3 Stunning Eye Makeup Looks For Heading To The Beach

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The long list of the ‘Joys of Summer’ entails longer nights, lighter hair, darker skin and louder music. One of the things that undoubtedly tops this list is the prospect of enjoying laying out on the beach - whether you’re planning a day-trip to Brighton or jetting out for the weekend to Ibiza - taking out hours for the beach in the summer is a given. While it’s all well and good to take out some down time for the sun and sand, there is no denying that the bright blue sea water also makes for the perfect photo op backdrop - hence the need to prep your makeup style. Here’s an exact lowdown on the best makeup looks and products available to help you ace ‘summer gorgeous’.

The Barely-There Gorgeous Getup

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For this deceptive au naturel makeup look start by setting your face with an even base using your preferred foundation and concealer then follow it up by highlighting the under-eye area. The tempting water is bound to pull you in a for a swim, a waterproof getup is essential for a perfect beachy makeup look so once your face is prepped take a small brush with sturdy tips and apply a shimmery eyeshadow (Hourglass’ Modernist Eyeshadow Palette Modernist £56.00) all over the eyelid and apply a neat waterproof eyeliner.

The Glam Girl

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Sure, when you’re headed to spend hours at the beach everyone expects you to sport a natural (yet gorgeous) look, but what if you’re in a mood to go all out? It’s not unprecedented when you’ve got a gorgeous black swimsuit ready to rock. Pair your swimwear with a gorgeous deep lip and we know just the waterproof colour for you - Rimmel’s Provocalips 16 Kiss Proof Lip Colour Skinny Dipping Hour £7.99. As for dressing up your eyes - use Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner carbon black £14.50 to create the perfect sultry eyes. Follow it up by taking an eyebrow brush and smoothing out your brows, making them appear thicker and frame your face.

Match the Sea

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A bright sunny day calls for brighter shades of makeup. To flaunt a colourful look, brush on a neutral shade over the entire lid - lighten the colour at the crease and slightly above the inner corner of the eye. Next, smudge on a soft layer of blue shadow by Rimmel (Glam’eyes Mono Eyeshadow 500 Posh Peacock £3.49) in the middle of your lid and use the same colour to give a thin shadow below your lower did. Next use your mascara of choice to coat the top layer generously by start with the inner most part of your eye and work your way to the outer lashes. For the final touch, dab on a lip gloss in the centre of your lips to make them appear full.

These looks need to be experimented with according to your face and skin type - don't try them all at once; pick and choose wisely. Word of advice - before heading out to spending joyous hours in the sun, prep your lips with the Lavera Lip Balm for added protection.

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