Sun-kissed skin, air-dried strands and an effortless back-from-the-beach vibe is our number-one #beautygoal in the summer. Something about the carefree attitude is just infectious. So who better to tap for tips on effortless, California-cool beauty than two über-chic female surfers? Here, Quincy Davis and Heidi Merrick share beachside beauty secrets and go-to products that are guaranteed to keep you looking fresh all summer long.
Carefree Summer Inspo
"My beauty muse is Brooke Shields in The Blue Lagoon."
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
"My beauty route is minimal—I prefer to keep it natural. I love the brand Eminence, and I use the Stone Crop Gel Wash and hydrating toner. Since I'm always in the sun or on a plane, moisturizer is huge for me. I love La Mer.
When it comes to my hair, I'm big on overnight masks or just straight-up coconut oil. It's best on dry hair—only on the ends, as it can be difficult to wash out. I even slather my hair with coconut oil whenever I can before going in the ocean to protect it."
Air-Dry Your Hair
"Perfect mermaid beach hair is the biggest surfer-girl myth. Honestly mine is usually very out of control and knotted! I definitely need to apply products to tame my hair after a surf session. Once I get the knots out, I let it air-dry so it's naturally wavy. A little braid in the front is a go-to."
Keep Skin Glowing
"I can't leave home without applying sunscreen in the mornings. In the evenings, I wash my face twice—once to remove makeup and sunscreen, and again to clean out my pores."
Keep Makeup Minimal
"For my daily routine, I use a Trish McEvoy tinted moisturizer, Clinique highlighter stick on my cheekbones and Blinc Mascara. The best concealer I've ever used is RMS. Overall, I like to keep my makeup routine simple and natural."
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Bathing Suit Rachel Roy x Melissa Odabash, $360