Get the Look: My Easy, Natural Beach Makeup

Two weeks ago, I found myself preparing to pack for an amazing trip with Strength of Nature to Jamaica. Completely forgetting what warm weather felt like, I realized after stuffing my makeup bag that I was wasting my time, trying to pack unnecessary makeup that I wouldn’t need or use in the Jamaican humid weather. Plus, I planned to be at the beach and pool more often than not. But, that didn’t mean that wearing makeup was completely out of the question. I just needed the essentials.

What are these beach makeup essentials I speak of? Get the full details below!


Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation in Chestnut 9 ($48)

MAC Blush in Ambering Rose ($22)

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($23)

MAC Pedro Lourenco Nude Quad (no longer available) 

TopShop Lipstick in Sartorial (no longer available) 

L’Oreal Brow Stylist Sculptor in Dark Brunette (not pictured)

The trick: figure out what your statement will be and keep everything else neutral. I wanted a bright lip to match the tropical scenery. Also, invest in a really good matte foundation that won’t smear easily or make you look greasy.

What I did:

Before anything, I used my toothbrush to scrub any dead skin off my lips. Then, I added a super thin layer of EOS balm and let it set while I did the rest of my makeup.

    1. After letting my moisturizer set for 20 minutes, I swiped on a thin layer of foundation for a sheer, yet even finish using the Perfecting Face Bare Minerals Brush ($28).
    2. Shaped and filled in my brows lightly.
    3. Dabbed, with my right middle finger, gold shimmering shadow from the MAC quad (Sable) all over my lids. Use your finger for a natural look.
    4.  I added 3 coats of mascara, about 20 seconds in-between each coat.
    5. Next, I swiped on my blush in a “C” shape from the apple of my cheek to my temple for a sheer glow.
    6. Finally, added one layer of lipstick, blotted and then added another.

Voila, I was ready for the beach!

What will you ladies be wearing during your beach vacations? Sounds off in the comments!