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TODAY style editor and author Bobbie Thomas shares an assortment of smart products that will help you stay calm, cool and collected this summer.
Switch up your shapewear
You have summer clothes — so why not summer shapewear? Both DKNY's new Fusion Light collection and Spanx's Skinny Britches offer you a lighter layer of powerful support. Seamless shaping panels are placed in strategic spots to help smooth your silhouette underneath even the thinnest fabrics.
And for those sheer summer dresses, Commando's Control Skort is not only made of a lightweight microfiber offering extra coverage you'll barely notice, but also won't ride up when you move (DKNY Fusion Light $36-60 Nordstrom.com; Skinny Britches $27.99 & up, spanx.com; Control Skort $68, Wearcommando.com).
No more melt-downs
Brand new primers are doing much more than just keeping your makeup in place. Smashbox has added two new primers to their award-winning Photo Finish collection. A Broad Spectrum SPF 20 formula protects and offers anti-aging ingredients, while the new oil-free Blemish Control formula helps to treat and fight breakouts ($42, smashbox.com).
Benefit's new 'Stay Flawless' stick promises to be the first ever "15-hour" primer, keeping your foundation in place all day long ($32, benefitcosmetics.com).
SweatBlock's over-the-counter wipes claim to control excess sweating for up to 7 days with just one application. Apply the clinical antiperspirant soaked towelettes once a week before bed, and use regular deodorant daily ($15.99, sweatblock.com).
And neat 3B's Face Saver Gel is designed to prevent excessive facial moisture, eliminating shine and increasing the life of sunblock and makeup ($15.95, neatfeat.com).