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Beauty Brands Offers Cool Summer Products

Summer is supposed to be easy, breezy and low-maintenance.  But the hot sun can melt your makeup and the humidity can sink your style, creating high upkeep for your looks.
Help is on the way from your local Beauty Brands salon -and-spa superstore. A treasure trove of products will help make you effortlessly beautiful and cool even during the cruelest of summers.  Here are some favorite melt-proof, wilt-proof picks for summer 2013 from the store’s team of beauty experts:

•  Body:  Want to look naturally sun-kissed?  Put on Per-fekt Body Perfection Gel/Tan Matte, featuring Smart Color Technology that allows all skin tones to use one shade.  You’ll get a flawless matte finish minus the streaks and scents that come with many other self-tanners.

• Face:  There are several ways to prevent runaway makeup when the temps start to climb:

Start with a pristine matte canvas, using philosophy matteness collection. This skin-soothing formula performs double duty as a deep daily cleanser and a weekly purifying mask.  It features glacial clay.  How cool is that?

Then, prep the face for the day with an all-in-one product like SmashBox Camera Ready CC cream – it primes, corrects imperfections, hydrates and helps makeup stay in place.  Or try water-resistant Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm SPF30, another perfecting primer that’s great for outdoor activity.

•  Eyes:  Look cool in the pool with eyeliner that stays put.  Try Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner.  A marker tip applicator creates a flawless line with no skipping, smudging or pulling.

•  Hair:  What if you could create a force field between summer humidity and your hair?  Well, Sexy Hair Weather Proof Spray does just that.  It contains polymers that make a humidity resistant shield to protect blow-outs, updo’s and curls from wilting in the weather.

•  Nails:  Give yourself a long-wear, super shiny manicure that lets you have fun in the sun and is chip-free for up to two weeks.  Choose from a wide variety of colors by OPI GelColor or CND Shellac. You can get a gel manicure at the salon & spa at Beauty Brands.

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4 Tips to Avoid Summer Makeup Meltdowns

Just in time for the Valley’s first heat wave and for a special event at UNION next weekend arrives Citrine Natural Beauty Bar owner Melissa Lenberg’s summer makeup meltdown lifesavers. Prepping for Citrine’s Get Glowing For Summer Event from 12 – 6 p.m. June 1 (which will aptly be followed by Mimoasas, Makeovers, and Manicures  from 6 – 8!), Melissa’s tips are easy, quick and ESSENTIAL for combating our summer’s famously dry, unforgiving weather conditions.

Melissa’s Top Tips to Avoid Makeup Meltdowns:

suntan lotionProtect Your Skin: Unless you want your skin to tan darker throughout the day, be sure to wear skincare products that contain SPF, which will protect your skin from the desert’s harsh sun.

Cool Off Your Body: Makeup applied right after a shower will absorb into skin and make you break out. If you’re hot and sweaty post-shower, allow your body 10 minutes to cool down before applying makeup.

Get Primed: No matter what the season or temperature, a good makeup primer is a real lifesaver. It keeps on your makeup day to night, reduces lines168738395 and pores and some like the REN product have added benefits of SPF protection, moisturizer and toner to keep your skin glowing naturally.
Make It Mineral: A mineral foundation is ideal for Arizona heat. It is light and will wear all day. It won’t slide off your face and will leave you looking natural all hours of the day and night.