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HIGH FIVE: REFRESHING FACE MISTS

Spritz your way to lovely skin all summer long.

There are a few things you can do to keep cool this summer: lounge in the shade, wear cute shorts, and keep a face mist close by. The latest face mists keep your skin happy and healthy with every burst. Meet the five new sprays we can’t get enough of this summer. JESSICA VELEZ

LIFT OFF

Get the contoured look even on makeup-free days. Dr. Jart+ Liftra Contour Fixer visibly lifts and tightens skin with every spritz. Skin looks firmer, and you probably feel happier.  

HYPER ACTIVE

Groggy mornings call for Ole Henriksen’s Truth Facial Water. Spritz on skin, and get a burst of its energizing citrus tonic. Mandarin, green tea, and pomegranate unite for the ultimate dose of dewiness. Keep it close by during those 3pm slumps.

SLICK MOVE

Think all face mists impart a dewy finish? boscia’s here to make you think twice. Its White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray delivers a mattifying effect, visibly minimizes pores, and locks makeup in place.

OCEAN MIST

It makes sense that the most hydrating ingredients come from the actual ocean. tarte dove deep to blend vitality-rich algae and marine flowers into its Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist—a primer, refresher, setting spray, and hydrating treatment in one.

YOUTH POTION

As much as we dream of tropical island living in the summer, the reality is we’re still clocking in 9 to 5 in the city. Combat premature signs of aging from urban smog with REN’s Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist.

SHOP MISTS >

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Posted this vid recently see link above or below. This is my “mom with 3 kids get the heck out of the house style” lol…well really it’s part of a summer style series on the channel! Again I used the Whipped Creme Icing and Tress Refresh Curl Mist…I’m not about the gel or edge control life for these type of styles since I only expect this style to last a few days and I want my tresses to breathe and besides my texture laughs at gels and edge control unless my hair is straight or I’m piling on tons on for a wash and go…just like my hair to be free really…
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HIGH FIVE: TRAVEL-FRIENDLY SUNSCREEN

You won’t be seeing red anytime soon.

This summer, make it your goal to see beach bonfires burn—and not your skin. We want to make sure no matter where you travel this season, you’re set on sun safety. Below, we rounded up five portable sunscreens in varying formats you’re sure to love. JESSICA VELEZ

Format: All-over lotion

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ WetForce for Sensitive Skin & Children

 
There are two types of people in this world: those who lounge by the pool with a book, and those that dive right in. Luckily, inner mermaids with delicate fins don’t have to worry about rays while practicing their backstroke. Shiseido’s Wet Force line now comes with a face and body protector specially formulated for sensitive skin. So just keep swimming—but be sure to reapply the fragrance-free formula every 80 minutes…or whenever you’re sick of playing Marco Polo.

Format: Spray

Supergoop Defense Setting Mist

Supergoop created a sunscreen and setting spray in one, thus saving us from melted foundation and crab face—aka, summertime sadness. After your last cat eye flick, mist on this refreshing minty spray to lock everything in place and get a dose of SPF 50. Here’s the real kicker: You can reapply all day, err day without disrupting your strobe in the slightest. Now if only we could say the same for BBQ sauce…

Format: Stick

Fresh Sugar Sport SPF30

Everything about Fresh Sugar Sport SPF30 screams summer—from it’s neon packaging to its orange ice-pop scent. In true Fresh fashion, the formula is sweetened up with skin-nourishing sugar. It’s also perfect for surfers outfitted in wetsuits since it’s meant to be applied to exposed areas like lips, face, and around the eyes. Plus it’s water resistant. But it’s suitable for anyone with a competitive spirit, since it’s a clear winner in our eyes.

Format: Balm

Coola Liplux

“Thanks, it has SPF” is what you should say when someone compliments your supple lips. Coola LipLux’s creamy (read, not waxy) formula has more than usual, clocking in at SPF 30. Why do your lips need sun protection? It helps prevent photo-aging and burning, which aren’t things you want to kiss hello to anytime soon. Coola’s version comes loaded with nutrients and antioxidants to keep your lips smiling.

Format: Brush

Colorscience Sunforgettable® Loose Mineral Sunscreen Brush Broad Spectrum SPF50

A SPF-infused tinted powder that fits in your clutch? Genius. ColorScience’s Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF50 comes in a purse-friendly tube for easy reapplication. Think of it as a way to shine-proof your complexion while also protecting your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. That’s what we like to call a win-win.

SHOP SUNSCREEN >

Sunscreen is back with an updated look (and feel! and scent!) just in time for summer. We now carry a plethora of cutting-edge sun protection that works hand-in-hand with your beauty routine. Ready to have fun with your makeup while staying sun safe? Us, too. Below, we outline four new favorites. KELLEY HOFFMAN

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Multitaskers, take note: This product can be your treatment, primer, and sun protection all in one. While the best part of putting on this invisible formula is that it instantly makes other things you wish were invisible seem to go away (i.e. it helps blur imperfections), this sunscreen also fights visible signs of aging and leaves you with a smooth canvas on which to apply your makeup. This clear suncare is playing the long game and the short game when it comes to beauty benefits, and as we all know: The only thing better than winning is winning twice.

Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50

Many of us begin our mornings on top of our suncare game—we apply sunscreen first, and then follow with the rest of our makeup. But here’s the tricky part: we know we’re supposed to re-apply sunscreen every two hours, but who wants to do that after they’ve applied their contouring? This mist is brilliant because not only does it allow you to reapply your sunscreen over your makeup, but its spray formula also helps set your existing makeup while reducing any pesky shine with its matte finish. And by the way: Its rosemary scent is pure heaven. We’d spray it on just for its mood-lifting benefits—the fact that it has sun protection is just an added bonus.

MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA-UVB Sunscreen

The creation of this fabulous formula was inspired by skin cancer survivors who wanted to enjoy the great outdoors without having to wear heavy, greasy, white sun protection. Silky, lightweight, and tinted, this mineral sunscreen also acts as a primer by evening skintone with a matte finish. Try it once, and you might just get addicted—it makes you feel beautiful and protected.

AMOREPACIFIC Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Cool format alert! Whether your complexion color or suncare are on your mind, this compact is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups regarding both. Pat on the product with the sponge for light-buildable, longwearing coverage—and enjoy hydrating (thanks bamboo sap!), color-treating benefits. Trust us: When you pull out this sleek, mirrored encasement from your purse and casually mention you’re just putting on some sun protection, your friends will be jealous.

SHOP SUNSCREEN FOR FACE >

I did some anti-anxiety exercises this morning, had a big glass of water, and spritzed myself with this vanilla pecan (or something, you know, warm and sugary) refreshing mist that I bought in a sunny shop in Savannah, and I bundled up and put on my Pete Holmes podcast, and you guys, when I got on the extremely crowded subway to go to work and had people literally pressing their bodies into me from all sides, I took a deep breath and hoped they appreciated how nice I smelled and just like RADIATED lightness and happiness out to everyone around me.

The podcast was the Jenny Slate episode of You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes and I really feel like if that podcast could just go on forever and I could listen to some version of it every morning, I would be a happier, more balanced person.

And I know this whole post is totally cheesy and I don’t mean to become one of those #2blessed2Bstressed people who posts constantly on facebook about their gratitude and intentions, but I will tell you that when I was watching The Holiday (for what was definitely not the first time) the week before Christmas, alone in my apartment while wrapping presents, and the old man gave Kate Winslet the corsage and said “if it’s corny, or if it’s going to ruin your outfit, you don’t have to wear it,” and she says “I LIKE corny. I’m looking for corny in my life,” I burst into tears and had a very brief and satisfying cry.