The whole point of going to the beach is to unwind, catch up on reading and enjoy some time with good friends. The last things that you should be worrying about are whether you have lipstick on your teeth, your eyeshadow is smeared or your foundation has started to flake off. Opt for some high-quality waterproof makeup that will give you a confidence boost, but will also help you fit in with the minimalist surfer vibe.

Neutrogena for Lips

The beach is no place for lipstick. Instead, the editors at “Essence” magazine suggest using a tinted lipgloss that offers sun protection. Their favorite is Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Soother with SPF 20, which will provide a hint of color and can be reapplied without a mirror.

Maybelline for Eyelashes

With regular mascara, you enter the water looking like a beach goddess and come out of the water looking like you got in a fight with Poseidon and he gave you two black eyes. “Want Magazine” suggests using Maybelline’s Pulse Perfection Vibrating Waterproof Mascara because it doesn’t clump. Clumping occurs more frequently with waterproof mascara because they often contain more wax. Finding a waterproof mascara that does not clump despite the extra wax is an incredible feat.

Make Up For Ever for Eyelids

As the brand name suggests, Make Up For Ever is waterproof so it won’t smear or rub off during a surf session. Though “Coastal Living” magazine recommends using a turquoise shade to draw attention at the beach, opt instead for shades like Warm Beige, Peach and Golden Copper to ensure that all eyes are on your beach volleyball skills and not your makeup.

Dior for Face

Anything that carries the Dior label is going to be a splurge, but this particular item is unquestionably worth the money. Dior’s Bronze Matte Sunshine Powder SPF 20 offers a natural glow while protecting sensitive facial skin from the sun’s harmful rays. It is also waterproof. No wonder “Coastal Living” felt this product was splurge-worthy.

Avène for Face

While bronzer offers a beautiful sun-kissed glow, some women have imperfections that they want hidden before swiping on the bronzer. The ideal foundation to hide minor flaws is Avène High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50. It is a mineral foundation, so it is light and easy to wear. The high SPF rating means that even women with the fairest skin will walk away from the beach looking refreshed rather than burnt. And finally, it comes in a small compact that will easily fit into a change purse or beach tote. While “Coastal Living” magazine touts the foundation’s waterproof formula, the Avène website recommends reapplying after swimming and towel-drying.


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