Do you want to wear make up at the beach?

6:10 AM

Hello beauties, and welcome to the fourth post of my blog.
Honestly, it doesn't seem real to me that this post is already the fourth one, I thought I would have given up much sooner...but no, here I am!

As you may have read in THIS POST, I don't like to wear makeup to go to the beach, and I don't recommend it but, despite everything, sometimes it happened to me to want to be "perfect" also at the beach and I know that there are girls who don't even leave their house without makeup.
So, what's better to put on your face, without putting too much of everything?

Although you would like to apply make-up to hide blemishes, pimples, wrinkles,'s better not to apply a high coverage foundation. First of all, because at the beach your skin sweats a lot: even in case you have dry skin, in less than no time you'll end up with foundation dripping from all sides!
Moreover, even in case you managed to keep your make up intact, it won't let your skin breathe, while it'll hold the sweat, which could then make you have even more imperfections!
Therefore, opt for a nice lightweight water-based foundation, such as L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint, or a BB cream, as the Maybelline Dream Pure, which, with his mattifying component, will hide a bit 'of natural sweat that your skin produces when it's exposed to the sun.
Remember to apply a sunscreen with a high SPF: you can apply it before foundation, as the Clarins Crème Solaire Anti-Rides Visage UVA/UVB 50+, or you can apply a product that already has a high SPF, as this BB cream from Lancome, the Soleil Bronzer, which is really good.

If you want to hide dark circles and pimples is also the case of using a corrector: I'd recommend a
concealer/corrector which has a dry formula, such as those ones from Catrice or KIKO, especially for pimples and blemishes; in fact, the dry formula makes the concealer last longer.
If you have dryness issues in the area just below the eye and for this reason you can't use a dry formula concealer to cover dark circles, you should go for a fluid long-lasting corrector/concealer.

If these are the first days at sea and you want to give that little bit of color to the cheeks, always avoiding the effect of "make up that melts", you should opt for a cream blush: my favorites are the Revlon PhotoReady.

Though you may already be a little tanned...why not put some bronzer? Bronzer gives color and threedimensionality to your face, especially if you concetrate on the "three zones": take a bit of product and draw a curve with the brush that goes from your temple to your cheekbone, and then draw another one that goes from the cheekbone to the chin. Simple, isn't it?
My favorites are the KIKO Essential Bronzer and the L'Oreal Gram Bronze.

Do you want to put a little color on the eyelids? Buy a cream eyeshadow! My favorites are the KIKO ones, the Pupa Vamp! ones, and also the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color.

May the eye liner be missed for those who wear it everyday? Absolutely not! Go for a waterproof eyeliner: one of my favorites is the Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner.

And finally...mascara! It must be waterproof, unless you like the panda effect. My favorites are the one from La Roche Posay, the Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara and finally the L'Oreal Waterproof Excess.

What about you? Do you wear make up to go to the beach? What kind of make up would you choose to go to the beach? What are your favorite products?
See you tomorrow with the next post!

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