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Hot Couture: How To Make Sure Your Looks Sizzle, Even When It’s Scotching Hot Outside

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By Mia Bolaris-Forget

It’s hot and humid and you don’t feel like leaving the (air-conditioned) house, never mind putting any kind of effort into HOW you’re leaving the comforts of home for the discomforts of heat and humidity that promise to wreak havoc on your efforts the minute you set foot out the front door. Your only concern is being cool and comfortable.

Well, give it a few months and (some) will be making excuses about it being too cold to care about countenance. Besides, the inclement weather (rain, sleet and snow) will no doubt destroy your doings. So will hats, scarves, etc, your only concern will be, being warm and comfortable.

Remember, many women manage to look alluring in spite of the season and it’s inherent “obstacles”. Beat the heat and step out in style with these steamy suggestions.

1. Give Your Hair A Lift: Some of summers hottest hairstyles are quite uplifting. No fuss is a must for lovely summer locks. Consider more austere, dramatic looks by pulling hair up and back in a perky ponytail or a sultry bun. Industry professionals point out the merits of asymmetrical looks and the added advantage of adding ornate hair accessories that draw attention to your face and your doo.

2. Expose Your Toes: Open-toe shoes, sandals, even bare feet can be sexy during summer heat waves, at outdoor gatherings, pool parties or at the beach. Experts note that for summer fun in the sun, polished toes are simply obligatory. Make polish last longer by adding topcoat daily. According to professionals, this helps prevent cracking and chipping while you’re moving’ and groovin’

3. H-2-O-Baby! Give your sticky skin a fresh new glow with a bit of H2O. Experts advise lightly spraying your face with water and allowing it to air-dry. Remember not to pat or blot. This helps eliminate greasiness and smoothes out pasty-looking powder.

4. Sweat Appeal: Sweat dripping down your decollate is one way to signal that you’re a “hot” babe. Mostly however, it just makes you look overheated and uncomfortable. Combat a sweaty neckline with this sweet (and cool) trick. Place hair in asymmetrical ponytails (we told you the look was in), one higher than the other.

5. Lash Out At Dark Eyes: One of the biggest reasons women seem to have more dark circles around their eyes in the summer is due to drippy mascara. Opt for water-resistant instead of waterproof formulas during summer months. They may be somewhat thinner, but also less likely to run and smudge.

6. Keep Up With Your Hair itage: Being literally blunt about how you wear your hair, is what experts advise. Keep ends trimmed bluntly at the edges, which according to professionals makes it easier to style.

7. Set An Eye xample: While experts suggest enhancing your peepers with color, they also point out the tendency for cream shadows to crease in extreme heat. Opt instead for powdered shadows and focus the color close to your lash line. According to experts you are less likely to perspire there.

8. Shed Your Inhibitions and Go Nude: Well, as far as lipstick is concerned. According to industry leaders, heavier hues tend to bleed and take away from your pretty pout. Consider nude shades or pale pink (including lip pencil) and polish the look off with gloss.

9. Keep Cool (looking locks) with Extra Hair Conditioning: Beauty aficionados advise combating frizz by adding a leave-in-conditioner or moisturizing gel through your tresses. They stress, that this helps de-stress your hair by filling the hair shaft with moisture and thwarting its tendency to absorb more moisture from outside, which leads to “Big Hair”.

10. Soften Your Soles and Heels: Emerge your feet in lemon juice for about five minutes say experts. They assert this is a natural, safe and relatively inexpensive way to remove grime that’s adhered to the grooves of your feet and heels, quite common among those of us you bare our soles and heels in sweltering summer heat.

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