Beach Beauty Essentials

Photo by Annie Shak

I’m a serious beach junkie [that’s what living in California will do to you]. So, I’ve had time to master an au naturale beauty routine. Essentially, I want to wear makeup without looking like I’m wearing makeup.

The struggle is real. I need my essentials to be waterproof, subtle + long-lasting. Plus, I want any poolside products to feel light and fuss-free [and not clog my pores]!

I’ve narrowed it down to five favorite beauty products that are always in my beach bag…


Beach Beauty

1. Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo $4.63

Dry shampoo is a life-saver mid pool-day, when your hair begins to look greasy from sweat + sunscreen. Spray into your roots and run a brush through your hair.

2. L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Waterproof Mascara $8.49

This mascara won’t run when you dip in the water. Plus, it makes your lashes look long and luscious!

3. Benefit Bentint Lip + Cheek Stain $30

This is my favorite beauty product ever invented, and you all need it! The stain is your blush and lipstick for the day, and it remains on your skin even post-ocean swim.

4. Maybelline Waterproof Coverstick $3.99

Pimple? Dark circles? Redness? This is your BFF. Waterproof concealer is genius. Plus, it’s far lighter on your skin than a pore-clogging foundation!

5. Coola Sport Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 $24

This is my go-to line of sunscreen, because it’s not terribly greasy. Plus, it’s organic — which makes it 100% worth the splurge [who wants to breathe in chemicals all day]?

Graphics + design by Katie Grossbard

Click HERE for a beachy hair tutorial + HERE for fresh-faced makeup…