Your official guide to the coconut girl beauty look

Time to channel your inner beach bum/Aquamarine/flower clip/snow-cone energy. The best accessory to match your summer-in-SoCal transformation? A fresh pineapple smoothie with a little umbrella on top, ofc. Oh, we're very much here for this.

Salty waves

This spray is basically the ocean in a bottle. Just spritz on damp hair and scrunch to recreate the amazing texture your hair gets after going for a dip—no beach required.


Try: Sun Bum Sea Spray, $15,

Giving gloss

Bust out the clear lip gloss. It's a total throwback to the early 2000s and gives you all the shine in the sun. Slather it on your lips, then pat a little bit onto the top of your cheekbones for the dewiest complexion ever.


Try: Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss in Chill, $15,

Flower child

What's better than a claw clip? One that's shaped like a hibiscus flower to bring you back to your fave tropical beach vacay. Throw it in your hair and let a few pieces fall out to keep the look casual.


Try: Emi Jay Super Bloom Clip in Maui, $15,

Freckle face

Not all of us get a set of cutie speckles without a TikTok filter, but you can feign faint spots by drawing on a few dozen dots with a freckle pen or brow pencil. Top with a translucent powder to make 'em last all day long.


Try: Colourpop Freckle Pen in Soft Brown, $9,

Sunshine skin

Your skin looks its very best when it's healthy—and that means slathering on the sunscreen. Pick one with subtle shimmer to add a boost of radiance. A tropical-scented formula will give you all the yummy smells, and a long-lasting cream loaded with vitamins C and E gives your skin a li'l extra love.


Try: Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion SPF 50, $10,

Ocean eyes

We sea you: Mimic the calming effects of the water with graphic aqua liner. Trace a budge-proof, long-wear formula that will last through sweat and sand along your top lash line and give it a little flick at the outer corner, leaving the rest of your makeup low-key.


Try: L.A. Color Neon Gel Eyeliner in Swell, $4,

Mix-and-match mani

These retro designs from the early aughts are giving us all the summer feels. Customize a press-on set to align with your personal ~vibe~. Fresh take: You can reuse the acrylics by applying them with double-sided adhesive tabs instead of nail glue.


Try: Variety Pack, $52,

Bronze-y babe

Sun-kiss your skin with a gradual self-tanning lotion that you can use every day (an applicator mitt is def your new bestie). It's gentle enough to use from head to toe for the gorgeous, healthy golden glow you want (without the sun damage you, yikes, don't).


Try: Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk, $14,

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by Erin Reimel | 6/18/2022