Here are the editor’s top picks for the beauty essentials that will keep you looking radiant this summer and beyond.
Then you can focus on what matters most: fun in the sun.
// EXPERT TOUCH FINISHING SPRAY
Lock makeup in with an ultrafine mist that lets your skin breathe while forming a microscopic barricade against heat and humidity that can melt or dry out makeup. The finish never feels tacky or stretched, thanks to flexible sealers and soothers working in harmony. It’s fast drying, too. Merle Norman Cosmetics, downtown Flushing, phone: 810-659-5550.
// CRACK STYLING CRÉME
An addicting summer product for all hair types is Crack Styling Créme, an anti-frizz leave-in styling solution with chlorine, humidity and sun protection. Its formula moisturizes from the cuticle to the ends of hair, contains wheat protein and acai extract, boosts shine, reduces broken strands and is 100% vegan. For more information visit www.crackhairfix.com, and it can be purchased at retailers like Target.
// AMIKA HEAT DEFENSE SERUM
This nutrient-packed product promises a shiny, frizz-free finish by humidity proofing and protecting each hair. Its lightweight formulation works on all hair, even baby fine. Siren Salon & Spa of Fenton is keeping its shelves stocked with it as a must-have summer product. For more information, call 810-208-0897.
LipSense is a patented, amazing departure from conventional lipsticks and lip colors. You can mix shades to create a number of effects and colors. This game-changing product is waterproof and does not kiss off or smear off. It restores moisture content, improving the health and look of your lips over time. LipSense is manufactured in the United States without animal testing. Learn more by calling 810-730-4767 or visit askmeaboutmylips.com.
// PRO PEN EYELINER
This award-winning liquid liner makes lining eyes simpler than waving a wand. Its ergonomic grip lets you control the effect, and its applicator works like a fine felt-tip pen. The liner lasts for 10 to 14 hours, is ophthalmologist tested, is oil and fragrance free and is safe for contact lens wearers and sensitive skin. Merle Norman Cosmetics, downtown Flushing, phone: 810-659-5550.