This summer definitely has been a toasty one, even for Seattle (um, not that I am complaining one bit!). We’ve all been reaching for our go-to favorites to get our cool on, and perhaps have added some new “ahhs” to our warm weather weaponry list, each helping to smooth and soothe what prickles us. Below are six latest drugstore (and Costco) discoveries that have made this season’s cut and will be kept in circulation, even as we fall back into familiar comforts next season:
Almay Shadow Softies – Have tried many of the shades; even the ones that look scary dark aren’t. All glide on easily, layer well together, and really brighten up eyes without making them look too made up for daytime. Plus, the small packaging is good for travel.
Almay Smart Shade CC Luminous Primer – This stuff is like cool silk for your skin, provides a subtle (not shimmery) luminosity, helps your tinted moisturizer or foundation to glide on and last, has SPF 15, and costs less than most other primers of similar quality. Bonus: A little goes a long way to making you look/feel more awake!
Neutrogena BB Cream Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, Fair to Light – A great everyday BB (beauty balm) that freshens up your skin like a tinted moisturizer while providing sufficient broad-spectrum SPF protection. One less step, anyone?
Wet n Wild Color Icon Liner Brow & Eye Pencil, Taupe 648 – This is the beauty buy of the century, as far as this blonde is concerned! Every fair-haired woman knows how difficult it is to find a brow liner that is not too dark, has no red-/orange-/yellowish cast, goes on easily, looks natural, and lasts. AND, this one costs way less than an iced latte! Get it.
OPI Nail Polish, “You’re Such a BudaPest” – It was love at first swipe, equally as pretty on toes as on fingernails. Not too purple, not too blue, just the right amount of modern-feminine color on most any skin tone to liven up most any outfit. Consider it your new neutral.
Comfort Revolution Hydraluxe™ Gel Memory Foam Blue Waves Bed Pillow – Who doesn’t love flipping their pillow to the other side to feel that heavenly cool sensation on their face? Well, welcome to your new favorite nighttime (and/or napping) head rest that not only properly supports but has a built-in cool factor, literally. Especially perfect for us, a-hem, hot ladies!