30.07.12 Beauty, Makeup, Skincare

Olympic Beauty

The Opening Ceremony is done, the medals are flowing and, like most of us, you probably have Olympic Fever.

If you’re ready to stake your claim atop Glastonbury Tor we have the makeup and skin essentials that will go the distance while you splash, slam dunk and mad dash.

Whether you’re sweating it on a court or just trying to make it through an extremely hot day, products that last, don’t require frequent touch ups and go day to night are something that anyone can use. It’s beauty of Olympian proportions.

When you have beautiful eyes like track and field star Lolo Jones, you want to highlight them and know that at the end of the race, the daily rat race that is, your eye makeup won’t be gone or smudged all over. Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hr gets the job done.

This creamy gel shadow blends easily, stays put and comes in a variety of hot colours including the aptly named ‘Bold Gold’. Another winning option is Sephora’s Jumbo Liner 12 Hr Wear Waterproof. Not only does it last but the pencil makes for ease of use and portability. Stash one in the gym or beach bag.

Be it surf, tears, or rain you face, you don’t have to worry about inky streaks under your eyes with Cover Girl’s Lash Blast 24 Hour or MAC’s Extended Play Lash. These volumizing, durable formulas keep your eyes defined through whatever the day throws at you.

An athlete might not normally wear foundation when competing, but in this thing we call life, a little lasting coverage is a good thing. Clarins Everlasting Foundation is just that: everlasting. The lightweight semi-matte formula perfects, covers, adds luminosity and even survives a dive in the pool on a record-heat day. You don’t need to be Rebecca Adlington to appreciate that.

Sunscreen is a must, day in, day out. But what will hold up during a sweaty afternoon tennis match or two-mile run? Two-time Olympic Beach Volleyball Gold Medalist Misty May-Treanor says that Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 45 with Helioplex is the “most durable” she’s tried. For a more natural but no less tough formula, Aubrey Organics Natural Sun SPF 30 uses Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide for superior ray blocking in a thick moisturizing cream with antioxidant-rich green tea.

Now that you’re armed with the essentials, get out there and make it a gold-winning performance every day.

Credit: FaneFlynet

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3 Responses to Olympic Beauty

  1. Valeria August 1, 2012 at 05:39 #

    Yoir post comes so handy! I am going through research, It’s 35C and 70% humidity here in Shanghai and NOTHING survives even 10-min walk from subway to office. Not a single waterproof mascara made it trough my vinyasa classes, either:) I do love Laura Mercier mineral foundation that I bought after you posted on oily skin regime, FC, and thanks a lot for recommendation! I hate to put sunscreen on my face (for body I use the featured Neutrogena SPF 100). So I tinted my eyelashes (I’m natural blonde so mascara is a daily need), use mineral foundation and a swipe of Bobbi Brown shimmer brick as bronzer and that is pretty much all that can survive the heat (and dunk in your own sweat upon coming outdoor)

    • Fashion Critic August 1, 2012 at 06:00 #

      Thanks for your kind words, this was written by Diane.

  2. Diane August 6, 2012 at 16:47 #

    Hi Valeria,

    Happy we could help. I live in a very humid place as well although not quite as high as where you are. For face, Neutrogena also makes a liquid that is very oily skin friendly- Ultra Sheer Liquid.

    Thanks for your comment,
    Diane

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