You need to stop making these common beauty mistakes during the monsoon

Written by Nishtha BhallaJul 08, 2021

There's a lot of chatter surrounding monsoon-proof beauty routines, and everyone's got an opinion. And while you may think you have a monsoon-friendly beauty routine down to the T, chances are — 2 hours later, you've got mascara streaming down your face, and your foundation refuses to stay put.

There are a few beauty habits you need to let go of during the monsoon to avoid your flawless face turning into a D-Day base. Read on for the steps you can cut out to build a perfect monsoon-friendly beauty routine, and take notes!

01. Not switching to waterproof eye makeup

We don't know where this rumour started, but let's just clear the air — waterproof makeup during the monsoon is a good thing! The rains and the humid weather can make your eye makeup runoff, so whether you're an eyeliner aficionado or a mascara fiend, make sure whatever you pick is waterproof. Use the Lakmé Eyeconic Liquid Eyeliner for a waterproof and transfer-proof experience that'll last all day, and give you a dramatic finish to your eye makeup. No raccoon eyes here!

02. Not powdering-up

During the monsoon, face powders are underrated gems. If you've got oily skin, ditch the heavy-duty cream or liquid-based foundations for a reliable powder foundation like the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact. The multifaceted compact works as a concealer, foundation and compact in one and will give you even matte coverage without melting off your face. If you've got dry skin and are afraid to venture into powder territory, use the compact as a setting powder over your regular foundation instead — and watch as it lasts for a really long time.

03. Applying creamy-based lipsticks

Glossy, creamy lipsticks are cute and have their place in the beauty world, no doubt. But in the monsoon? They're going to turn into your foes since they tend to bleed in the humid weather — and we definitely don't want that. Our pick for the season happens to be liquid lipsticks, and we're leaning towards the Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Colour to fix all our lipstick woes for us. A transfer-proof formula with a lightweight feel, the matte lipstick is a go-to for the season and shade for every mood. We love to see it.