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Between heat, humidity, swimming and inevitable sweating, we all need makeup that can stand up to the elements come summer. Since no one wants their makeup running down their faceâ€”or on their beach towelâ€”these products will keep you sitting pretty no matter what Mother Nature has in store.
Oxygenetics Oxygenating Foundation
Few foundations can say theyâ€™re water-resistant (up to 90 minutes) with SPF 25, appropriate for all skin types andÂ safe use after in-office procedures like laser treatments, chemical peels and minor surgeryâ€”but Oxygenetics can. The breathable gel-based formula is available in 14 blendable, buildable shades so virtually everyone can have
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Born in Cannes, France, Valerie Giraud’s passion and love for fashion and beauty brought her to London where she began her career as a makeup artist.Â Eventually making her way to Miami â€“ one of the film capitals of the world â€“ she gained top TV and film celebrities as clients and lived by her motto: Your skin deserves clean ingredients, it just shouldn’t be at the expense of the looks you love.
Taking her own advice and coupling it with passion and creativity, Val realized she wanted to create the best organic, cruelty-free makeup line and brushes. The result become the luxurious brand â€“ Antonym Cosmetics.
After three years of product development, Antonym was in
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Newsflash: You donâ€™t need a bag full of products to create myriad makeup looks if youâ€™re willing to get a little creative. Whether you want to rock a glossy lid (without buying anything new) or seriously streamline your application process, the key is thinking outside the boxâ€”so we turned to makeup artist and Creative Director at Mehron Makeup, Stephanie Koutikas, for a few pointersâ€”and pulled together a list of our multitasking favorites.
â€œClear gloss is everything! Itâ€™s so on-trend to apply it on the eyelids over eyeshadow, or can be worn alone for a wet finish. Clear gloss can also be applied to the cheeks to give it a nice dewy skin finish.â
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When it comes to awards shows, the names of the fashion designers and jewelers who adorn the leading ladies are no secret, but the professionals and brands behind the beautyâ€”which plays an integral role in the overall impressionâ€”are a different story. No red-carpet appearance is possible without an extensive glam squad that covers everything from makeup and hair to nails and faux tanning (and beyond), and we think these artists deserve their fair share of credit. Here, a few of the most buzzed-about beauty looks from the Emmy Awardsâ€”and step-by-step directions for recreating them yourself!
By Kevin Winter