Smooth Your Complexion With Face Makeup That Won’t Weigh You Down In the Summer

L’Oreal’s Magic Smooth Souffle ($15.99 USD) creates a flawless, silky, even-toned finish. Apply it daily to achieve smooth, poreless perfection. Available in 12 different shades, Magic Smooth Soufflé is versatile enough to beautify every skin type.

What I think:  I love this foundation! The texture is smooth and silky when applied, and it covers so well. I set it with a little powder and it stays all day!  You can find this at drugstores and mass market retailers near you. 

Hissyfit Saving Face Foundation ($29.00 USD) — Put your best face forward. Saving Face Foundation | Highlight is a dual-purpose formula that acts as a foundation and a highlight, providing buildable yet flawless coverage plus SPF 50. Using your foundation shade, Saving Face evens skin tone and creates a flawless canvas, while your highlight shade conceals and adds dimension for that confident look you deserve. For normal to dry skin types.

Hissyfit Saving Face Buffing Powder ($25.00 USD) A perfect finish begins here. This lightweight product is formulated to complement saving face foundation | highlight and is rich in antioxidants and pure botanical extracts like green tea, aloe, and jojoba to condition the skin for a perfectly polished look. For all skin types.

What I think: The SPF 50 in this foundation makes it perfect for the summer (and any time of the year).  It is very light going on, but really evens the skin tone and covers imperfections.  I tried it in light, and it was a little bit orange for me.  I would need a more neutral shade to perfectly match my skin.  There are 15 shades, so I’m sure there is something that I will like.  Visit www.hissyfit.com to learn more and to purchase. 

I love the powder.  It sets my makeup, but it doesn’t look like I have anything on, it blends in so perfectly.  This comes in 8 shades.  I have the fair and it is perfect for my skin tone.  

Jemma Kidd Makeup School Light As Air SPF 18 ($38.00 USD) ultra light and natural skin foundation for a velvet, shine-free finish. SPF 18.  Features include; highly blendable & lightweight texture, silicone coated pigments for a velvet feel & soft focus finish, balancing benefits to help keep the skin perfectly matte for an even, shine free complexion and unique long-wear technology for all day staying power.

Jemma Kidd Makeup School Blushwear Creme Cheek Colour ($23.00 USD) — Formulated with antioxidants vitamins A, C and E this cream to powder formula enhances the complexion and the contours of the face while brightening, conditioning and protecting against free radical damage. Packaged in a slim compact with mirror, this sensational formulation is great for on-the-go use. Available in 3 shades Pomegranate (berry red), Guava (coral), and Paw Paw (terracotta).

What I think:  The foundation covers well but is so light, it doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup.  The SPF 18 is a nice feature.  I apply this foundation, a little powder, cream blush and I am off.  I usually don’t need concealer with this.

The cream blush is fab, too.  Always a winner all year long, cream blush is easy to apply and stays all day — and this one is no exception.  It also gives a lit-from-within glow.  Visit www.jemmakidd.com to purchase.

It’s Sunscreen Time — Try One of These Amazing Choices!

It’s almost summer, which means time to get out the sunscreen! Whether you are gardening, running errands or will be at the pool or beach all day, grab a new sunscreen for face, body or even hands and enjoy the outdoors without damaging your skin!

Avon ANEW SOLAR ADVANCE Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 45 (Reg. $34.00, Sale $24.00) Sun exposure can cause visible signs of aging. UV Rays penetrate skin’s surface, damaging DNA and creating harmful superoxide free radicals that attack skin cells. The best protection is to avoid sun exposure. When this isn’t possible, broad-spectrum sunscreen is a must to help protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

Formulated with RepairShield™ Technology. Dramatically reduces the look of wrinkles and visibly diminishes discolorations. Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Lightweight, quick-absorbing. Very water-resistant. 2.6 oz. net wt.

Also available is ANEW SOLAR ADVANCE Sunscreen Body Lotion SPF 30 (Reg. $34.00, Sale $24.00).  Visit www.youravon.com/brittbowman to learn more and purchase.

If you would like to try a newer brand that has received a lot of praise — Supergoop! uses the latest technology to provide easy-to-use sunscreen options. Some I have tried are:
   
Supergoop! SPF 30+ Lip Balms (AcaiFusion and MintFusion) $8.50  USD) Toss those low SPF formulas and grab these unique SPF 30 lip balm solutions! They protect against broad-spectrum UV rays in a super-antioxidant and regenerative formulation.
Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes ($34.00 (for 21 individually wrapped swipes) $34.00 (for a pack of 40 swipes) $10.00 (for a pack of 8 swipes)  An extension of their ever-so-popular 40 count and 8 count swipe packs, these soft, pre-moistened, paraben-free and water-resistant swipes, that deliver powerful UV protection for the face and body, are now available in individually wrapped packets – to keep it easy for you and your little ones to stay covered on the go!
 
Supergoop! SPF 30+ Everyday UV Lotion Spray ($19.50 USD) A favorite among both men and women everywhere for its incredibly “clean” formula, this lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen lotion is great for all skin types, and is now available in a convenient, TSA-approved 3 oz. spray bottle for a broader application range!
 
Supergoop!’s NEW summer 2011 Collection is available for purchase at Sephora/Sephora.com, Nordstrom/Norstrom.com, Barneys NY/Barneys.com andwww.Supergoop.com.
 
Hissyfit Body Double body moisturizer plus SPF 30+ ($38.00 USD) The singular Body Double. Enjoy a luxurious body moisturizer that cares for the body in so many different ways – protecting against sun damage, fighting free radicals and hydrating precious skin. Rich in anti-oxidants, it also contains broad spectrum SPF 30+ protection to guard against UVA/UVB rays and environmental damage while enveloping your skin with an energizing fragrance.
 
Another neat product from Hissyfit is the Handy Work Hand Cream ($22.00 USD) This is a decadent hand cream containing moisturizing ingredients and sun protection all in one. Its advanced formula relieves dryness and delivers intense hydration, nourishes with Vitamin E and aloe extracts, and provides broad spectrum protection from environmental damage with SPF 30. The beautiful orange mint fragrance pampers the senses with every use. Visit www.hissyfit.com to learn more. Enjoy!