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Meet D&G Christian McCulloch and End of Summer tips from Cosmo's Jessica Matlin

On Thursday, August 7, 2014, Saks Fifth Avenue and Look Good Feel Better® will host the third annual Look Good Feel Better National Beauty Editors Day. There will be more than 40 top beauty editors, 25 beauty brands and lifestyle magazines attending the event at Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship store on 611 Fifth Avenue, to offer 20-minute consultations for a $30 donation to the Look Good Feel Better program. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Good Feel Better® in an effort to improve cancer patient’s self-esteem nationwide.

Dolce&Gabbana Make Up participates in Good Feel Better®, along with Dolce&Gabbana National Makeup Artist, Christian McCulloch and Cosmopolitan Deputy Beauty Editor, Jessica Matlin to raise awareness and funding for the cancer patients. Be sure to mark your calendars for this Thursday, August 7th (book an appointment by calling 212-940-4949) to meet with Christian McCulloch and Jessica Matlin for a one-on-one personalized beauty consultation at the Dolce&Gabbana Make Up Counter at Saks Fifth Avenue. This is a great opportunity to experience the key products used to create the Dolce&Gabbana Fall 2014 Beauty Look with insider tips from Christian and Jessica. Also, attendees will receive a Dolce&Gabbana gift bag featuring Fall Make Up essentials and pre-launch insider access to Dolce&Gabbana Skin Care and Fragrance, so be sure to book an appointment by calling 212-940-4949 to attend on Thursday, August 7th!

Below is an exclusive interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine Deputy Beauty Editor, Jessica Matlin, which focuses on "Cosmo's Beauty Do's and Don'ts for the end of summer."

BL: What are your thoughts on wearing serum, moisturizer, spf, primer, concealer, foundation, AND powder during the hot summer weather. Do we need to give our skin a rest?
Jessica Matlin: I always wear a serum: They're extremely light, yet they're concentrated with anti-aging ingredients—it would be silly to skip such . I minimize the rest of my product load by choosing multitasking products: a tinted moisturizer with SPF, and concealer and powder only where if and where I need it.

BL: Is it a must to change out your skincare for new summer products?
Jessica Matlin: It's a matter of preference. Pay attention to your skin: If you're oilier in the summer or noticing discoloration (from the sun), it's worth shaking up your summer product routine. Look for lighter skincare, or try some brightening creams.

BL: What are your thoughts on lip products at the beach? Gloss or Matte texture?
Jessica Matlin: Glosses are way too sticky for me—they're total sand traps! Plus, your hair gets stuck to them if it's windy. I love colorful, moisturizing balms—perfect for a hot day at the beach. A matte lipstick can work, as long as it has a moisturizing texture. Just be mindful of taking any tube of lipstick to the beach—they tend to melt in the sun.

BL: Is it ok to keep beauty and skincare products in the refrigerator for a cooling effect during the summer?
Jessica Matlin: Absolutely. Keep your favorite face mist in the fridge, and spritz yourself with it next time you come in from the hot, gross streets of New York. The coolness makes it ten times more refreshing.

BL: Do you advise on protecting hair with sunscreen?
Jessica Matlin: The best sunscreen for hair is a hat or pretty scarf. My goal for this summer is to try and learn how to do a chic Jackie O-style headscarf, but I haven't quite mastered it. Luckily, I have a baseball cap I love.

BL: Is SPF 30 enough or is it necessary to use SPF 50 or above?
Jessica Matlin: I pester derms about this all of the time: Most say SPF 30 is okay.

BL: Is it necessary to reapply sunscreen every hour or couple of hours?
Jessica Matlin: Yes. More often if you're swimming or sweating. This is where your phone alarm comes in handy.

BL: Is it ok to wear perfume or better to use eau de toilette (or no fragrance!) during the summer?
Jessica Matlin: No fragrance in the summer? How depressing! You can still wear your favorite. Just bear in mind that fragrance gets stronger in the heat. Wear a little bit less, or try the body lotion of your favorite scent. Another option: Experiment with new lighter scents—some of the big fragrances even make summer versions of their originals.

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