The Quiet Luxury of Coastal Beauty

Celebrity makeup artist Robin Black has your soft-spoken summer staples.
March 26, 2024

Glowing skin, minimalist makeup, a certain beachy-flush. It’s beauty with the easy elegance of coastal life, where wellness is built into every walk. It speaks silently of the truest form of luxury: the luxury of time and space to care for ourselves. Celebrity makeup artist, photographer and Beauty is Boring founder Robin Black—who’s worked with the famous faces of Selena Gomez, Jessica Chastain, Eva Mendez, and Viola Davis, plus brands like Vogue, Chanel and Kosas—translates the Quiet Luxury trend into a summer beauty wardrobe with TLC, to effortlessly take you from mornings by the beach to bubbly evening toasts with friends.

- Angela Salazar

Robin Black's Summer-By-The-Sea

Beauty Edit:

Sisley-Paris Phyto-Blanc Targeted Dark Spot Corrector

“This new, highly effective dark spot corrector made a visible difference to my pesky sunspots after just three weeks of use! I have very sensitive skin that doesn't like the traditional ingredients used for lightening dark spots and my rosacea can be reactive to lasers. This formula uses a patented brightening/dark spot reduction complex, plus Meadow Bistort extract which specifically helps to reduce the appearance of stubborn older spots. The slim tube is easy to travel with and it lasts a long time since you only apply it to the areas where it's needed. Also, since it doesn't use the acids, Vitamin C or other common brightening ingredients, it's safe for summer!”  

Shop it at COS BAR, Carmel Plaza Suite 225A, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Saint Jane Luxury Sun Ritual - Pore Smoothing SPF 30 Sunscreen

“This is one of those special products that everyone I introduce to instantly becomes a dedicated fan. The silky feel, the scent, the visible pore blurring/minimizing effect, the soft natural matte finish, plus it has SPF30 and doubles as an excellent primer under makeup. The mineral sunscreen uses 10% zinc oxide that is reef safe plus protects from UVA and UVB rays. As a note, it does have a light floral scent from jasmine and other flower extracts used in the formula.”

Shop it at SEPHORA, 230 Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA  

Monika Blunder's Blunder Cover

“This cult favorite all-in-one foundation/concealer is the perfect product for quick, wearable, natural looking, light coverage. I keep one in my bag for quick touch ups throughout the day. At night, I blend it all over my face for a very natural finish with just enough coverage to create an even glow. It's amazing for dry skin and works just as well for normal/combination skin. You can apply it with your fingers (ideal for tapping around your nostrils or over any discoloration as a light concealer) or a brush if you want to blend it in larger areas. I’m also a fan of Monika's brushes.”

Victoria Beckham Beauty Contour Stylus

“These new slim crayons make natural looking contour a breeze! The formula is smooth, creamy and easy to blend with a brush or your finger. Plus, they’re long-lasting, even in the summer heat. I love that they are small enough to tuck into a travel bag. I use mine under my cheekbones, under my jawline, and in the creases of my eyelids for added definition without eyeshadow. They are available in four shades with neutral undertones that work for a wide range of complexions.”

Make Beauty Serum Balm & Serum Balm Intense

“If you’re looking for a super hydrating, smoothing and plumping lip product, the Make Beauty Serum Balm and Serum Balm Intense condition lips while adding shine and the perfect amount of color. Both formulas use a natural lip volumizer derived from pomegranate flowers plus a medley of hydrating and restorative ingredients. The original Serum Balm has sheer, super pretty colors, perfect for creating summer's trending popsicle lip look. The newer Serum Balm Intense has the same lip conditioning base but with 11 intense colors for a shiny, gorgeous, summer statement lip.”

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