It’s that season again ladies! Heat, humidity and rain; all put together are going to wreak a havoc on your hair and skin. But what’s going to suffer the most is your makeup! Dealing with melting makeup is certainly a big task during monsoons, and while stepping out with layers of makeup may not be a wise idea, going barefaced is not an option either. So, what do you do?
Well, you’ll be surprised to know that a few swaps in your regular makeup products is going to make all the difference in helping you survive the rains. Here’s everything you need to know about preventing your makeup from melting down in the monsoons and here are some tricks to get rain-proof makeup this monsoon...
- Switch to powder-based formulas
- Say hello to waterproof mascara and eyeliner
- Use cream-based blush
- Avoid glossy lipsticks
- Less is more
Switch to powder-based formulas
You don’t want that cream-y foundation or eyeshadow melting down in the rainwater, do you? To avoid such makeup blunders in the monsoon season, we suggest you switch to powder formulas. Using a powder foundation will not only give a matte finish but also help your foundation last longer. You can try the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact - Ivory Cream which promises an even tone coverage and works to perfect your makeup.
Say hello to waterproof mascara and eyeliner
While rainy days are fun and romantic if you stay in, they can be pretty disastrous if you have to step out, especially for a date night or a special occasion. Even though waterproof makeup takes time to come off, it’s the best way to keep your eye makeup from moving in the monsoons. You don’t want raccoon eyes on your date night, right? You can try the Lakmé Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip - Black and Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara - Night Drama.
Use cream-based blush
Contrary to creamy formulas for eyes and face, using cream-based eyeshadow palettes is a big yes in the monsoon season! So, keep your powder-y blushes aside for a few months and get your hands on a cream blush such as the Lakmé Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Cheek Contour - Peach Princess as its ultra-creamy formula will set with a flawless finish and glide on the skin like velvet. Try subtle shades of pink and peach and blend well for a soft and natural look.
Avoid glossy lipsticks
Lip glosses are classic and versatile, no doubt! However, they are not the best bet for the monsoon season. Glossy and creamy lipsticks may bleed easily in the humid weather. Therefore, we suggest you stick to soft matte lipsticks and go for pinks and browns instead of bold, bright colours.
Less is more
With the advent of monsoon, humidity will be at its peak and that will lead to sweating and dripping of makeup. Precisely why, we suggest you follow the less-is-more formula when it comes to makeup this season. While you may have already experimented with bright colours during summer, it’s now time to settle for subtle. Therefore, to keep your makeup game going strong in the rains, make a few switches in your makeup products and you’ll be sorted.
Image courtesy: Instagram