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How to survive a rainy day

April 15, 2015

You know how the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers. But the rain can also make our hair frizzy and cause our makeup to run.

Update 4/20/15

I stopped by Telemundo this morning to share tips on how to survive a rainy day. Watch the segment below:

 Style & Beauty Expert Mercedes Sanchez on Telemundo 47. 

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BTW- Look at those natural highlights!


Did you know that something as simple as rinsing your hair with cold water can help prevent frizz?

For other rainy days, try smoothing your locks with Pantene Pro-V Smooth Blow Dry Creme. 

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It has a formula that helps calm frizz for a straight, silky look. You can apply it on wet hair before blow drying, or on dry hair.

I try to go for a casual updo when it’s raining (or when it’s really hot).  I hold my hair in place with bobby pins and a frizz-proof hairspray. BTW- I finally did a hair tutorial on how to recreate my signature faux hawk!

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HAIR TUTORIAL: My iMovie was down so I shot it straight from my iPhone in one take and posted it directly to YouTube. Watch it here.


I only wear a primer when I need my makeup to be perfect like on a shoot or TV, but I don’t recommend that for your day-to-day.

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To weather-proof your look, go light on the makeup and start with a moisturizer that has SPF. That will give you a soft and strong canvas before you apply the foundation.

I recommend the Olay Total Effects Featherweight Moisturizer with SPF 15.  It has a fast-absorbing and non-greasy formula. It also nourishes the skin with a vitamin complex while protecting against both UVA and UVB rays.

For the eyes, go for waterproof mascara.

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For starters, look for labels that say long-lasting. I’ve had good experiences with some drugstore brands as well as those from department stores.

Before applying the lipstick, make sure to exfoliate. This will remove any dead skin cells.

Make sure your lips are moisturized by adding a thin coat of lip balm.

Then start adding color with a lip liner. Fill in your lips with that same liner.

Finally, add the lipstick. Try using a lip brush for blending and accuracy.

What are some other ways you keep your hair and makeup intact in the rain? 

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Mercedes Sanchez

Mercedes Sanchez is an on-air style and beauty expert, spokesperson, and the founder of — a lifestyle blog covering fashion, beauty, and travel. She's offered style and beauty tips on NBC, CBS, BET, HuffPo, Telemundo and Univision. Contact: mercedes[at]bechicmag[dot]com.

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