Exactly How Much Makeup is Okay to Wear to the Beach?

Beach, Makeup

I almost did not write this post because is that even a question to ask? Makeup to the beach? Well . . . yes. I have asked myself a number of time how much makeup is too much makeup to wear to the beach. It depends on the type of beach you are going to, and what you plan on doing on the beach to better answer that question.

Most of us makeup lovers will not feel right going raw to the beach, but if you decided to go with that option no one would judge you. This is the time and place for no makeup. At minimum a SPF 30 or higher on the face and body applied every two hours.

Here are a few things you should wear to the beach at minimum:

SPF 30 or higher

As stated before you need SPF and you need to apply it every two hour no matter the SPF Broad Spectrum. Sun damage overtime is irreversible, and often leads to the first signs of aging in the skin.

You can even find a BB or CC cream with a high SPF that will give you a sheer to medium coverage, and add some benefits in the moisture department.

Clinique, SPF 50, SPF 30,
A few of my favorite beach essentials including Clinique SPF for face and body

Waterproof Brows

I don’t know about you, but my eyebrows are one of those things that must be groomed before leaving the house. There is a time and a place when you want them painted on if that is what you are into, but the beach may not be that time. Opt for a waterproof or water resistant brow set or pencil.

waterproof eyebrow

 Waterproof Mascara

Mascara is another grooming essential for most women. Lashes just give you a more complete flirty look. Go ahead a add some waterproof mascara or if you are really looking to turn some heads throw on a pair of false lashes. Just know that with both of these you may not want to be submerged into the ocean I hope.

Mascara, waterproof, too faced
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Lip Balm with a SPF

Don’t forget your lips! I love a pretty lipstick or gloss, but not for the beach. Not only does it look overdone (unless your on Miami South beach), sitting on the beach for a few hours in the sun with a gloss on will give your lips a unflattering darkness. Lips get sun damage as well. Opt for a balm with SPF.

Lip balm with SPF

Well there you have your beach bag essentials. Add more or less as you desire.

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