A Dewy and Sun-Kissed Beach Makeup Routine

There is no right time and place for makeup. Makeup is simply a form of self-expression and should be worn when you please, including on the beach. Whoever banned beach makeup needs to let that belief go. If you want to be able to sport a sun-kissed makeup look as you tan on the sand, do it! But, when you are spending a day at the beach, the last thing you want to worry about is mascara running from your eyes, creeping down your burnt cheeks. We at VALLEY have all the tips, tricks, and looks you need to glow this spring break or summer, so you don’t need to fret about taking a dip into the ocean after all.

Tip #1: NEVER Skip Sunscreen

Sadly, your products with minimal SPF won’t cut it, especially when you are on the beach in direct sunlight. Sun protection is non-negotiable, so please put a nice layer of sunscreen on (Ideally, 30 SPF or more!) before any additional face makeup. Your skin will thank you later.

Tip #2: Keep Foundation to a Minimum

If you feel more confident with a light base, VALLEY recommends a nice tinted moisturizer or the smallest bit of foundation on your skin. Heavy foundation and powder will eventually look cakey in the hot sun, and that is the last thing you want for a sun-kissed look.

Tip #3: Put your Powders Down

Whether you like it or not, when you are under the hot sun on the sand, your pores are going to open and you are probably going to sweat a bit. Powders will, unfortunately, clog those pores, and if you are reapplying, then you will end up with a thick and cakey appearance. VALLEY recommends cream and liquid blush and bronzer. It will end up looking more natural later on in the day.

Tip #4: Waterproof or Clear Mascara

There is nothing worse than raccoon eyes, especially when you are trying to discretely wear makeup on the beach. So, to avoid your mascara from running, wear clear mascara to keep your eyelashes in place. If you feel best with a bit of mascara on, opt for waterproof mascara. However, we advise to avoid applying excess; a little can still go a long way.

Tip #5: Ditch the Lipstick

When you want to go for a more natural and dewy look, lipstick can be an unfortunate recipe for sandy lips. Instead, opt for a tinted lip balm or chapstick. A great suggestion would be a brand with SPF such as SunBum. Speaking from experience, there is nothing worse than sunburnt lips.

Tip #6: A Routine Example

Still, need an example of what exactly to wear? Here is a step-by-step guide of what exactly to do before grabbing your flip-flops and towel.

  1. Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen (Did we say sunscreen?)
  2. Tinted moisturizer
  3. Dot of concealer for problem areas
  4. Cream blush and bronzer
  5. Eyebrow gel to keep them in place
  6. Curl and clear lash mascara
  7. Tinted lip balm
  8. A little setting spray for that extra dew
  9. Extra: fake freckles for that summer look

Going on spring break or just tanning on the shore? Take a picture of your sun-kissed look and tweet or tag us @VALLEYmag!



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