Ever since Anne Marie (a.k.a. a wetsuit-clad Kate Bosworth) got up on her board and tore up the waves in Blue Crush we’ve been crushing on the cute surfer chick look. The easy, carefree lifestyle of the wave riding beach babes translates into an effortless beauty look that even ocean-adverse city slickers can appreciate. If you haven’t spent the summer shredding it up on the North Shore, use our surfer chick checklist to look the part of a cowabunga cutie.
1. Obviously any serious surfer is going to have a bronzed glow that could only come from the real deal. But we got the expert advice on how to get golden sans sunshine from professional makeup artist Tim Quinn. “I often advise applying bronzer in the shape of a #. Start at the temples, then slightly under the cheekbone, and finally along the jawline. As a last touch, use a dusting across the nose. This can be done with powder or liquid–I’m loving the Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheers this season,” says Quinn.
2. A day spent catching waves will undoubtedly leave a beach beauty with flushed cheeks. A rosy glow is the perfect complement to a sun-soaked complexion. Try a sheer wash of hot pink, fuchsia, or a vibrant orange on the apples of the cheeks. We prefer cream and gel formulas that melt into the skin creating a realistic, dewy finish.
3. No surfer babe beauty look would be complete without–you guessed it–beachy waves. Since we spend more time at the beach in our daydreams than we do in reality, we turn to Kérasrase Spray á Porter to create the salt-water-kissed texture we crave (minus the stickiness).
Once you’ve checked off the surfer essentials, finish off the look with a swipe of mascara for the eyes, and add little tint for lips. This weekend, we’ll be channeling our inner surf bunny with Lipstick Queen’s Endless Summer Collection in Hang Ten and Perfect Wave.
What beauty look will you be rocking this weekend? Share your inspiration below!