With summer holidays on the horizon, we’re prepping our makeup bags for days at the beach. Whether you’re heading to poolside parties of simply soaking up the sun’s rays, we’re making time to look and feel our best. The look we’re obsessed with is ‘ultimately effortless’ – enhancing that natural beauty to look 100% beaut, with seemingly little effort… We know how hard it is to stay glam in high heat ladies, but fear not, our beauty action plan will not affect your relaxation; it’s time to get beach beautiful with just a few basics.
Our number one friend when it comes to holiday heat is, without doubt, a trusty SPF. Lather on your fave SPF-fuelled face cream to protect the skin, then create your base with tinted moisturiser, keeping it sheer to let a golden tan or cheeky freckles shine through. Try warming your base of choice in your fingertips before applying to achieve soft and subtle coverage.
Wherever you’re holidaying, your brows should never suffer – these babies shape your face and transform your look from ‘okay’ to slay. Keep ‘em looking fabulous from deckchair to dancefloor by using a spoolie to fluff out the hairs for a thick and full supermodel vibe. Fill in any peeping gaps with a pencil (the perfect tool for long-lasting heat-defying arches!), and secure the hairs with brow gel to keep that on-fleek look in place throughout the day.
Accentuate (or fake) a summertime skin tone by softly dusting a light application of bronzer where the sun naturally hits (think cheekbones, nose and forehead). Heading out post-beach? Pack that powder! It’s the perfect pre-party touch up for keeping shine in place. Finish your look by dabbing subtle shimmer to the cheeks with a highlighter to catch the sun’s sparkle, or think multi-purpose with a blush-stick on the cheeks and eyes for a luscious look in half the time.
Don’t forget those lovely lips when applying your SPF! Keep it simple and leave it there, or follow with a heavy dose of your fave lipstick for a pout that packs a punch (remember - glossy lips are susceptible to sunburn!) Stuck for a shade? Think ‘my lips but better’ with neutral pink tones, or up the oomph with bold brights for a look that’s sure to stand out on the sand.
Feeling beach beautiful yet? Bring attention to your beach party with swimwear to die for, and strut your stuff in your most stylish sandals. If you’re heading out when the sun goes down, don’t forget to pack those makeup wipes for an instant refresh. Whatever makeup statement you choose to make at the beach – simple or striking – remember to have fun (both with your beauty and your vacay squad!)