If you follow any beauty videos on social media, I’m sure you’ve read comments like “that’s why you take them swimming on the first date!” Although this not-so-funny type of response is usually shot down by the beauty gurus and their beautiful armies, it inspired me to sit down and write this article. How about that for silver linings?
Living on a sailboat allows me to live almost as one with water. One minute, I’m bone dry; the next, I’m 10 feet under the water chasing after a fish to film for our YouTube Channel. Although I personally try my best to keep my face clear of makeup for those instances, I have found a few tried and true products for all you salty babes looking to enjoy the beach and look fab this summer.
Sunscreen is important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. What I really like about Beauty by Earth’s moisturizer is that it doesn’t feel greasy, going on like a regular foundation for a non-cakey finish. A little goes a long way, and one tube has lasted me well over 6 months now! My only gripe with this company is that their shade range is pathetic — it is literally 3 tones. HOWEVER, for those dark skinned babes, I have found an alternative that is comparable for your consideration: check out this Neutrogena tinted moisturizer, which has SPF 20!
Although my usual mascara is Elate Beauty’s black option (I know, it’s not 4+ stars, so don’t tell Tess), it doesn’t hold up well in the water — much like most mineral-based mascaras. If you have little lashes that could benefit from a little boost, Maybelline’s waterproof mascara is by far one of my favorite beach-proof makeup products. It doesn’t totally clump your lashes, and leaves them looking soft and defined all day – in and out of the water.
Going for full glam at the beach? There’s no harm in looking fabulous! As a sailor, I can appreciate something that serves more than one purpose. Although this makeup palette is marketed as eyeshadow, I’d be dragged to Davy Jones locker if I told you I hadn’t used it as a blush, highlighter, and contour for beach days.
So, swimming on the first date? F*CK YEAH. What makeup can you not live without during beach trips? Tell us in the comments!