Summer is officially here. We just got back from a family weekend at The Montage Laguna Beach. There was lots of fun in the sun, not-to-be missed walks on the beach, and poolside lunches. I highly recommend applying sunblock—before going outside—to yourself first and then the kids and loves ones (if they let you). Even if it’s breezy, the sun can burn those areas of exposed skin untouched by sunscreen. The bright red stripes and blotches were a testament to how well the sunblock actually worked.
My favorite sunblock is La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid. It’s lightweight, water resistant (40 minutes), fragrance free and easy to apply. Some of the spray-on sun blocks like Neutrogena are great too and easy to use on kids.
On a more fun note, I’ve been loving my Dior Diorshow New Look blue mascara. Summer is a great time to incorporate some unexpected color. Mascara in colors other than black are fun to wear. A turquoise pencil under your lower lash line, a peachy blush on your cheeks and tinted lip balm all complement a healthy summer glow. Try pencils from MAC, Patti Prema for Costco or Urban Decay. La Prairie makes a gorgeous Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in peach.
If my glow gets too shiny I like to use a fluffy brush with a powder foundation like Chanel’s or MAC Studio Fix lightly applied after blotting skin with some oil absorbing blot papers. Clinique and MAC both make easy-to-use & store blot papers.
Enjoy the outdoors—it’s possible to be protected, beautiful and active.