Going to the beach is hands down my favorite thing to do during the summer. There's nothing like laying out with the sun shining down on you and the sound of the waves crashing. Going to the beach means minimal makeup for me. My routine is short and sweet because all I want to do is relax in the sunshine all day!
My first step after washing my face is to apply sunscreen. Although I sometimes forget during the winter months, suncreen is a must during the summer, especially when spending the whole day in the sun! I've been using Kiehl's Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ for awhile now, and I love it. It's very light and doesn't make me feel oily or break out. I generously apply it to my whole face and neck before doing anything else!
When I'm going to be swimming and laying out all day, I definitely don't like to be wearing anything heavy on my skin. Being at the beach is lovely time to let your skin breathe. This Chantecaille Radiance Gel Bronzer is perfect because it gives me a natural looking glow and also has a ton of skin-loving antioxidants. It feels weightless on my skin which is perfect for a day at the beach. It also downplays any imperfections which I love. I like to apply this with my fingers for added warmth and luminosity.
I've talked about this mascara before and I'll continue to rave about it! I love to use this mascara because it gives my lashes lots of volume without clumping. It also never smudges on me, which is a total necessity at the beach. Nothing looks worse than raccoon eyes when you come out of the water! Play it safe with waterproof. I also always curl my lashes before I apply to make my eyes look wide awake!
The last step of my minimal beach makeup routine is tinted lip balm. Ever since I bought the Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Trio, I've been obsessed. Although I really like all of the shades, Coral has definitely been the most loved out of the three! It looks amazing against a tan and just adds the perfect summery punch of color. These lip balms also contain SPF 15 to keep your lips protected from the summer sun!
And that is all I do! I know some girls like to go completely without makeup to the beach, but I do it not because I'm insecure, but because I just love doing my makeup. This is a super easy routine that takes five minutes and makes me feel pretty and confident all day long.
What is your beach beauty routine, Lovelies?