MAC 2010 summer makeup collection

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We're having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave! And have we got the makeup for you (bottom, from left):

1. MAC To the Beach eyeshadow in Sand and Sun.

2. A light peach ($14.50), creamy lipstick in Funbathing.

3. A sheer plum ($14), silky highlighting powder in Marine Life ($26),

4. (top) Very wearable powder blush in Get-away Bronze ($18.50;
Physicians Formula Glow-Boosting Pressed Shimmer Bronzer

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Our favorite way to get radiant this season: Physicians Formula Glow-Boosting Pressed Shimmer Bronzer ($15; drugstores). Its color, texture, and shimmer all meet our exacting standards (not too orange, greasy, chalky, or sparkly). Plus, the packaging is smart. Just unscrew the top to pop out a brush that you swirl over the pressed powder; then flip over the compact to find a mirror. Perfectly brilliant!
Bath and Body Works Vanilla body lotions

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For a little noncaloric deliciousness, try the limited edition Bath and Body Works Summer Vanillas body lotions ($12;, which come in four tantalizing scents: sweet coconut, juicy berry, energizing lemon, and tangy apricot. White musk, blackberry, yellow jasmine, and strawberry give the lotions an unexpected aromatic twist. Our favorite, lemon, mixes citron, orange, and freesia with purple vanilla orchid; the unique, refreshing blend proves that the commonest scent doesn't have to be, well, so vanilla.
Tresemme Fresh Start Waterless Foam Shampoo

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Don't have time to get wet? Here are four more reasons to try Tresemmé Fresh Start Waterless Foam Shampoo ($5; drugstores):

1. It's easy to apply. (Gently rub two or three pumps onto hair, pat dry with a towel, and go.)

2. It's a clear foam, so it doesn't need to be brushed out (a bonus if you want to preserve your curls).

3. It contains witch hazel to absorb oil from roots, and aloe vera to keep hair hydrated and shiny.

4. It leaves no residue, so your hair looks squeaky clean and refreshed.
Travel size cosmetics

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If you're a frequent flier (or you just like to play the beauty field without much commitment), bookmark The site carries 35 beauty brands, and every product offered is a TSA-approved three fluid ounces (or less). That means your next trip can include Ted Gibson shampoo and conditioner, an Ole Henriksen face scrub, a DDF night serum...and no wait at baggage claim.

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