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If there's a beauty look that you have to try before the summer ends, it's the easy-to-do sun-kissed makeup. And you definitely don't have to damage your skin by lounging under the sun to achieve it. Even those with minimal makeup skills can easily replicate the ethereal, beach babe look.  All you need are some essentials, and you're set. Keep reading to know these beauty products that will make you look like you've been to the beach when really you just had a nice staycation at home.

A lightweight sunscreen

SK-II Atmosphere Airy Light UV Cream SPF50+, SGD115/~USD85.76

After prepping your skin with toner and a moisturiser, slather some sunscreen to protect your skin. Make sure that you choose a product with lightweight formulation so that it will settle in nicely and won't mess up your makeup. We recommend the SK-II Atmosphere Airy Light UV Cream SPF50+, which has an airy light texture due to the combination of oil-based and water-based UV filters and is formulated with smoothing powder, giving the skin a silky finish. 

A cushion foundation

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX, SGD80/~USD59.66

During the summer days, it's best to opt for a breathable, hydrating foundation, instead of a full coverage one. Doing so will minimise the possibility of having breakouts due to clogged pores. Try Sulwhasoo's Perfecting Cushion EX; it uses a unique formula that disperses pigments in water rather than oil, so as to allow the foundation to glide on skin without clumping.  

A bronzer and highlighter palette

By Terry Sun Designer Palette in Happy Chic, SGD95/~USD70.85

If you don't have a bronzer and highlighter yet, we suggest that you purchase a hybrid palette instead of buying separately. Aside from being cost-effective, colours that are in a palette usually work well together. For the sun-kissed look, you can even use one of the shades as an eyeshadow to create a simple, natural-looking makeup look. This By Terry Sun Designer Palette in Happy Chic features all of the warm hues that you'll need to achieve the sun-kissed look. It's got a nice highlighter shade to spotlight your best features, a crisp brown bronze shade that's easily blendable and sunny shades that can be used as a blush or eyeshadow. 

A translucent powder

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Skincare Powder, Price unavailable

Don't forget to seal your makeup using a setting powder. Go for a translucent one that will give your skin a luminous glow like Shiseido's White Lucent Brightening Skincare Powder. As a bonus, it not only seals your makeup but it also acts as a skincare that combats dullness and dark spots. 

A sheer lipstick

NARS x Erdem lipstick in Moon Orchid, Price unavailable

To maintain that ethereal look that we're going for, choose a sheer lipstick in peach, pink, coral or any neutral colours. All you need is a touch of colour to achieve that fresh, glowing aura.