Beach Friendly Makeup Products To Keep You Looking Fab All Summer Long
Summer is a busy season for pool parties, new romance, and backyard BBQs. You will want to accomplish looking your best during these summer festivities. The important factor will be to create a look that will last all day, so you don’t have to worry too much about touch ups while you’re having the best time ever, socializing in the sun.
You will want to make sure your makeup is light, so it does not feel like your face is melting during cute instagram opportunities, too. Makeup choices are distinct according to the person wearing it, so we have provided you with a list of makeup options that fit your unique style and personality!
For the Perfect Beach Pout
HUDA Beauty has the perfect liquid matte lipstick. This is great for individuals who don’t really like a lipstick that finishes glossy. Coral is a major trend in this summer’s lipstick looks. Try HUDA’s ‘Mamacita’ which the brand describes as a “spicy orange-red.” This color will pop with any bathing suit you choose. The product is longwear and light-feeling and will remain locked in place during your summer adventures.
If a glossy finish is totally your thing, try Black Up “No Transfer Glossy Liquid Lipcolor” in ‘Light Pink.’ This lip color is ideal for beach days because it has just a touch of gloss, does not smudge and will last for hours. The light pink allows for just a pop of glam, but still is subtle enough to head to the beach with a light-looking lip color that isn’t too intense in the sun’s rays. The added bonus is that it’s free from parabens and sulfates.
Foundation For Fair Skin
Summer can be a tough time if you have fair skin. It is easy for your skin to burn in the summer sun. If you like to wear foundation at the beach and this resonates with you, you may want to try Bobbi Brown, ‘Skin Foundation with SPF 15.’ Bobbi Brown is a makeup guru and her products are top of the line. This is best for someone who wants extra protection from the sun, but doesn’t wish for the SPF too be too high.
If you are not a fan of wearing foundation to the beach, but want a lightweight, full SPF coverage, Tom Ford ‘Face Protect SPF 50’ will be ideal for you. This formula is packed with skin-saving antioxidants that will make your summer skin, glow. This product can be a stand alone or can be added as a primer to foundation, if you do decide to wear foundation in the summer months.
Blushes for Darker Skin Tones
If you have a darker skin tone, Black Up blush in “Brick” will look absolutely gorgeous on your skin. The ‘Brick” color is bold for the beach in a “here I am” confident way. If you’re the type who doesn’t mind making a statement, this is for you. Pair this blush with a blue swimsuit to create some fun contrast in your beach look.
If you’re more into a subtle pink cheek, try Milk Makeup Lip and Cheek in ‘Satin Finish.’ The duel benefit of this product is that you are able to use it on your lips or cheeks, so you can be rosy pink all day. It absorbs quickly,too. The absorption aspect is helpful in the fact that you won’t feel the sensation of melting makeup at the beach. Milk Makeup is also eco-conscious (yay!) and allows your skin to breathe at the beach.
Don’t Wash Away Mascaras
Waterproof mascara is major if you’re planning on taking a dip in any waterway or pool. If you’re a fan of curved brushes, you can try Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Mascara. The makeup wand grasps every lash, allowing your lashes to look extra lush af. You don’t have to worry about mascara dripping down your face when you’re taking cute pool floatie photos.
If you’re more into a black-brown mascara with a less curved applicator, try Tarte “Lifted Sweatproof Mascara.” This mascara is fantastic if you are travelling to a beach destination and need an long-wear mascara. Tarte boasts that this is smudge proof even after your “toughest workout.” We’re game for it!
For the Ultimate Beach Waves
If you need texture and volume on your beach excursions, then IGK “Beach Club Texture Spray” is ideal. This spray is great for any hair type, but especially noteworthy to those who feel their hair falls flat when they head outside. This hair product also smells really divine with scents of coconut, guava, midnight violet and vanilla. The formula is lightweight and does not feel sticky, which is ideal for the summer weather.
If you already have curly hair and feel you have all the volume in the world, then Bumble and Bumble “Surf Spray” will be a great choice for you. This spray allows for added shine and adds just enough texture to get your curls looking perfect without being too much added volume. This product also protects against UVA and UVB rays.
For the Fabulous Faux Glow
If you have fair skin, but like a soft glow bronzer, then Tarte “Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer” in ‘Park Ave Princess’ is a beautiful choice. This product allows for a sunkissed glow that isn’t overwhelming to a fair skin tone. Tarte’s “Skinvigotating” ingredients allow for your skin to retain vitamins A and E, keeping your skin super healthy in the sun’s rays.
If you would identify as having more of a medium skin tone, then Make Up Forever’s “Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer” in ‘Soft Iridescent Cinnamon’ will be a great match. This bronzer will never apply powdery, but will always look glowing and gorgeous. The bronzer is also lightweight, which is a major added bonus.
Sunshine on the Highlight
If you are super into shimmering in the summer glow, Milk Makeup “Holographic Stick” in ‘Supernova’ is awesome. This product has been flying off the shelves ever since it hit the market. This highlighter is a good choice for a summer festival because it will take your festie look to the next level. You can also wear it as an eyeshadow, if you wish.
If you like liquid to powder highlighters versus solely creme ones, then try Too Faced, “Love Light Prismatic Highlighter” in ‘Rose Gold.’ This product is buildable, so if you like a light highlight or heavier highlight, you are able to do both. This highlighter will look absolutely stunning in the sun and will last all day. It comes in an adorable heart-shaped compact, too!
Glisten and Glow Eyeshadow
If you ever dreamt of being a mermaid like we have, you’ll most definitely want to check out Tarte “Be a Mermaid and Make Waves Eyeshadow Palette.” The design of this product is a really cool seashell shape. You’ll look glam pulling this out if you need a touch up in the summer heat. The pallet is inspired by the ocean. It boasts iridescent shadows such as: Nude Beach, Shore Thing, and Shell Yea. This eyeshadow set is perfect if you like a little shimmer to your shadow and gold and bold colors.
If you’re a fan of shadows that finish off with more of a matte look, you will want to try Too Faced “Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette.” These shadows are incredible for creating a fresh faced beach look. The shadows are just enough to look glam, but subtle enough to not overwhelm your summer style and makeup look.
Say Yay for Waterproof Concealers
Estée Lauder “Double Wear Waterproof All Day Extreme Wear Concealer” is great for daytime use because it is lightweight and natural looking . This concealer is super helpful in hiding imperfections and dark circles, which is crucial with the sunlight hitting your face. The coverage will not crack or feel caked on and it is waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about taking a dip into the ocean.
On the opposite, when you’re going out at night, you’re going to want to bring out a concealer that will last all night on your rooftop pool party shindig. Urban Decay’s “All Nighter Waterproof Full Coverage Concealer will be one that lasts all the night through and won’t melt off when you decide to take a dip in the pool with the cutie you invited to the party. This concealer is so good that it even is able to cover tattoos!
If precision and ease is your motto when it comes to beach-friendly eyeliners, then Kat Von D “Tattoo Liner” is your go-to. This eyeliner just won the 2017 Allure Readers Choice, so you know it’s good. This eyeliner is high-pigment, waterproof and soft on your eyelid when applying. This is the best choice for someone who likes liquid eyeliner that won’t budge.
If you’re more of a pencil eyeliner person, then Marc Jacobs Beauty “Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner” is a superb choice. This liner is waterproof, boasts precise application and is smudge-proof. The eyeliner comes in three finishes: matte, satin or shimmer. With 33 colors to choose from, this is a eyeliner with endless possibilities!