Nail The Beach Vacay Sunkissed Makeup Look

Written by Kinnari AsharMay 27, 2024
Nail the Beach Vacay Sunkissed Makeup Look

Beach vacations are all about carefree vibes and effortless beauty. But let's be real: makeup melting off in the heat isn't exactly the look we're going for. This step-by-step guide will help you achieve flawless, beach-ready makeup looks that will last all day long, letting you focus on soaking up the sun (and cocktails!). 

Heading to the Beach: Prep and Protect 

Before we dive into the makeup magic, let's talk prep and protection. Sunscreen is your BFF when it comes to beach beauty. Opt for a broad-spectrum SPF to shield your skin from those powerful UV rays. Look for a formula that's water-resistant, and don't forget to reapply throughout the day. Not only will it protect your skin, but it'll also create a smooth canvas for your makeup. 

Prep Work: The Foundation for Fun in the Sun 

1. Prime Time 


Here's where a primer becomes your BFF. Apply a mattifying primer like the Lakmē Unreal Blur Perfect Primer to control shine and keep your makeup in place throughout the day. Its silky blur formula instantly brightens, primes softens blemishes and pores and creates a smooth skin surface to prep for makeup application. 

2. Skip the Heavy Lifting 


Ditch the thick foundation and opt for a lightweight, tinted moisturiser or a BB cream like the Lakmē Absolute Luminous Skin Tint Foundation. Apply a thin layer with a damp beauty sponge for a natural, dewy finish. This will even out your skin tone without feeling cakey. 

This foundation comes with a weightless, ultra-blendable formula that effortlessly melts into your skin, leaving you with a lit-from-within look. Its magic touch covers imperfections and blurs pores, ensuring your skin is a canvas of soft-focus and high gloss flawlessness for up to 24 hours. 

3. Conceal and Conquer 

Target dark circles or blemishes with a waterproof concealer. Apply a small amount and blend it seamlessly with a damp brush or your fingertips. 

Pro Tip: Pack some blotting papers to deal with any midday shine that might peek through. 

Bronzed Beauty: Channel Your Inner Beach Goddess 

1. Find Your Perfect Shade 


Don't go overboard with a super dark bronzer. Instead, choose a matte bronzer like the Lakmē Facelift MultiSlayer Contour Stick that's one to two shades darker than your natural skin tone for more natural makeup looks. If you prefer a touch of glam, opt for a bronzer with a slight shimmer. This contour stick delivers high pigment while also being smooth, creamy and light on the skin. 

2. Application is Key 

Bronzer mimics the way the sun naturally kisses your face. Focus on areas like your forehead, cheekbones, jawline, and the tip of your nose. Use a fluffy brush to apply the bronzer in circular motions, blending it seamlessly for a diffused effect. 

3. Don't Forget the Blush 


A touch of coral or peach blush adds a healthy flush to your cheeks, mimicking that post-beach glow. Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards towards your temples for a lifted look. 

Pro Tip: Want a natural-looking highlight? Use the leftover bronzer on your brush and lightly tap it on your cheekbones and Cupid's bow for a subtle touch of light. 

Try out the Lakmē Xtraordin-airy One-and-Done Tint, a 3-in-1 tint that you can use on your eyes, lips and cheeks. Infused with skin-loving ingredients like jojoba oil, Vitamin E, and macadamia oil, known to nourish your skin, this tint feels as good as it looks. The air-light, whipped mousse texture glides on easily and blends like a dream making it perfect for creating a soft matte, cloud-skin no makeup look. 

Eye on the Prize: Beach-Proof Eye Makeup 

1. Waterproof is Essential 

From mascara to eyeliner, make sure all your eye products are waterproof. This will prevent any smudging or raccoon eyes, especially when you take a dip in the ocean. 

2. Keep it Simple 

Opt for a neutral eyeshadow palette with shimmery shades in beige, bronze, or gold. Apply a light wash of colour to your lids and blend it gently into your crease for a defined yet effortless look

3. Define Those Lashes 


A single coat of waterproof mascara like the Lakmē Lash Boost Extreme Mascara will define your lashes without looking clumpy. For extra oomph, curl your lashes before applying the mascara. Its innovative formula has 91% natural ingredients, including the plant of resurrection, which is known to boost lash growth. The formula is also waterproof, ensuring your lashes stay stunning for hours. 

Pro Tip: Feeling a little adventurous? Try a brown eyeliner instead of black for a softer look that complements the beachy vibes. 

Keeping it Kissable: Beach-Ready Lips 

1. Exfoliate for a Smooth Canvas 

No one wants chapped lips at the beach. Before applying any product, gently exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub or a soft toothbrush. 

2. Hydration is Key 

Beach days can be drying, so apply a good lip balm with SPF to keep your lips hydrated and protected from the sun. Choose a tinted lip balm for a hint of colour or a clear one if you prefer a more natural look

3. Long-Lasting Options 

Try a waterproof lip tint or liquid lipstick for extra staying power. Just be sure to choose a comfortable formula that won't dry out your lips. 

Pro Tip: Reapply lip balm throughout the day, especially after swimming or eating, to keep your lips hydrated and protected. 

Embrace the Beach Glow: Finishing Touches 

1. Set it and Forget it 

Use a setting spray formulated for hot and humid conditions to lock in your makeup and prevent it from melting or smudging. Look for a setting spray that leaves a matte finish without feeling drying. 

2. Beach-Proof Your Brows 

Brush your brows into place with a clear brow gel to keep them looking defined and in place all day long. 

Now, you're ready to hit the beach with confidence! Don't forget to relax, have fun, and capture those stunning beach selfies with your flawless, sunkissed makeup look

FAQs about Beach Vacay Sunkissed Makeup Look 

Q1 How can I achieve a natural-looking sunkissed glow? 

A: Start with a light-coverage foundation or tinted moisturiser. Apply a cream bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks, temples, and forehead. Blend it out for a seamless look. Finish with a cream or liquid highlighter on your cheekbones, brow bone, and cupid's bow. 

Q2 What colours should I use for my eyes and lips? 

A: For a beachy vibe, stick to neutral eyeshadow palettes with browns, bronzes, and peaches. A touch of shimmer on the centre of your lid adds brightness. Keep your lips simple with a tinted lip balm, a sheer gloss, or a nude lipstick. 

Q3 How can I keep my makeup from melting in the heat? 

A: Use a mattifying primer before applying makeup. Set your foundation with translucent powder and focus on areas prone to oiliness, like the T-zone. Reapply powder throughout the day if needed, but be light-handed to avoid cakeyness. 

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