“I don’t go out without make-up. I’m a woman you know.” – Shakira
Call me vain — or maybe insecure — but even when I go out to the beach I need my make-up.
Here are some things that I need whenever I’m out by the ocean and under the sun:
Nivea SUN Tailor Made Series Daily Face Fluid
Sunscreen is a MUST. Nivea SUN provides 30+ SPF, and it serves as your moisturizer too. It is sheer and doesn’t feel heavy on your face.
Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream Color Adapting Tinted Cream
I use #03 shade. It gives you enough coverage without the cakiness of foundation. It evens out your skin-tone and gives you that no-make-up look.
Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain
I still want to have some color there so I use these. I use it everyday and so why not in the beach too? Extremely dependable and I’ve been using this since 2005.
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
Conditions your lips and makes it all supple and kissable even under the heat. Keeps your lips from chapping and drying. Keep one in your beach bag.
Body Shop Brush On Bronze Pearls
This may seem counter-intuitive, but when you get a bit darker, the best way to help even out the tone and make you glow is to put on some bronzer. Just dust a little on your cheeks, nose, your forehead and your jawline; you’ll look like a sun-kissed beach goddess…
Body Shop Big and Curvy Waterproof Mascara
Curl your lashes and put a couple of coats of this on. Tried and tested, whether in a chlorine treated pool or the sea, this won’t come off. Curling your lashes and putting mascara opens up your eyes and makes it seem brighter.
How about you? What are your beach essentials?