Summer Splurge vs. Steal

Summer is here and with it comes sunbathing in your local pool’s “splash zone” and roasting in the stands at the baseball stadium. Will your makeup stand up? Celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman, shares his top summer tips and beauty products to keep us looking our best in the summer heat.

    Summerize your favourite foundation with gel bronzer:

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    Splurge: Clinique Non-Streak Bronzer ($18.50, Sears Canada).
    Steal: Bonne Bell Gel Bronze ($6.49, Shoppers Drug Mart).
    - Freedman has used this tip on Jessica Biel.

      Shimmer up your cheeks and eyes with a pinky/bronze compact:
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      Splurge: Benefit 10 Bronzing & Highlighting Face Powder Duo ($36, Sephora).
      Steal: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush & Eye Shadow in Sunkissed Glow ($18.79, Shoppers Drug Mart).
      - Freedman has used this tip on Vanessa Hudgens.

        Add zing to your current eye look with a sweep of plum liquid liner:

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        Splurge: Tarte Indelible Wink in Plum ($29, Sephora).
        Steal: Wet `n` Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner in Plum (US$2.99, www.drugstore.com).
        - Freedman has used this tip on Rosario Dawson.

          Juice up your lips this summer. Put that drab, muddy color away and go for:

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          Splurge: Lancôme Juicy Tubes Smoothie in Coral Rush. ($21, Holt Renfrew).
          Steal: CoverGirl WetSlicks Fruit Spritzers gloss in Watermelon Splash ($6.99, Shoppers Drug Mart).
          - Freedman has used this tip on Vanessa Williams.

            Get your lips beautiful and healthy with a vitamin enriched lip balm with a touch of color:

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            Splurge: NARS Lip Treatment in Sabrina. ($30, Sephora).
            Steal: Vanitymark‘s Dr. KISS satin finish lip balm (US$12, www.vanitymark.com).
            Freedman has used this tip on Drew Barrymore.

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