If you’re going on vacation, you're probably looking forward to lazy beach days and lively nights on the town. Are you planning to go from beach to bar? Are you looking forward to clubbing after a day by the pool? Are you going for romantic dinners at the end of a day of sightseeing?
All of the above? Here are some quick and simple makeup hacks to ensure you look fabulous at all times on your vacation, or after your day at the local beach.
Tinted moisturizer is a perfect alternative to foundation for those who want to let their skin breathe at the beach.
In hot weather, you don’t want to layer on foundation. Stick to tinted moisturizer or a BB or CC cream. If you’re confident about baring all on the beach, simply apply sunscreen and dab concealer on any problem areas.
When you’re ready to hit the bar, touch up your base using a brush or sponge.
Most people love a golden glow when they’re on holiday.
Once your base is ready, apply bronzer to the areas that naturally catch sunlight. Sweep your brush over your cheeks, forehead, and nose. If you want to create a slightly more dramatic look, use your brush to define your cheekbones, just angle the brush and pull your cheeks in. Apply more product underneath the cheekbones and blend, blend, blend!
It takes two minutes to apply eyeshadow, and it’s a really great way of switching up a laid-back daytime look for a classy evening look.
Choose colours, which complement your outfit, eye colour and skin tone. Bronzes and golds are popular choices for the summer. Modern eyeshadow manufacturing is incredibly advanced and you can choose from hundreds of different hues.
Take a trip to your local beauty department and try some shades out before you travel.
Mascara & Eyeliner
It’s up to you whether you choose to wear mascara during the day, but if you do want to, go for a waterproof product and reapply when you’re getting ready to go out.
Don’t like to wear mascara at the beach? Pack some in your makeup bag and apply a couple of coats before you head out. Once your mascara is done, apply your eyeliner.
Use liquid products to create flirty flicks or a kohl pencil for strong lines.
Lipstick and gloss are the perfect way to top off your vacation evening look.
Pick out vivid colours if you’ve kept your eyes muted and subtle. If you’ve gone bright on your eyes, keep your lips natural. Go for a nude gloss or a pale pink or peach. During the day, make sure you apply sunscreen to your lips. The skin is very sensitive, and it can burn easily which will leave your lips chapped and not so good for lipstick of any colour.
We all want to look great on vacation. But this might be that time you won’t have hours to do your makeup. These handy hints will help you go from day to night quickly and effortlessly. Pack a bag of essentials and grab a hand mirror, and in five minutes, you’ll be ready to dust down your sandy toes and hit the dance floor.