It’s summertime which means surf, sun, sand, sunscreen, and sweatiness. I am a tomboy by nature, but I still have a girly-girl side that likes to show whether I’m sweaty or not. When it comes to beauty and beating the heat, it’s hard to find the best products that won’t leave you looking like you got lost in your make-up bag; a big “no-no” when you are seen lounging by the pool or hanging at the beach. Nobody wants mascara running down their face, caked cheeks, and hair that’s too perfect when they are suppose to be relaxing in an effortless environment. I am all for a little beauty applied to the face and body before stepping into that bikini to enjoy summertime activities. Here’s my favorite beauty bag picks to keep it waterproof and smudge proof all summer long.
Let’s start with sunscreen. I always wear a high SPF sunscreen as my base before I apply anything else to my face, like SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50
There will be no risk of burn, sun damage, hyper pigmentation, aging, or dehydration here! I spend the extra $$$ on my facial sunscreen , using an Oxybenzone, alcohol, and paraben (preservative) free formula that is non comedogenic (aka won’t clog pores). On top of not having all the yucky stuff in it’s ingredients, it is made for an active lifestyle. Whether you are at the lakes, playing beach volleyball, running, or lounging in the sun, this sweat proof, waterproof, rub-proof formula will keep you protected without interfering with your activities.
Waterproof Concealer for Any Imperfections. LANCOME EFFACERNES- Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer does more than hide your dark (maybe post-party) under eye circles. It can be used to mask any imperfection on your face. This weightless formula is easy to apply and blends flawlessly , leaving you looking au natural when you hit the beach.
If you like bronzed cheeks, but don’t tan your face (as you shouldn’t), snag Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer in the iconic Park Avenue Princess shade. It leaves you looking beautifully bronzed while nourishing your skin with their Amazonian Ingredients. Gluten-free, paraben free, and loaded with “Skinvigorating” ingredients like purified water, vitamins A & E which help fight free radicals, vitamin C preventing oxidative stress and premature signs of aging while brightening the skin. A little extra plus? It’s cruelty free!
My favorite things to accentuate on my face are my eyes and lips. This still holds true, even when I’m playing beach volleyball or diving in the waves. There’s nothing worse than having black mascara and/or liner running down your face as you do your best Bay Watch strut while getting out of the ocean.
Eyeliner Choice: Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner by Smashbox
Mascara Choice: Colossal Waterproof Mascara by Maybelline
Lips are easy. Always keep them moisturized and protected with a lip balm that has SPF. I love SunBum chapsticks, which have SPF 30, vitamin E, and Aloe Vera.
If you need (or want) a little extra oomph, reach for Smashbox’s O-Gloss. It will plump your lips and bring a deeper color to them, keeping your lips luscious while diving in and out of the pool.
I love the crazy beach waves I get when I get out of the salt water, for those who need a pre-salt water style grab Lush’s Sea Spray or Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. This light formula gives you those beachy waves with an effortless look. I keep the bottle with me even at the beach to spray a couple sprays when needed.
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