All women have a bit of love-hate relationship with summer. More love than hate, of course, but when it comes to hair and makeup we can all agree summer can be a real doozy. With the sticky humidity, random rainstorms, and sweltering heat, it’s hard to keep your face on and hair in check. Here, our editors reveal some of the products and tricks that help them get through the season.
Stephanie Granada, Style Editor: “I never leave the house without a small pack of makeup-removing wipes. I use them all the time to clean up runny mascara or eyeliner, which looks so messy. And in a pinch, I can use them to clean my hands of sticky summer treats like ice pops.”
Patricia Shannon, Assistant Web Editor: “This time of year, my routine is all about keeping things simple: I turn to Bobbi Brown’s tinted moisturizer with SPF 25 for a dewy complexion that won’t weigh me–or my makeup bag–down. Three products in one, what’s not to love?”
Zoe Gowen, Senior Homes Editor: “When I have to go to an outdoor party I don’t wear perfume to avoid attracting mosquitoes—especially floral perfumes, those are bug magnets.”
Ashley Williams, Assistant Editor: “Since I know I’ll be bearing more skin during the summer months, I swap out my usual body lotion for Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer to give my skin a glow without the harmful effects of the sun.”
Lacy Morris, Associate Travel Editor: “I carry Nars Powder Foundation everywhere. It takes away shine and sweat and has SPF to protect from the sun. I also find that hair stays put better with a little bit of grease, so I don’t wash it as often. Dry shampoo helps keep things fresh.”
Hannah Hayes, Assistant Food Editor: “Dry shampoo is what takes my mane of waves from womp-womp to Tami Taylor-tastic in seconds when the sun and wind have other plans for it in mind.”
What’s your summer beauty secret?