Is the infamous Baltimore humidity putting a damper on your hairstyle? Don’t sweat it. These quality beauty products recommended by Jmore beauty expert Ariel Lewis will keep you looking calm, cool and collected.

Hairy Situation

Whether your hair is curly, wavy or straight, August weather conditions make keeping locks in place a serious challenge. But frizzy tresses don’t have to be a foregone conclusion.

Try: Bumble and Bumble´s Soft Sea-Tossed Hair Surf Travel Set

The complete set (great for beach weekends) contains an oil primer for moisturizing, a surf infusion spray to lift and texturize curls and a prêt-à-powder that works like a dry shampoo — everything you need to keep your hair looking gorgeous during the steamy summer months.

Ariel’s Two Scents

With vegan and chemical-free cosmetics becoming more and more popular, isn’t it time you stopped using deodorants full of harsh and harmful chemicals?

Try: Tarte´s Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant! It’s all natural and fortified with soothing aloe to treat the redness and irritation caused by frequent summertime shaving. An added bonus? The product’s sweet vanilla scent!

Clinique’s All-in-One Colour Palette

Clinique’s All-in-One Colour Palette (Handout photo)

Beauty out of the Box

Packing for a summer getaway? Then an all-in-one cosmetics kit is a glamour must!

Try: Clinique’s All-in-One Colour Palette. With shades neutral enough for all complexions, this super-portable kit includes four eyeshadow colors, five lipstick shades, one blush and one mascara. The All-in-One Palette is also a great product for those just beginning to experiment with makeup! 



De-Light-ful Coverage

When the weather is scorching, forgo your heavy foundation in favor of a BB cream. BB creams protect skin from the sun, while they even out skin tone, cover dark spots and blur large pores making skin appear naturally flawless.

Try: Estee Lauder’s daywear BB Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Crème. One of Ariel’s favorite summertime products, it’s a virtual necessity for beach goers seeking both superior coverage and SPF 35!


Summer is the perfect time to break out nudes and warmer-toned lipsticks and glosses for a bronzed, beachy look.

Try: Taylor by Ariel Lewis Cosmetics. A gorgeous peach-hued lip-gloss, it’s perfect for blondes and redheads. All of Ariel’s products are vegan and made with organic beeswax. Want to sample some? Mention Jmore’s August Beauty Beat column to receive a discount on an Ariel Lewis lip product!

Ariel Lewis is the owner of Airbrush Makeup by Ariel and the Alist. For information, visit or