It’s the middle of winter here in Australia and it’s been extremely cold in Melbourne these last few weeks. What’s kept me going is the promise of warmer weather and lazy beach days…there is light at the end of the tunnel! To help you (and myself) get through the long winter I’ve put together a list of products that will easily take you from spending a day at the beach to sipping cocktails under the moonlight!
Beach beauty is simple- just keep it natural and easy. It’s definitely not the time to experiment with crazy makeup. A tinted moisturiser, a creamy bronzer and a tinted lip balm is all you’ll need to take you from beach to bar.
Sunscreen: this is the most important product you’ll need, for obvious reasons. The Australian sun is hot and it’s important to protect your skin. I use the Cancer Council sunscreens, as they are non sticky and protect the skin really well.
A tinted moisturiser with SPF: sunscreen tends to clog my pores and break me out. I much prefer a tinted moisturiser as it has a lightweight formula and offers more coverage. For the beach I’d use a lightweight one like the Kora tinted moisturiser and the Origins Vita Zing for the bar, as it adds a glow to the skin. You’ll want to emphasize that summer tan!
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel (please excuse the brush hairs!)
Bronzer: a creamy bronzer is ideal, as it will work well with your dewy summer skin. Forget brushes; use your fingers to apply to the face. It will give you an effortless look.
Tinted lip balm/lip gloss: choose one that is glossy and will give you a hint of colour. The Revlon lip lacquers are perfect as they are easy to apply.
Sea salt spray: chances are your hair will be wild from the salty ocean, so work with it! I like to mist the Peter Babaii Beach Spray through my hair to give it some extra texture. It also smells like coconuts, which is a bonus!
I always pack a cute maxi dress and flat sandals when going from the beach to dinner/drinks. It’s an effortless look that will work well almost anywhere.
What are some of your beach/bar essentials? Please share!