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10 Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer

Take these makeup looks for the beach and get the IG-worthy shots you dream of! Along with the fun experience, you got to spend time and money for the perfect beachy makeup look. It’s a bust to take photos where you are not your best and worst is you, looking tacky. Here are some awesome tips to get the summer glow you want and the fresh beach holiday vibe you fancy. Look good in person and in your IG posts with these makeup looks!

Hair & Makeup Looks for the Beach You Will Want to Try!


1. Beach Waves

Beach Waves | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer
Your hair is part of your overall makeup look and this beach waves hairstyle is still in and you wouldn’t want to miss out on it this summer. This gorgeous yet laid-back look is something you can rock from sun up to sun down. To make sure your waves last longer, you only need two tools in your beauty stash: a curling iron and hairspray. Make sure your locks stay as long as 10 minutes for longer-lasting curls. Here are the full details on creating beach waves with your long hair. If you have short to medium length hair, even better. Short beach waves are all the rage these days!

2. Perfect Summer Glow

Perfect Summer Glow | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer
The sun and the sand are all we dream of from autumn to spring. And of course, looking fabulous in a perfect summer glow once the summer days set in. You can achieve the perfect summer glow and create this coveted look with the right makeup. First, keep your face clean and moisturized, then apply light sunscreen. Apply minimal makeup, say with BB cream and a swipe of a bronzer. Finish off with a highlighter and use loose powder to set the makeup in.

3. Bright Summer Pastels

Bright Summer Pastels | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer
It’s difficult for the fair-skinned to get the summer glow unless you’ve been out most days as soon as the sun comes out in spring. Don’t despair, when you can use your current shade to your advantage. Also, there’s nothing makeup can’t do if you know how to work with it. If the bronze glow won’t work for you, the brightening pastels certainly will. Work with your lips, eyes, and cheekbones using pastel shades. Follow these tips to get a bright summer pastel glow for your beach holiday.

4. Sweat Proof Summer Makeup

Sweat Proof Summer Makeup | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer
We all want the summer glow at the beach and not the oily and greasy shine we dread. Even with makeup, the intense summer heat and sweat can easily wipe off the glow from your face. Opt for sweat-proof summer makeup to achieve an all-day summer glow. Using a sweat-proof foundation is also advisable during this time. For your eyes, here are some of the best water-waterproof mascara and some tips to apply makeup for oily skin.

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5. Coral, the Color for Summer

Coral, the Color for Summer | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer
There’s a new makeup shade that’s taking the summer by storm. Introducing, coral! From lipstick to eye makeup and blush or highlight, celebrities are sporting this look either on a fair skin or a slight tan.

Here’s a beauty tip to note about coral makeup from Lancôme National Makeup Artist Alex Sanchez: “Coral has a wonderful brightening effect for the face. Be sure to choose coral lipstick shades that are creamy and glossy vs. matte and metallic. Think modern beach-peachy vs. dated frosty-apricot.”

6. Bohemian Style

Bohemian Style | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer
So along with the sweet summer glow, you might also want the fiery and vibrant bohemian look. You can achieve this look with a dewy makeup and a highlight to the highest points in your face. To get this look, take these tips and guide to the perfect boho makeup for your eye makeup. The next item in this list could help you with that.

7. Natural Summer Eye Makeup

Natural Summer Eye Makeup | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer
Whatever the season or occasion is, a good eye makeup will bring out the best in you. This summer you will want big and bright expressive eyes with a no-makeup makeup look. Here are some tips for you to achieve this goal for tantalizing summer eyes.

8. Beach Proof Makeup

Beach Proof Makeup | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer
What’s the point of hitting the beach without completely enjoying because your makeup will wear out in the sun or the water? Luckily, waterproof makeup is here to the rescue. A whole line of waterproof makeup products from drugstore to high-end brand makeups are available for your use this summer. With this waterproof makeup line and the makeup looks for the beach on this list, you can be fab all day while enjoying the beach!

9. Natural Beach Wedding Makeup

Natural Beach Wedding Makeup | Best Makeup Looks For The Beach To Wear This Summer
We cannot leave out a beach wedding makeup on our list! For a beach wedding you always dream of, it’s only proper you go for a dreamy light makeup. Highlight your eyes and get kissable bubblegum lips with a subtle nude shade. Get more of these tips here to get a perfect beach wedding makeup look.

10. Perfect Beach Makeup

How do you get a perfect beach makeup look? Is it in the lips, the hair, or the tanned skin? Needless to say, it is all that and more. So here are 4 steps for you to work out these areas to get the perfect makeup looks for the beach you want. It will cover your eyes, lips, and skin with the usual sunscreen tip.


Watch this quick and easy video from Steph Sterjovski to apply makeup looks for the beach:

Now you know how celebrities get to have perfect photos up close or long-range. Use these tips and practice now before the beach seasons come in full swing. With your wardrobe ready, make sure you get this stylish hair and makeup looks for the beach all set!

Did you enjoy this list of makeup looks for the beach? Which of these summer looks have you tried? Let us know about it in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on September 24, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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