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TOP 10 BEAUTY DEALS

Sweet beauty deals for hot summer days

TOP 10 BEAUTY DEALS
Sweet beauty deals for hot summer days

Mark C-Thru-U


 
Mark C-Thru-U

THE SUN SHIELD
The best anti-aging formula found in every beauty editor’s arsenal is a daily sunscreen, rain or shine. Levels of UVA rays (the wrinkle-causing, collagen-warping type) don’t vary much by season, and UVB rays can cause sunburns even on a cloudy day. Dial up your SPF to suit your degree of sun exposure.

FLARE PICK: 1. Mark C-Thru-U Beautifying Sheer Tint, $10, boasts SPF 15 and antioxidants such as grape-seed extract and vitamin C, so you can lighten up on your foundation without letting down your guard

Physicians Formula


 
Physicians Formula

THE MELT-PROOF MAKEUP
Easy to stash in the teeniest purse for touchups, the pen-sized Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Per-fecting Mineral Concentrate, $15.80, keeps midday oil slicks at bay.

Nair Cire Divine


 
Nair Cire Divine

THE SMOOTH OPERATOR
For your most touchable summer gams, toss the razor and de-fuzz with an at-home no-strip wax kit such as Nair Cire Divine Sensual Berries, $17. To get pro-quality results sans a spa bill, wait till your hair is at least a quarter of an inch long. Apply the wax in the direction that hair is growing, then remove it the reverse way with a swift flick of the wrist.

Narciso Rodriguez for Her


 
Narciso Rodriguez for Her

THE SUMMER SCENT
A potent perfume in July is as apt as turtlenecks in Tahiti. Lighten up with delicate fragrances fit for the sultry season—a little goes a long way.

FLARE PICK: Narciso Rodriguez for Her Cruise Collection, $95, updates the original honey-flower and am-ber perfume with a summery spin: the same scent in an eau de toilette, an iridescent fragrance spray and a hy-drating body mist.

John Frieda


 
John Frieda

THE MANE TAMER
High humidity and parched, sun-fried hair is a recipe for frizzy disaster. Keep it sleek with a moisturizing styling product such as John Frieda Frizz-Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Crème, $10.50. Before blow-drying, work a dime-sized dab through locks, from the middle down to the tips, and skim a bit over the surface of dry hair to kick up the shine.

Body Shop


 
Body Shop

THE GLOW GETTERS
Quench skin from head to toe for the smooth canvas you need to achieve a flawless faux glow. We love airy, instantly absorbed hydrators, such as The Body Shop Moroccan Rose Body Milk, $16.50, chock-full of rose, ses-ame seed, olive and babassu oils. For an extra-golden effect, sweep cheeks, forehead and nose with Quo Sun Kissed Bronzing Powder, $20.

THE BODY BUFFER
For instant gratification, nothing brightens lacklustre skin faster than a gentle scrub. Perk up a dull complex-ion with aloe vera–rich Lise Watier Gommage Bora Bora Exfoliating Gel, $21.

OPI Nail Lacquer


 
OPI Nail Lacquer

THE PEDI HUE
Dip into vintage orange, coral or red. Mimic a pro pedi by using a base coat and a topcoat, allowing each layer to dry for two minutes.

FLARE PICK: OPI Nail Lacquer in In My Back Pocket, $11. 26. L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipcolour in British Red, $11.

Shu Uemura


 
Shu Uemura

THE HOT LIPPY
Try the tone-on-tone method by wearing a bright, juicy pink lipstick that’s ripe for summer.

FLARE PICK: Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in PK 359, $30.

Product photography, Ivan Engler (except Body Shop); Text, Carlene Higgins.

This story has been edited for FLARE.com; The complete story and where-to-buy appears in the July 2009 issue of FLARE.

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