Need help choosing the best products for taking on the heat? I’m going to tell you which products are my favorite go-to’s to help keep your makeup long-lasting and melt-proof.

1. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

What it does: this is a tinted cream formula that moisturizes, primes, controls oil, perfects skin for a flawless finish, and protects with its SPF.

2. MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer

What it does: Its a lightweight, creamy, and opaque concealer. Provides a smooth, long-wearing invisible coverage. It’s Water-resistant, fragrance-free and non-acnegenic. It also contains silica to help absorb the skin’s oils.

3. MAC Full Coverage Foundation

20140410-160219.jpgWhat it does: A full coverage foundation offering a smooth and bendable application that’s water resistant and long lasting.

4. Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion

20140410-161910.jpgWhat it does: Provides a more vibrant eyeshadow application that’s crease free and lasts up to 24 hours.

5. MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liner

20140410-162718.jpgWhat it does: This is a water-based and water-resistant eye liner. Easy to apply and is long wearing.

6. Cover Girl Bombshell Mascara Waterproof Formula

20140410-163128.jpgWhat it does: This mascara pretty much describes itself! Makes your lashes longer and fuller. I suggest applying multiple coats and patience when removing. This really is waterproof!!!

7. Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Sealer

20140410-164837.jpgWhat it does: Sets and seals makeup applications throughout the harshest conditions. Fights against heat, humidity, sweat and water. This one is my favorite sealer!

Those are the essentials for weather proofing your makeup. I hope you can find this list helpful in keeping you oh-so beautiful even more during the warmer weather.

Stay beautiful!


Product review! Rusk Deepshine Color Shampoo!

So I’ve been using Rusk’s Deepshine® Color Hydrate Sulfate-Free Shampoo that I picked up last week at my local Armstrong McCall Beauty Professional Store.  I have noticed a huge overall improvement on my hair.  Prior to this I had been using Sebastian’s Penetraitt Shampoo.  I still use the conditioner since this shampoo was just a “trial” for me and I think it’s turned me!!! 🙂  I’m going to have to go back and buy liters in both the shampoo and conditioner. I was shopping for a new shampoo simply because my hair had become more dry than usual.  My ends felt very brittle and split ends were easily making themselves appear.  Since I color my hair just about every 2 weeks I needed something that was going to help with color retention, strength, and frizz.  It’s very humid in Texas! I’ve noticed a reduced amount of frizz with this product. The amount of tangles I normally have in my hair have reduced as well.  My scalp also gets less oily with this.  An added bonus always is the scent!  It smells wonderful!!!!  

Rusk Deepshine Smooth shampoo

Here are some facts straight from Rusk’s website regarding this product: 

WHAT IS IT? A sulfate-free, gentle cleansing shampoo formulated to prolong color retention and preserve color vibrancy.

WHO IS IT FOR? For all hair types, but specially formulated for anyone with chemically or color-treated hair.

WHAT DOES IT DO? Hydrates and revives dry, brittle hair. Contains a patented UV-absorbing technology known to protect hair color from fading rapidly, and nourishing bio-marine ingredients and vitamins that help protect hair during thermal styling.

HOW DO YOU USE IT? Apply generously to wet hair and work up lather. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with Deepshine® Color Hydrate Conditioner.

Deepshine® Color Hydrate Sulfate-Free Shampoo is a gentle cleansing formula, free of color-stripping sulfates. Replenishes moisture while softening dry, brittle hair. Contains nourishing marine botanicals and a patented UV-absorbing technology with antioxidant-rich vitamin E acetate to help shield hair color against damaging sun-generated free radicals, a leading cause of accelerated hair color fadage.

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