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BTS: Sephora gave us the best beach makeup advice EVER!

BTS: Sephora gave us the best beach makeup advice EVER!

It’s a crisp morning in Bondi and the vibe is electric on set, the sun is waking up and sending sparkles across the rock pools. It’s a beauty of a day.

When our stunning models Harmony and Rafa step out in eye-popping new Seafolly swimsuits and that gorgeous just out of bed fresh face, our jaws literally hit the floor. So, while the models are busy doing their thing in front of the camera, we turn our attention behind the scenes to the man who created the look. Sephora National Artistry Lead Alphie Sadsad partners with Seafolly for our latest Bondi shoot and we couldn’t be more excited to recreate that natural makeup look, perfect for the beach.

Tell us about Harmony’s look (below) and what products did you use?


Alphie: As we were by the beach, my focus was on creating a soft, dewy complexion and a beautiful base using products that hydrated the skin and contained SPF. I used the Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush & Bronze. These Nude Stix products are the best to throw in your bag and go. They are hydrating and give a beautiful sheer finish that looks natural whilst giving some colour. I also used my favourite Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Highlighter & Balm Duo in Nude to highlight and give an overall glow. This is a must-have product along with the Benefit Clear Brow Gel to tame your brows.

What are your top 3 products to have in your beach bag?

Alphie: You should always have a Sunscreen, Moisturiser and Lip Balm in your beach bag!

  1. Alpha-H Essential Skin Perfecting Moisturiser SPF15
  2. Caudalie – Beauty Elixir
  3. Sephora Collection Super Nourishing Lip Balm

They will hydrate, protect and give you a stunning summer glow.


Shop the look: Go Overboard Fixed Tri Bikini Top

What were your favourite Seafolly Swimsuits from the day?

Shop the look: Your Type High Neck One Piece in White

“The Ultra Pink was such a stand-out colour and I am all about a one shoulder moment”.
Shop the look: One Shoulder Bandeau Active Hipster in Ultra Pink

"This is such a fun shape and print, perfect for a Summer vacay and Bandanas are back this year I can feel it! “
Shop the look: Bandana Bay Tube One-piece.

Best way to show our skin love after a day in the sun?

Alphie: We love sunscreen, but after a day at the beach it’s important to get it all off, so a good double cleanse is always in order. Following that it’s important to get the moisture back in, so I recommend following with the Dr Roebucks Healing Mask and Kopari Coconut Face cream. And don’t forget about your bod! The Kopari Coconut Melt is a perfect after sun treatment though if you are going from beach to the bar I always recommend Kora Organics Sun-Kissed Glow Body Oil which will help hydrate and enhance your after-sun glow.

Thanks for the tips Alphie, we’ve got our beach bag stocked up and we’ll see you on the sand.