15 Ultimate Beauty Products You Need For Your Beach Vacay
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When it comes to beach beauty, one thing is certain: it always looks way easier than it actually is. Because actually managing to look like a bronzed goddess with beachy waves and a rosy glow often turns into us looking sweaty, feeling sticky and basically just becoming uncomfortable af.
But beach beauty shouldn’t be a blag. And it doesn’t need to be either! We’ve rounded up the best beauty buys to get you looking glam not gross on the beach. Love Islanders, eat ya hearts out…
Avene Cleanance Sunscreen 50+, £16
If you suffer from breakouts then this sun cream is tha bomb. It’s packed with skincare friendly ingredients, won’t blog your pores and is ever-so-slightly mattifying to the touch. Buh-bye, sweaty forehead.
Bobbi Brown Beach Eyeshadow Trio, £27
No one can be bothered with full glam on the beach (Love Island lot, not included*) but this Bobbi Brown Beach Eyeshadow Trio is handy enough to pop in your bag without being too clunky. It’s got three universally flattering shades that can be built up as the night goes on.
Ouai Curl Jelly, £22
Crispy curls are a massive no-no. Ouai’s new oil-gel Curl Jelly is amazing at completely banishing frizz, leaving your curls bouncy and soft. Just apply a pea sized amount to damp hair, scrunch and leave hair to air dry.
Aveda Pramasala Protective Scalp Concentrate, £35
In the summer it’s not only your hair that takes a beating. All that sun, sand, sea-salt and chlorine wreaks havoc on your scalp too. This unique scalp cleanser very gently exfoliates, lifting away grime and dirt leaving your hair lighter and more volumised from the root.
Vichy Ideal Soleil Tinted Velvety BB Cream SPF 50+, £15.50
If you don’t want to forgo foundation, then Vichy’s BB cream is the one for you. It’s got a hint of colour that can buff away imperfections and redness, all while giving you factor 50+ face protection. Hollaaaa
Orly Nail Polish in Summer Fling, £7.95
Everyone loves a bright mani/pedi on the beach, and Orly’s new Coastal Crush collection is our fave. There’s neons, ultra brights and slight shimmers – one for every gal, or each day…
Tangle Teezer x Skinnydip Hairbrush, £13.50
A beach bag isn’t complete without a hairbrush. But if you’re going to be in and out of the sea, a detangling brush is an absolute must. Tangle Teezers are great for tackling knots without damaging the hair. Plus, they’re super compact too. Winning.
Yup. We don’t need to explain this one, do we? Everyone needs a pack of Invisibobbles in their bag at all times. Not more so because everyone else is bound to end up nicking yours!
Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30, £23
If you’ve ever burnt your lips, you’ll know how important it is to have a good SPF for your pout. This one from Fresh is super long-lasting and hydrating. We laaaav it.
By Terry Terrybly Waterproof Mascara, £33.50
Waterproof mascara is always a beach beauty must. By Terry’s Terrybly Waterproof Mascara is more of a tinted serum that glides onto lashes, giving a smooth and glossy finish that won’t go dry and clumpy. (Or run when you jump in the pool)
Lipstick Queen lipstick in Mornin’ Sunrise, £22
Don’t let the yellow hue fool ya, because this lippie is one of those noughties mood-changing classics that adapts to the pH of your lips. For summer it’s great as it gives a peachy balm tint, rather than a full-on lipstick look.
Nuxe Delicious Fragrant Water, £26
If you’re one of those people who just loves the smell of summer, then say hello to your new holy grail of fragrance. Nuxe’s Delicious Fragrant Water combines coconuts with suncream, cocktails and sea salt to transport you to a beach bar in Croatia – wherever you are in the world!
Marc Jacobs Waterproof Highliners, £20
Pop these little beauties in your bag to take you from beach to bar in seconds. Use as a pop of colour eyeliner or blend with your finger for a punchy shadow.
Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Coconut Body Butter, £5.49
After sun is always a must and this super thick body butter is not only soothing but seriously hydrating too. Keep your tan for longer by continuing to apply every day when you get home.
Benefit Hoola Quickie Contour Stick, £23.50
Ditch the powders and brushes and bronze yourself with Benefit’s new Hoola Quickie Contour Stick. Use on your cheekbones, collarbone and down the front of your legs before blending with your fingertips for an instant bronze glow.
- Words by Chloe Burcham.