BEAUTY BAR: Vintage Glam

In the New York City heat, it can be hard to dress professionally for work and internships while still keeping cool. This Fashionista found a way to dress the part, and she also figured out how to melt-proof her makeup and style her hair easily.

This dress is the perfect solution to beating the heat. Cap sleeves offer a little bit of coverage while keeping underarms cool and sweat-free. The length is very work appropriate, but the dress is still breathable since there is ample leg room. Lastly, her shoes are easy to walk in while allowing her feet to breathe.

As for her makeup, this Fashionista knows that it’s best to forego foundation and stick to using a lightweight tinted moisturizer or BB cream. It offers just enough coverage, it evens out the skin and provides sun protection. (Never forget your sun protection!)

A little bit of peachy rosy blush is universally flattering and natural looking. It adds a healthy flush of color, making her skin look glowy without being too much. According to this Fashionista, a gel eye liner is the best way to go in the summer. While it can be a bit difficult to apply, it offers the richest color and it stays on the longest. She recommends the Bobbi Brown gel eye liner.

She finishes off the look with the perfect red lip. The color on her lips is from MAC, which she loves for their ease of application and staying power. The formulas aren’t likely to get on teeth either, making them virtually mistake-proof.

Her hair appears effortless, but is actually very well thought out. She used a heat protecting spray, and then loosely curled a few sections of hair with a large barrel curling iron. She brushed the curls out, giving her hair a natural looking wave. By bringing it all to one side, she keeps her hair off of her neck, allowing her to stay cool. It looks like it is just part of the style, especially because of her deep side part, which adds extra glam to her outfit and beauty look.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? Start off with a lightweight BB cream, then apply a peachy-rosy blush to the apples of your cheeks. Use a gel eye liner for a long lasting and precise cat eye. Use a very fine, pointed brush for application. Finish off the makeup with a swipe of MAC Russian Red. For hair, use a moisturizing heat protecting spray before curling hair with  1 1/2 inch curling iron.