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Welcome to our colorful hub of beauty buzz. Hope you came ready to make a discovery and pick up a new trick or two! This is where you’ll find the latest on what’s making our hearts race, along with beauty tips, articles and how-to’s. We talk about it all — makeup, skincare, haircare and more. So jump in anywhere, and come back often. Because just like buying new lipstick, checking out the latest is a habit that’s too fun to break.

Secrets Of Suncare

It’s not just SPF anymore. From soothing wrinkles to setting makeup, the surprising benefits of some of these formulas may surprise you.


Fight Dryness & Redness

Give your skin a tall drink of water with Honest Beauty Beyond Protected Daily Beauty Fluid Sheer Tint SPF 30, which contains Hyaluronic Acid to lock in moisture. It also has chamomile, calendula and aloe to calm redness.

Stop Makeup From Melting

When the sun pounds, runny makeup happens. Crisis averted with finishing spray that doubles as sunscreen. Our pick: Coola SPF 30 Organic Matte Makeup Setting Spray, which seals your look and makes you appear fresh all day.

Smooth Oily Skin

Sometimes, humidity and acne go hand in hand. Pack Peter Thomas Roth Oily Problem Skin Instant Mineral SPF 30, a mineral powder sunscreen. It covers blemishes with a transparent matte, plus it protects you from the rays.

Freshen Your Breath

Sunscreen usually has that coconuts-in-paradise smell. But Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 26 is minty fresh. It tastes like grapefruit and ginger, and contains natural mint to make your pucker more kissable.

Reverse Signs of Aging

Try an anti-aging moisturizer that works double duty as UV protectant. At 110 SPF, Neutrogena Age Shield Face Sunblock Lotion SFP 110 with Helioplex combats the sun damage that can accelerate the signs of aging.

Avoid a Lotion Mess

Make your bag spill free and keep your hands clean. Suncare sticks are small enough to pop in your pocket. The new Sheer Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 30 from Ulta Beauty is a lightweight, oil-free formula that also has vitamin E and aloe.

Hair & Body

Protect Colored Hair

Sun can make colored hair fade, while also having a drying effect. So treat your hair like you would your skin. TIGI Bed Head Beach Bound Protection Spray for Coloured Hair is a leave-in mist that has sunflower seed oil, grapefruit extract and UV protectant. Or, try Paul Mitchell Color Care Color Protect Locking Spray, which makes your locks look super shiny.

Say “Bye” to Shine

Clarify from head to toe with Dermadoctor Ain’t Misbehavin’ Skin Clarifying & Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 30, a lightweight lotion that reduces that slick I’ve-laid-out-in-the-sun-all-day look. It’s non-irritating so a good option for those with skin concerns.

Sunless Tanning

Make Your Self Tanner Stick

You’ve heard of eye shadow primer and lip primer, but did you know there is sunless tanner primer? It prepares the skin to get an even tan by giving it an oxygen boost and vitamins. Our fave: the quick-drying Kardashian Sun Kissed Color Maximizer Spray.

Get a Bronzy Glow

Sometimes you want a head start on summer – just a little color to say “hello.” Even better if you get sun protection with it. Enter Per-fekt Matte Body Perfection Gel SPF 30, which leaves you with a natural-looking matte tan and blurs uneven skin tone.

Tan in the Shower

More of a water child than sun worshipper? The secret is a self tanner you use in the shower. St. Tropez In-Shower Gradual Tan hydrates skin and develops a natural-looking streak-free golden glow.

Tan on the Go

You can take a tan with you -- in your pocket, in your purse and even in the palm of your hand. Individual wipes like Sun Bum Self Tanning Towelettes give you a glow, while exfoliating and moisturizing.

After-Sun Care

Beat The Burn & Cool Down

Had a little too much sizzle? Soothe burns with a calming treatment such as Dermalogica After Sun Repair. It’s special because of its gel format that looks and feels like a cooling post-waxing balm. Or, hydrate your skin ASAP with Sun Bum Cool Down Spray, enriched with aloe, cucumber extract and vitamin E. Another plan: Build aloe moisturizer into your daily routine to keep skin soothed and hydrated. We love Mario Badescu Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15 for non-clogging protection.

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