Post by Hannah Tyrrell

As beauty enthusiasts, we understand that it can be hard to enjoy a holiday on the beach without feeling completely exposed by your lack of makeup. Fashion and makeup are ways we express ourselves everyday, and the beach landscape lends itself to fashionistas more than it does beauty addicts. A bit of light makeup can bridge the gap, though – making us feel comfortable in our skin without looking overly ‘done’. To help you get beach beauty ready, here are our top 5 beach beauty products that won’t let you down…


Tinted Moisturiser

Wearing SPF is a summer beauty essential. But if you’re slathering greasy sun cream on your face and hoping not to breakout, then you’ve a lot to learn, my friend! Perricone MD’s Face Finishing Moisturizer Tint is designed specifically for the face and boasts a high SPF30. Not only that, but it includes tiny microcapsules filled with glow and radiance boosting colour. It’s the perfect beach beauty product for giving the face a naturally tanned look, without having to worry about the sun’s aging and harmful rays.


To transform your all-over tint into a sun-kissed look, bronzer is a must. Instead of contouring under the cheekbones and jawline, soften your look for the beach by enhancing the parts of the face that would tan first. Take a slightly shimmery bronzer across the tops of the cheekbones, nose, chin and forehead and you’ve nailed a surfer babe glow!


Brow Tools

God knows all that salt water and frolicking in the sand can wreak havoc with your brow game! Avoid unkempt brows by keeping your tools close. Comb through and hold in place with a natural slick of brow gel to stay gorgeously groomed. Be sure to keep brow colour and definition to a minimal, in order to maintain a natural overall look.


Waterproof Mascara

It’s amazing what a difference a couple of twists of a mascara wand can do. Don’t assume your choice is panda eyes or no eyes at all, and embrace a solid waterproof number. Begin with a quick curl and follow with a light brush of natural mascara for a flirty, feathery finish. Remember: the aim is to look ‘undone’, so the least amount of product you can get away with, the better!

Bold Lipstick

Now this might seem like a random product to include, and we agree – a slick of brightly coloured lipstick has little place on the beach. Let’s explain… We don’t know about you, but we’re firm believers in that 6-7pm ‘bronzing hour’. If you’re looking to improve your tan and enjoy an evening of making merry, a bold lippy in your bag is a must. Taking you from day to night in a flash, a bright lippy and natural face is a classic look – and no one need ever know you haven’t showered all day. On that note, add deodrant to the list as well!