Growing up in the charmingly trashy small coastal town of Lincoln City, you might be surprised at how little time I actually spent in or near the ocean. When you did find me there, I certainly would not have been wearing any makeup! Not surprising though, because I never wore any back then. Now that I am all grown up and well versed in the product arena, I will celebrate my immenent return to the coast (for a friends wedding) by prescribing the best finds for the beach.
1. Body-The most important thing-the highest spf you can find. Helpful tip: Write BEENS on your sunscreen bottle in permanent marker so you won't forget these spots:
-Backs of knees
I prefer Paulas Choice SPF, which can be found on her website-cosmeticscop.com. It does not have any scent, so it can be worn every day without competing with your favorite fragrance.
2. Face-I prefer a tinted sunscreen for the face, this will even out any blotchiness or redness. Once again, I recommend Clinique Super City Block. $15.50 at dept. stores.
3. Eyes/Lashes-There is only one answer to this problem:Revlon Lash Tint. This wonder product-a mascara/tint hybrid-stays on for three days after you apply it. It is completely waterproof and just wears off without flaking-like magic. Keep your eyelash comb handy, you will definetely need it after applying this product. (product will come off if you use eye makeup remover)
4. Cheeks/Lips-The best thing to use is a liquid stain-I prefer Benetint by Benefit ($20.00 on benefit.com) Dot three spots in a triangle shape on the apples of your cheeks and blend in with your fingers. Then apply to clean dry lips . After it has dried, finish with a little lip gloss-utterly kissable. This will stay on in the water, any powder or creme would just wash right off.
That pretty much sums up my thoughts-I think going beyond this will make me look like I belong in Cannes on a yacht or something. One last thought before I go. I am totally advocating casual jewelry on the beach. Small gold hoops would be nice. A well placed ring or bracelet-and tie on a fake pucci scarf-with oversized sunglasses you will look like a million bucks! Have fun and I will see you at the shore!