by on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 with

As Bananarama sang “It’s a cruel, cruel summer…” And you know what?? It’s even crueler IF you don’t have all the right beauty tools in your arsenal to “preserve your pretty!” Excessive sun, chlorine, sweat and sea salt can melt even the most mesmerizing mermaid. So I researched and crafted a Cliff Notes guide to translate the most crucial Summer Slang in order to up level our beauty routines for KTLA Morning News viewers and YOU!

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TRANSLATION: In conversation, it means you may be trash talking a person and denouncing them! In the beauty world it relates to shadows and uneven tones across your face. Color correcting products have the ability to reverse the “shade.” Read on…
Shop/Price: $28, Exclusively at Sephora and
Don’t be caught “Throwing Shade” with dark under eye circles, dull skin and redness across your complexion. The new NAKED Skin Color Correctors instantly color correct and blur flaws, leaving skin illuminated and bright with a smooth, even application every time. Urban Decay’s mission when they devised these is to help us all wear less makeup because we’re getting the foundational support complexions need to balance us out. Target your worst transgressions with five color-neutralizing shades of these innovative, lightweight liquid formulas. The way they work is subtle pearlescent pigments diffuse light for even-more-perfected skin results. The modern flocked applicator eliminates the need for a brush and is soft enough to use on the delicate skin under eyes. Do NOT allow Skin Color Correctors to intimidate you, like they initially did me! Once you use them you’re left to ponder why you weren’t using them sooner? What I discovered by experimenting with them is, they blend beautifully and travel like a rockstar/TSA friendly!
• GREEN – Gets the red out – and makes blemishes and broken blood vessels disappear
• LAVENDER – Balances out sallowness and yellow undertones
• PINK – Brightens dark circles so you look wide awake
• YELLOW – Corrects dullness and darkness instantly
• PEACH – Masks circles, veins and sun spots to make deep discoloration vanish. Great for darker skin tones.

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TRANSLATION: “I’ve been looking blah lately! I need to unleash an E.E. Effect on my face!” E.E. stands for “Erase Everything!’
Shop/Price: $12.98, Available at Walmart and
Shades: Sheer Tint, Porcelain Tint, Ivory Tint, Buff Tint, Honey Tint
In beauty slang you’ve heard of the BB and the CC cream. You’d think they’d stop there with the abbreviations? Heck no, skipping the letter “D” we bounce straight to “E!” Enter the “E.E. Effect” Drew Barrymore and Flower Beauty innovated this one! Her Erase Everything Ultimate Foundation, helps fill in uneven skin texture and fine lines while simultaneously hydrating the skin. This cream-like balm formula is mixed at a slow speed resulting in a creamy whipped texture that delivers sheer coverage for a natural finish. Light diffusing pigments blur out skin imperfections, allowing for an even, smooth complexion with long wear properties. Summer lends itself to wearing less makeup and going for a more natural, sun-kissed look. Drew, in my opinion, embodies this beauty tenant and makes products that speak to this fun season.

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TRANSLATION: A “Magic Marker” is a body product that reduces the appearance of cellulite, crepey/sagging skin, stretch marks and bruises, for example. “I need to magic marker the back of my legs before I put on my shorts for the party.”
Shop/Price: $79,
This is one of the most gratifying “Magic Markers” you can get your hands on. Cellulite begins after the age of 22 and can be caused by a number of different factors. It even has the ability to plague ladies you and I would consider thin!  Unfortunately, cellulite doesn’t discriminate. So this is where LegTone comes into play!  It resurfaces uneven skin texture, reducing the appearance of cellulite and firms sagging skin. The result is younger-looking, firm, smooth skin in roughly 9 minutes that lasts up to 12 hours. The reduction in appearance is 47% after the first application. With ongoing use, Adonia LegTone reduced the appearance of cellulite by an incredible 72% in six weeks in a study by AMA Labs. I also place high value on the natural spin on ingredients! LegTone is infused with organic Neroli and oxygenated plant stem cells.

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TRANSLATION: This slang term was made even more famous by Cher & Dionne in the movie “Clueless!” It references a good looking gal. “Betty” is referencing Betty Grable the famous pin up girl from the 40s! “Hey look at that Betty over there on the lounge chair! She’s a beauty.”
Shop/Price: $16.99, Available at and drugstores nationwide
Palettes, or portable-beauty, have become the new ‘must-have’ product to up level our on-the-go look. To add to the L’Oreal Paris portfolio of portable products… coming this July 2016 are the new Colour Riche Lip Palette in three complimentary shades perfect for every skin type. You get 10 different shades per palette providing multiple tones and finishes… allowing women everywhere to customize her favorite lip look. Definitely TSA friendly! Buy all three and you have 30 different shades depending on your mood and the look you’re going for you’ll now have every color imaginable to complete you summer style.

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TRANSLATION: Whoever Becky was, we know she had great hair! BUT that’s so Spring of this year. What’s summer 2016 is a having healthy, sun-safe complexion! Insert your name to ____ With The Good Skin, and you’ll be all that and a bag of chips too!
Shop/Price: $26 Face, $32 Body, Available at
Clinique’s NEW Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face SPF 30 or SPF 50 (your choose) and SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Body offer lightweight and invisible protection that blends effortlessly into skin, making it a great addition to your daily routine. Something you need to realize guys is sunscreen is not just for your annual vacation to the tropics. These new physical, all-mineral sunscreens help to protect against environmental aggressors and help to scatter and reflect UVA/UVB rays by blocking them from penetrating skin. If should be a part of your daily routine, you know like breathing and eating cupcakes! Same thing. Also, these new formulas are non-acnegenic and are photo allergy tested making them appropriate for even sensitive skin.
· Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face SPF 30 & SPF 50: The all-mineral sunscreen properties of Clinique’s NEW SPF 30 and SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face help to prevent sun damage that can contribute to the future appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This sunscreen is easy to apply and blends into skin, leaving it feeling comfortable. Shake the bottle well before using and apply 15 minutes before sun exposure all over face and around sensitive eye areas; re-apply after swimming or sweating. This lightweight fluid can be worn by itself or under makeup.
· Clinique SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Body: The Clinique SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Body’s all-mineral formula is non-greasy, non-oily and does not dry out skin. The lotion absorbs quickly, leaving skin comfortable without any white residue. Its flip-top cap allows for an easy application, perfect for on-the-go use, especially during outdoor activities. Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure and re-apply after swimming or perspiring.

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TRANSLATION: The summer sun just managed to do a number on your tresses and unleashed it’s velvet hammer on your appearance. Mix a little sand, sun, sea salt and chlorine into your hair, and now you’re looking fried, frizzy and NOT the slightest bit fierce!
Price: $22,
For the most beach chair hair under the sun… you need this in your arsenal. Sun Recovery Spray is a hydrating leave-in conditioner that revitalizes sun-parched hair. It helps to restore hydration to hair, making it more manageable, smooth, soft and shiny. Specifically formulated with UV filters to help combat the damaging effects of the sun, pool & saltwater. Infused with an exotic Mango Coconut summer scent. After shampooing your hair, mist this in and style as normal.

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