1: Tarte | 2: Chanel in 12 Exotique | 3: Julep | 4: YSL Beauty | 5: Essie in Cute As A Button | 6: Pacifica (only $12) | 7: Tarte | 8: Hmapton Sun (on sale!) | 9: Philosophy 10: Zon Cosmedix | 11 & 12: Benefit Cosmetics
Beach beauty to me is all about a look that is natural, radiant, and long lasting. Lots of lash, bronzed glowing skin, and a colorful lip is my go-to beach/summer makeup look. However, when my sweet husband and I are on a beach vacation, we are constantly in and out of the ocean water which makes it hard to keep that beach bombshell makeup looking fresh. After many trips like this I have learned what products are a must-have for long lasting glam beauty and can also fit into one makeup case. Don’t think it’s possible? Here are my beach beauty must-haves to keep you looking like the luxe beach beauty you are with the following products and why I specifically chose them:
1- Tarte Park Ave Princess Palette – With my pale complexion I need a good bronzer that will stay put through all of my water adventures, including snorkeling. The Amazonian clay bronzer is not only good for your skin, it is WATERPROOF!! To enhance the beautiful bronze, a pink blush and creamy golden highlighter are included. One sleek palette and your complexion is radiant and enhanced for the perfect summer glow.
2- Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in 12 Exotique – A bronzed complexion (always fake, sun damage is real) accented with a light peachy/coral glossy lip is sure to get your lips the attention they deserve. The hot sun can dry out your lips quite quickly which is why I adore this Chanel gloss. It is rich in Vitamin E, Sappan Wood, and Green Tea Butter to keep your pout hydrated and glossy. Remember to put on lip SPF before applying any lipstick/lipgloss. I do not want Shawn to have to kiss old, wrinkly, sun damaged lips!! I use Shiseido Sun Protection Lip Treatments SPF 36 PA++ because it is lightweight, sheer and moisturizing.
3- Julep Get In Line Invisible Lip Liner – Instead of bringing a load of lip liners, bring one and done! It glides on with ease and creates and invisible barrier to prevent feathering for 7+ hours and its waterproof. So happy I found this little gem!!
4- YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in 17 Encre Rose – For long-wearing glossy color that really lasts and color that is divine, this is the best option. This shade adds a gorgeous pop of glossy color and it won’t dry out your lips! First, I line my lips with Julep’s Invisible Liner. Next, I apply Shiseido Sun Protection Lip Treatment for sun protection. Finally I add the finishing touch with my colorful, glossy stain and I’m good to go.
5- Essie Nail Polish in Cute As A Button – My nails look happy and classy with a coat of this lovely polish!
6- Pacifia Indian Coconut Nectar Perfume Roll-On – The smell of coconut and creamy vanilla on my skin helps me stay in vacation mode and its size fits perfectly into my makeup case.
7- Tarte Poppy Picnic Limited-Edition Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette – Neutral eyeshadow work best with glowing skin and glossy lips. Too much shimmer and shine on your face is overkill. The matte neutral colors are great for adding contour to your eyes without looking like you have full-on makeup. It also has the added benefit of peachy pink blush! Always use a sunscreen specifically for the eyes before applying eyeshadow. I use Shiseido Sun Protection Eye Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 34 Sunscreen everyday!
8- Hampton Sun Shimmer Cooling Spray in Bronze – Luxury defined! I can not tell you how much I love Hampton Sun products and in particular, this shimmer spray. It is cool on your skin and leaves a lovely golden hue. The light shimmer is gorgeous without being too sparkly. I wear this while I’m lounging poolside and I feel oh so glamorous! Right now on HSN.com you can buy two of these for $25.60 plus $4.95 for shipping. Usually it costs $32 for one bottle so I was beyond excited that I found this deal!
9- Philosophy Supernatural – Everyones skin is different but for me this is my go-to makeup foundation. I have extremely sensitive skin that is acne prone and this works like magic! I love traveling with this because t’s an oil-free, mineral based concealer, foundation, and SPF in one bottle that leaves your skin looking airbrushed. I especially like this for beach vacations because it stays in place even when I’m playing in the water. Before I put on foundation, I first prep my skin buy putting on a layer of Skinceuticals Daily Moisture followed by Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50.
10- Zon Cosmedix 24/7 Oil Control Blotting Tissues– Control oil shine throughout the day by removing excess oil from the skin. The papers are non-comedegenic and won’t smudge your existing makeup! I keep these in my purse at all times.
11 & 12- Benefit Cosmetics Real Tease bundle – A liner that leaves a clean line that won’t smudge or budge and a mascara that leaves my lashes looking like I have falsies? Enough said! Standout lashes are swoon worthy on a bronzed, glowing face. Plus, I bought mine in a travel size for convenience! Buying makeup in a travel size is also a great way to try a product out.
I have one last tip for you! With my toiletries ( hair products etc.), I bought travel size bottles to put the product into to save space. I bought mine here from Target. They are very affordable and come in a variety of different bottles to choose from!
Check out my full makeup look on my Beach Chic Style 101 post.
Have a lovely day,
~Kathryn, The Sugared Lemon