You’ve got to love the monsoon! The weekend getaways, the rounds of hot chai and the endless showers make for a great weekend! However, our makeup routine doesn’t share the same sentiment. That’s because the humidity caused by the downpour can do a nasty number on a freshly made up face and leave your makeup smudged and sweaty in mere minutes. This season, that’s going to change. We’re giving you the best makeup tips and tricks so that you can not only learn how to do your makeup but also how to keep it melt-proof all season long!
 

The right tool matters

The right tool matters

While we rely on brushes all year through, think different during the monsoon. For the process of applying liquid and cream products like foundation and blush, use a damp wedge sponge or a beauty blender. A damp applicator allows makeup to be applied smoothly onto the skin without the fear of excess product being added.

 

All about the base

All about the base

Prior to applying your base makeup, prepping your skin in the right way is of utmost importance. When moisturising, an oil based moisturiser can make your skin oily, which will cause your makeup to break down faster. That’s why, a water based moisturiser is key. The Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème is enriched with mineral laden glacial water, which is light on your skin as it hydrates it. Applying a base prior to your eyeshadow is just as important if you want your shadow to last all night. Thus, you can apply the Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal in White over your eyelid as a primer. This will allow your eyeshadow to last for hours at a stretch without budging.

 

Gel is the way to go

Gel is the way to go

A wax-based makeup formula doesn’t react too well to the humidity. Hence, it is important to switch your formula of choice to that of a gel texture which holds well, even in summer. For your face, the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Foundation, with its gel cream texture will blend easily into your skin. You’ll also never have to fear oily eyelids again with the Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Kajal, the waterproof that will stay smudge-free all day long!

 

Waterproof your makeup

Waterproof your makeup

To combat the wet weather, the most crucial step is to pick up the waterproof variants of your favorite makeup products. Waterproof makeup is just what you need to withstand the humidity and raindrops of the season. Everyone’s favorite Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal is the answer to your worries as it stays put, whatever be the weather.

 

Bake your face

Bake your face

If you thought baking was a process solely reserved for cakes, think again! The makeup technique baking involves dusting loose powder post your base makeup and leaving it to set after which, the excess is dusted off. During the setting process, the powder absorbs any excess oils that the face emits so that your base makeup lasts longer without the fear of running.

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