Ready for some fun in the sun? These six products are perfect for lounging and splashing by the beach or pool!
Last week, we spent a few glorious days on Fripp Island, SC. (Read more about Fripp Island from my blog post last fall!) Our very casual and relaxing trip consisted of walking on the beach, lounging by the pool, and exploring the island via golf cart! As much as I love makeup, I've learned that packing tons of products for a beach vacation is a waste. Days spent in swimsuits and coverups don't call for a full face of makeup! In fact, there are two things that come to mind when I think of wearing makeup to the beach or pool: great sun protection and a bronzy glow! This quick routine covers both bases!
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Australian Gold Botanical Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen – SPF 50
This face sunscreen has quickly become one of my all-time favorites. It's lightweight, fast absorbing, and truly non-greasy. And the slight tint erases any white cast that often comes with an all mineral SPF product. I would actually recommend it as a daily year round sunscreen because it works beautifully under regular day makeup too!
Shiseido Sports BB Broad Spectrum 50+ WetForce
Shiseido makes fantastic skincare and makeup products, and their Sports BB is no exception. They actually market it to use while you have “fun under the sun.” The product itself is very fluid and leaves behind a natural and lovely finish. If you want a little bit of coverage without using a full on foundation, you can't go wrong with this one! It's only drawback is the very limited shade range of light, medium, and dark. Medium worked best for me.
NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick
For a subtle, bronzy glow, I love the NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick. Just blend with your fingers onto cheeks and eyelids, and you're good to go! The stick comes in several colors – I chose Maui Suntan for this beach day look.
Maybelline Total Temptation Waterproof Mascara
If you're going to be playing near the water, then a good waterproof mascara is a must. Maybelline definitely hit a homerun with their Total Temptation Waterproof Mascara. As a fan of the original Total Temptation mascara, I found the waterproof version to be equally terrific! It allows you to build lots of volume and length without any stiffness or flakes. And at the end of the day, it comes off easily with eye makeup remover.
Stila Stay All Day Shimmer Liquid Lipstick
A day in the sun also calls for a lipstick that won't budge. I was very happy wearing the Stay All Day Shimmer Liquid Lipstick from Stila. I wouldn't say it lasts quite all day, but it definitely stays put longer than the average lipstick! I used the shade Illuminaire Shimmer – a really pretty nude bronze color.
Sun Bum Lip Balm SPF 30
No beach day is complete without a great lip balm with SPF! Sun Bum Lip Balms are super moisturizing and a great topper for the Stila Liquid Lipstick. They also come in a variety of fruity and tropical flavors!
Those are my six quick picks for beach day beauty! I hope you'll give them a try while you make lots of fun memories this summer!