What is beach beauty? Beach beauty means different things to different people. It’s also more important to some people than others to look beautiful at the beach. I’m one of those people who’d rather be comfortable at the beach. I’m also one of those people who likes to be active, in and out of the water. Because of that, the beach experience is more important than how I look.
However, everyone is different, and even as individuals we may change our attitude during different periods of our lives. When I was younger, unmarried, and not hot all the time, I did care about how I looked at the beach.
That being said, let’s get down to the nitty gritty of the best products to make you look beach beautiful!
Best Waterproof Foundation Makeup
- MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation – A tenacious waterproof formula that can be used as a foundation or concealer, wearing for an unprecedented 24 hours.
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation – A talc-free, 12-hour medium-coverage, weightless powder foundation.
- Make Up For Ever Face & Body Liquid Makeup Foundation – A weightless, waterproof foundation with a natural water-based gel formula to conceal imperfections for a flawless finish on the face or body.
- Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer – A waterproof makeup enhancer for the face that provides sheer and complete coverage and hydrates the skin.
- Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer – The non-sticky, cooling gel delivers light to buildable, waterproof coverage that allows you to customize your glow.
Best Waterproof Eye Makeup (not including mascara because there are so many waterproof mascaras)
5 Best Eye Shadows and Creams
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream Waterproof Cream Color – An ultra-pigmented, long-lasting waterproof cream.
- Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eye Shadow – A 24 hour-wear waterproof eye shadow formula with the silky and long-lasting texture of a powder, and the comfort and smoothness of a cream.
- Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow – A new generation of creamy, waterproof, long-lasting eye shadow.
- Sephora Collection Velvet Eyeshadow – A creamy, waterproof eye color.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Crème Color – An ultra-pigmented, waterproof color for the eyes that won’t crease or smudge.
5 Best Eye Liners and Pencils
- Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Eye Pencil – Ultra-creamy, richly pigmented formula glides on effortlessly for precise lining. Once set, liner is waterproof and smudge proof.
- Burberry Eye Colour Contour Smoke & Sculpt Pen – The blendable, creamy formula delivers crease-free and waterproof eye color with no powder residue fall-out for an all-day flawless finish.
- Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Du Regard Waterproof High Impact 16-Hour Wear Color Eye Pencil – A bold waterproof eyeliner that creates precise liner looks.
- Givenchy Khol Couture Waterproof Retractable Eyeliner – A waterproof, pigment-rich khol eye liner in vibrant shades with smudge-proof wear.
- Tarte Tarteist™ Double Take Eyeliner – A dual-ended eyeliner with waterproof liquid and pencil eyeliners in one tool.
5 Best Eyebrow Makeup Products
- Lancome Sourcils Gel Waterproof Eyebrow Gel-Cream – A unique, gel-to-cream long-lasting formula that lets you color, fill-in, and re-draw eyebrows for a customized effect.
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse – An Amazonian clay-infused brow mousse for perfect arches that stay beautiful all day.
- MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set – The waterproof, long-wearing formula is flake-proof, smudge-proof, non-clumping and resistant to sweat and humidity.
- Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Easy Shape & Fill Pencil – Designed to fit the angles of your arches, this super easy brow-filling and shaping pencil provides 12-hour, waterproof wear.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW™ Pomade – A smudge-free, waterproof pomade formula that performs as an all-in-one brow product.
Best Waterproof Lip Products
- Palladio Lip Stain – An all-day hydrating and waterproof formula that won’t dry out the lips.
- Lancome LE LIPSTIQUE Lip Colouring Stick with Brush – Two tools in one: a soft, creamy, waterproof pencil for gorgeous, professional-looking lips on one end; and a brush for blending on the other.
- Vincent Longo Thinkstick Lipstick – A demi-matte texture and full coverage color in a long- wear, waterproof formula.
- Urban Decay UD Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil – A creamy, waterproof, lip pencil—created in collaboration with Gwen Stefani—for lasting lip color.
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge Liquid Lipstick – Aqua Rouge locks color on the lips for a waterproof, smudge-proof result that will not transfer or fade.
Best Waterproof Body Makeup
The best body makeup is made by Dermablend. They don’t claim that it’s waterproof, but it’s definitely water resistant. They also have setting products, which improve the product’s water resistance.
Waterproof Makeup for Swimming
There are no makeup products specifically made for swimming, however, all the beauty products listed here (with the exception of Dermablend) are labeled waterproof, so technically you should be able to swim in them.
How to Make Makeup Waterproof (if it’s not already waterproof)
I’ve never tried any of these products, but they sound miraculous. What could be better than using the makeup you already love, and making it waterproof for when you want to be as beautiful at the beach as you are on land?
- Make Up Forever Aqua Seal – Aqua Seal instantly converts your favorite makeup products into waterproof formulas.
- Bairly Sheer Spray-On Waterproof Makeup Sealant – A waterproof makeup spray that has been specially formulated for serious stay power.
- Model in a Bottle Original Setting Spray – A few spritzes render your entire face, including mascara, resistant to smudging, humidity, tears, and yes, water, and it’s ideal for summer because the ingredients are formulated so as not to interfere with or reduce the efficacy of sunscreen.
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer – Shadow Insurance locks down eye shadows, intensifying color to ensure waterproof, crease-, and fade-proof coverage for up to 24 hours.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin