4 super easy beach beauty ideas

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By: The Beauty Experts at L'Oréal Paris

Whether you're spending a day, a long weekend or the entire summer at the beach, worrying about your beauty routine should be the last thing on your mind. However neglecting your skin and strands, can leave you in some pretty bad shape when the summer comes to a close. Not to mention you could be totally unprepared for an impromptu date night or beach bonfire.

Keep your beauty game in check with these four super simple, daytime appropriate and totally gorgeous ideas!

1. Faux Natural Makeup

Spending the day at the beach doesn't mean you have to give up all of your makeup for the day. Just choose products that are a bit less obvious. Start with a moisturizer that has SPF, swipe your lids with neutral eye shadow shades like gold and carmel, and of course, don't forget to coat your lashes with a great waterproof mascara. You should also avoid anything super creamy or glossy – it will definitely collect sand and may break down faster in the sun.

2. Pink Lips

A lib balm with SPF is one way to help protect your pucker from getting burnt by harmful UV rays. Another option – choose a lipstick with pigment. Lip color, unlike clear glosses, will act as a natural sunblock. For extra protection and longer-lasting color, try lining and filling your lips first with a nude or light pink lip pencil.

3.Slick Strands

Weather you've just taken a dip or you've yet to even dip your toes in the water, the wet hair look is an easy beach beauty idea. It looks chic and also helps keep frizz at bay. Plus, it's great for short and long hair alike. To get the look, work a strong-hold gel through your strands, start with a small amount and add more as needed – then comb your hair and spritz with hairspray.

4. Glowy Skin

If you're skin tone is fair to medium, a faux tan is one way to get into the summer spirit quickly – especially if you're just hitting the beach for the first time late into the season. To guarantee you don't go too dark, choose a self-tanner that boasts gradual color over multiple days of application, and stick to our foolproof application method.

For more summer beauty ideas:

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