Avoiding The Summer Slide

Summer’s sizzling heat and increased humidity can intensify a lot of beauty problems: Oily skin may become even more of a challenge, as cosmetics slip off more easily. Humidity causes many cosmetics to congeal; thus, shadow creases and gathers in tiny lines (most annoying and unattractive for older women). Although cream eye shadows are popular, select powder ones for extended wear. When facing especially long hours at work or in the sun, opt for subtle, neutral shades (taupe, eggplant, gray), as fading is less obvious. If you like the luster of a cream, start with powder shadow and then dab a bit of cream under your brow bone and above your pupil for a wide-awake, sexy look.

A final note: Waterproof mascaras may be difficult to remove, but avoid the use of oil to do so (even baby oil). Once it contacts the eye itself, it can form a coating which leads to inflammation, irritation, and possible damage. Instead, use a great non-irritating, non-greasy remover. These makeup removers also come in handy when taking off stubborn lip and cheek stains