Everyone knows that beachside beauty is all about minimal products, minimal effort, and maximum relaxation.
Going makeup free is the optimal choice when sun, sea, and sand are involved. However, there are some staple products that can keep you looking perfectly polished, without calling for frequent touch-ups or looking noticeably overdone.
#1 Beachside base!
If you do call for some coverage, opt for a lightweight, dewy formula that won’t melt off after an hour in the sun. Cult favorite, Chantecaille’s Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer contains SPF 15, and boasts generous coverage and staying power for such a radiant, beach ready finish.
#2 Protect your pout!
While I don’t bother bringing my foundation and mascara with me, a tinted lip balm that contains SPF is an absolute must in my beach bag. Your lips are equally susceptible to sun damage, and burned, chapped lips is the last look you want to be sporting while you’re away. I like using a tinted formula like the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen with SPF 15. Available in a variety of shades, the sheer wash of color will brighten up a minimally made up face.
#3 Set your base on the beach!
If you’re wearing makeup to the beach, facial SPF is tricky. End the battle between a regular SPF application and maintaining your base with Coola’s Makeup Setting Spray. Containing SPF 30, this ingenious solution not only helps to prolong the wear of your base, but offers a high level of sun protection that can be easily reapplied over makeup. A total game changer!
#4 Give your cheeks a glow!
Charlotte Tilbury’s aptly named Beach Sticks are sticks of multitasking, sheer color – perfect for a foolproof fingertip application. The shade Formentera is the ideal combination of blush and bronze, simply sweep across the temples and cheeks for an instant, radiant glow.
#5 Go coco-nuts!
The combination of strong winds, salt water and the drying effects of the sun can wreak havoc on your hair. Combat the birds nest look with a hydrating, leave in product like the IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel. The unique formula hydrates and conditions your hair. While separating out curls and waves for a beachy, frizz free look.
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