Beauty & Style: Stay Hawt While it’s Hot.

This post is courtesy of Linda Ripoll, beauty blogger over at CounterCultureBeauty. Cool blog with a niche–it focuses on bi-racial and multi-racial beauty.

Summer Proof Your Beauty Routine

Sizzling summer temperatures are in the forecast which means it’s only going to get hotter as the summer season rolls along. From lifeless, limp locks to the dreaded raccoon eyes, there are a variety of weather-related beauty issues that can easily put a damper in any girl’s day. With the heat and humidity wreaking havoc on your beauty routine, here are some easy and effective ways to look “hot” while you’re trying to stay cool.

(Sorry to interrupt, Linda, but speaking of “staying cool,” these are the sexy legs of a regular in the BB&W crew:)

You know who you are! *winky-wink*


  • Hydrate skin with an oil-free moisturizer with sun protection. It’s important to use a moisturizer even though you may be tempted to skip this step in the summer.
  • Before applying your favorite foundation or tinted moisturizer, prime the skin with a primer as this will help make your makeup last while minimizing fine lines, wrinkles and pores.
  • Mascara must be waterproof or you can run the risk of wearing your mascara on your face instead of your lashes.
  • Use cream eye shadows over powder eye shadows for their long-lasting effect and their wearabilty.
  • Opt for lip tints over traditional lipstick as lip tints temporarily stain the lips and create a luscious pout. You won’t have to reapply every five minutes like you would with lipstick or gloss.
  • Line eyes with a waterproof liner so you won’t have to worry about your eye makeup smudging during a hot summer day.
  • Set your favorite foundation with a translucent powder. This will keep your makeup in place all day long and give your skin a polished finish.
  • Reach for your favorite cream blush or a cheek tint instead of the traditional powder blushes. Cream blushes and cheek tints last must longer and will stay put all day.
  • Stock your purse with blotting papers or a mattifying gel/powder for those moments when you need to touch up your face. These products will quickly remove any shine or oily residue leaving your face flawless and fabulous!


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