Beach Makeup Tutorial

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Whoever said the beach is a makeup-free zone is clearly mistaken! While we’re all for embracing your natural beauty, makeup is a form of self-expression and should be worn when and where you please.

Ready for a beautiful beach vacay? Check out our 101 to beach makeup, including some top tips and product recommendations to help you achieve a natural-looking, beachy glow!

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Step 1 – Apply Your SPF!

If you’re heading out to the beach, whether it’s sunny or overcast, you should always apply sunscreen!

SPF is essential for protecting the skin against harmful UV rays, which with too much exposure can lead to a multitude of skin concerns, including fine lines and dark spots.

Applying SPF should be the final stage of your morning skincare routine, come rain or shine!

Step 2 – Create a Light, Dewy Base

While some may wish to go barefaced to the beach, others may want a light makeup layer to create a your-skin-but-better look. After all, natural makeup looks are everywhere at the moment, so why not at the beach?

To achieve that barely-there, flawless base, begin your beachy makeup with the Makeup Revolution Superdewy Make Up Serum. This primer offers a beautiful blend of skincare and makeup, meaning it’s perfect for wearing on its own, or to prep your skin for a little more coverage. Enriched with nourishing oils, this makeup serum lends itself to glowy, radiant skin without that annoying greasy feeling.

If you’re looking for a bit more coverage from your beach makeup, apply a thin layer of the Revolution Pro CC Perfecting Skin Tint. Its clever shade-adapting formula is just the ticket to offering the skin soft-focus coverage, perfect for blending and smoothing your complexion. What’s more, it’s enriched with Vitamin E which helps to keep skin super nourished. Hello beach-ready makeup base!

Expert Tip: Try and avoid powders in your beach makeup look. When your skin heats up, you naturally begin to sweat and pores open up. By reapplying powder products, your pores become clogged, and makeup can appear cakey.

Creamy products are much better suited to beachy conditions as they can be reapplied without the base becoming too thick.

Step 3 – Get that Glow

To get that sun-kissed glow from your beach makeup look, it’s time to add a bit of bronzer.

Bronzer is a great way to add warmth to your look, creating a summery, healthy-looking radiance.

When it comes to beach makeup, we recommend the Revolution Ultra Cream Bronzer in your chosen shade. Its super creamy consistency is designed to blend seamlessly with the rest of your base, creating natural-looking, glowy skin. This bronzer is ideal for light makeup looks that can be topped up after a dip in the sea!

To enhance your sun-smooched radiance even further, pop some Makeup Revolution Fast Base Blush Stick onto the tops of your cheeks and the end of your nose. Again, this creamy consistency is designed to blend seamlessly with the rest of your beach makeup look.

Step 4 – Trial Autumnal Hues

Our hottest industry secret? Warm, autumnal shades are perfect for beach makeup! The muted bronze tones are great for creating no-makeup-makeup by adding a little warmth to your alluring eye look. Even better, these tones can take your beach makeup look from day to night!

We love the Planet Revolution Revolutionary Bare Marble Shadow Palette. With its winning combination of warm nudes and spiced browns, release your inner beach babe with soft lid coverage or a neutral smoked out effect!

Step 5 – Use Waterproof Mascara

If a dip in the sea is on the cards for your beach trip, the last thing you want is post-swim panda eyes! Waterproof mascara is a must for beach makeup.

The Makeup Revolution 5D Lash Waterproof Mascara is designed to lengthen, volumize, define and lift your lashes, while providing that essential waterproof staying power!

Step 6 – Keep Your Lips Moisturized

While you want to maintain hydrated lips at the beach, anything too glossy is a no-go, should there be a big gust of wind. Hair stuck to your lips? Not a vibe.

A nourishing lip balm, such as the Pro Restore Lip Balm, is an essential for a day at the seaside, whether you’re wearing beach makeup or not!

With a moisturizing blend of Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E, lips are left super nourished and hydrated when reapplied during your day at the beach.

Step 7 – Hydrate with a Facial Mist

Whether it’s the salt from the sea or the forceful ocean breeze, beach days can really take their toll on your skin!

To avoid dryness, spritz skin with the Superdewy Misting Spray throughout the day. It’s designed to hydrate and leave skin looking fresh and dewy, perfect for use with or without beach makeup!

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