom
Its hard to find a waterproof mascara these days that doesn’t turn your lashes into spidery clumps, but Lancôme Définicils Waterproof Mascara somehow finds a way to combat this waterproof woe. Although a little more pricey than its drugstore competitors, this miracle tube will last all summer, guaranteeing long, luscious lashes that will persevere through sweat, rain or poolside madness.
2. Styling Spray
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, $24 at Sephora
Beachy waves are kind of hard to come by in land-locked Colorado, but with Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray, you can harness your inner surfer god/goddess with sexy, roughed up hair. With ascophyllum nudosum extract to condition and tame flyaways and sea kelp to add shine, California has come to Colorado, without the attitude or ego.
Mark Get Bright Hook Up Highlighter in Natural, $6.50 at shop.meetmark.com
Glistening with sweat while poolside is never attractive, but change that wet brow into a shinny glow from Mark’s Get Bright Hook Up Highlighter, and suddenly you’re the belle of the pool. This nude, liquid highlighter can be blended into the corner of the eyes for a wide-awake effect sans coffee, or swept onto cheekbones for a luminescent glow. Make pool goers wonder all day if your radiance is just the side effect of a good cocktail, or you just being your naturally shimmering self.
4. After Sun Conditioner
Davines Hair Pak, $26.50 at davines.com
The pool may be great for cultivating your tan and showing off your new swimsuit, but for the tresses it is a no-go hair enemy. Reverse the damage that chlorine and sun exposer afflict on your beautiful mane with Davines After Sun Moisturizing Pak, a rich hair mask that will leave your locks smooth and silky when applied after your frolicking fun in the pool.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad, $32 for 20 wipes at Sephora
Self-tanning your bod is nerve racking in itself, but self-tanning your face? That full on celebrity-style-nervous-breakdown inducing (OK, that’s a tad exaggerated but come on, its your face). Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare takes the jitters out of adding that safe glow to your visage with its Alpha Beta Glow Pad, an all-in-one exfoliator and gradual bronzer that leaves skin silky smooth with each swipe, helping you avoid the Ompa-Loompa effect of other self-tanners.