How do people pull off great make-up at the beach? ‘It can be risky,’ says Glamazle.com-recommended 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.