Looking for some monsoon makeup essentials before your big night? Or are you in the mood to get decked up, the rains be damned? Well, here are some waterproof products to stock up on before you head out.
You need to have some monsoon makeup essentials in your vanity pouch if you don’t want your hard work to melt off the moment you step under the rains. From switching to waterproof mascara to stop the unintentional tear tracks to prepping with a primer, here are some easy tips and tricks for a full face during the rainy season.
Don't forget the primer
The key to long-lasting makeup during a rainy day is to go light on the makeup. If you apply a lot, not only will it melt if rain hits your face, but the humidity can also dry your skin. A primer will make sure that the foundation has a strong base to hold on to. The Lakme Absolute Blur Primer not only blurs blemishes, but it is also waterproof and makes sure the rest of your makeup lasts all day long. It helps blend the foundation, contouring and eye makeup, and the primer is also light on your skin and gives you a flawless finish.
Say hello to lip liners
Like your face, your lips need a base so that the lipstick lasts longer. So, if your foundation’s support system is a primer, your lipstick’s best friend for definition happens to be a lip liner. The Lakme Absolute 3D Lip Definer is waterproof and helps you define your lips and even helps keep the colour in the center of your lips intact which tend to fade out as you might eat along the day. Available in six shades for any occasion, it also has a smooth finish and locks in the colour of your lips so that there are no creases.
Waterproof eyeliner and mascara for the win
Were you finally able to match the thickness of your eyeliner on both eyes and get the perfect wing? Want to keep it that way even when it is raining cats and dogs? Keep it waterproof with the Lakme 9 to 5 Black Impact Liner which has an easy grip and dries quickly so that even amateurs can use it.
And can you not go without completing your eye makeup with mascara? Don’t worry, we have a monsoon makeup product for that too. The Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara is as waterproof as it can get. It is also smudge-proof and light so that you don’t have to worry about messing with your eyeshadow while applying it. It even has a smart curling brush that naturally curls your lashes even in the heaviest of rains.
Opt for a matte lipstick
A monsoon makeup product that you must have on you is matte lipstick. While you may love your lip gloss, matte lipsticks stay longer even in the face of humidity. The Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color has a range of 35 shades for every mood or outfit. It is also a natural primer and stays for 12-hours long even during pouring rain. Worried about your mask smudging up your lipstick? Well, no more as this matte lipstick also remains vibrant and neat without drying out your lips.
Waterproof foundation is a thing
While those with oily skin can make do with a compact or powdered foundation, what about us rough and dry-skin people? Switch to the Lakme Perfecting Liquid Foundation before braving the rains. It contains vitamin E and moisturises your skin while also being sweatproof in the face of humidity. This full-coverage foundation creates a strong base that is needed to keep the rest of your makeup from running off.
Switch to compact powders
One handy monsoon tip is to switch out your liquid foundation for a powder if you just want medium coverage for work. A powder-based foundation also gives a matte effect and is perfect for oily skin as it absorbs the excess shine and sweat as seen with the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation. It even works like a primer and compact powder so that it lasts all day long and is easily blendable.
If you cannot find a waterproof product, your next best bet is a lightweight formula. The Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Lip & Cheek Color is as its name suggests – weightless with a matte finish that blends easily on your cheeks and lips. The range consists of 10 vibrant shades that you can either lightly apply for work or go crazy with for a night out with the girls.
Prep, prep and prep
Are you a monsoon bride or attending the biggest night of your life that needs a full face of makeup during the rainy season? Along with your stock of monsoon makeup essentials, if you prep right, you don’t have to worry about anything melting off. Stay hydrated as it will keep your skin soft and ready for all that foundation and contouring. And don't forget to tighten your pores and reduce the sweat by gently rubbing ice cubes on your face.
Don’t skip your CTM routine
Don’t forget your CTM (cleanser, toner, moisturiser) routine as it not only gives you a clean canvas to apply makeup but also keeps your skin soft and supple between those layers of makeup.
Start by cleaning your face with the Lakme Blush & Glow Lemon Face Wash as it washes away all of the dirt, oil and sweat all in one go. Rich with vitamin C, it also gets rid of excess sebum and blemishes leaving you with bright and spotless skin
Use a toner before you get to your makeup to maintain your pH balance level while also keeping your skin hydrated and ready for a full face. The Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Face Toner is an alcohol-free toner with green tea and witch hazel that not only tightens pores but keeps your skin soft.
A gel-based moisturiser works for all skin types so that you don’t end up with a greasy face thanks to the humidity. The Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel is loaded with vitamin B3 and keeps your skin hydrated and ready for your makeup with peach milk extract. It locks moisture into your skin 24 hours all the while being non-oily.
FAQs about monsoon makeup must-haves
Can I use liquid foundation during the monsoons?
Gone are the days of your liquid foundation running down your face along with the raindrops. We now have several waterproof products including liquid foundations like the Lakme Perfecting Liquid Foundation that can survive even a flood.
How can I waterproof my eyebrows?
Are you afraid of your fake arch melting off in the humidity? Draw on your eyebrows with the Lakme Eyebrow Pencil which is waterproof and sweatproof and lasts all day long.
Well, there you have it. Go through our guide to monsoon makeup essentials and stock up on your waterproof products. No more fearing the rains as you can opt for a full face or keep it light even during the heaviest of showers.
Written by Lopa K on Aug 10, 2022