A beach day is all about soaking up the sun, splashing in the surf, and taking in the salty, ocean air. Not on our agenda? Constantly reapplying the mascara that's streaming down our face. Of course, we don't need to wear makeup to the beach, but we also recognize that some women feel strange going bare. We hear ya. So, we asked makeup pro Frankie Boyd to give us some pointers on how to best pack our beach (makeup) bags this summer.
"When it comes to beach beauty, I think women look best fresh-faced. If you want a little something extra, though, go for an eye or lip, but try to keep the skin as minimal and clean as possible," Boyd tells us. Ahead, he shows us how to do just that, giving us his recommendations for the best melt-proof, surf-proof, and sun-proof products, plus his tips on how to get the most out of them. Read on for the ultimate hot-weather makeup primer.
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"Set your foundation with Urban Decay's All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray for serious stay-put coverage. I recommend using powder sparingly — only where needed at the beginning of the day."
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"I also like Make Up For Ever's Aqua Matic Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow — this chubby eye kohl comes in lots of textures and vibrant colors."
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"Beach beauty is all about minimal and naturally beautiful skin. Throw away your old concealer pens — Givenchy's Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen provides moist and flawless coverage. This is the best concealer, hands down — it should already be in your (beach) bag!"
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"For SPF touch-ups at the beach, I like to use Kiss My Face Cool Sport Any Angle Air Powered Spray. This clear sun protection is water- and sweat-resistant and doesn't clog your pores."
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"One stroke of Anastasia Beverly Hills' powerful formula tames the most unruly brows for an entire day of fun in the sun. This genius brow set comes in a beautiful silver tube, so it never looks foggy — unlike other brow sets that come in clear packaging."
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"Maybelline's Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof Mascara is the most indestructible and waterproof mascara. The brush and formula set this inexpensive mascara apart from its designer counterparts. I prefer the blackest shade possible."
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"Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is precise and perfect: This eyeliner is so long-lasting, it will stay on throughout a day at the beach, a siesta, and even the party that night."
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"Soothe and calm sunburned skin with Biafine emulsion, which stimulates cell recovery. This nurturing lotion has been used in France for over 25 years to heal sunburns, microderms, and peels. I apply it head to toe after a long day in the sun for fully rejuvenated, bronzed skin."
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