Bikini? Check. Waves? Check. Beach ready makeup? Here’s how!

Beach babe vibes are the perfect example of “less is more.”
This guide will help you achieve the ultimate summery look!

Healthy skin

If you’re feeling thirsty on a hot summer’s day, your skin is too. Make
sure your skin is hydrated underneath your makeup. A moisturiser or
serum with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid is perfect!
Try the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydration Support Formula by The Ordinary. Your skin will drink up the oil free formula immediately without leaving a wet or greasy feel.

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Don’t forget, it’s a crime not to prime. Make sure you use a lightweight primer that creates luminosity.
The Becca Backlight Priming Perfector has long wear benefits, blurs imperfections, and enhances your natural glow!Becca Backlight Primer.jpg

The Base

Don’t cover up everything! All you want to do is even out your skin tone and add a bronzed tinge. Tinted moisturisers and BB creams are perfect for this!

The Jane Iredale Glow Time Mineral BB Cream provides a natural glow, light coverage, and SPF protection.


Apply with a damp beauty sponge to create a soft and seamless finish. For blemishes and spots, use your finger and tap on concealer to achieve a natural look.

Lay low on the powder

Keep the skin looking luminous and natural. If you wear too much powder it can look botched by the end of the day. For oily skin, try lightly dusting translucent powder on noticeable areas. Because it’s colourless, there’s less chance of it causing problems in the heat. The Ofra Derma Mineral Mica Oil Control translucent powder is perfect for summer; it absorbs oils and is lightweight.



The colour

Bronze like your life depends on it! Look for warm undertones and luminosity. Apply your bronzer to the outer perimeters of your face where the
sun will naturally hit to create a flawless glow.

Complete the look with some highlighter and blush. Use your finger to lightly tap on cheekbones, above the brow, and tip of the nose.

Don’t forget the blush! Create a healthy, fresh look using coral and rosy tones. The Becca Sun Chaser Palette contains beach babe worthy bronzer, highlighter, and apricot blush.
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Don’t overdo your eyes for the beach. Use the same bronzer on the outer part of your eyelid, and in the centre and inner corners of your eyes. Subtly tap in the same highlighter to create a slightly shimmery look.

Using the same face products will tie everything together for that natural look!

Waterproof mascara

Plan on a beach day but still want lashes for days? Stick to waterproof mascaras such as the Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Waterproof Mascara!


Tinted glossy lips

Ditch dark, rich, or matte lipsticks; it’s all about the tinted glossy look. Oranges and rosy pinks are perfect summer colours. The Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon screams beach babe!  This water-resistant lip tint will have your back in the waves.

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Complete the beach babe look with the perfect summer outfit! Match the 9.0 Swim St Lucia Bikini Set White Ribbing with the Lucy Retro Sunglasses Tortoiseshell from Beginning Boutique!

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By Arabella Richards

For more absolutely life changing and beauty game changer tips and tricks, head over to my Blog or Instagram.

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