Here are a few tips to help your hair stay healthy and frizz-free under the scorching sun.

* To prevent your hair from getting fried, apply a product with UV filter like Kerastase Soleil Voile Protecteur before you go outdoors.

* Use a deep conditioning treatment at least twice a week and remember to comb through your hair after you applied it so the product is evenly distributed. Leave on for as long as you can. Rinse off with cold water to help seal the hair cuticles and add extra shine.

* Avoid further damage by limiting the use of curling irons and straightener in the summer and remember to always use a heat protection product like Toni & Guy’s Iron-It Heat Defence Spray before you curl/straighten your hair.

* Apply a small amount serum on the ends for extra shine. I like John Frieda Shine Shock Leave-on Perfecting Glosser for Brunettes.

* Never tie your hair up in the same spot. It will put extra strain on your hair and cause breakage.

* Dry your hair by squeezing out the excess water with a towel instead of rubbing it.

This summer we are seeing blue eyeshadow paired with pink lips everywhere.

#1 Tropical Look

Taken from The Body Shop 2007 Summer Tropics collection, this look screams hot and is great for those with a tan or darker skin – light skinned girls should steer clear of this to avoid looking drag-queeny.

Eyes
* Rim your entire upper and lower lash line with a navy kohl pencil. Next, smudge a shimmery teal eyeshadow all over your upper and lower eyelid. Apply several coats of mascara.

Cheeks
* Add an extra pop of color by sweeping a bright pink color on your apples.

Lips
* With color this bright, you definitely need to start out with moisturized lips. Next, whip out your lip liner for a little definition and apply a shimmery hot pink or magenta lip gloss onto your lips.

#2 Icy Look

For a more understated look, try Shiseido Maquillage’s 2007 Summer collection which is better suited to those with pale skin.

Eyes
* Sweep a baby blue or sky blue eyeshadow all over your upper and lower eyelid. Line your lower inner rim with a white pencil. Finish the look by curling your lashes and applying several coats of mascara.

Cheeks
* Define your cheekbones with just a hint of peachy blush.

Lips
* Slick on a medium pink lip gloss.

I have been getting a *lot* of requests for prom makeup tips lately so hopefully this will clear up some of your questions =)

What Products To Wear
This is all up to you. You can wear as many as ten twenty products or as little as five. But no matter what you do, here are some products that I recommend you use:

* Foundation. Even if you do not wear it on a daily basis, you will thank yourself for wearing a little foundation on special occasions. Remember to use one that matches your skin completely. If in doubt, go with a color that is darker instead of lighter because a) a lighter face on a darker neck is just hideous b) if your foundation has light reflecting particles, the flash may make your skin appear lighter than it really is.

* Powder. This should be applied only on oily areas (forehead, chin and nose) with a light hand and for touchups. Powder do not photograph well and it can make you look ten years older.

* Evian Mist/MAC Fix+ Spray. Spritzing this will definitely help keep your makeup looking fresh and dewy.

* Blush. Do remember to put on some blush because the flash in cameras will wash you out.

* Eyelash Curler. Curling your lashes is a must. I repeat, a MUST!

* Lip Balm. Chapped lips are a big no-no so definitely make sure your lips are soft and smooth before you apply anything on top.

What Colors To Wear

Unlike the gold eyeshadow we see last year, the color this year is more metallic with a bit of cool undertones. Below are two different ways to wear it as requested by Shellie.

Look #1: Gold + Silver = Cool Look
As spotted on the Chanel Spring 2007 runway, gold + silver eyes are oh-so-hot right now! To recreate the look, apply the silver color of Chanel Lumiere Dartifices ($75) on your entire upper eyelid and the gold color from the same palette on your lower eye. Alternatively, you try MAC Perverted Pearl eyeshadow and Jane Goldilocks.

As for the rest of your face, keep it as bare as possible. Use a tinted moisturizer and concealer to cover up all flaws and even out skin tone. Brush an eyebrow gel on your eyebrows. Draw a thin line along your upper lash line and apply several coats of black mascara. Finish the look with a slick of peachy pink lip color.

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but I say makeup is what every girl should befriend, especially a good brown eyeshadow.

When used properly, brown eyeshadow can add depth to your eyes and make them look a gazillion times bigger. Plus pretty much any eye color and skin tone would look good with it. Need proof? Check out the following example taken from the latest issue of Easy Finder:


Before and After