Stay cool and effortlessly groomed while you’re out in the sun with a little beach make-up know-how Here are our Beauty Tips For The Beach
Stop the shine
Each make-up should never be full-on or pristine – it looks too artificial in the heat. Keep skin looking dewy with a touch of sheer colour across cheeks, nose and hairline to give that naturally fresh look. Perfectly groomed brows, a slick of coloured balm and curled lashes can see you through a day on the beach and to the bar. INGLOT’s AMC Multicolour System Highlighting Powder’s, R299, is a beautiful collection of shimmering highlighters to enhance the cheekbones and give the complexion a radiant glow.
Keep it cool
When your skin resembles an oil slick in hot weather, invest in a “shine-stopper”. Matte lotions and skin primers can be applied under your make-up first thing in the morning, or any other time of the day, to beat the heat and keep your skin looking cool even when it’s not. The Body Shop Insta Blur 5-Action Perfector, in a universal shade, R190, is an essential when you go from the beach to the bar, minimising pores and shine in seconds.
Vivid orange and pink tones on toes and lips give a much needed single shot of colour and energy to your style. We love Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivids Fuschia Flash Lipstick, R115 and Revlon Rio Rush Collection Nail Enamel in Copa Sunet, R100, gorgeously bold shades!
Soothe your skin
If you’re prone to developing a sheen, stop it in its tracks by applying a healing mask or balm straight after sun exposure. This will help drench the skin with surface hydration and lessen the trauma to your skin’s tiny blood vessels. Scientifically referred to as “osmotic shock” (osmosis being the transfer of fluids from one to another), the result can either be severe dehydration or swelling, which might explain that taut puffed-up feeling your skin can get after too much sun or heat. Nivea Sun Moisturising After Sun Spray, R64 for 200ml, refreshing skin with cooling Aloe Vera.
Hide the redness with a glow
We can all get caught out by UV, so it’s worth packing some pure lavender essential oil to instantly help soothe and repair the damage. Hot, pink skin always looks shinier, so get that matte skin primer out again, then dust a bronzer over the top, transforming pink to a more radiant looking bronze! Choose from Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick in Bronze, R640, or Chanel’s beautiful Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour in shade 2, R805