With the summer up and approaching fast, it’s time to start thinking about potential destinations, best vacationing arrangements and the essential gear to bring along for the trip. Even if you’re a lady who deeply cares about her visual impression, try not to overdo your makeup on the beach as skin tends to be more sensitive when exposed to bright sun, salty water and dry air for extended periods of time.
To help you get on the right track makeup-wise when preparing for a long day at the beach, we have a short list of must-have maquillage to stack in your holiday gear, so keep reading and save yourself some hassle, time and luggage space.
- Primers add a precious note to your natural look
Though most women avoid wearing heavy makeup on the beach, you should definitely throw in a quality primer in your makeup kit when packing for the holiday.
Primers help makeup look natural and well put-together on your skin, and they’re particularly useful for ladies whose complexion is on the greasier side.
- Tinted moisturizers, not foundations
If you usually apply foundation before adding some colors to your face, you may want to pack a tinted moisturizer for the beach. As they provide slight coverage and don’t cause dryness of the skin, tinted moisturizers or BB/CC creams will blend perfectly with your tanned complexion and keep your face optimally hydrated. When shopping for quality tinted moisturizers, pick the ones that are oil-free and have a high SPF, just to stay on the safe side.
- The essential sun protection
A must-have for a fun day at the beach, sunscreen should be smooth and easy to rub in so as to prevent clogged pores, greasy patches and uneven coverage.
In addition to the sunscreen, you should also look for lip balms with high SPF as lips are also very sensitive to bright sun and may get cracked if not shielded adequately.
- Conceal night’s little mischiefs
Unless you’re set on spending every single night of your holiday in your hotel room, pack a concealer in your makeup bag before you leave home. A convenient piece of cosmetics to have at hand in case of dark circles around the eyes, occasional spots or slight skin discolorations, all-over concealers provide superior coverage and blendability so make sure you bring your favorite one along for the ride.
- Waterproof eye makeup
To highlight your eyes and make your lashes look stunning while lazing around the sand, it’s always good to have a ready eyeliner and mascara in your beach bag.
When packing eye makeup, opt for creamy eyeliner as it will come in handy when creating a smokey-eye look for an evening out, while the mascara should be waterproof to prevent unwanted smearing and panda-face accidents.
- Blotting paper
In case your skin is slightly oilier than you’d like it to be, it’s always useful to have a stack of blotting paper on a long beach day. An ideal way to eliminate excess grease and achieve a matte, fresh impression, blotting paper works better than regular powder as it doesn’t clog or cake over your complexion in case of unwarranted sweat.
- Eye shadows and highlighters
For a little extra glow and a better-looking physiognomy during your seaside holiday, you should consider packing an eye shadow kit like the PurePressed Triple Eye Shadow set from Jane Iredale’s makeup line of products.
With just a few dabs of a sexy eye shadow tone, any unexpected encounter on your sea-borne vacation may soon take on a romantic twist so don’t forget to pack some for the trip.
Are you ready for some exciting beach action? With just a touch of cosmetics, you will both look amazing and feel that way as you stroll down the seaside promenade – so make sure you pack some makeup before you leave home th