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The Heated Summer Debate: Wearing Makeup to the Beach

While some opt to wear a well-executed face of makeup to the beach, others prefer to hit the plage completely barefaced. The latter will argue that applying any trace of maquillage is pointless, as it’ll just wash off with a well-timed wave (Ever heard of setting spray?) However, there are those who make sure to pack a bright, scene-stealing lipstick with their SPF and shades—just in case the opportunity for a beach babe snap arises.

Over in Brazil, Adriana Lima balanced a bold, red pout with a clean complexion. Those who need a reason to break from foundation can take a beauty cue from Alessandra Ambrosio. The model proved that a helping of sunscreen and a stylish topper are all that’s needed to get beach ready.

Whether you’re team bare or team beauty, shop four beach makeup must-haves in the slides below.

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