Monsoon is already here and we are loving these windy days and the pitter patter of raindrops. And while there is every reason to love monsoon the rainy season brings along a new set of challenges for makeup lovers.

It can make your mascara run down your cheek and your makeup, blotchy. The key here is to stay away from heavy makeup and use appropriate waterproof products, which will ensure that your makeup stays intact throughout the day.

Here is a list of makeup essentials you must have in your bag this monsoon...
Don’t forget the primer

Don’t forget the primer

Invest in a good primer as it will make your life easier during monsoon. A primer helps even out your skin by filling in the pores, which in turn will make your makeup last longer. It will also give you an even base to apply other makeup products. Pick a primer which is waterproof and we suggest you try the Lakmé Absulote Blurr Perfect Primer. This waterproof product is light on your skin and gives you a flawless finish.

Say hello to lip liners

Say hello to lip liners

A lip liner can be used as a base to make your lipstick stay longer. All you have to do is apply it on your lips before your favorite shade. Also, make sure the lip liner is waterproof so you can sport the perfect pout for hours even during monsoon. Do not forget to sharpen your lip liner before you apply it for a clean look. Our pick is the Lakmé 9 to 5 Lipliner. This product not just gives you a satin finish but also saves you time as you won’t have to do touch-ups.

Switch to gel eyeliner

Switch to gel eyeliner

You know how difficult it is to keep your eyeliner and mascara from running down your cheeks during the monsoon. You can make your eye liner stay put by switching to a gel liner, which is easy to apply and gives you intense color. Also, it is great if you are a beginner. It is safe for your eyes, light weight and dries quickly. Try the Lakmé Absolute Gel Addict, which is intense, smudge proof and long lasting.