Summer fun is all about being outdoors, but, even if you’re embracing your inner Baywatch star, you still want to look flawless. The key to a flawlessly-executed outdoor face is to look like you’re not trying too hard. We’ve put together a few tips on how to achieve the perfect look for the sun and surf. The best part? It only takes five minutes. Let’s get started!
Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. It was something my frequently beach-going mama always said to me, and it still holds true today. It’s one of the most important aspects of a beauty regimen, but it’s even more important when it comes to being out in the harsh sun for any length of time.
Moisturizer has come a long way since my mother’s day, and MK has some great products with SPF built right in. The CC Cream Sunscreen is a nice, light product that will help smooth and polish your skin in addition to moisturizing and providing sunblock. This product looks very natural after application and gives you a beach-ready look without looking overdone.
If your skin is oily, the UnitWise Heroes still recommend that you apply a light sunblock and then apply a light powder like MK’s Translucent Loose Powder to smooth over any imperfections. It’s not as heavy as mineral powder and won’t clog your pores under the heat and dry conditions of a sandy beach. If you’re still having issues with oil after that, you can always use oil-absorbing tissues like these, that soak up excess oil without disturbing your makeup.
Emphasize Those Eyes.
Our eyes can be one of our most striking features, especially with a quick application of makeup, and you shouldn’t let the fact that you’re at the beach stop you from achieving that result. A quick application of waterproof eyeliner and mascara enables you to enjoy the waves without worrying about looking like a raccoon.
If you want to add a little drama to your look, continue your eyeliner just beyond your top lid and turn it up on the end to extend your lash line. This will not only make your eyes look bigger but will make your lashes appear thicker.
Lastly, since you’re at the beach, you shouldn’t go with a black eyeliner, unless your lashes are naturally that colour. Go with a shade one shade darker than your natural lashes so that it appears more effortless.
Love Your Lips.
The beach is not where you want to break out the fire-engine red lipstick. Keeping it natural in this department doesn’t have to be boring, though. You can use a lip balm with a built in moisturizer, like this one, for a nice wet sheen. If you want a little color, get a tinted lip gloss so that your lips appear flushed and succulent without drying them out in the great outdoors. Just make sure it has a moisturizing and SPF agent in it so your lips won’t shrivel under the sun’s rays.
This is the place to rock beads. Throw on a couple of beaded bracelets or a chunky beaded necklace, and you’re good to go. Leave any metallic bracelets, earrings, and necklaces at home. The heat from the sun can heat them to molten skin-burning levels and that’s no fun for anyone. Stick with natural materials, either beads, rope, or other “beachy” types of materials for your accessorizing needs.
Reveal Your Radiance.
Sounds too easy? No trickery involved, I swear. These short five-minute tips will enable you to rock the beach in style, without worrying about going there without your face on. So grab your towel and hit the surf, my friends. The UnitWise Heroes have your back all the way.