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YouBeauty Style Expert Jacqui Stafford shares the skincare and makeup products she reaches for each summer.
Now that it’s summer, it’s time to tweak your beauty and makeup routine. Here’s what you need now: A does-everything moisturizer with SPF that sinks in instantly; lighter, more iridescent makeup shades that lift the eyes; and beauty insider secret tips to give your skin a youthful glow. Since I’ve been in the beauty and fashion industry a long time, here’s what I can’t live without every summer.
For Wrinkle-Free Skin: Dr. Brandt UV SPF 30 High Protection Face
This is every editor’s favorite summer moisturizer—it’s lightweight, greaseless, soaks in within seconds and has unparalleled sun protection. If you can’t get an appointment with the celebrity dermatologist Fredric Brandt himself, you can get his skin-protecting magic in this tube instead.
For Frizz-Free Hair: Moroccanoil
I was terrified of any product with the word “oil” in it coming anywhere near my baby-fine hair. But on every photo shoot, hair stylists always whip out a bottle of this ultra-lightweight hair oil to tame and smooth frizzies for summer. I’m now obsessed with it.
For a Matte Complexion: Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper
Another celebrity makeup artist secret: Use these blotting papers to keep shiny summer skin at bay without adding another layer of cakey face powder.
For Camouflaging Redness: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream With SPF 50+
I adore creator and CEO of IT Cosmetics Jamie Kern. She gave me one of her famed CC creams before my QVC show and now I can’t live without it. The coverage looks exactly like your own skin but better, and it instantly camouflages any redness or imperfections. It miraculously covered a brutal sunburn one vacation—enough for no one to realize that my nose looked like Rudolph’s. It’s incredible.
For Faking Looking Awake: Mally Beauty LightWand Eye Brightener
Superstar celeb makeup artist Mally Roncal—you know, the fab chick responsible for beauties like Beyoncé, J Lo, Rihanna and more—swears by this trick for summer: Just dot the product near your tear ducts and it’s like you got eight hours of sleepeven if you pulled a late summer night. I use this wand every single day, but it’s ideal for vacation or hot days when you can’t be bothered with any other makeup.
For Bright Eyes: NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Callisto
With truly adjustable coverage, you can use these metallic eye shadows either wet or dry and get just as much sheer, light-reflecting, youth-enhancing shimmer as you want.
For Kissable Lips: Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Gloss in Bellini
This is hands-down the best lip gloss on the planet in the perfect nearly nude shade.
For a Risk-Free Tan: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad
This is the insider secret for sun-kissed, glowing skin without ever having to step outside in the sun. Just one swipe of these self-tanning wipes gives you that healthy vibrancy that will have everyone buzzing about how good you look when you haven’t been anywhere near a beach.
World Cup Taking a Bite Out of Worker Productivity
Indeed, employers are finding that they often have to make a stance.
Buster, a foreign-exchange trader in New York City who asked that his real name not be used, said he was scolded by his manager for wearing a Brazil shirt.
According to Buster, his boss asked, “Are we not going to even care about being a professional anymore?”
Buster said he replied, “Aren’t we allowed to wear golf shirts in summer?”
His boss, according to Buster, retorted: “Exactly, it is a f****** golf shirt, not something you wear to work!”
Despite a seemingly conservative dress code in the office, Buster said all office televisions have been tuned to the World Cup games — and some employees even have the matches streaming on their computer monitors.
However, growing interest in the U.S., especially after beating Ghana last week and tying Portugal 2-2 in a nail-bitingly close game on Sunday, may be taking a hit on productivity in some offices around the country.
The do-or-die game between the U.S. and Germany is expected to be another opportunity for office workers to be distracted from their jobs.
“[Today] will be the deadest day in the market we’ve seen in a while,” Buster predicted, adding that the 12 p.m. kickoff time will likely create “mayhem” in the office.
Over 50 percent of working professionals watched or listened to World Cup matches at work this year, according to an informal poll conducted Monday by Captivate Network. Of the people surveyed, 69 percent reported seeing co-workers watching or listening to the World Cup, according to the poll.
Twenty-three percent of respondents said productivity has decreased due to the World Cup. However, men (32 percent) and senior managers (30 percent) were more likely to say productivity has decreased due to the soccer tournament.
Based on the average salary of employed adults and the typical viewing time at work during the World Cup over the past two weeks, approximately $1.68 billion will be lost in productivity in the U.S., according to Captivate Network.
The estimate was based on an online panel with 714 people in 15 major metropolitan centers in the U.S. and Canada.
Depending on how Team USA does today, American excitement over the World Cup may fade, although 60 percent of Captivate’s respondents said that they plan to watch the World Cup until it concludes on July 13 with the final.
Financial services companies likely have some of the most traditional work environments, so stories like Buster’s aren’t surprising to Jacqui Stafford, celebrity stylist and author of The Wow Factor: Insider Style Secrets for Every Body and Every Budget.
“While it depends on your work environment, banking and corporate America tends to frown on work-casual,” Stafford told ABC News.
She advises workers keep their sports gear for after hours. ”You never want to stir up anything controversial that could steer away from your work,” she said. “We always say, ‘It doesn’t matter and you can be who you are,’ but you really are judged by what you wear. People form an opinion of you. You want to dress for the job that you want in today’s economy.”
Stafford said she tends to go the safe route and even frowns upon these USA World Cup polo-style shirts: But Stafford doesn’t hold anything against soccer fans. ”I’m a huge football fan, obviously. I’m British. But I don’t wear Rangers sweatshirts to the office either.” Team USA joked about worker absences, posting a mock excuse form on Twitter signed by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.