ZAP Style Notes: Hotter Than Hot Beauty Tips


Summer is finally in full swing in Chicago, meaning the humidity is in full force and my makeup is melting off my face. Never fear, I've wasted all of my money on a plethora of beauty products and tested them out so you don't have to!

My hair tends to get a little frizzy with the Chicago humidity and summer storms. I swear by John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum, Extra Strength Formula. Put it in your hair mixed with Moroccanoil while it's still damp and you are golden. For touch ups, try Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Creme. A low, tight bun is also a great frizz mask!

ZB_8.20.153 Now for the face... There is nothing worse than commuting to and from the office in the dead of summer. Hot walks to the El + stifling train cars = no, me gusta. I recently starting using Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Mineral Primer, and it keeps me looking fresh all day long! Best yet, it has SPF 15 protection. Top it off with Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer and Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact with Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation and you are a golden goddess.

I also am a huge fan of Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara. It's waterproof (which also means sweat proof), so even though you are crying from heat exhaustion, your makeup will look great!

Cheers to summer in Chi! Stay cool, my friends.

- Brigid Parr, Senior Publicist