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Pamper your skin for summer

Donna Kato and Joannie Sevilla Knight Ridder

We want bronzed complexions but know the terrible havoc the sun causes. We yearn for dewy summer skin but fear breakouts. Just when we got used to dramatic eyes and lips, it looks all wrong in warm weather.

When seasons switch, it’s time to change our skin care and makeup routine, too. Now, more than ever, beauty companies are offering products specifically formulated to protect, enhance and soothe summer skin and hair.

Why risk skin damage when you can fake a bake with bronzing powders and self-tanning creams? Hair products also come with sun protection and ingredients to minimize frizzies and prevent color from fading.

Your summer makeup bag should be streamlined with products that do more than one job: lip glosses and face powders with sunscreens, scents that go on with a little shimmer, and colors that work for the whole face.

Consider lightweight moisturizers and foundations – many contain SPFs (sun protection factor) and antioxidants. The best makeup bases for warm weather are matte but give complexions a glow.

To emphasize your eyes, try a moss green eyeliner and tone down your lip color. Want to focus on your pout instead? Brush on a deep berry gloss. If you’re tan, remember that just a hint of bright color goes a long way.

30 picks for your summer makeup bag:


Coppertone spray sunblock with SPF 30, $8.99 at drug and grocery stores


Nivea Body Silky Shimmer Lotion, $6.99 at drug and grocery stores


Kerstin Florian Soothing Body Gel, $26 at


Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer, $11.95 at Target


Redken UV Rescue After-Sun shampoo, $8.95, and Redken UV Rescue After-Sun conditioner, $10.95 at and salons


Bumble & Bumble Creme de Coco conditioner, $20 at select salons


Bumble & Bumble Creme de Coco shampoo, $19 at select salons


Estee Lauder Sun Kiss To Go portable bronzing compact, $37.50 at Macy’s and other department stores


Maybelline Solar Energy Liquid

Glow for face, $6.51 at drug and grocery stores


Too Faced The Beach Bunny palette for eyes, lips and cheeks, $25 at Nordstrom


LaCoste Touch of Pink fragrance, $32 at Sephora stores (in the Seattle area or at


Clinique True Bronze Shimmering Tones bronzing powder, $26.50 at Macy’s and other department stores


Estee Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Duos in Lilac Kaleidoscope, $30 at Macy’s and other department stores


Too Faced Peek-a-Boo Cleavage Contour and Body Bronzing Powder, $25 at Nordstrom


Tangerine Kiss Shimmer Spray by Scents By Terri, $44 at


Elizabeth Arden Sun Goddess Bronzing Powder, $27.50 at Macy’s and other department stores


Summer Eclipse Bronzer by Physician’s Formula, $11.95 at Walgreens and select drugstores


Biotherm Sunfitness Self Tanner for face, $10, at and select department stores


Pearls of Perfection multi-colored bronzer by Physician’s Formula, $12.95 at Walgreens and select drugstores


Perfekt skin perfecting cream, $57.50 at


Revlon Nail Color, $4.49 at drugstores


Aveda Inner Light Tinted Moisture with SPF 15, $25 at Aveda stores


Dermalogica full spectrum wipes with SPF 15, $22.50 for 15 towelettes at


Stila Sunshade Bronzer, $24 at


Stila Endless Summer Lip Pots, $16, and Shadow Pots, $20, at


Revlon lip gloss in Blazing Fuchsia, $6.99 at drug and grocery stores


Almay Whipped Gloss Swirls in Pink Cloud Swirl and Sheer Raspberry Swirl, $6.95 each at drug and grocery stores


Flirt Rollerblush, $10 at Kohl’s (


Clinique True Bronze bronzing gel for face, $18.50 at Macy’s and other department stores


Aveda Liptint SPF 15, $11 at Aveda stores

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