Beauty Community Tip: Beach Beauty Essentials

Summer is definitely here! If you want to make sure you look like a beach babe and not a sweaty mess, here are a few beauty must-haves to ensure you are summer sexy all season long: 

Cream Eye Shadow
In this hot (humid) weather, make sure you apply a shadow that stays put longer and doesn’t disappear when you start breaking a sweat. I swear by cream eye shadows, and we have some great options in the GC line that are perfect for this summer (think shades of vibrant aquas and greens). I really love our GC Creamy Eye Shadow in Canopy (an intense shimmering aqua) or in Overcast (a soft Icy Mint Green w/Gold Overlay).

Foundation with SPF 
Even if you have naturally tan skin and hardly ever burn, don’t think you can get away with a foundation without an SPF. The sun’s rays are hottest in the summer so if you’re not careful, it will wreak wrinkle damage. Our GC Perfect Finish Liquid Foundation has an SPF 15. This ultimate, water-based liquid foundation is oil-free, contains soft focus powders that make the skin look and feel natural and flawless, and potent anti-oxidants Vitamins A, C, & E help protect skin from free radicals and other environmental damage. It provides a light to medium coverage and is recommended for all skin types to maintain that youthful glow.

Don’t worry if the winter has made you pale as a ghost. It’s easy to fake a glowing, tan complexion if you use a good bronzer. Plus, it also helps blot excess oil or sweat, so points for double-duty! The GC Swirls of Color palettes help brighten the face with swirls of shimmering color for an instant glow! Brush silky powder on cheekbones, bridge of nose, forehead, and chin and look like you’ve been healthily taking in those rays!

Waterproof Eyeliner
If you can’t stand going to the beach or pool without having your eyes done, opt for liquid. That way, you’ll be ensured that it won't budge and melt down your face. The GC Waterproof Automatic Eye liners have a special anti-oxidant enriched formula. Line and define beautifully shaped eyes using the smooth glide on color tip with attached sponge for no mess blending.    

Hair Saver 
A hair masque is a MUST if winter weather did a number on your strands. Also, sun can dry out your ends, fry your hair, give you split ends, or fade your hair color if you’re constantly in the pool or ocean. To make sure this doesn’t happen to me, I use the HBL Hair Masque faithfully. It easily hydrates and conditions my hair so I have sexy beach waves. With a pH 3.5-4.5, it intensely smoothes, conditions and protects even the most challenging hair without weighing it down or leaving a greasy feeling. It’s a literal summer hair saver!

Now that you’ve got your beach beauty essentials, let’s go to the beach!

xoxoxo Gretchen
August 05, 2013 9:47 PM susieq Says:

gretchen... love you and slade.!! cant stand tamra or vicky, matter of fact lydia, and heather and vicky are all bitches.! alexis and you are the best. hope tamra gets hers in the end. what a bitch she is.! and a phony one. and vicky does look like a pig.! and lydia needs to learn what a christian really is. cant stand her.!

August 04, 2013 12:27 PM Mary Says:

Gretchen lots of us love you out here we can see the phony Tamara and in the end it doesn't matter! Do what makes you happy keep God on target as your moral compass good luck in all your business ventures and be blessed In what will sure to be your future as mommy. I hate to say though as much as we can see the real Tamara we also see the real Slade and I hope you really ponder if this us the man you want to Daddy your precious future babies!

July 30, 2013 2:38 PM KimB Says:

When you first started on Housewives I thought you were very naturally beautiful inside and out. Your heart is as beautiful as your face and it made the other ladies hate you and the fans really like you. Please quit doing work on your face. You are gorgeous and do not need it.

July 29, 2013 10:09 AM Sophie Says:

Glad to see you are back blogging --- I LOVE YOUR HAIR! You are so pretty and always look fabulous. Keep up the posts!!


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