Beauty, Makeup Tips

Beach Ready Makeup

I know it’s not summer just yet, but I think beach weather has officially arrived in Los Angeles! If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram, you know that Allen, Chloe, and I have made our way to the beach almost every weekend for the last month. Though I usually do my beach days sans makeup, sometimes it’s nice to have a little base on. So today, I’m giving you a little peek into my beach makeup bag to show you how I get my beach ready “makeup” look:



1.  BB Cream with SPF

BB cream is a GODSENT for beach days. It’s lighter than your everyday foundation, but it still gives me the coverage I want! Most BB cream formulas come with SPF built in, so it’s usually a win-win. However, no matter how much SPF your BB cream might have, ALWAYS layer it over sunscreen! (Don’t forget your ears, too!)

2. Water Proof Mascara

Whether youre jumping in the pool or the ocean, waterproof mascara is a must-have for a day in the sun. Even if you don’t get into the water, waterproof mascara protects against sweat, too! In my experience, a little goes a long way. Adding just a few strokes on your top lashes can help define your eyes!

3. Cream Blush

Anything cream based is perfect for a beach or pool day. Cream blush (like this one) is great to liven up your skin and give you a little flush. It blends really easily and honestly stays put all day! I like to use my fingers to blend the product on my cheeks and I use the leftovers on my lips! Pro tip: use a lip balm with a high SPF and reapply through the day. Nothing is worse than finding a sunburn on your lips at the end of the day!

4.  Setting Spray

However much, or little, makeup you end up wearing, finishing it off with a setting spray is the best way to ensure your face won’t melt off come nighttime. This spray here helps set your makeup plus has a great dose of SPF, which is perfect for a beach day and your everyday makeup!

5. Blotting Papers

I usually keep blotting papers in my purse, so having a pack in my beach bag is a no-brainer. Blotting throughout the day, and especially as you’re leaving your beach destination can help pick up that excess sweat and oil before it gets a chance to seep into your pores. They’re a great way to give yourself a little refresh and keep everything in place.

Do you guys wear makeup to the beach? If you do, are there any products you swear by? Let me know in the comments below! PS: If you need any good hair inspiration for your day at the beach, check out three of my favorite easy to do braids here!



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  • Blotting papers are such a good idea!

  • Diana says:

    I am so in love with your oversized beach hat and makeup! You look gorgeous.

    Diana |

  • Anne says:

    It’s always summer in my country so this post is perfect! I agree, BB creams are heaven sent!

  • Liena Snow says:

    Beautiful photos, you look gorgeous!
    Thank you for recommendations!
    Much love xx

  • Rania says:

    Great piece . I’ve always wondered on BB cream on the beach, I love BB cream and more in love with DD cream from Nuxe.. use it everyday and now will use it on the beach as well. Summer hit already in my city so this piece came just in time. Thanks xx

  • Vivian says:

    Lovely glowy makeup <3

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Elizabeth says:

    Loving all of these great product recommendations for a beach day! I also noticed that eyebrow mascara helps with eyebrow makeup 🙂 Eyebrow powders tend to fade away throughout the day, but with eyebrow mascara, your eyebrows will stay intact throughout the day at the beach!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Serein Wu says:

    Great products for the summer. You look amazing.

    xoxo Serein

  • Kiri says:

    You look absolutely stunning – and I am so glad you are wearing a hat.
    I agree with the BB cream – although I actually don’t wear any makeup to the beach.
    Just suntan cream and a little concealer if I have a pimple!
    Set to Glow

  • Linda says:

    Blotting papers is essential for me! It’s definitely what I’ll be carrying with me whenever I go to the beach.

    LINDATENCHITRAN || Instagram

  • Kay says:

    You’re so beautiful! Love that swimsuit btw <3

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • I always wear mascara when I leave the house, and I rarely spend the whole day at the beach, so mascara and maybe some concealer.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Shloka says:

    These are all such fabulous must haves and all things that I use! Sometimes instead of blush I opt for a bronzer for that golden glow and SPF BB cream is one of the msot important things to have! I use the Bare Minerals one – I find it works so well and really stays on!


  • Natali says:

    BB cream with SPF and blotting papers are a must for the beach if one is wearing a make up!
    I miss Summer, can’t wait for the vacation by the beach someplace nice.

  • I totally carry blotting papers everywhere during the warmer season. PS – LOVE the suit! x

  • rhe says:

    cute bathing suit! i love going in the water so i usually go to the beach sans make-up, but thanks for the tips!

  • Such amazing tips! I really want to have a small touch of makeup when on the beach but always afraid that it would look too much! But with these tips it would be perfect! Can’t wait to try this and sure blotting papers would be always in our bag right? 😉
    Thanks for sharing Chriselle! Hope you’re having a great week so far!
    PS: You look amazing!!

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Beautiful simple makeup look for the waters … love the one shoulder style swimwear, so chic and classy. 🙂

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia |A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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