The old adage says to “fake it ‘til you make it” and since spring has only just peaked its head out we’ll have to get crafty to create a sun-kissed look this early in the season. The allure of my favorite beach looks is the dewy softness of supple skin, the warming tones that light up the face, and the tousled hairstyles that are effortlessly sexy. If the sand and surf are already on your mind because of all of the amazing tropical fashions this spring then here’s how to change up your beauty routine to get a summer-ready look.
1. Illuminate Your Skin
With the right SPF protection, a day in the sun makes our skin naturally glow with a subtle warmth. To create this healthy radiance when beach weather isn’t yet on the menu you can use the PureRadiance Facial Cleansing System by Philips to perk up your complexion. The exfoliating brush will remove the tired signs of winter and let your natural flush shine through. To minimize the look of large pores and brighten your skin use the Dr. Schultz Dermstick For Pores by BeautyRx to complement your nightly beauty routine.
2. Go For the Gold, Silver, and Bronze
Depending on your skin tone the way you tan in the sun will be different, but the key to achieving a seemingly natural sun-kissed face is to work with bronzes, golds, and pearly powders. The light-catching glint in these tones when lightly dusted on the apples of your cheeks will reflect the sun and enhance your natural flush. The Couture Bronzer Collection by Ready to Wear provides a palette of perfect shades in this color family that can also be lightly applied to your eyes to further accentuate the shine of this look.
3. Get Wavy
The key to pulling off a faux-beach face is embracing the less than perfection approach. Hair shouldn’t be polished; we’re going for more of a controlled, unkempt style. If your hair is stick straight, frizzy, or very curly first you’ll want to get it prepped for hot styling by applying a nourishing treatment. The Acacia Protein Oil & BB Cream Duo by ECRU NY will bring lacklustre hair back from the brink with a protein complex that will tame frizz, improve shine, and add body. Follow this up by dividing hair into big sections and carefully curling it with the Hot & Bothered 2-in-1 Rotating Hot Brush & Curling Iron by Martino by Martino Cartier. Loosely pick apart curls with your fingers for relaxed waves.
4. Let Your Lips Be Juicy
A sun-kissed style can still include a colorful lip in your favorite hue but gravitate towards warm colors like plum, peach, or sienna to flush out the tan of your skin and bronzer. The Lip Perfection Lipstick and Liner 6-piece Set by Ready to Wear comes with a complete set of shade options so you can layer lipsticks like mauve and berry to get the right brightness for you. You can also try using just a lipliner on your whole lip followed up by a transparent gloss for a more subtle color.
What favorite characteristic of a post-beach look do you want to recreate?