Don’t let the monsoons dampen your spirits when it comes to doing up your hair or your face. We found out that the best way to pep ourselves up during these gloomy days is to play around with some of our favourite hair and makeup products. Here’s the list…

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For those who are always strapped for time when it comes to a hair wash, lo and behold, the new TIGI BED HEAD Sugar Dust Invisible Micro Texture Hair Powder  a.k.a. dry shampoo. A real savior – it’s what you need when you’re running short on time but still want your hair to look super slick and styled. It’ll give you instant volume and root lift, absorb the excess oil, impart a long-lasting hold and add serious texture to all hair types. We swear by it!

Use it: Always use on dry hair.  Sprinkle onto hair at the roots and use your fingertips to rub the product into the hair for instant root lift with a matte finish.

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Lakmé Pop Tints
If they’ve made it to our all-time favourite lip colours, the Lakmé Pop Tints have got to be pretty great! There are so many things we love about this super fab range – they come in eight funky colours, have a one-stroke application (we kid you not!) and add just the right pop of colour that your face needs especially if you’re dealing with a dull monsoon day.

Use it: Stretch your lips and start at the center, applying the lipstick all the way to the corners. Make sure the lipstick has not smudged over the line of your lips.

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TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray
If you’re looking to create loose, textured and carefree looks make the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray from the Casual Collection your go-to product. It’s suitable for all hair types and gives you the perfect, beachy look that’s fun, super relaxed and yet has lots of movement. Perfect for a weekend brunch with your girlies!

Use it: Spray evenly from the root to tip on towel-dried or dry hair and work though to create tousled waves with natural movement.

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Lakmé Absolute Drama Stylist Shadow Crayons
If there’s one way to play up your eyes, it’s got to be the Lakmé Absolute Drama Stylist Shadow Crayons. They come in eight different colours and can be used as both, liners as well as a full-fledged eyeshadow. But you’ve got to be brisk while using it because it’s got a silky smooth application and glides onto your eyes for a quick drying effect. The fact that it’s smudge-proof and crease-proof also makes it absolutely perfect for the monsoon.

Use it:  Apply the shadow directly with the pencil tip onto the eye lid. Since the crayon comes with a quick dry formula, smudge the colour quickly onto your eyelid.

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TONI&GUY Shine Gloss Serum
For those of you who swear by a classic look and prefer to wear your hair like the old-school goddesses every occasion you get, the TONI&GUY Shine Gloss Serum from the Classic Collection will help you put your look together in half the time. It controls frizz and flyaways and leaves your hair with an ultra-smooth shine similar to the chic chignons, the perfect ponytails or the simple, sleek bobs of yesteryear.

Use it: Rub 2–3 pumps of serum between your palms and work it through the lengths and ends of dry hair avoiding the roots.

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TIGI BED HEAD Maxxed Out Massive Hold Hairspray
If you’re suffering from poor volume and texture, let the TIGI BED HEAD Maxxed Out Spray show you the way. With PMS (Pump.Massive.Style) complex, it’s the one hair product you need to rely on if you’re looking for massive hold or super shine. In addition to its super voluminous benefits, it also protects your hair from sun damage.

Use it: Hold can about 12 inches away from hair and apply to dry or styled hair.  Reapply for added hold.  Be sure to leave for a few seconds to ensure ultra-firm hold.