L’Oréal Paris’s Sir John Shares His Summer Beauty Hacks

Has the unpredictably hot and extremely humid summer season acted more like your enemy? Has your makeup been melting and running down your face? Do you and cooked lobsters share a similar skin tone after spending time out in the sun? If you answered yes to any of these questions, L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sir John is here to help by sharing his top summer beauty hacks. Trust us when we say you’re going to want to pay attention to these beauty tips and tricks from this renowned beauty expert.

To summer-proof your beauty, you must, of course, have the right tools, like the above product recommendations from L’Oréal Paris. Sir John’s summer beauty hacks cover everything from covering a sunburn, to melt-proofing your makeup, and achieving the perfect summer glow.

SUMMER BEAUTY HACK #1: COVERING A SUNBURN

SIR JOHN TIP: While everyone tries to avoid getting a sunburn, unfortunately sometimes it still happens. Luckily, there are some easy ways to cover it up. Sir John recommends using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation ($12.99) along with a green color corrector as found in the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit. The green will neutralize the redness on the skin. Using a makeup sponge like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender ($7.99), dab it into places that are burned the most – areas like your nose and cheekbone.

SUMMER BEAUTY HACK #2: HOW TO — USE MELT-PROOF MAKEUP

SIR JOHN TIP: Melting makeup doesn’t have to be synonymous with heat and humidity. Sir John has a trick to tame eyebrows and keep them in place to weather the elements – spraying hairspray on a thin toothbrush and then gently rubbing it on the brows (in more extreme cases like when on tour with clients, he has used a glue stick in place of hairspray). He then suggests penciling them in with an eye brow pencil like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer ($8.99). He also suggests using a waterproof mascara like the L’Oreal Paris Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara ($9.99).

SUMMER BEAUTY HACK #3: HOW TO FAUX THE JLO SUMMER GLOW

SIR JOHN TIP: To get the perfect faux glow, Sir John recommends exfoliating with a product like the L’Oréal Pure-Clay Exfoliate and Refine Cleanser ($6.99) the night before you want to tan to prep skin. Then use a self-tanner and apply all over face and body for an even and natural-looking glow. Sir John loves the L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Serum ($10.99) as it’s easy to apply and lasts up to two weeks.

If you already have a gorgeous glow but want to add some highlight to your face, mix a liquid highlighter like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator ($12.99) with a hydrating facial moisturizer from the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius ($17.99) line and apply it on your desired areas.

What do you think of Sir John’s summer beauty hacks? Could this summer-proof your beauty?

Surviving Summer with Essence Cosmetics Beauty Products

We are in full makeup emergency mode. The summer’s humidity has been very disrespectful to our beauty routine and makeup applications. We leave our apartment looking fresh faced and well put together, but once we step one foot outside, our makeup almost immediately starts melting down our face. Like we said, the humidity is disrespectful. Luckily we can combat the effects of the ever increasing humidity’s effect on our makeup, without breaking the bank, with the following essence cosmetics beauty products. With the following affordable, fun, and high-quality essence cosmetics products, we’re keeping the shine where it’s supposed to be, on our lips, eyelids, and cheeks……and off our overall face.

The above essence cosmetics beauty products featured include:

  1. extreme long lasting eye pencils ($2.99) – this waterproof pencil glides on smooth and new pencil delivery system keeps the formula from drying out. It is available in 6 shades – black love, but first espresso, black midnight sky, nighttime in the jungle, rockin’ taupe, and silky nude.
  2. volume stylist 18h curl & hold mascara ($4.99) – this innovative system lasts for up to 18 hours and uses special micro-styling waxes to deliver long-lasting volume & curl via a paddle brush wand applicator.
  3. volume stylist 18h lash extension mascara ($4.99) – enriched with lengthening fibers for volume & length, the fiber wand designed to reach each & every lash.
  4. shine shine shine lip gloss ($2.99) – available in 6 shades, this high shine lip gloss glides on smooth with a highly-pigmented finish with an applicator that ensures precise application. Shades include: behind the scenes, smile sparkle shine, friends of glamour, flirt alert, happiness in a bottle, and runway your way.
  5. instant matt makeup setting spray ($4.99) – a transparent mist that sprays on top of makeup to refresh your complexion and eliminate shine and oil. Suitable for all skin types. This, in collaboration with the “all about matt fixing powder waterproof”, has saved our makeup over the past few days and kept us from suffering from melting makeup.
  6. make me matt lip top coat **not pictured ($4.49) – transform any shiny lipstick into a matt, never chalky finish. It will leave your lips soft.
  7. all about matt fixing powder waterproof ($4.49) – a translucent powder that can be applied on top of any foundation to mattify your skin and set makeup. It withstands humidity and mattifies skin all day. This item has been a godsend. We no longer fear venturing outside.
  8. eye & face palette ($5.99) – this neutral palette contains shades for eye and face including 4 shadows, blush & highlighter, and 2 shade collections.

Are you a fan of essence cosmetics beauty products? What are your favorites from this affordable beauty brand? The essence cosmetics beauty product collection is available on www.essencemakeup.com and at Target, Ulta and Forever 21.

Birchbox Launches Limited Edition Modern Mermaid Box

Looking for a foolproof way to get all you need for your summer beauty routine? Look no further than the Limited Edition Modern Mermaid beauty box from Birchbox. Inspired by the hypnotizing beauty of the mythical sirens of the sea, this limited edition Birchbox is stocked with products to help you channel your inner, legendary sea goddess. Whether you’re looking for tropical-inspired colors, long-lasting and waterproof products, sultry hair that boasts beachy waves, or the wonderful scent of summer, this box has got you covered.
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Each box contains:
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat (Deluxe Sample)
  • Atelier Cologne Cédrat Enivrant Cologne Absolue (Travel Spray)
  • Captain Blankenship Mermaid Mane Sea Salt Spray (Travel Size)
  • COOLA Liplux SPF 30 Original Formula
  • RUFFIAN Endless Summer Collection – Nail Polish Trio
  • Stephanie Johnson Mermaid Mirror
  • Vasanti Kajal Extreme Intense Eye Pencil in Electric Navy

The Modern Mermaid Box is available now exclusively on Birchbox.com for $44.00. We think both The Little Mermaid and Madison from Splash would greatly approve.