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Make up for the beach is a bit like make up for a night out. You start off with good intentions, meticulously applying foundation, four different eyeshadows, contour, highlighter and blusher. Then proceed to filling your bag with the whole contents of your dressing table in case you want to touch up, knowing full well the most you’ll ever manage is reapplying your lippy, smudging it round your mouth after one too many G&Ts. Beach make up is similar. You can spend ages getting your make up just right, only to have sand sticking to your face, sun cream mixing into your eye shadow and your foundation melting down your neck. The reality is it is just too messy!
However, if the thought of going sans make up is frightfully scary and with summer around the corner, here are my top 5 beach beauty must haves to help you stop having a melt-down. Literally!
Number 1 Rodial skin tint+ with spf 20
This tinted moisturiser provides excellent coverage without that full foundation feel, whilst spf 20 ensures your delicate facial skin is protected from the sun, minus the chalky white sun cream look you get from other tinted sun protection products.
Number 2 Collection waterproof fast stroke eyeliner
An oldie but a goodie, this eyeliner is easy to apply to create that perfect feline flick and it’s waterproof formula means you won’t have it running into your eyes if you fancy a dip in the ocean.
Better yet it comes in four different colours and at £2.99, it doesn’t break the bank!
Number 3 Mac extended play gigablack mascara
What can I say I love this mascara! Not only is it waterproof, but the shape and style of the brush allows you to coat even the tiniest of eyelashes for serious volume and length. In fact I think I would go as far as saying this mascara is not only the best MAC mascara, but the best mascara FULL STOP.
Number 4 The balm stainiac for lips and cheeks
This raspberry tinted stain is perfect to pop in your handbag for a trip to the beach. The water-based formula allows you to blend as desired. Swipe onto lips as well as two to three dots on the apples of your cheeks for a long-lasting pop of colour. Multi-tasking at it’s finest.
Number 5 Eyeko brow gel
What brand eyeko don’t know about eye makeup is not worth knowing. This award-winning tinted eyebrow gel allows you to neaten and shape your brows with a quick sweep of a wand. Furthermore, while you get to work on your tan, the botanical ingredients in eyeko’s brow gel work on boosting growth as well as providing complete eyebrow care.
With this capsule collection, you don’t need to dare to bare on the beach and you can feel confident knowing your makeup will last.