It is summertime here in the northern hemisphere and nothing says summer like a beach vacay. We all love the idea of spending the day at the beach with our cute new swimsuits (and taking pictures of course). But in reality, most of us leave the beach with a sunburn, messy hair, and our makeup either running down our faces or having completely disappeared. And this does not make for social media worthy photos.
But now your days of worrying about your beach looks are gone! Beauty companies have really stepped up their game when it comes to beach safe products. Have you ever spent the day wondering if your makeup will end up dripping down your face? Well now you do not have to worry as brands do not just include waterproof mascara; they now have waterproof makeup in all categories. And companies have also come out with the best skincare to make sure after a long day in the sun and salt you will not be dried out. So go enjoy your vacation because we have got you covered. Here is a list of the 20 best beauty products that you need for your beach day.
20 Lush Life's A Beach Body Scrub
The one thing you need when showing that much skin is for the skin itself to look it’s best. Exfoliating is something that a lot of people forget to use regularly in their routine. But is easily one of the best ways to get good looking skin.
Exfoliating helps get rid of those pesky dead skin cells and leaves your skin looking a lot smoother than it would with just a moisturizer.
Not to mention, exfoliating is a great way to get a better tan. Besides, what better way to exfoliate for the beach than with its own natural components.
19 Too Faced Waterproof Mascara
When most people grab their main beauty product it’s usually mascara. And the Too Faced “Better Than Sex” Mascara has been a cult beauty classic since it was first released. The one issue people were quick to point out, it wasn’t available in a waterproof formula. But in 2016 the beauty world rejoiced as Too Faced announced the release of their brand new waterproof version.
With this mascara, you won’t have to worry about looking like a raccoon after coming out of the ocean (or crying, we don’t judge). Plus as a bonus, the formula promises to lengthen and volumize just like the original.
18 Maui Babe Browning Lotion
Despite going to the beach to be close to the ocean, a lot of people decide to spend most of their time on land. A popular option is to lay on the beach and tan. But cultivating the perfect bronzed look can take hours to achieve. Maui Babe browning lotion helps accelerate the natural tanning process.
The browning lotion formula is an old family secret.
We do know that the lotion is made out of all natural Hawaiian ingredients, including aloe. Aloe is used to help treat burns such as sunburns and will help soothe the skin during the tanning process.
17 Loving Tan Tanning Mousse
Some people want to get that nice tan look but down want to risk the sun's harmful rays. This is why self-tanner is your best friend. But we understand that it’s hard to find a self-tanning product that looks natural and doesn’t make you look orange. Loving Tan products have an olive base making it the most natural self-tan on the market.
You’ve probably seen someone raving about their products online. That’s because this product is just that good. The most popular of their products bein their Deluxe Bronzing Mousse and their 2 Hour Express Self Tanning Mousse. Both will get you great results just in different amounts of time.
16 Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
When it comes to protecting yourself from the harmful UV rays most people remember the areas that are prone to getting sunburned such as the face. But one area that is prone to being overlooked are the lips. Lips can get sunburned pretty easily and although they aren’t in so much pain they do feel quite uncomfortable most of the time.
An easy fix to this is to grab a chapstick with SPF in it.
We are loving the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment with SPF 15 because the sugar component in the formula helps to exfoliate and soften up your lips. Plus, it comes in a wide variety of shades to add some color to your look.
15 Bumble And Bumble Surf Infusion
Beachy waves are a classic summer hair look that’s easy and carefree. There’s just something about saltwater that makes your hair have those perfectly tousled curls. And the easiest way to achieve this look away from the beach is with a surf spray like the Bumble and Bumble surf infusion.
What makes this spray so special is that it is even perfect to use at the beach. The spray is infused with oils to help make your hair shiny and soft when the sea salt might usually make your hair dry on its own. They have even included UV filters to help protect your hair from the dangers of the sun.
14 Tarte Water Foundation SPF 15
The cosmetics brand Tarte came out with an entire “Rainforest of the Sea” collection to help you release your inner mermaid. These products may not have the flashiest colors that scream traditional mermaid to you but it’s more about what the products are made out of.
The water foundation is 20 percent water based making it the perfect gentle foundation for all skin types.
Plus the formula includes marine plant extracts that provide antioxidant protection and anti-pollution defense. How cool is that? And it is also protecting your skin with that SPF 15. And did I mention that it is also vegan-friendly?
13 Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion
Sunscreen is the most important thing to bring with you for a day at the beach. Some people don’t like it and therefore don’t use it but this comes at a risk. The risks range from minor burns all the way to skin cancer. So don’t skip this step ladies.
Sun Bum is a fan favorite when it comes to sunscreen. And no it’s not just because of the cool wooden pattern packaging with a monkey on it. This lotion is popular because it doesn’t have that awful pungent smell that is usually associated with sunscreen. It actually smells like bananas! And for the environmentally conscious it is free of oxybenzone and octinoxate making it “reef friendly.”
12 IMAGE Skincare Prevention+ Daily Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30+
For some people, a heavyweight foundation is just not what they want to wear on a hot summer day. But it is nice to still have some sort of coverage and color, especially if your face isn’t the exact shade of your body. This is when a tinted moisturizer is a perfect option. They can add just a little bit of natural color and you won’t notice it when you get all hot and sweaty.
The Image tinted moisturizer is a really great option because it contains SPF 30 so it’s like having sunscreen on without the feel of sunscreen.
And because it comes from a skincare company rather than a cosmetics company it is more likely to be better for your skin’s health and a more gentle formula.
