SUN-SATIONAL LOOKS WITHOUT THE DANGER
May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, a good time to consider new products that deliver sun protection or help achieve that sun-kissed glow while staying indoors:
>> Save your lips from burning with Suntegrity Lip C.P.R., an SPF-30 lip color with zinc oxide, konjac root and lipids to reduce the appearance of fine lines, plus a hint of stevia for sweetness. Available at organic beauty specialist Green Spa Hawaii at the discounted price of $25.20 (usually $28) in May. The spa is at 1441 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1401. >> “Otherworldly” is how Allure magazine described models wearing Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coco- nut Gel Highlighter ($44), which delivers a golden sheen with zero sun exposure. A few drops of this illuminizer mixed with foundation and primer is recommended, but I prefer direct application for more precise placement. Formulated with coconut water and vitamin B5 to help hydrate and nourish skin, it’s one of five products from the designer’s 2017 Coconut Glow collection, available at Sephora, Neiman Marcus and MarcJacobsBeauty.com.
>> Sunscreens tend to be heavy, sticky and smelly, in addition to leaving a ghostly white film. Australian Gold delivers a better option with a new Botanical Line of mineral sunscreens, including a fragrance-free SPF-50 Tinted Face Mineral Lotion that wears like a tinted moisturizer for everyday use. The lightweight formula is absorbed quickly, leaves no residue and
contains antioxidant ingredients such as eucalyptus, kakadu plum and red algae, in addition to active mineral ingredients titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that block sun exposure. Prices range from about $12.99 to $14.99 at Longs/CVS stores. >> MAC makeup artist Victor Cembellin was in town recently to showcase Instagram-worthy beauty, and at the top of his product list was MAC Strobe Cream in Goldlite ($33) to wear under foundation with contouring products. “Extreme highlighting is an Instagram favorite because of the way it illuminates the face to create a dimensional effect,” he said. The look can be worn with minimal color products for a natural, beachy look or amped up for evening.
>> What do people in the rainy Northwest know about sunny beauty? Apparently, at Portland-based Pacifica, they know how to achieve a glow without the burn, via lightweight, 100 percent vegan products. This is a line for women who say they don’t like makeup. Pacifica’s powders, eye shadow palettes and lipsticks offer sheer, natural-looking color. A trio of Radiant Shimmer Coconut Multiples offers cream color for eyes, cheeks and lips for minimalist beauty that doesn’t look forced. It’s $14 at Target or Celestial Natural Foods, 66-443 Kamehameha Highway in Haleiwa.