Summer can be the best time to play with natural summer makeup looks. I’m currently vacationing in Montauk, so I’ve been experimenting with these looks on myself and friends. I have chosen my top three all-around best beach looks that work on all women and all ages.
The first one is for you sporty girls who want to play in the sun and surf and still look amazing. The California easy breezy look is all about protection and showing off your best assets without too much fuss. A stellar sunscreen with a high SPF and a little tint will give your skin a flawless finish and keep it burn-free. Try a light tinted moisturizer with anti-oxidants to not only protect your pretty face but keep you looking younger too. If you want to cover a little more imperfections and get a bronzy glow, go for a shade or 2 darker than your skin tone. Use a glowing Carmindizing highlighter like Anastasia Highlighting Crème Duo in St. Tropez ($26, Beauty.com) to complement the planes of your face by applying it under the brows, on the inner corners of the eyes, and on top of the cheekbones. Then apply the blush that’s included on the apples of your cheeks for a sweet flush. Follow with Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara ($5.19, Drugstore.com) to define the eyes and stay smudge-free. Keep lips hydrated with the Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Balm ($22.50, Sephora.com) for a little color and lots of moisture.
For the golden Greek goddess, sweep on a cream-based golden eye shadow, followed by the Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner in Diamond Gold ($23, Sephora.com), paired with waterproof black mascara for a contrasting kick. Keep the face bronzed with self-tanner, and use a clear gloss with a high SPF, like KaplanMD Lip 20 Moisture Therapy SPF in Clear Sparkle ($30, Dermstore.com).
To get a bold and beautiful eye using rich colors, try wearing aqua blue liner like Urban Decay’s Flipside ($19, Sephora.com) paired with a finger sweep of the Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Waterproof Cream Color in Turquoise ($23, Sephora.com). Keep the rest of the face bare except for a great sunscreen like Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection SPF 50 PA ($88, Chantecaille.com).
Which of these looks are you excited to try?