3 Beach Makeup Looks, From Minimalist to Glam

June 08, 2021
By: Marisa Petrarca | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
The Best Beachy Makeup Tutorial for the Maximalist, Minimalist, and Well, Everyone
It looks like we’re finally going to be able to travel again this summer — or at least hit the beach with our close friends and family. Long days on the sand call for makeup that lasts, whether you’re after a natural rosy glow or sun goddess glam. Ahead, we’ve curated the perfect beachy makeup tutorial for the minimalist, maximalist and anyone in between with the help of makeup artist Justine Sweetman.

For the Minimalist:

STEP 1: Start by applying a facial sunscreen. Even if you’re spending more time inside, it’s important to keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays that can penetrate through your windows. We love the SkinCeuticals Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30 because it evens out the skin tone while offering broad-spectrum sun protection.


STEP 2: For an all-over glow, apply the L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer. If you prefer to use it as highlighter, apply a lighter shade than your skin tone on your cheekbones, forehead, Cupid's bow and chin. You can also combine the formula with your sunscreen — just be sure you’re applying more sunscreen than you are highlighter, and you’re good to go.


STEP 3: Finish off your look with the Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30. Not only will this lip balm give your lips a dewy finish, but it’ll keep your lips protected from the sun with its added SPF. For summer-ready lips, we recommend exfoliating before applying your lip balm to reap all of its hydrating benefits.


SkinCeuticals Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30

For the Maximalist:


STEP 1: Mix your facial sunscreen with one or two pumps of a full coverage CC cream. We love the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream because it contains an extra dose of SPF 50. 


STEP 2: Conceal any dark circles or imperfections with the Maybelline New York Super Stay Concealer for a full-coverage, long-lasting finish.


STEP 3: Swipe the Tower 28 Bronzino Illuminating Cream Bronzer on your eyelids and all the places you usually bronze for a cohesive look.

 

STEP 4: Curl your lashes and then coat them with L’Oréal Paris Waterproof Air Volume Mega Mascara.


STEP 5: Apply a cream blush, like the Maybelline New York Cheek Heat, to the apples of your cheeks for a rosy flushed look with a luminous sheen. 


STEP 6: Highlight with the L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer.


STEP 7: Set your face with a velvety setting powder, like the Urban Decay All Nighter Softening Loose Setting Powder


STEP 8: Finish off with your lips. For a high-gloss sheen, we recommend the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Gloss Plump


L’Oréal Paris Waterproof Air Volume Mega Mascara

For a Look That’s In Between:


STEP 1: Mix your facial sunscreen with tinted moisturizer for a glowy, blemish-free complexion. We like the aloe-infused Maybelline New York Fit Me Tinted Moisturizer


STEP 2: Brush on a sheer, buildable bronzer like the Tower 28 Bronzino Illuminating Cream Bronzer along your cheekbones. The cream formula will warm up your skin for a sun-kissed look with a subtle glow. 


STEP 3: Highlight the high points of your face with the L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer.


STEP 4: After exfoliating your lips, apply the Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30 and be sure to keep it close by to keep your lips protected from the sun.


STEP 5: Finish your look with the L’Oréal Paris Waterproof Air Volume Mega Mascara. for voluminous and lifted lashes that last. Pro tip: Curl them prior to coating your lashes for maximum volume. 


Maybelline New York Fit Me Tinted Moisturizer


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