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"Summer Love List" from L'Oreal Paris VP Kristen Comings

"Summer Love List" from L'Oreal Paris VP Kristen Comings

Labor Day Weekend is around the corner. So, I’m enjoying summer's swan song by asking beauty insiders to share their favorite hot-weather products.

 Kristen Comings, VP of Integrated Consumer Communications at L'Oreal Paris

Kristen Comings, VP of Integrated Consumer Communications at L'Oreal Paris

Today’s expert:  Kristen Comings, VP of Integrated Consumer Communications at L'Oreal Paris.

Comings has built her nearly two-decade career out of helping beauty brands connect with consumers and their communities. She was the brains behind L’Oreal Paris’ successful Women of Worth philanthropic campaign, which recognizes (and helps fund) real women who are giving back to their communities in extraordinary ways. (Side note: I attended the Women of Worth awards presentation on more than one occasion and learned to pack tissues. The inspiring stories of these women often moved me to tears.) Kristen also masterminded partnerships between L’Oreal Paris and Rent the Runway—as well as with the TV show Project Runway—and she helped create Destination Beauty, a L'Oreal Paris YouTube beauty channel. In addition to her high-powered career in the beauty biz, Kristen is also a wife, mom to a young daughter, and a women (like most of us) who counts the days until vacation. Here, the products in Kristen's end-of-summer rotation:

 L'Oreal Paris's new  Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara . Available in traditional and waterproof formulas.

L'Oreal Paris's new Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. Available in traditional and waterproof formulas.

“I'm super excited for an upcoming beach vacation. I typically go lighter with my makeup when I’m out of the office, but a coat of  L’Oreal Paris’ Lash Paradise Mascara plus It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Concealer is non-negotiable.”

“I’m all about a red lip, no matter the season. It gives me an instant pick-me-up. My current favorite is L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-ly in Love.”

  Replica Beach Walk  EDT from Maison Margiela (This warm-weather scent is also available in a  candle , which makes me super happy.)

Replica Beach Walk EDT from Maison Margiela (This warm-weather scent is also available in a candle, which makes me super happy.)

“I love Essie Gel Couture nail polish [shown above], especially in the summer when I show my toes more. It really lasts and I never have to worry about chipping.”

“My favorite summer fragrance is Replica Beach Walk, which instantly transports me to the shore.”

“I have fair skin so never leave home without wearing SPF. I like L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30 since it protects my skin, while also providing brightening and hydrating benefits. And at night, my must-have is L’Oreal Paris Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads.”

“At  the end of summer, after I’ve spent a lot of time outdoors time in the sun and chlorine, I use L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Oleo Therapy Deep Recovery Mask to bring my hair back to life.“

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