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Summer Beauty 101:
5 Summer Beauty Fixes

As much as we love summer, the sweltering heat brings on a whole host of beauty concerns. As well as melting makeup and out-of-control frizz, it tends to be the season in which skin problems flare up. Think oily spots, blackheads, sunburn and more. But summer is too fun to spend time stressing. Simply add these products to your beauty arsenal and address your beauty woes in style.

PROBLEM 1:
Fretting over the frizz
SOLUTION:
The heat has gone to your head—literally—and now your dry strands are soaking up moisture from humid air, causing them to swell and frizz. Grab our Botanicals Reparative Camelina Smoothing Frizz Antidote, which nourishes and protects hair with Camelina and Coconut Oil whilst taming rebellious fly-aways. Adding a weekly intensive treatment to your hair routine like the Camelina Smoothing Mask will also keep your locks hydrated.

PROBLEM 2:
Blemishes be gone
SOLUTION:
Heat and humidity in summer tend to wreak havoc leaving skin congested with dirt, oil and sunscreen. Use our Pure Clay Red Algae Exfoliating Face Scrub to clear away dead skin cells and refine pores. Salicylic acid and pure clay will draw out impurities leaving skin feeling renewed.

PROBLEM 3:
Shiny, not so happy
SOLUTION:
It’s steaming up outside and your sweat glands are in overdrive, making your complexion super slick. Look for formulas labelled ‘oil-free’, ‘mattifying’ or ‘anti-shine’ to nix any sheen and help your makeup stay put for longer. Also, choose a matte finish foundation, such as Infallible Matte 24HR to avoid a shiny summer complexion.

PROBLEM 4:
Desert dryness
SOLUTION:
UV exposure, air-con and dry heat all make for a very parched complexion. Hyaluronic Acid is the critical ingredient you need to make skin plump and radiant once again. Although it sounds complicated, the body actually makes it naturally already, though as we get older this slows down. Our Revitalift range with Hyaluronic Acid will boost and reboot skin to get that youthful glow back.

PROBLEM 5: Can’t tan, won’t tan
SOLUTION: The goody two shoes among us will know, sun damaged skin is an absolute no-no. Not only is there a serious risk of skin cancer but the sun is also incredibly ageing. So, it’s time to up the ante on your SPF each and every day with our Revitalift SPF15 Day Cream. Don’t worry, you won’t miss out on a suntan either. Back to Bronze will have you glowing like you’ve just arrived back from holiday.

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Want to sex up your make-up in an instant? Whether you’re transitioning from office to after-work drinks or even a hot date, these beauty tricks will take your look to the next level in a few minutes flat.

LIPS: For date nights, pick a lipstick shade that compliments your natural lip colour for a minimal yet glam look. Choose a long-wearing yet moisturising lipstick which won’t dry out your pout. L’Oréal Paris Infallible 2-Step Lip Colour is smooch-resistant and contains hyaluronic gel to keep your lips hydrated.

FACE: A BB cream enhances your natural complexion, offering coverage while making your face look soft, dewy and luminous. This will also prep and prime the skin for make-up.

EYES: Use rich gold, copper or bronze eye shadow to create a light, glowing metallic eye. L'Oréal Paris La Petite Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Maximalist gives long-lasting, pigment-heavy colour over the lid, while a white liner to your inner lower lash line will make your peepers pop.

LASHES: Give yourself a sultry stare with lashings of mascara. We can’t go past the new Volume Million Lashes Mascara (www.lorealparis.com.au/products/make-up/eye/mascara/volume-million-lashes-mascara-waterproof) for its ultra-flirty effect. To add extra thickness, dust your lashes with translucent powder prior to applying the wand, using a lash comb between each coat to prevent clumping.

CHEEKS: There’s nothing flirtier than naturally flushed cheeks. Want to know how to fake it? Apply a smidgen of rosy blush such as Life’s A Peach Blush on the apples of your cheeks and finish off with a dusting bronzer, blending it out towards your temples.

BROWS: Eyebrows are important as they help to frame the face. Tame strays by combing upward with a clear brow gel, before filling any gaps with a brow pencil, such as Brow Artist Shaper , that’s close to your natural brow colour. To accentuate their shape, use a touch of highlighter or illuminator under the brows.

HAIR: A tousled ‘do will do the trick. Save time by prepping in the morning. After you wash your hair, dry it until it’s slightly damp, pulling it up into a bun and leaving it there for the rest of the day. Just before you go out, take it out and spritz it with a curl spray. We recommend The Beach Wave Salt Spray and you’re good to go.

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Four Tips
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You paint your nails. You marvel at how well you did. You blow on them. You add a second coat. You blow on them again. You gracefully wave your hands back and forth. You check whether they’re dry. You smear all your hard work.

Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. So once you’ve perfected the at-home manicure, how can you keep your nail polish looking perfect?

Here are our four easy tips for how to dry nail polish fast.

1. Chill out To some degree, we all know that the cold helps harden nail polish, otherwise we wouldn’t wave our hands around trying to get cool air on them for faster drying. But there’s a really simple way to take that concept to the next level for even quicker drying: giving your nails a cold water bath. Not only is it super easy, it’s also highly effective.

Step 1 Fill a bowl with cold water and a few ice cubes. You don’t want it to be unbearably cold, but you do want it to be closer to Arctic than lukewarm. Make sure the bowl is big enough to submerge all ten fingertips at once.

Step 2 Paint your nails – with either one or two coats as normal – and let them air dry for about one minute. You want the paint to be set enough so it doesn’t move around when you dunk your nails. You’re just trying to reach that stage where the paint is tacky but secure.

Step 3 Submerge all ten nails in the cold water bath for two to three minutes. When you take them out, you should notice the water bead up on the top of the polish as it runs off your fingers. This is how you know you’re all set. Simply dry off and you’re good to go.

Bonus tip: If you’re having a hard time removing chipped polish, use the opposite method to ease the process. A short dunk in warm water will help to loosen up stubborn polish for a far easier nail polish removal session.

2. Lighten up If cold water submersion techniques aren’t for you, consider the art of layering. People often layer on thick coats of nail polish thinking that they’ll cover more ground, but if you’re looking to shorten your drying time, consider using thinner layers of paint. Choosing a highly pigmented colour, like L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Le Vernis a L’Huile, will help ensure that a thin layer doesn’t mean an uneven application. Simply wipe the applicator brush on the inside of the nail polish bottle to remove excess paint and apply in thin, even coats. Wait a couple of minutes, then apply a final coat if needed. It may feel counterintuitive and as though you’re extending your drying time, however it actually cuts time by half in the long run.

3. Get breezy If you’ve ever had a salon manicure, you’ll know that they often use fans at the end to help speed up the process. The at-home version? Your trusty hair dryer. The key to using a hair dryer to set nail polish is simply to use it on the cool setting. As you will have read above, heat works against you in keeping your freshly painted polish in place.

Simply paint your nails and then, holding the dryer about six inches away from your hand, apply the cool air for about a minute. Gently tap your nail to see if it’s still at all tacky and apply more air as needed. For multiple coats? Use this method between each to really add nail polish staying power.

4. Choose wisely We all have certain nail polish shades we’re attached to, but when looking for new colours, opt for quick drying formulas. Colours like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Nail range offer gel-like finishes (with top coat included!). 

All it takes is a two-coat application and a quick swipe of top coat for a hard, gel-like finish that lasts for up to 12 days without chips or cracks.

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