Looking your best at the beach is an issue most people struggle with- unless, that is, you're willing to awkwardly doggy paddle in circles in an attempt to keep your mascara from running. Fortunately, advancements in today's cosmetics industry allow us to embrace our day at the beach with as much poise as we would anywhere else. Waterproof products keep your makeup intact even in the harshest of conditions and new forms of sun protection allow for a near perfect complexion.
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Beach Proof Makeup
Here are a few tips of wearing your makeup at the beach so you maintain your gorgeous looks while having fun:
Keep Foundation Light
Now the key to wearing makeup to the beach is to look like you're not wearing makeup, so use these products sparingly. Heavy foundation is a no-go at the beach - you'll end up looking cakey and overdone. A little will go along way and, in the end, remember that the beach is like a safe haven, a therapeutic atmosphere to relax and feel comfortable in your own skin. So if you find this regiment a little overwhelming, no problem. Try settling on one product first and see how you like it.
Avoid the Lipstick
Avoid the use of creamy lipstick at the beach - it's a recipe for sandy lips. Consider using a lip stain instead to add a bit of color to your lips, it lasts a lot longer and won't smudge. The good thing about lip stains is that they are long lasting as they literally do stain your lips for much longer than lipstick or gloss. Lip stains can be found in your local drugstore or department stores. In addition to a lip stain, don't forget a good lip protection balm with sun protection factor (SPF), they will not only protect your sensitive lip skin, but will also add a little shine.
Try Waterproof Mascara
Waterproof mascara is nothing new, but technology has made it better than ever. The added polymer makes it stick to your eyelashes even after submerging in water. Waterproof mascara is a must in beach makeup. You can find this product in high-end department stores, beauty shops and even drug stores. Most of these products will get the job done, however not all waterproof mascaras are created equal. So make sure you get the best product that stays in place even after been submerged in water.
Also try Waterproof Eyeliner
Mascara is not the only thing that comes in waterproof form these days. Eyeliner has been formulated to do the same thing, though there aren't many that can withstand an entire day at the beach. Most waterproof eyeliners are designed to stay put under conditions of oily skin and perspiration.
Keep Eye Shadow Neutral
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Go With Creamy Bronzer and Blush
Remember what we said about powder - it's a no go at the beach! Instead, try the cream versions. For bronzer, you can even try a foundation that's four shades darker than your usual. Be sure to apply lightly; you do not want to look overdone at the beach. If you're worried about oil and shine, pack some blotting papers to freshen up.
Apply illuminator to areas of your face where the sun hits
Illuminator helps achieve that covetable dewy skin. After a day in the sun, your forehead, upper cheekbones, chin, and the bridge or your nose will naturally be aglow. Give them a little help early on by applying an illuminating cream or stick to these areas.
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