Being a makeup artist in Virginia Beach, I often have clients who need sweat proof makeup for beach events. So how do you face the humidity and still look your best? If you are planning a beach wedding or heading to Something In the Water Festival, here are a few tips for the perfect beach makeup.
You’ll want to wear as few layers on your face as possible so start with a moisturizer that will be a multitasking primer as well. I love using the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Face Base because it is oil free but contains Shea Butter and has an amazing smell.
Next, apply a thin layer of a chemical sunscreen. Mineral sunscreens are great for sensitive skin but they easily sweat off and most can cause a flashback (see: super washed out skin) in photos. You can also try a foundation with sunscreen built in like the Radiant Tinted Moisturizer from NARS or La Mer’s Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation.
For a beach eye makeup look, keep it clean and simple. You can’t go wrong with a bronzy metallic shadow surrounding the eye. Try Supergoop’s new Shimmershade cream shadows- the first eyeshadow to have sunscreen built in! If a bolder eye look is more your thing, chanel your inner mermaid by layering Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Shadows in Poolside, Indigo Blue and Sand Glow. This shadow formula is crease proof and built to last. Finish your eye make with waterproof eyeliner in your waterline and loads of waterproof mascara.
Add a pop of color to the lips with a cool coral shade like MAC’s Powder Kiss Lipstick in A Little Tame. The delicate lip area is so susceptible to sunburn so layer your lipstick shade with Jack Black’s Lip Balm. These melt proof tubes come in different flavours like Natural Mint and Lemon and feature an SPF of 25.
My last must have item for beach makeup is the SuperGoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist. Not only does this all star product set and mattify makeup but it’s an easy way to refresh your sunscreen throughout your Virginia Beach wedding or event without messing up your makeup. The peppermint and rosemary oils in this product also leave you feeling refreshed and cool.
Glistening skin is in so relax and enjoy your beach event in style!