Summertime means packing your bags and heading south to sandy beaches and crashing waves. A weekend at the beach is a key part of summer. And while there, you’ll likely spend a lot of time relaxing by the water with no makeup on at all. But in the evenings, it’s fun to get dressed up and done up for a nice dinner.
With your sun-tanned glow and high temperatures, you don’t want to cake on too much makeup. A light and natural look is beach beauty at its finest. Plus, a natural makeup look means you can pack light and keep your beauty routine quick and easy — giving you more time on the water to enjoy your vacation.
So what are the top five products you need for a beach trip? Here’s our fave five for your summer beauty at the beach:
No matter how tan you are, those dark circles under your eyes and that pesky pimple on your chin aren’t going anywhere. A dab of concealer and some good blending are the key to hiding blemishes. This creme concealer stick is small, easy to pack and the perfect product for a beach trip.
Once you’ve used a concealer to cover any blemishes, a lightweight powder foundation is all you need for the rest of your face. With summer heat, powder will help your skin from getting too sweaty or shiny while still providing some coverage. This loose powder is a great option. Apply with a big, fluffy brush for smooth coverage.
Sun’s out, toes out! Well, that’s not quite how the saying goes, but it holds true when you’re hanging at the pool or beach all day long. While you may prep for your trip with a pedicure, it’s easy for polish to chip while you’re out and about and walking in the sand. Pack a favorite color of this vegan nail polish for any touch ups you may need during the trip. And don’t forget a nail file!
If you want to wear any makeup while you’re going for a swim, make sure it’s waterproof! The last thing you want is makeup running down your face and getting in your eyes as you splash around and take pictures. A good waterproof mascara will hold up and can even stay on through the evening. If you’re only wearing mascara after pool time is over, this one that comes in both black and brown is a great choice.
Chlorine in pools and being out in the sun all day can take a toll on your skin. Packing a quality moisturizer is key to giving you that summer glow. This Hyaluronic B3 Moisturizer is packed full of top-notch ingredients such as jojoba oil and rosehip seed oil. Apply when you get back from the beach each day to keep your skin supple and hydrated.