The trick to 3 day beach waves and perfectly applied bold lips

It's been a few weeks since I shared a beauty post with latest favorite beauty products and tips, so today I'm sharing a couple recent fave discoveries, including the best lipstick/liner combo I've ever found to perfect a bold lip, and how to achieve movie star perfect beach waves!! Let's get ready together.

Extreme Matte Lipstick bold lips


First of all, you need to know that this new concealer I just started using is the best concealer I have EVER used. Period. End of story. I let my sis use it in NY a few weeks ago and she was like “WOW I have never used anything that works that well.” It's waterproof, it's creamy and easy to blend, and it lasts allllllll day long.


I”m also super duper into this blush trio! It's super duper pigmented and I feel like all 3 shades are perfect with different looks. I love the berry color on the left for a really pretty wintery look, and that hot pink in the middle is a super pretty shade if you're wearing pink tones, and that pink on the right is the most natural looking, like you just got a little sun that day on your cheeks! All of them stay longer than any other powder blush I've ever used. Ever.

All Nighter Concealer beauty
Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trios make up
Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trios

Bronzer Highlighter Trio

This bronzer highlighter trio is another winning brand new combo I found and fell in love with. I've used the bronzer on the right and left side and they're both perfectly shimmery and give you a sunkissed glow. That highlighter in the middle is super subtle but glowy and natural looking too. I'm really digging all three!

Urban Decay Highlight Palette
Urban Decay Highlight Palette
Urban Decay Highlight Palette beach waves
Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trios

Eyeshadow Palette

If you've never tried the Naked 2 eyeshadow palette you're seriously missing out! This palette is a really good neutral with lots of brown tones that would flatter any coloring.

Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette
Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette
Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette


I'm still really loving the YSL All Hours foundation that came out last year. I can put it on at the beginning of the day and it literally looks JUST as good at the very end of the day, 13 hours later. It has a creamy application that is just literally perfection! When I'm less tan I wear B40 and when I'm a little more tan I wear B45. I've been cheating on my beauty blender and applying my YSL foundation with this kabuki brush and I feel like it goes on so evenly!

YSL All Hours Foundation


Let's talk eyeliner. I've always been deathly afraid of liquid eyeliner, ever since my first mishap probably, I don't know, in like the 7th grade?! Haha. But I recently gave this highly rated Artliner eyeliner a try and WOW is it amazing. SO easy to use, it's almost like a sharpie or a felt tip marker or something, so it's not all messy or crazy intimidating. I felt like it was actually really easy to apply!

Lancome Artliner Liquid Eyeliner beach waves
Extreme Matte Lipstick bold lips


In the winter I always feel like I need a little extra bronzer boost so I pulled out my long time tried and true chocolate bronzer! It has the slightest chocolate scent (not enough to gross you out, just enough to smell a tiny bit yummy!) and it really does mimic a golden glow that you'd get from a weekend in the sun.

Too Faced Matte Bronzer
Too Faced Matte Bronzer and beach waves

Perfect Beach Waves

Now for my tips on perfect movie star beach waves! Ready for this?!

The trick to getting perfect, natural-looking beach waves is using TWO sizes of curling irons! A tiny one like this .75″ Beachwaver (that I LOVE with all my heart) and its sister size, the 1″ Beachwaver Curling Iron!

There's something about using the two sizes that creates a really natural but super fun look, and honestly if you have both plugged in side=by-side, it doens't take more than maybe an extra couple minutes! It seems like a tip that would double your prep time but it's honestly about the same.

My photographer Arielle said it looked like it wasn't making much of a difference when I was rotating every section of hair back and forth between the two sizes, until I ran my fingers through the curls and made waves. It really does make a GIGANTIC difference!!

beach waves

Heat protectant

To protect my hair, I spayed on this heat protectant, and then after I let my curls completely cool and I had fingered through the curls, I used this TOP RATED hairspray to set the curls.

Long lasting curls

The best part about these curls is that they stay for DAYS. Using two small-ish barrels makes the curls really stay for a super long time, and I almost feel like the waves get better and better with each day.

Kenra Volume Spray beach waves

Bold lips

Last tip of the day: I have to share with you guys this lip crayon that doubles as a liner AND lipstick!! It goes on SO creamy and the fact that it comes in a pencil type applicator makes it super easy to line your lips first, then fill them in. I feel like bold lips can be super intimidating but this type of application makes it really easy to perfect a bold lip! I also feel like this crayon lasts for HOURS but it's so creamy that it doesn't dry out your lips at all!

Extreme Matte Lipstick
bold lips

Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trios
All Nighter Concealer
Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Matte Bronzer
Beachwaver S1 Curling Iron Bedding
Beachwaver .75″ Curling Iron Bedding
Urban Decay Highlight Palette
Extreme Matte Lipstick
Lancome Artliner Liquid Eyeliner
Anastasia Brow Pencil
Express Style Hot Off The Press
Kenra Volume Spray
YSL All Hours Foundation
Maternity jeans
Maternity top
Photos by Arielle Levy

Would you guys want me to do a live tutorial of this look, with the makeup and beachy waves? Let me know in the comments and whether you'd want to watch on Facebook or Instagram!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 5 kids, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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  1. Hi Corrine! Great recommendations!!! Just wondering what color you are using in the concealer? I want to try that and the bronzer! 🙂

  2. I’d love a tutorial on mixing the two sizes of curling irons. Love your posts–you’re the best!

  3. Hello! I would love to watch a tutorial on the makeup and beach waves too! If possible on instagram? Thanks!

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