16 products to keep you cool and collected during another hot Seattle summer.
It’s a bad omen for your hair and makeup when Seattle’s spring weather already had you feeling sticky and droopy.
Cool off and make your hard work last — at least a little longer — with these products made to take on heat, humidity and long days in the sun.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN
Get a self-tanner/bronzer/skin tightener in one with Svelta Tan Skin Perfecting Self-Tanner ($38 at sveltatan.com). Firming botanicals and anti-aging extracts leave skin looking slimmer and more toned.
Get good skin on the go with Charlotte Tilbury’s The gift of Goddess Skin Travel Kit ($59 at charlottetilbury.com), which includes her cult-favorite Goddess Clay Mask that will clear sweat and sunscreen from pores without drying your skin (really).
The new, and locally made, French Girl Organics Lumiere Moolight Body Oil ($45 at etsy.com/shop/FrenchGirlOrganics) is a shimmering oil that gives skin a subtle glow. Try it on shoulders or legs with summer dresses.
And don’t forget your delicate lips. Moon Valley Organics’ Herbal Lip Balm in Coconut Lime ($3 at PCC Natural Markets and moonvalleyorganics.com) smells like summer, and moisturizes with organic oils, beeswax, cocoa butter and vitamin E from sunflowers.
Ready to switch to a natural deodorant? Try Agent Nateur’s Holi(Stick) No 3 Déodorant ($19 at Bella Fiore Organic Med Spa, Queen Anne), made in L.A. from organic, food-grade ingredients including coconut oil, beeswax, sodium bicarbonate, sunflower butter, avocado butter and essential oils.
Cool down or recover from a late night with the new Milk Makeup Cooling Water ($24 at milkmakeup.com), which has marine minerals that feel cool to the touch, as well as firming caffeine to increase circulation.
Absorb oil without getting a cakey look with the new, totally invisible Clinique Stay-Matte Universal Blotting Powder ($26.50 at department stores).
If skin is dehydrated, or you just need a midday boost, spray on Kari Gran Hydrating Tonic ($29 at karigran.com). The Seattle natural-beauty company’s tonic is alcohol-free, with aloe, and lavender or rose aromas.
Make sure all your summer makeup is moisturizing. RMS Beauty’s Lip Shine ($25 at rmsbeauty.com) contains nutrient-rich buriti oil, natural fatty acids and vitamin A and C, along with a touch of pretty color.
If you want color that doesn’t slide off your face in mere minutes, look to MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Waterproof Color Stick ($22 at Nordstrom). It’s available in a range of shades that you can use as liner or shadow, and it stays put up to 24 hours.
Perhaps it goes without saying that you don’t need a brush to apply local firm Julep’s Skip the Brush Crème-to-Powder Blush Stick in Warm Bronze ($24 at Julep salons). Just sweep on the creamy, luminous formula to get a sun-kissed look in seconds.
If you just can’t seem to keep makeup on your face, but want a pop of color, put it on your nails instead. Dior Vernis Polka Dots Color & Dots Manicure Kit ($28 at Nordstrom) includes two coordinating mini polishes and a polka dot application tool.
Dread hot styling tools? Make each blowout last longer with Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle ($20 at Bluemercury, U District).Thanks to the astringent properties of nettle, it will actually make hair less oily over time.
If frizz is your enemy, try Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield ($22 at Sephora), which can be used on dry hair to reclaim a smooth finish.