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!
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.
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!