Jodie Patterson’s 9 Best Summer Beauty Picks for Multi-Ethnic Women


Jodie Patterson created DOOBOP because she knew how maddening it was to be redirected to the “ethnic” aisle, so everything at her online beauty store is cherry-picked to address the diversity of the real world. It’s like Dante’s crotch out there with the heat, so we turned to Jodie to supply us with her summer beauty picks for multi-ethnic women. Even though she looks like an effortless summer bombshell, she told us that humidity and sweat make her hair fluffy and her face look like she just ran a marathon. To help, she recommended an arsenal of products including a brow gel, a shine control face lotion, and a sun screen. Her picks revolve around summer’s most fun, yet harmful elements: the humidity, the sun and the sea. Jodie insists that you don’t have to give up on beauty in the summer if you use stuff like this. From a toning mist to a water-resistant cheek stain, here are her 9 favorite products for summer

Kahina Toning Mist, $45 at DOOBOP
This works as a starting point to give you evenly toned skin. It seals your pores, and resets your pH balance so you’ll look radiant, not like a greaseball.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Face Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid, $29.99 at DOOBOP
Everyone, EVERYONE needs to wear sun screen. Bonus: This actually works as a light base for makeup.

Gloss Moderne High-Gloss Masque $65, at DOOBOP
You use this five-minute treatment on wet hair. It’s an in and out hair rehab after the weekend’s sun and sea damage.

Lather Shine Control Face Lotion, $21 at DOOBOP
This will mattify your skin so that you don’t have to look like a rotisserie chicken.

Leonor Greyl Eclat Natural, $46 at DOOBOP
It’s styling cream for when summer dries our hair out and it looks like the frayed end of an ear of corn.

Sans Moisture Protein Infusion 20, $40 at DOOBOP
“This little cream fights frizz like nobody’s business,” Jodie says. The serum restructures your hair by giving it protein and moisture. Smooth a thin layer into your hair and pin curl at night, and let it go to work.

Damone Roberts Tinted Brow Gel, $22 at DOOBOP
Sweep your brows with this to deepen them. It won’t feel heavy.

Belmacz Lip Gloss Cornelian, $32 at DOOBOP
This tangerine gloss looks like a delicious summer cocktail, and it has karat gold flecks in it so people will be like “is it the sun or is it her or are her lips the sun now?”

Becca Souffle Lychee Opal, $27 at DOOBOP
This shimmery gold and coral four-in-one air-whipped magic works as a highlighter or a cheek stain, and it’s water-resistent.

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