Into The Blue: Your Guide to Surfer Girl Beauty

Ever since Kate Bosworth rocked a rash guard in Blue Crush, we’ve been a little obsessed with recreating that laidback surfer girl look. (Who doesn’t want healthy, golden skin and sea salt-tousled hair?) This summer, take some beauty clues from the sporty beach babes.

Recreate effortless beach waves

Surfer girls owe their tousled locks to being tossed around by the actual waves all day. For a similar effect without swimming in the ocean, work TONI&GUY Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray into damp strands, lightly scrunch your hair, then let it air dry.

Fake an I-live-at-the-beach glow

Since spending hours on end on the sand is a tad unrealistic, turn to St. Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Ageing Multi-Action Face to bronze your face the safe way. The weightless formula leaves behind a natural-looking, buildable glow, and the noncomedogenic ingredients hydrate and plump skin without clogging pores. For the rest of your body, try Whish SPF 15 Self Tanner, which delivers a believable tan and protects against harmful UV rays while firming skin.

Get dewy skin even though you’re indoors

Unlike the worker bees of the world, surfers don’t have to contend with the complexion-dulling stresses of a traditional 9-to-5. Simultaneously polish and moisturize your skin with the jojoba microbeads in Caudalie’s Gentle Buffing Cream. For an instant halo effect, try a versatile highlighter like Miracle Skin Transformer Face Spotlight SPF 20, which visibly improves skin's texture, reduces discoloration, and minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines.

Ride the blue eye makeup wave

They didn’t call the film Blue Crush for nothin’. If you haven’t already hopped on the cobalt, indigo, and aquamarine-hued bandwagon, start subtle with a deep blue liner like stila stay all day® waterproof liquid eye liner, which flatters all eye colors. For a bolder look, glide on Vasanti’s conveniently waterproof Kajal Extreme Eye Pencil in Electric Navy.

Pare down with skincare essentials

Surfer gals are too busy toting their boards to bother with bulky cosmetic bags. Stash space- and time-saving products like NUXE Huile Prodigieuse® / Multi-Usage Dry Oil, a hydrating oil that works on face, body, and hair, and Supergoop!® Daily Correct CC Cream SPF 35+, a color-correcting primer-meets-foundation with SPF, in Cynthia Rowley’s fittingly neoprene bag.

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