I must admit, I’m #blessed to be one of those people who look good a little sweaty. Because we were in ultra hot and humid Mexico during the taping of Bachelor in Paradise, my makeup inspiration was more JLo, less Kim K. *Gasp* During the daytime especially, I wanted a more natural “beach glowy” look. In those high temps, it was hard to wear makeup at peak sun hours. Some annoying people will say, “Then why did you?” Oh, I don’t know, maybe because I’m on a show watched by 5.5 million people and I have acne spotting.
Back in episode one, Lauren was smoothing my foundation’s demarkation line and I dropped the term “beach glowy.” I certainly didn’t coin this term and it certainly doesn’t look like 💩 as Lauren suggests. It actually looks pretty 💣.
On After Paradise, they joked it takes a lot of product to achieve “beach glowy” and I must admit! It does! Sometimes a natural makeup look can take just as many products (or more!) to attain as a high glam look. However, you don’t have to search multiple places to find the items you need to accomplish “beach glowy.” One cosmetic line alone has it all: Becca Cosmetics. Just visiting their site and seeing the way their models are made up will convince you that Becca is your go-to summer makeup line.
I reached out to Becca (NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND) and told them how much I loved how JLo-y their makeup makes you look and they sent me this amazing package of goodies. Let me break down my favorites, which you can order online and at most Sephoras…
-I’ve already discussed my love for Becca’s cheekbone enhancing Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pressed Opal on this blog many times. See: HERE and HERE. People are losing their minds over the new Jaclyn Hill created shade “Champagne Pop” so you may wanna give that a whirl. I used the liquid variety when I wanted a dewy, milker look. It’s more subtle.
–Beach Tint: I use the Red Hot shade. You know how sometimes a flushed, sunburn on your cheeks can be kinda sexy? This product helps achieve that look when you don’t want to damage your skin, which should be always obviously. It will look most natural paired with the Bronzing Skin Perfector (see below). You want a mix of a fake burn with a fake tan. Beach Tint is also designed for lips. I’d dab a bit on top of nude lipstick if I was looking too ghostly. It’s also good for faking that I-just-made-out swollen look, which I rarely ever had in Paradise………
–Bronzing Skin Perfector: At first I was afraid this would make me breakout. I don’t like experimenting with creams and liquids much because of this, but Perfector didn’t mess with my clear skin. They call it a primer, but you can put it under or over your foundation or alone. You can use it as an overall bronzer or as a face sculpting contour product. On top of that, it blurs imperfections beautifully requiring less foundation. I loved using this product doing the day when I wanted a softer contour. It looks like the sun gave you angles, not a Kardashian makeup artist.
–Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme: Relaxed “beach-glowy” and under eye circles do not go together. You’re supposed to look completely rested even if your sleeping in an outdoor cabana being eaten alive by bugs. This full coverage, yellow toned concealer does the trick without creasing! Honestly, I never wore under eye concealer until I found this one. I normally think they look creasy, cake-y, or dry under my eyes. My Maybelline foundation did a good enough job acting as concealer, but I love this stuff. Clare Crawley does too. She wanted to steal it from me. Didn’t you do enough stealing from me in Paradise, Clare? I KID!!! I KID!!! (If you take that seriously, I’ll cut you.) She bought her own when she got home from Paradise.
As a true pisces, I live in a magical and delusional land in my head. In this world romances unfold the way they do in romantic comedies, everything at Sephora is free, Shake Shake burgers are a diet food, and we have the capability to clone Harry Styles.
In real life (what's that?), I spend my days pondering how Kylie Jenner's face changed so much. I'm a beauty junkie and pop culture-loving wedding videographer and freelance journalist. I have a Princess Jasmine complex. I am a Fanson (die hard Hanson fan). I enjoy belting old Celine Dion songs.
Please take everything I say seriously (I have my Masters in journalism from Syracuse University), but not too seriously (Cosmo is my favorite publication.)