Makeup Tips For A Beach-Perfect Glow

That won't wash off.

Everyone knows that in the summertime, girls just wanna have sun; but getting your goddess glow on while you’re at the beach is no simple feat. As fashion-editorial worthy your bronzed lids may appear, two hours and a potent mixture of seawater and sweat later, and your glow is no more. 
 
Thankfully, you don’t have to pretend that streaky mascara is this summer’s hottest trend. There exists a slew of waterproof beauty products that will stand up to a soaking, and we’ve complied them for you here – along with some simple ways to incorporate them into a breezy beach beauty look.
 
Start off with a solid base by applying a water-resistant sunscreen (not waterproof, though, or you’d have to reapply the product hourly for continued protection), followed by a layer of waterproof foundation or concealer.
 
Now, ready for your Ariel-emerging-from-the-waves moment? Try your hand at one of our gorgeous waterproof beach makeup looks that are just as easy as they are eye-catching. Just remember to go in with a light hand – when it comes to the shore, less is more.

Bronzed Beauty


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This Sports-Illustrated bombshell look is actually incredibly easy to create. Using a wide, fluffy brush, gently apply bronzer in the hollows of your cheeks (right below the cheekbones). Take care to choose a bronzer that’s only one or two shades darker than your skin tone and to proceed with a light touch – the goal is a sun-kissed glow, not a rough patch of dirt. Then swipe some shimmery bronze-gold eye shadow on your lids, making sure to blend out all harsh lines. Finish with a touch of highlighter on the cheeks and the cupid’s bow, and a light moisturizing lip balm to keep the gaze on the gold.
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tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer - $30
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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Sandy Gold - $28
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Sugar Box Waterproof Portable Face Highlighter Stick - $10
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Labello Sun Protect Lip Balm - $11
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Aquamarine Allure


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A bold dash of color is a simple but effective way to brighten up your beach beauty game. With a neon-colored eye pencil (we personally love aquamarine for its mermaid vibes), define your eyes by lining either the top or bottom lid, or go all the way around for a look that really pops. Swipe on a light coat of mascara if you feel so inclined, but keep the look carefree by using a color that resembles your natural lashes. Finish with a touch of rosy blush and some juicy gloss.
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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - $20
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DiorShow Waterproof Mascara - $28.50
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Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water Resistant Blush - $26
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Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge Liquid Lipstick - $24
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Cool in coral


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Coral lipstick – whether you prefer a shade that’s on the peachier side or one that leans more towards Schiaparelli pink – is a surefire hit for any woman’s summer makeup arsenal. Make like a Parisian and wear this tropical shade fresh-faced (a subtle touch of highlighter is enough), and add a finishing touch to the look by going for a pop of complementary color on your nails: if you have an orange coral lip going on, try a fuchsia polish, or if your lips are raspberry-sorbet pink, try cherry red on your nails. Just remember to add a top coat to protect the varnish from the water.

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Color - $24
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Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick - $18
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Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long Lasting Water Resistant Top Coat - $18
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Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - $24
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Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish in Red Snapper - $7
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Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish in Flame On - $4
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OPI Top Coat Nail Polish - $10
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Brow Power


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Thanks to waterproof makeup, these full, natural brows are the centerpiece of this last au naturel look. For a brushed-out (but not too perfect) look, try enhancing them with a brow gel – or if you want to fill in any sparseness, go in with a pomade. For a truly sun-soaked complexion, why not go the extra mile and try out a couple of DIY freckles on your face. Dip a small eyeliner brush into your waterproof gel or pomade and lightly mark a smattering of dots across your nose and cheeks, making sure to vary them in size and darkness. Using your fingers, slightly blend the "freckles" into your skin. For the final touch, bring back that healthy glow with some bronzer and blush, and voilà, a beach look worthy of Baywatch.

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Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyebrow Liner - $23
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MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set - $17
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Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade - $18
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Simply Essentials Eyeliner Makeup Brush - $10
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Make Up Forever Pro Bronze Fusion - $36
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Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush - $26
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