Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Who What Where Why

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Who What Where Why

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The dog days of summer lie ahead, and the heat is on to survive in style. Fortunately, a host of new beauty products have been launched in time to help. From brush-on sunblock to inner soles for bare feet, from protection for colored hair to Bug Guard, here's a look at some of the best:

Clinique Superbalanced Powder Bronzer

This compressed bronzer comes in a compact that twists, releasing a small amount of powder. But the best part is the perfectly natural sheer color -- unlike many, there's no hint of glitter or shine. $34.50 at department stores and Sephora.

Summer Soles

Bare legs are one of the best things about summer until you start swimming in your shoes! Summer Soles are super thin inner soles designed to wick moisture and keep feet dry without the bulk of an orthopedic sole. They can be cut to fit any size shoe, sandal, high heel or thong, and can be inserted and removed easily. They're $7.95 at

Avon Bug Guard

The Skin So Soft Bug Guard collection includes a new Anti-Itch Spray and classics that combine sun protection with DEET-free bug repellant. Bug Guard Plus Expedition with SPF 30 protects for eight hours, while Bug Guard Plus Picaridin is especially effective against mosquitoes and deer ticks. Both come either as a pump or aerosol. Bug Guard Plus SPF 30 is available in Gentle Breeze Lotion or Cool 'n Fabulous Disappearing Color Lotion. From $10-$16 through Avon reps or call 1-800-for-AVON.

Clarins UV Plus HP SPF 40-Day Screen Tint

Clarins protection powerhouse, UV Plus, is now available in three tinted shades to even skin tone and diminish imperfections. The formula remains the same -- a 100 percent mineral filter offering triple protection from UVA/UVB rays, pollution and free radicals. With an oil-free matte finish, it's $40 at department stores.

Tarte Maracuja Self-Tanner

An application mitt helps to avoid streaks and the tan palm syndrome. …

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