Beachy Keen Makeup

Hot summer fun is no reason to abandon wearing your favorite eyeshadows and lip gloss. And even though summer is winding down, we still have an abundance of warm days ahead that call for melt-proof makeup. Replace your regular standbys with summer-fresh options and be your beachy keen best, whether you are at the shore or lounging poolside.


Keep skin vibrant and glowing by swapping out heavy oil-based or full-coverage foundation with lightweight, multi-tasking tinted moisturizer or beauty balm. Often enriched with SPF and antioxidants, either are great for all skin types and will also save you a few pennies by replacing two products – foundation and moisturizer – with one!  Top options include:

Youngblood Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint: Air-spun texture that hydrates, protects against environmental damage and provides sheer coverage.

Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA+++: gorgeous, lightweight coverage in an oil-free formula that boasts a PA+++ rating for protection against the sun.

Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15: evens skin tone and protects against sun damage with ultra-pure ingredients and pigments.

Eye Shadow

Keep summertime eye shadow uncomplicated with soft, pretty shades such as bronze, beige, pastel pink and taupe. For a quick and easy beach look, dust a creamy nude shadow over the entire eye, all the way to the brow bone. Add a wash of warm bronze or gold shadow over the lid and then smudge coffee brown or black eyeliner along the lashline. Finish up with two coats of inky black waterproof mascara and you are ready to hit the sand. For an extra boost of color (and a great way to protect the eyes from environmental and sun damage) toss a few Illuminare All Day Eye Color shadows in your bag before you leave for vacation.  Not only does this cream formula last forever, it’s got SPF 15! Other gorgeous summer shades to try:

Stila Eye Shadow Kitten: the iconic nude-pink shadow that truly knows no season, and looks great on everyone.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Cream Gel Shadow: Nine bold shades that let you play up your eyes for all-day beauty.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact Beige: gorgeous pure pearl pigments in five utterly wearable nude shades, perfect for carefree days at the beach.


Nothing says summer like ripe, just-picked blush colors. Instead of fussing with powder or cream formulas, which can fade under the sun’s glare, brighten your complexion with cheek stains in raspberry red, ripe peach or petal pink to impart cheeks with a gorgeous, radiant flush.

Nars The Multiple Stick in Orgasm: Pinky peach, cream-to-powder blush that leaves skin with a unique golden afterglow.

Smashbox O-Glow Intuitive Cheek Gel: Innovative gel blush that reacts with your skintone to produce a one-of-a-kind glow that’s all you!

Tarte Cheek Stain: Natural looking gel cheek stain which mimics that ‘just pinched’ cheek flush.


Like cheeks, summertime lips call for a fresh glaze of color in just picked shades of cherry, plum, apricot and peach. Look for formulas that include added benefits such as SPF, shea butter or essential oils for added protection.

Murad Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector SPF 15: Extra-shiny raspberry-tinted gloss with SPF 15 and pomegranate extract to shield lips from environmental damage.

Neutrogena Moisture Shine Lip Soother SPF 20: Hydrating gel formula that keeps lips cool and soothed with high sun protection and sheer color.

Softlips Tinted Lip Balm SPF 15: Sheer, comfortable formula in three universal shades with SPF 15 for all day protection and glamour.


For extra glamour, complete your carefree summer makeup with a dusting of bronzer to give the complexion a rosy, sun-kissed finish.

LORAC TANtalizer Baked Bronzer Face/Body Bronzer: Luminous, silky-soft bronzing powder baked on terracotta for a remarkably natural finish.

Zia Bronzite Powder: Delicate powder formula that is gluten-free and vegan.

Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer: Matte formula for a natural, easy summer look.