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LOL, 9000! I wish πŸ™‚

I feel for you! My boyfriend burns pretty quick, too. I’m always checking to make sure he re-applies (OK, I re-apply it for him) throughout the day.

LOL that’s sweet of you to be the sunscreen police! you’re only helping him be safe. i tend to miss spots — 2 years ago i missed the backs of my knees and tops of my feet and wound up with 2nd degree sunburn. the backs of my knees are now perpetually a deeper shade than the rest of my legs πŸ™ so now just stay out of the sun all together. i kinda dig my pale look!

Either Benefit’s Benetint or Revlon’s Just Bitten in any of the colours they have. Although the Revlon one is pretty pigmented so it might be a bit much for the fairer babes. And the price for a drugstore brand is a bit of off-putting, but I got it for half off, and it’s really quite good.

probably just lipstick/lipgloss and a blush, i really don’t need a mascara.
I discovered the world of blushes about half a year ago and now can’t live without it! i don’t know what I was thinking before.. πŸ™‚

For beach days, just sunblock and a SPF lipbalm, and some leave-in conditioner for the hair. All that tends to make me a little waxy and shiny, so I leave the makeup at home.

Going to the beach overrides all my usual beauty routine. No need to worry about my face, when I’m showing my bum and belly. Those are enough worry. lol I just slather myself in sunscreen, lotion SPF for body and a higher SPF cream for the face, and that’s it. The after-beach care is more complex though.

Honestly, I skip it all except for a good SPF. Maybe curl my eyelashes and that’s about it.

I sweat like there’s no tomorrow, so it’s kind of pointless. My cheeks are ruddy all ready, so no need for blush!

If it was some sort of evening beach event (ie, bonfire or party), I’d probably do my usual makeup, with a little extra bronzer.

I usually opt for tinted moisturizer or a light foundation, but definitely nothing heavy in case I sweat it off!

I’ll tell you what I just wore on my trip to Palm Desert- I had a spa treatment and then lay around the pool, that’s about the same thing as the beach!
Major sunscreen, whatever the highest I’ve got is. A dab of select cover wherever needed, probably just undereye and blemishes, powder because sunscreen makes you look SWEATY!
On my eyes I wore Baselight paint with Bountiful Brown liner and a little Paradisco. It stayed even through half an hour in a hammam/steam room!

Nice, Erin! Isn’t it amazing the power of a GOOD BASE? I wore full makeup to the beach, too, and it all stayed put πŸ˜€

I put on my brave face and only wear sunscreen & lipgloss. I figure that any makeup I attempted to put on would melt off in the sun or wash off in the ocean anyway!

The highest SPF I can find (UVA/UVB), Mac Blot to cut out the sunblock shine, a bit of concealer over any red splotches from past pimples (Vichy Dermablend Quick-Fix)… maybe some waterproof eyeliner or mascara… and maybe a wash of colour over the eyes (natural shades). Oh, and BIG sunglasses and a BIG hat! πŸ™‚

Hey Christine, I usually wear sunscreen and a bit of waterproof eyeliner and mascara. But I was actually looking for a post on this topic because Im going to Jamaica next month. Id love to to hear what you do makeup wise for a day at the beach! Oh and your hair!! My hair gets so frizzy, and I hate having it in a bun…do you have any suggestions?

To be honest, I wore eyeshadow, blush, normal foundation, etc. and was fine, LOL. I had my hair up in a pony tail, but otherwise I’d put a headband on and go for it. If it’s windy, I usually wear it up because I hateee hair in my eyes!

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