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Look Cool When It’s Hot: Best Summer Makeup
Posted By Barbara Hannah Grufferman On July 9, 2013 @ 6:11 pm In Be Your Best | Comments Disabled
1. Those who continue to wear the same makeup they’ve been putting on their faces all year long, and very possibly, since they were 20.
2. Those who decide it’s too hot, too much trouble, and too annoying to wear anything at all.
Everyone needs a little bit of something, so I would like to propose a third category, one in which I put myself after I turned 50 and needed to update my makeup, especially in summer:
Those who wear just the right amount of the right products for a face that looks cool, current, and confident… no matter how hot it gets.
While researching products for my book, The Best of Everything After 50 , I tried many different lipsticks, mascaras, eyeliners, and so on. I settled on only a few, all of which are listed in the book. Some were recommended by experts (like the fabulous Laura Geller ) but many I discovered just by wandering the aisles of my local Duane Reade  drugstore or Target . Most are extremely well priced and all flatter just about every skin type and shade.
If you’re looking for an easy, fast, and oh-so-pretty summer look, here it is:
First, get your skin ready (2 minutes):
Great tip: Do 20 push-ups while you’re waiting for the moisturizer to settle in. If you do these every day, your arms will look fabulous, and your cheeks get a little flush to them, too. Push-ups a little rusty? Here’s a short “how-to” video:
Okay, now the real fun begins (complete with shopping list) . . . all in less than 5 minutes:
Result? You’ve protected your face with loads of sunscreen, created a fresh, pretty, modern, light look for summer–in a just few minutes–and managed to squeeze in a few push-ups! Top it all off with a fun shade of polish for your fingers and toes (ever try a gorgeous shade of blue?), some great sunglasses to protect your beautiful eyes, and a really cool hat (here’s one I stole from my husband’s closet):
Summer (and you!) never looked so good.
I want to hear from you! What are some of your favorite summer makeup secrets? Please share in the comments section below!
Questions? Leave them in the comments section below. For more tips on living your best life after 50 (or 60, or 70…) check out The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More  and www.bestofeverythingafter50.com . Keep me posted on how you’re doing by subscribing to me on Facebook  and “tweeting” me on Twitter at @BGrufferman . Check out the full video series - The Best of Everything - on the AARP YouTube Channel.
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 makeup: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/06/24/long-wear-makeup-a-do-or-do-not-at-50/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL
 summer: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/06/18/your-new-fat-free-summer-look/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL
 The Best of Everything After 50: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762437405/ref=s9_simh_bw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-9&pf_rd_r=0RY36AV2RWKK9ANYCYWQ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1348437102&pf_rd_i=283155
 Laura Geller: http://www.laurageller.com
 Duane Reade: http://www.duanereade.com
 Target: http://www.target.com
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 Boots 7 Intensive Serum: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3360003
 RoC Multi Correxion: http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/roc-hexinol-multi-correxion-5-in-1-eye-cream/ID=prod6173899-product?ext=gooBeauty_PLA_Face_Treatments_prod6173899_pla&adtype=%7Badtype%7D&kpid=prod6173899&sst=5a225add-c547-abc8-62df-000022723c44
 Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer with SPF 30: http://www.amazon.com/Aveeno-Naturals-Positively-Radiant-Moisturizer/dp/B0013OKSAY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1373376175&sr=8-3&keywords=aveeno+ultra+calming+spf+30
 L’Oreal Regenerist Lotion with SPF 50: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod1610165
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 Olay Total Effects 7 CC Moisturizer with SPF 15): http://www.walmart.com/ip/Olay-Total-Effects-7-in-1-Tone-Correcting-UV-Moisturizer-Light-To-Medium-1.7-oz/19581068
 Laura Geller Beauty Bronze-n-Brighten: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2240025
 Benefit’s High Beam: http://www.sephora.com/high-beam-P1281?om_mmc=esv103264-GG&om_kwpur=341484816&ppc_crid=18724832537&site=us_search&esvcid=S1373376514_ADOGOE_AGI4014935_CRE18724832537_TID341484816_RFDd3d3Lmdvb2dsZS5jb20%3d_RAWYmVuZWZpdHMlMjBoaWdoJTIwYmVhbQ%3d%3d
 Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Pale Pink: http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/product/5876/20488/Best-Sellers/Best-Sellers-Cheeks/Pot-Rouge-for-Lips-Cheeks/SS12/index.tmpl
 Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Charcoal: http://shop.riteaid.com/Revlon-ColorStay-Eyeliner-Charcoal-204/dp/B000H3GCLQ#.UdwQvxZbnVs
 Diorshow Waterproof Mascara: http://www.sephora.com/diorshow-waterproof-mascara-P99901
 MAC in Please Me: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/168/310/Lipstick/index.tmpl
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 Pot Rouge: http://stealkatesstyle.com/pot-rouge/
 Olay CC Cream: http://www.olay.com/skin-care-products/total-effects/cc_cream-for-dark-skin
 In Grand Fashion: http://inagrandfashion.wordpress.com/tag/cosmetics/
 The Perfect Hat: http://bestofeverythingafter50.com/uncategorized/my-search-for-the-perfect-hat/
 10 Real Secrets of Ageless Women: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/07/08/the-10-real-secrets-of-ageless-women/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL
 5 Places You May Not Be Wearing Sunscreen (But Should): http://blog.aarp.org/2013/06/20/5-places-you-may-not-be-wearing-sunscreen-but-should/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS
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