BY JAMIE SANDERS, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, THE BEAUTY OF LIFE
Heading to the beach this summer – and have no clue what beauty products you’ll need? We’ve rounded up the must-haves to get you through surf and sand in style.
Sun protection is key – whether you’re actively soaking up the sun’s rays or just strolling the boardwalk. We’re partial to Supergoop! – every product in the line has SPF 30+, and sunscreen comes in the form of everything from Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc to Body Moisturizing Sun Protection Lotion.
If you’re like us, you can’t stand to be without a little perfume. Anywhere. But toting tons of unwieldy bottles to the beach? Not fun. A rollerball makes fragrance chicly portable. Marc Jacobs “Daisy,” DKNY “Be Delicious,” and Stella McCartney “Stella” are a few of our faves.
Waterproof mascara is a lifesaver for those of us who can’t stand to be without eye makeup! Dior DiorShow Waterproof Mascara comes in a myriad of shades and makes lashes look incredible. We’re talking long, curly, thick, hit-your-sunglasses lashes.
Even lips need a little sun protection when you’re taking in harsh rays. Clinique Sun SPF 45 Targeted Protection Stick is perfect – just slick it across your lips and you’ll be saved from unsightly chapping and burning. True story – we used it during a 10-day trip to Hawaii and came back with a pout as supple as the day we left!
If you’re craving color on your lips but don’t want to reapply a million times, invest in a lip stain. We love MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker. It comes in nine different shades, from “Tomorrow’s Coral” (a mid-tone bluish red) to “Point of View” (a light neutral) – and it does. not. budge.
You won’t want to forget your tresses while on the beach. Whether you actually take a dip in the ocean or just want your hair to look like you did, spritz it with Bumble and bumble Surf Spray. It gives locks sexy, piecey, I-just-went-swimming-in-the-Pacific-Ocean waves in five seconds flat.
Head-to-toe summer readiness means you’ll need a bright pedicure, too. Corals, pinks, and oranges are to be expected during the summer, so why not stand out in a turquoisey teal? We’re in love with Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in “Nouvelle Vague” – and it’s equally as gorgeous on tips as it is on toes!