How much you wear is down to you, but when it comes to beach makeup there’s nothing like golden, bronzed skin to have you feeling like a goddess. Remember that the best tan is a safe one, to stick to SPF and get your tan from a bottle instead. If sunbathing’s more your thing then taking a dip, you can try shimmery oils which give your skin an iridescence that’s beautiful in the sunlight.
Metallic colours look great round the eyes too – a dab of shimmery white in the corners of your eyes will look undone, but open your eyes up and look oh-so-chic. Or for more of a look, try a molten gold eyeliner lined just under your lower lashline, to give your eyes a glint in the sun.
Bright colours more your thing? Summer was made for neons – those striking, electric colours are perfect as the core of your beach makeup looks. Try pink, blue, green or yellow depending on your skin tone and use them anywhere – a bright neon pink gloss or coloured balm on lips (something sheer is definitely preferable on your lips – the beach is no place for mattes), replace your black cat eye with a blue or green version (to tone it down, trace over it with your black, leaving a strip of the colour showing) or for wallflowers, put them on nails: the perfect place to try anything you’re new to.
The only rule? Keep that skin bare and beautiful – leave the powder at home and stick to BB creams, tinted moisturiser and illuminators to get your skin even-looking and glowing.
Don't skip steps in your routine, just because it's hot and balmy outside. You can still create a flawless base with a primer, just opt for the Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tnt Prmr. A light but effective version, pores are minimised and texture is smoothed, without that heavy feeling of layered make-up - plus, the matte finish is the perfect antidote to shiny holiday skin.