Beach-Ready Makeup for Summer

As summer approaches, I look forward to the warm weather, wearing cute sandals and the endless fun trips to the beach. I don’t skip my makeup application when I go to the beach but I do tend to wear a lot less. I just can’t imagine having tons of makeup under the sun! Aside from my natural makeup look, I definitely lather on tons of oil-free sunscreen all over my body, wear giant sunglasses and a big hat. My must-have essentials to complete my beach look are very simple and don’t make my oily skin feel like its melting.

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A tinted moisturizer with SPF is great because it provides your skin with light coverage and also moisturizes as it protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. For extra protection on my skin, I sweep on a light layer of mineral powder with SPF over my face with a great kabuki brush for a flawless finish. My lips get a hint of color with a tinted SPF lip balm so that stay protected during sun exposure. I curl my lashes and apply a few coats of clear mascara instead of black mascara so that my eyes don’t look too made up, and because I definitely don’t want the mascara to give me raccoon eyes on my face if I start to perspire under the sun. I finish off my beach-ready look by adding color on my cheeks, nose, chin and forehead with a powdered face bronzer. The face bronzer highlights my skin and gives it that perfect sun-kissed glow.

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3 Responses to “Beach-Ready Makeup for Summer”

  1. Stephie says:

    Can u suggest a tinted moisturizer & mineral powder that are non comedogenic & good for your skin? Have heard good things about Make Up For Ever products, Tarte & Bare Minerals. Thank you!

  2. Hapamanda says:

    A drugstore option that is my new favorite is the Physicians Formula tinted Moisturizer. It’s amazing. ELF also has cheap, but nice tinted moisturizers too online or at Target :)

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