How To Beach-Proof Your Makeup, According To Pros
Don’t let the water, the sand, and the sun keep you from looking your best when you hit the beach during the scorching hot season!
The sun’s up and the heat is becoming extra unbearable yet again. It's the sign that, indeed, the beach season is upon us! As we enter the beginning of scorching hot weather this April, we just can’t let ourselves face it unprepared.
Per usual, we got our wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses, and SPF to shield ourselves from skin damage. However, while going bare-faced when swimming is great, we would also want to put our best face forward for those fun beach photos we’re going to take! Minimal yet flawless makeup is the solution for that perfect, sun-kissed tropical beauty look. The question, though, is how do we make sure that our concealer wouldn’t melt off, or that our rosy flush won’t disappear in under half an hour of chilling by the shore?
To help us in our summer beauty woes, we went to the experts to give us practical and effective tips on wearing makeup on the beach. Their beach-proofing hacks, tried-and-tested by these makeup artists themselves, assure sunny radiance and picture-perfect portraits with the water, the sand, the sun, and of course, your best-est friends! So when you’re ready to pack your bags and drive to your choice of paradise, remember to keep these tips handy. Read on!
Chuchie Ledesma (@chuchieledesma)
“This is the time to use your no-makeup makeup techniques! Cream or gel-based makeup products are your best bets as these make your skin look like your actual skin, but better. The longer it sits on your skin, mixing with your natural oils, the more natural and almost undetectable it’ll look. Make sure that the ones you choose are waterproof or, at the very least, water-resistant. Use tinted moisturizer with SPF (don’t forget to apply sunblock with at least SPF50 and pa +++ under it), cream/liquid lip and cheek tint, and maybe a dab of cream highlighter, too! Skip powder contouring or bronzing—the sun will do it for you in no time. Also, instead of using lipstick, use tinted lip balms with SPF.”
Muriel Vega Perez (@murielvegaperez)
“Prepping your skin well prior to makeup helps makeup stay intact. Use a blur cream that corrects imperfections, smoothens the skin, and evens out complexion. It covers all areas of concern without putting on too much makeup for your base. It also keeps the makeup light and lasts all day long. For best results, you can set it with a translucent hydrating powder.”
Owen Sarmiento (@owensarmiento)
“For summer, I'm always about very little foundation to none. So you don't have to worry about it melting. Invest in a good sunblock or a tinted sunblock if you are concerned about uneven skin tone. Use waterproof colors for your eyes and cheeks. You can also use cream products since they repel water. You may just have to touch up since too much heat may wear them out. Of course, hydrating lip stains to keep the lips looking sexy!”
Azil Ocampo (@azildoesmakeup)
“Keep your foundation light. Heavy foundation is a no-go at the beach. You’ll end up looking cake-y and overdone. To keep it intact, proper skin prep is key. Apply toner, moisturizer, primer and sunblock/face sunscreen before putting on any makeup. Go with creamy bronzer and blush. Keep eyeshadow neutral, then try waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Then, ditch the lipstick.”