Check out the top five ways stars made it through July
With blistering temperatures across the country and a record-high heat wave in the Northeast, it's been a sizzling July. But that didn't keep celebrities from stepping out! Follow their lead, and try these hot-weather beauty savers.
1. Wear Sheer Makeup
It's all going to melt off anyway-the least you can do is let your face breathe and keep pores from getting clogged! Do as Angelina Jolie and Blake Lively did and use foundation, concealer, and/or powder sparingly. Instead, focus on your eyes and cheeks: Sweat-resistant mascara and liner paired with long-lasting cream blush works wonders.
2. Don't Worry About Smudged Eyeliner
Taylor Momsen and Michelle Trachtenberg embraced their troublemaking Gossip Girl alter-egos and rocked smudgy, rimmed liner that would make Ozzy Osbourne and Alice Cooper proud. (Yes, Momsen's raccoon eyes from the Vans Warped Tour are a bit extreme, but you get the point.)
3. Keep Hair Off Your Neck
The side-braid might be the most popular (and overdone) summer hair trend, but it's not conducive to 100-degree weather: Beat the heat by trying multiple hair twists à la January Jones' Grecian-inspired 'do or opt for a messy bun like Ellen Page's.
4. Chop Your Locks
If you're a beauty adventuress and aren't married to your mane, take a cue from Scarlett Johansson and Brittany Snow and get a bob (both actresses debuted one earlier in the month). Or if you're really daring you could get a pixie like 90210 star Jessica Stroup, who was cool as a cucumber at a Mulberry pool party in L.A. last week.
5. Skip The Blow-Out
Forget the frizz-factor-run a texturizing mousse through strands and let them air-dry for a sexy, tousled finish (see Alexa Chung and Whitney Port's beach waves for inspiration). Bonus: Damp hair will help keep you cool amid simmering summer temps.
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