Rains make everything around us look oh-so-dreamy and romantic. But they also make things a little complicated for our skin. This is especially a matter of concern for monsoon brides. Besides choosing a stunning lehenga and a scenic destination for the wedding, they also need to pay heed to their makeup.
Because of the constant downpour and rise in humidity, the makeup could melt easily, look patchy or even flaky. And if you’re planning to do your own makeup, you need some pro tips that will help you avoid all this and keep you looking on-fleek throughout the day. Ahead, we have some amazing (might we say, impressive) tips and tricks that will help you rock your monsoon wedding makeup like a pro. Check ‘em out…
- Stay hydrated
- Use ice cubes to tighten your pores
- Prep, prep, prep!
- Avoid cream-based products
- Repeat after us, waterproof!
- Go for matte lips
Yes, this little tip can do real wonders to your pre-makeup skin, if taken seriously. Keep a bottle of water or a sipper handy throughout the day of your wedding and don’t let your H2O levels dip down. This will help your skin to retain the required moisture levels and stay soft and supple.
Use ice cubes to tighten your pores
Get that secret tool out from the freezer. Yes, we mean some ice cubes and rub it on your face before putting on the base makeup. This one step will tighten your pores, increase blood circulation and add a natural glow to your face.
Pro tip: Make some rose water ice cubes in advance and use it on your face before the wedding makeup. It will not only rejuvenate your skin but also make it look healthy and firm.
Prep, prep, prep!
It’s super important to prep your skin before applying makeup. This will not only give you a clean canvas to apply makeup but also keep your skin soft and supple between those layers of makeup. Start by cleaning your face with a gel-based cleanser like the Lakmé Blush & Glow Peach Burst Gel Face Wash. It is a decadent blend of peach extracts, fruit antioxidants and soft scrubbing beads that gently rid your skin of all the impurities and lend a refreshing glow.
Next, spritz on a lightweight toner like Lakmé 9to5 Matte Moist Mattifying Face Toner. It is alcohol-free and infused with green tea extracts and instantly refreshes your face while working actively to tighten the pores. Opt for a water-based moisturiser to finish prepping your skin for makeup. Choose a weightless formula like the Pond’s Super Light Gel Moisturiser that packs in hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. This non-sticky, lightweight moisturiser will lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated for a good 24 hours.
Avoid cream-based products
During the monsoon season, it’s best to avoid cream-based products that turn your skin into an oily mess. Instead, you should pick products that lend a matte finish to your face and don’t budge throughout the day. Include Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation in your kitty. It is an incredible, non-heavy formula that combines the goodness of long-lasting matte primer, foundation and compact, all in one! It comes in a range of six shades that flatter most Indian skin tones so you’re sure to find your perfect match.
Repeat after us, waterproof!
Whatever goes on your eyes must strictly be waterproof. Don’t let the rains or even your teardrops get in your way of nailing a striking eye makeup. By default, your vanity must have water-resistant and smudge-proof eyeliners and kajals like the Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal that stays on your eyes for as long as 20-22 hours. For a dramatic finish, treat your eyelashes with the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara. It is not heavy and gives a defining look to your lashes. The best thing? It is waterproof and won’t smudge, even during the monsoons.
Go for matte lips
Yes, we know glossy tips are trending right now, but it’s best to ditch them during the monsoons. Your best bet is a matte lipstick like the Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color that won’t budge throughout the day. The feather light formula is comfortable to wear for long hours, which is a huge plus. It comes in 12 stunning shades — so you’re spoilt for choice with this one.