11 IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer
Are you looking to hide under eye bags and wrinkles? Even at the beach? Then you should try the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Anti-Aging Concealer. It’s waterproof and still offers full coverage. The formula includes collagen and antioxidants to both slow down the aging process and makes your skin look younger.
Even if you aren’t trying to conceal anything dramatic it offers a great brightening effect to the under eye. And the great thing is that it won’t crease and get in any lines making you look older than you are. So you can walk out onto the beach confident in your skin.
10 BECCA Beach Tint
Cosmetic brand Becca is known mainly for their blinding highlighters. But that’s not all they have to offer. The Becca Beach Tint is a cream color that can be used on both the cheeks and the lips. The pigment is natural looking but can be built up for more color.
This product is perfect for the beach because it is water resistant and contains vitamin E to repair and soothe skin.
Because it is a multi-purpose product it will help save room in your beach bag. And to top it all off it has a nice fruity scent to it, perfect for summer.
9 Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer
Tarte has done it again with nature-inspired makeup! This time the cosmetic brand has used Amazonian clay, vitamin E, and mineral pigments to create this stunning formula. These ingredients help make the product long lasting and it even helps to soften and soothe your skin. And of course, we can’t forget that it is also waterproof!
The bronzer comes in multiple shades including the new “Park Ave Princess”. You can find the bronzers in both shimmery and matte finishes depending on what look you are going for. With the product being so easy to blend and build up it is no wonder why this is their best selling bronzer.
8 Supergoop! x Milly Defense Refresh Setting Mist
This is not your average setting spray. Spray it on after doing your makeup in the morning, like usual, and not only will it lock in your makeup but it will also control your skin's natural oils and help even out your complexion.
The formula is designed with SPF 50 which will help protect more than your average makeup with SPF.
Their SPF includes peppermint oil to help keep your pores from getting clogged and rosemary oil to help prevent damage. But don’t worry it’s still lightweight. And it, of course, comes in a super cute bottle designed by Milly.
7 Tarte Marajuca Oil
With all of the sand, saltwater, and sun the skin on our faces doesn’t usually feel to go afterward. When your skin has been drying out all day you need a product that will really lock in moisture. And that’s just what Tarte’s Maracuja Oil does.
It is a natural vegan face oil that hydrates the face with only a few drops. It can also help with dullness and even out the texture of your skin. You can apply on its own to act as a moisturizer or you can also add it to your foundation. It can be used on all skin types and will not feel greasy.
6 Estee Lauder Double Wear Waterproof Concealer
If you are looking for a regular concealer that can hold up in the heat and not one specifically designed before your under eyes then this Estee Lauder Double Wear Waterproof Concealer is what you need. It is another full coverage concealer. The product is resistant to water, sweat, humidity, and transferring. It will last up to a tremendous 24 hours.
The concealer has a matte finish and won’t crease or go streaky.
The formula was tested by both dermatologists and ophthalmologists. It was declared non-acnegenic meaning that it won’t clog up your pores which is the last thing you want in the summer.
5 Make Up For Ever Aqua Seal
Make Up For Ever may have possibly come up with one of the best beauty inventions out there. This revolutionary product can be combined with any other makeup product to make it waterproof. So say goodbye to having to buy doubles of your favorites in a waterproof formula (or just flat out struggling to find a waterproof formula).
It may sound too good to be true but it actually works! And it doesn’t just waterproof, it also helps the makeup stay on longer and intensifies the pigment. As an added bonus the formula is a lightweight liquid meaning that your makeup won’t feel any heavier with it on.
4 Sweat Mineral Foundation
Some people prefer powder foundation over a liquid foundation. Some people prefer to put powder foundation on over their liquid foundation. If you are one of these people and are looking for a product that really holds up in all conditions then look no further because Sweat Mineral Foundation is what you are looking for.
Sweat was founded, and tested, by professional athletes and even Olympians.
This powder is breathable and sweat resistant providing the perfect coverage to go from your workout to your everyday activities. It even contains vitamin E and zinc-oxide providing sun protection. With this powder, you’ll be ready to face hot and sweaty summer days.
3 NYX Full Throttle Waterproof Lipstick
NYX is a makeup lovers dream. They offer pretty products, that are long-lasting, that are relatively inexpensive. And they really hit it out of the park with the Full Throttle Lipstick. It’s a super pigmented lipstick with a matte finish that is only $7. Plus it’s waterproof so it won’t budge on your beach day.
So if you are bored of rocking tinted chapsticks or sheer stains just so that your lipstick won’t get ruined by the water well then this is the product for you. You won’t have to sacrifice your bold lip just because of nature anymore.
2 Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Water Resistant Blush
If the cream cheek tint wasn’t your cup of tea then we also have a powder blush to add to the list. Cargo Cosmetics sells their Swimmables Water Resistant Blush in three different shades.
All of the shades give off a sheer look but can be built up for a bigger pop of color.
The formula is sweat proof and weatherproof making it perfect for all occasions. The product has silicone coated pigments and Lysine, an amino acid that’s naturally found in the skin. This is what Cargo claims help to make the product water resistant. And the product is paraben free.
1 Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner Pencil
The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil is hands down one of the best pencil eyeliners on the market. This fantastic formula with jojoba oil, vitamin E, and cottonseed oil goes on as super soft, creamy, and blendable before drying down for a long-lasting finish that won’t go anywhere because it’s also waterproof.
And the best part is that there are so many shades to choose from! The hues range from deep neutrals to vibrant pops of color. They also have quite the range of finished with mattes, metallics, and shimmers. So whether you want to rock something simple or bold, Urban Decay has you covered.