Monday, March 28, 2005

Spring Swim 3

Now we all know that the sun can be very bad for your skin. So on top of that beach towel, umbrella and outfit, you NEED to have protection. And on top of protection, if you wanna look presentable after a sun-less winter, you also NEED some body oil/tinted tanning lotion.

Here are some great finds:

Get your partner to help rub Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil all over your body...Ooh.

Protect your complextion while covering your flaws with Fresh Top Protection Layer - SPF 20

Love the cute package! Lips are expecially vulnerable to UV rays so use Prada Beauty Lip Tint Balm SPF 15

Ahh, good old Sisley Sunscreen for Face/SPF 20

Always play it safe. Wise words from philosophy shelter for the face

UVA rays = wrinkles! Prevent this with La Prairie Anti-Wrinkle SPF 30

Your body is a temple. Pamper yourself with Santa Maria Novella Sunscreen SPF 4, 13, 20

Cheap and reliable is Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch Sunblock, SPF 45

SPF 15 might be too little so remember to reapply Coppertone Sunblock Lotion SPF 15, UVA/UVB Protection, Waterproof several times.

Even AFTER the tan, you need to use skincare to soothe your burnt self. Do so with Clarins After Sun Supplement

Even hair needs protection you know. Try Lancaster Sun Hair Protection Spray

But all is not lost for those who fear the UVA and UVB rays of the sun! Makeup changes everything.

Fake a tan if necessary.

How exactly did makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury fuse "Brigitte Bardot" with "a silver screen goddess," her inspiration for the Marni show? With a desert's worth of nude tawny shadows, beige lipstick, and just a smidgen of moonbeam-hued face shine. "This is one look that women absolutely should try at home," she said with confidence. [via Style]

For the sun-phobes, don't fret. Look the part with Urban Decay Baked Bronzing Powder.

Go bronzy with Estée Lauder Cool Bronze Loose Powder SPF8

Get a healthy Gisele glow with Chanel Bronze Universal de Chanel Sun Illuminator 30 g/1 oz

Even your lips can use a little bronze this spring. Use Estée Lauder Amber Bronze Lip Gloss Balm SPF 15

Is your pale skin getting to you? Use Scott Barnes Body Bling

Simple and straightforward. Use a self-tanner like Dior Body Bronzer for that I've-been-holidaying! look (even if you're stuck at work everyday).

Go ALL the way with Trish McEvoy Tropical Escape Planner Set. This planner offers all you need to get a gorgeous resort glow. In a pretty pink planner lined with a cool shade of mint.