Get the Look: Beach Babe

While the rest of the world is layering on clothes for winter, Australia is lucky enough to have its seasons topsy-turvy. That’s right, that means that there’s no better time or reason to flaunt what you got at the beach!

Besides picking out a cute swimsuit, we also want to look like an absolute Beach Babe this summer! Completing this look takes more than just tousled waves and sun-kissed skin.

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Here are some iconic features to have you looking summer sexy:

Textured Hair

Loose, textured beach waves are probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think Beach Babe. To achieve a more casual beach do, partition your hair into four sections and twist them into buns the night before. Allow them to dry overnight and undo the buns the following morning, finishing off the look with some sea salt spray.

Messy Eyebrows
To complement your textured hair, opt for thicker, more full-on eyebrows to frame your face. With that said, not all of us are blessed with Cara Delevingne-worthy brows. Fortunately, it’s easy to fake bushy brows with the right application and products. For starters, use a waterproof pencil that matches your hair colour and fill your brows in with tiny hairlike strokes.

A great product that fulfils these needs is the Beauty People Waterproof Formula Auto Pencil, that is blendable and comes in three versatile colours to match most hair colours.

Sun-kissed Skin

Fake it till you make it— warm up your face with your favourite bronzer over a tinted moisturiser or BB cream to give yourself a flawless, natural glow. Also, ensure that you get an even tan without falling victim of painful sunburns by generously applying tanning oil before hitting the beach. We recommend the Nature Republic Hawaiian Glam Body Tanning Oil to ensure that your skin stays moisturised, with a dark and lasting tan.

Faux Freckles

Many of us love and are proud of our freckles, but they are more often than not hidden behind our foundation. Drawing faux freckles on, hence, helps to bring them out, giving you a more natural, fresh-faced look. 
Perfect that no makeup-makeup look with the Beauty People Waterproof Formula Auto Pencil.

Waterproof Mascara
Always be prepared for a swim at the beach— the last thing you’d want is your mascara streaming down your face after a quick dip in the water. Trying to find the best waterproof mascara that doesn’t smear or flake isn’t easy, but lucky for us, the Innisfree Skinny Waterproof Microcara, and the Etude House Lash Perm Waterproof Mascara promise full, wispy lashes that are above all, beach proof.

Last but not least, don’t forget your sunscreen. Although your BB cream or foundation probably contains SPF, applying an extra layer of sunscreen with a higher SPF on top of it is a must. Be sure to constantly reapply your sunscreen throughout the day— the layer of sunscreen you applied at 12 pm won’t last you till 5!
Personally, I have never been a fan of the sticky and greasy feeling that sunblock leaves behind on my face. However, I find that the Innisfree Eco Safety Perfect Waterproof Sunblock is extremely lightweight with sufficient SPF to ensure that I’m well protected!

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Finally, to those beauty junkies who want to wear a full face of makeup to the beach, remember that less is more. Leave behind that fuchsia pink or dark wine lipstick in exchange for more natural, muted colours— think coral pink blush and a nude lipstick! Also, don’t forget that setting spray to lock everything in place and to avoid a makeup meltdown.

You’re now all good to go! Enjoy x