It’s hot and we are all doing what we can to beat the heat and save our skin and makeup!

I’ve got a few of my summer must-have skincare items to keep your skin and makeup on your intstead of melting off of it.

Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O is the 1st and only dermatological micellar water perfectly compatible with the skin: its fatty acid esters, the constituent elements of micelles, are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes
and naturally help rebuild the skin's hydrolipidic film. It helps to cleanse away dirt, oil and sweat deep in your pores. It’s a great pre-makeup tool to prep your skin for moisturizer and an even foundation application.

Boscia’s Skin Perfecting Primer is my new best friend. This primer has done wonders for the smooth and long lasting wearability of my makeup applications, particularly in the HD Feature Film that I am currently shooting. I love the silky texture and nourishing benefits that the primer offers the skin. 

To start, the oil-free priming gel reduces the look of pores while creating a silky, matte finish. This revolutionary primer’s ingredients include pear Juice, a natural alpha-hydroxy acid that significantly improves skin texture. Peppermint Leaf Extract tightens and reduces pore size, purifies pores and soothes skin. Hydroxyproline Proteins smooth the skin’s surface, moisturize and tighten collagen fibers.
Pro-Vitamin B5 controls sebum production, reduces inflammation and provides moisture retention benefits.


How to get the long wearing, natural look:

Begin with clean and balanced skin. Hydrate with a moisturizer. Use a disposable sponge to apply Boscia’s Skin Perfecting Primer throughout the face and neck, focus on the forehead, t-zone, high plains of the cheek and chin. Allow 10-15 seconds for the primer to settle onto the skin. Use a moistened sponge to stipple liquid foundation onto the skin’s surface. Blend the liquid foundation evenly throughout the face and neck. 

One of my new and favorite products is the Rae Morris Invisible Mattifier. It is a completely transparent clear ‘gel like’ powder which is applied to the skin for a mattifying and velvety finish. Bonus*** use it on top of makeup it, if you tend to get too shiny, it perfectly absorbs the sheen and gives the skin a more ‘velvety appearance’, and when used on its own, it mattifies the skin with a silky smooth finish.

The soft focus/mattifying effect is due to silicone resin microspheres which have special optical properties – they spread light in every direction! When the powder is applied, the resin helps ‘fill’ irregularities in the skin (small wrinkles, imperfections, signs of age, acne scars etc), interferes with light reflection by directing it in all directions, which helps reduces the visibility of the pores and imperfections by removing the sense of depth. The result is a smoother, less shiny, natural appearance.

If you’ve been out and about on a hot summer’s day there is always the chance that you just want to remove your makeup and be carefree try Lauren Napier Beauty’s FLAUNT by LAUREN NAPIER luxe cleansing wipes to remove the sweat and pollution that sticks to your face and neck on a hot humid day. The ingredients include water, noni, aloe and cucumber to gently and effectively remove makeup and perspiration from your skin’s surface.

How are you keeping cool this summer? Leave us your skincare tips!