Poolside Glamour Guide

Our beauty experts understand the challenges of maintaining natural glamour when you’re dealing with the sun, surf and water. Try these seven simple steps for a summertime fresh face that lasts all day long. Naturally, all cosmetics are available at your local Giant Eagle®.
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Step 1. Even out tone and protect with foundation.

  • Liberally apply an all-day wear foundation that contains at least SPF 15 to protect against harmful UV rays.
  • For extra protection, apply your favorite sunscreen before the foundation.
  • Tip: Do not wipe your face when you get out of the water – rather, lightly blot.
  • Beauty Expert Pick: Almay® TLC Truly Lasting Color 16 Hour Make-Up


Step 2. Eyebrows: Line for depth and flair.  

  • Add depth with a brow pencil in a color matching your natural brows.
  • Use delicate strokes starting at the inner corner and moving outward.
  • For a more dramatic look, lengthen your natural brow line slightly.
  • Tip: Use a small, slanted make-up brush to blend color for a natural look.
  • Beauty Expert Pick: Wet'n'Wild® Coloricon Brow & Eye Liner


Step 3. Brighten eyes with a petal pink shadow.

  • Gently tap a light shimmery shadow into the inner corner of your eyelid.
  • Fan outward with your finger, towards the center of your lid. Finish by dusting your finger across your brow bone.
  • Tip: Run your brow pencil lightly across your lash line to add a little depth (Brow pencils generally stay in place better than regular eyeliner).
  • Beauty Expert Pick: Cover Girl® Intense Shadow Blast in Beige Blaze


Step 4. Lashes: Definition that lasts.  

  • Curl bare lashes with a lash curler.
  • Apply a coat of waterproof mascara starting on the inside corner of the eye and moving out. Waterproof mascara dries much quicker than regular and clumps less.
  • Tip: Use a coat of your favorite non-waterproof mascara underneath the waterproof layer for fuller lashes.
  • Beauty Expert Pick: Maybelline® New York Expert Tools Eyelash Curler and Cover Girl® Waterproof Lash Blast Volume Mascara
  • See our staff picks on waterproof mascara and makeup removers.


Step 5. Lips: Fresh, flushed and full.  

  • Apply an all-day wear lip color in light pink as a base coat.
  • Allow base coat to dry, then apply a clear top coat.
  • Tip: Keep a lip gloss in your beach bag for occasional touch ups and lip protection.
  • Beauty Expert Pick: Cover Girl Outlast Smoothwear All Day Lipcolor in Soft Pink Satin and Cover Girl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers Lip Gloss in Lemon Splash


Step 6. Bronzer: Contour and sculpt features.

  • Dust a bronzer over cheek bones with a shade no more than two shades darker than your skin.
  • With a large makeup brush, lightly touch areas of the face typically kissed by the sun — top of forehead, chin, and nose.
  • Tip: Pucker your lips to see your natural cheek bones. Apply bronzer directly on your cheek bones and blend underneath.
  • Beauty Expert Pick: Maybelline New York Fit-Me Bronzer


Step 7. Shine Control: Keeping the T-zone intact.

  • Use oil-absorbing sheets on T-zone areas to control shine instead of building layers of powder.
  • Tip: Blot, don't rub. Rubbing will pull foundation color off of your skin.
  • Beauty Expert Pick: Clean & Clear® Oil-Absorbing Sheets

Visit Giant Eagle for even more cosmetics to keep you looking glamorous in the summer sun!