6 Beauty Buys You Need For The Beach
From the best sunscreen to the sweat-proof makeup essentials, read on for the beach essentials we’ll be packing this year. (If you’re heading to a festival this summer, these beauty buys will work for a long weekend too!)
Our Beach Essentials for Summer 2023
Charlotte TilburyAirbrush Flawless Setting Spray, £ 17,00
The Sweat-Proof Setting Spray
While we recommend going sans makeup at the beach, we’re also appreciate the confidence-boost that a good base provides. That’s why Charlotte Tilbury’s lightweight, pore-blurring setting spray has made our beach essentials cut. Not only does it fix your makeup in place for up to 16 hours, but the cocktail of aloe vera and green tea helps to soothe skin – there’s a reason why it’s one of our bestselling setting sprays. If you prefer powders, check out the new .
CoolaClassic Body Organic Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 Tropical Coconut, £ 27,00
The SPF That Makes Reapplication Easy
This is the ultimate beach day essential. We all know that you should apply sunscreen every two hours, but it can feel like a chore. Coola Classic Body Organic Sunscreen Spray makes applying and reapplying sunscreen quick and effortless. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy film. We like to reach for this Coola body spray for that light and refreshing feel, on top of the SPF 30. For our face, we like Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF 50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray, £ 36,00.
Malin + GoetzLip Moisturizer, £ 12,00
Best Lip Balm With SPF
Keep your lips hydrated and protected with this multitasking formula from Malin + Goetz. Packed full of fatty acids, this balm soothes and nourishes lips on the hottest days. If you want to go the extra mile or if you’re prone to cold sores, opt for Malin + Goetz Spf 30 Lip Balm, £ 14,00.
Sol de JaneiroBum Bum Body Firmeza Oil, £ 52,00
The Must-Have Body Oil
Of course there’s a Sol de Janeiro product in our beach essentials edit. This featherlight body oil gives arms and legs a gorgeous sheen, and the hydrating formula softens any dry patches (we love it for elbows and knees). It comes complete with the brand’s signature scent too.
OuaiWave Spray, £ 26,00
The Beach Hair Styler
Mermaid waves? Yes please! If you want to create those effortless beach waves, Ouai has the perfect styling product. This spray gives your hair volume and enhances the natural waves and curls.
Milk MakeupThe Travel Stash, £ 32,00
The All-in-One Makeup Kit
With lightweight textures and dewy finishes, Milk Makeup products are beach bag worthy. The brand’s summer set includes iconic products such as the bestselling Kush Mascara and the Lip + Cheek. The travel-size products will help if you’re travelling with hand luggage too!
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