15 Beach Beauty Products Every Bride-to-Be Needs
Whether you're just starting to prep for the wedding or already packing for your honeymoon, most brides-to-be will be logging some serious beach time this summer. That's why it's important to find beauty products that go the distance. From sunscreen and skincare to mascara and highlighters, we found the best beach beauty buys every bride needs.
Let's start with the most important one: SPF. In fact, wearing sunscreen is so important to us that we're recommending two—one that's formulated specifically for your face, chest, and shoulders, and another that's perfect for your entire body. If you're not crazy about laying in the sun, we also found a new-school sunless tanner every woman needs to add to her summer beauty routine. Not only does it give you that just-off-the-beach glow, but it also protects your skin from pollution and environmental stressors. What's more, it delivers a dose of vitamin D, so you're getting all the benefits of the sun without any of the negatives.
We didn't forget about the rest of your body, either. There's a body oil that also serves as the ultimate summer fragrance and an overnight treatment that'll help you get kissable lips in time for your wedding. You'll find hair products, too. Whether your goal is to get natural-looking ombré without spending hours in the salon chair, to protect your locks from the sun, salt water, or chlorine, or to treat your hair post-damage, we've got recommendations for you.
Click through here to see the beauty buys every bride needs to pack for the beach this summer.
One part body oil, one part fragrance, this shimmering oil is a multi-tasking summer necessity. Your skin will glow thanks to flecks of real gold and platinum leaf, and the scent of white florals and sandalwood will remind you of our favorite beach getaway.
Tom Ford "Soleil Blanc" Shimmering Body Oil, $100, tomford.com
Salt water and chlorine can wreak havoc on your hair. This three-in-one leave-in conditioner, which detangles, conditions, and protects your locks, is a post-beach necessity.
Sun Bum Revitalizing 3 in 1 Leave In Conditioner, $14.99, trustthebum.com
There's a reason this product is dubbed sunshine in a bottle: It gives you all the good benefits of the sun (vitamin D and a bronzy glow) and none of the bad. Even better, it helps to block against pollution and environmental stressors, giving you a seriously healthy sun-kissed look. A little goes a long way, so mix the serum with your favorite DE product for best results.
Drunk Elephant "D-Bronzi" Anti-Pollution Sunshine Serum, $36, drunkelephant.com
For a sunscreen that smells as good as it feels, you can't go wrong with this lightweight SPF. Best of all, it does its job even when you're splashing around in the waves: the formula actually becomes more effective when exposed to water.
Shiseido "WetForce" Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+, $40, shiseido.com
Now you have absolutely no excuse not to apply sunscreen to your face every day. This hydrating, highlighting formula gives your face, chest, and shoulders UV protection and a brightening glow, all without any sticky feeling.
Supergoop! "Glow Stick" Sunscreen, $25, supergoop.com
Want that perfect summer glow without having to subject your skin the sun's harmful UV rays? Then this highlighting duo is a must-buy. It's soft champagne hue will leave your coworkers wondering if you were really working that last summer Friday.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna "Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter" in Mean Money/Hu$tla Baby, $34, sephora.com
For a natural-looking faux tan, this bronzing compact is a must. Each one is hand-mixed with bronze and blush tones, giving you a unique, radiant glow.
Laura Mercier "Baked" Blush Bronze Compact, $42, lauramercier.com
Tinted Lip Balm
For color and hydration all in one, you can't go wrong with this balm. Wear it alone for a hint of color or pair it with your favorite lipstick as a primer. The sheer coral shade is perfect for summer.
Dior "Lip Glow" Hydrating Lip Balm in Sheer Coral, $34, dior.com
Perfecting your ombré look just got a whole lot easier. Consider this your grown-up version of sun-in spray: Formulated with lemon and pineapple juices, hydrogen peroxide, and coconut water, this sun-activated spray will add summer highlights to blonde hair and coppery notes to brown hair. No time for the sun? It's heat-activated, too.
OUAI "Sun of a Beach" Ombré Spray, $24, theouai.com
Protective Hair Treatment
Chlorine, salt water, and sun can all damage your hair, and that's the last thing any bride wants before her big day. Inspired by waterproof mascara, this handy formula works as a water-resistant barrier for your hair, protecting it against damage.
IGK "Blocked" Water-Resistant Hair Shield, $29, sephora.com
If you love multitasking products, this little bottle should be on your radar. Argan oil can be used everywhere on your body, including your face, hair, and nails, and will help repair and condition after a long day in the sun.
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil, $48, josiemaran.com
Your skin isn't the only thing that needs moisturizing after a long day in the sun or surf. This hydrating lip mask will get your pout kiss-ready ahead of the big day.
Kiehl's "Buttermask" for Lips, $24, kiehls.com
Heading on a tropical beach vacation? Then pack a lip balm to match. The "Exotic Fruit" flavor tastes just like mango and strawberry.
Rebel Rose Geometric Pineapple Lip Balm, $6.99, rebelsrefinery.com
Micellar Cleansing Water
For quick makeup touch-ups, a travel-size bottle of micellar cleaning water is a beach bag staple. You can remove any lingering makeup or wipe off your sunscreen at the end of the day, no rinsing required.
Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water Travel Size, $3.99, garnierusa.com