Monsoon is at its peak and you know what that means for us makeup lovers! While the weather is lovely and that sure is a relief from the scorching heat, it isn’t such a great feeling when you go out with a full face of makeup and come back looking like a melted popsicle! Monsoon makeup disasters are common but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to avoid them and still look stunning, even during heavy downpours.

Here are 5 common monsoon makeup mishaps and some tips and tricks to avoid them like a pro. Read on...

Makeup mishap: Melting foundation
 

Makeup mishap: Melting foundation

Solution: Humidity that leads to makeup meltdowns is a nightmare that comes true during monsoon. As your skin secretes more oil during the humid season, it makes it difficult for your base makeup to stay put. So switch to powder foundation and remember less is more.

Our pick: Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 30

Makeup mishap: Bleeding lip colour
 

Makeup mishap: Bleeding lip colour

Solution: To make your lipstick last long, line your lips first and then apply the lip colour. A lip liner makes sure your lip colour stays in line and lasts long. Also, let your lip glosses take a back seat this season and go for matte lipsticks instead.

Our pick: Lakmé 9 To 5 Lip Liner

Makeup mishap: Runny mascara
 

Makeup mishap: Runny mascara

Solution: Going out with a dramatic eye makeup only to find it smudged and smeared all around your eyes! Sounds familiar? To avoid the racoon eye situation, use only waterproof products for your eye makeup in the rainy season.

Our pick: Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara , Elle 18 Eye Drama Kajal

Makeup mishap: Chipped nail polish
 

Makeup mishap: Chipped nail polish

Solution: You nails become brittle and break easily during monsoon. This ruins your manicure and makes your nail polish break and chip. We suggest applying a base coat and locking the enamel with a top coat to make it last longer.

Our pick: Lakmé Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish - Top Coat

Makeup mishap: Makeup doesn’t hold up
 

Makeup mishap: Makeup doesn’t hold up

Solution: To make your makeup stay put all day long, swear by using a primer before applying any makeup product. It not only gives you a better and smoother finish, but also keeps your makeup intact even when it is raining cats and dogs outside.

Our pick: Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer