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How do peo­ple pull off great make-up at the beach? ‘It can be risky,’ says Gla­ma­­om­mended make-up artist Priyanka Che­rian. Here, she shares her tips for sweat-proof suc­cess. ‘Wear­ing make-up at the beach is def­i­nitely pos­si­ble. Pick sweat-proof, long-wear, wa­ter­proof and sun-proof so­lu­tions for a look that is both nat­u­ral and beau­ti­ful.’

Al­ways start your make-up look with a primer. This ■ will en­sure skin is matte and flaw­less when you ap­ply your cos­met­ics.

Use a long-last­ing crème con­cealer that ap­plies ■ smoothly on skin and looks nat­u­ral. You don’t want a caked-on look or panda eyes. Al­ways use the con­cealer be­fore your SPF foun­da­tion and it won’t budge.

Use a crème foun­da­tion that pro­vides SPF pro­tec­tion ■ and in­cludes sil­i­con in the for­mula – it’s a wa­ter­proof agent. The more nat­u­ral and sheer the fin­ish, the bet­ter. I love us­ing fin­ger­tips for ap­ply­ing foun­da­tion, but you can use a syn­thetic fi­bre brush or a stip­pling brush too.

Choose a cream eye­shadow, not a pow­der, in a ■ neutral shade that com­ple­ments your skin tone and evens out the com­plex­ion of the eye­lid.

When ap­ply­ing eye­liner for a beach day, ■ I rec­om­mend a wa­ter­proof, smudge-proof eye­liner. Push deep into the lash line as you ap­ply, then lightly smudge the top and bot­tom line for a nat­u­ral look.

Mas­cara makes the most dif­fer­ence to your over­all ■ ap­pear­ance. I per­son­ally would never go with­out it. Just make sure the one you choose is wa­ter­proof.

A touch of blush warms up your face and gives you a ■ nat­u­ral, healthy glow. Once again, pow­ders are the en­emy on the beach, so opt for a cream blush. Ap­ply with a syn­thetic fi­bre brush or use your fin­ger­tips.

When choos­ing a beach-ap­pro­pri­ate lip colour, ■ re­mem­ber that it’s all about tex­ture. Choose a smooth, creamy tex­ture – and even if you are choos­ing a matte lip­stick, make sure it does not dry or crack your lips.

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