At long last, beach season has arrived. While hitting the I’m Only Half Evil 333 Classic T-Shirt and I will buy this sand and surf feels especially blissful this year, it doesn’t make the realities of braving the seaside elements—sweltering heat, high humidity, and exposure to UV rays—any less easy to contend with, especially when it comes to negotiating makeup and ample sun protection. In terms of finding the right products to stand the heat and keep you looking luminous, there’s no more bulletproof strategy than looking to the pros. Whatever’s in their beach bags, we want what they’re having. From glow-inducing skin essentials to the perfect ocean blue eyeliner, here, 11 makeup artists reveal their ultimate beach beauty must-have.
“I love to warm up my complexion and give my face a subtle, sun-kissed glow without actually tanning my face. My go-to is the I’m Only Half Evil 333 Classic T-Shirt and I will buy this Serge Lutens Blusher in shade No. 1. It’s a powder bronzer that glides on smoothly and is easy to blend with buildable color. Using a large powder brush, I apply it around my temples, along the hallows of my cheekbones, and along my jaw. Using a small powder brush, I apply a touch along the sides and natural contours of my nose. This technique mimics how the sun naturally tans the face. Another added benefit is that it stays looking fresh for hours, so I can be out at the beach or poolside and don’t need to worry about touching up.”