Here come the rains! This glorious season brings with it a splash of fun and a fair share of makeup woes. Imagine, who would want to enjoy the glorious weather with mascara streaming down their cheeks? Or washed-out lipstick that looks as dull as the skies? Definitely not us gals!
Yes, we totally get you. Makeup and rains are a challenging combination, but not an impossible one. Don’t believe us? Well, here’s a list of monsoon makeup must-haves to help you brave the rains with confidence.
Face wash for clean skin
Face the rains with squeaky-clean skin. This is super important during monsoons because the weather can cause a lot of skin issues. That’s why keeping your skin clean during monsoons is highly essential. Use a gentle oil-free cleanser that will not only remove impurities but also hydrate your skin. You can also rub an ice cube on your face for a couple of minutes to reduce sweat and ensure your makeup stays on longer.
BB Monsoon Pick – Organic Harvest Oil Control Face Wash (Sulphate-free)
Prime up on primer
Primers are of prime importance during monsoons. Not only will it even out your skintone and help makeup last longer, but it will also act as a natural shield against dirt, dust and grime. It’s best to go for a waterproof primer during monsoons. Remember, with primers, less is more. Take a small pea-sized drop and blend it on your skin for even coverage.
BB Monsoon Pick – GlamGals Matte Finished Ultra Water Proof Liquid Foundation
Line your eyes with liners
This season, let your eyes do the talking with gel-based liners. Not only will this ensure your makeup stays put, but it will also give you the ultimate colour payoff, that won’t smudge, won’t budge, and will last really long. Goodbye raccoon eyes! And yes, you can also add a dash of playfulness by choosing bright colours to beat the dull grey skies.
BB Monsoon Pick – Gala Of London Liquidline (Waterproof)
Volumize with mascara
Don’t let the monsoons play spoilsport when it comes to your eye makeup. Dramatize your eyes with a swipe of water-resistant mascaras, and ace the rains like a pro. These waterproof goodies will stay intact and give your fluttery lashes the ultimate volume as you flaunt them all day long. And if you want to add volume to your eyes, apply mascara to your lower lashes.
BB Monsoon Pick – Maybelline New York Hypercurl Mascara (Waterproof)
Add colour with lip colour
Brighten up a rainy day with a pop of colour on your lips. It’s best to go for a matte lipstick as these don’t smudge or budge, and stay put for long. Indulge in pinks, tangerines, reds and coral and liven up a gloomy, rainy day. You can also make your lipstick last longer by dabbing your lips with tissue paper and dusting translucent powder on your lips. Apply a second coat of lipstick, and you’re set!
BB Monsoon Pick – Faces Glam On Velvet Matte Lipstick (Play Pink)
Get cheeky with blush
Don’t let the gloomy clouds rain on your parade. Instead, colour up your cheeks with a hint of blush. It’s wise to avoid powder blushes and go for cream-based ones. The creamy formula will not only give you a flawless finish, but will last longer. And try to keep away from sparkly shades, as these tend to form uneven makeup patches on the skin.
BB Monsoon Pick – PAC Studio Cream Blusher
Let your skin soak in the goodness of moisturizers. Moisturizing is essential even during monsoons to keep your skin hydrated and supple. Try an oil-free moisturizer to keep your skin from breaking out due to humidity.
BB Monsoon Pick – Ponds Light Moisturiser
Sheild your screen with sunscreen
If you think the gloomy clouds will protect your skin from UV rays, think again. That’s because UV rays have the superpower to harm your skin, even without the sunrays, as they can travel through the clouds. It’s best to protect your skin with a non-greasy sunscreen, and enjoy the rains to the fullest.
BB Monsoon Pick – Lacto Calamine Daily Sunshield Matte Look Sunscreen
With our nifty tips, say goodbye to makeup meltdowns, and weather any storm that comes your way. Make sure you stash your makeup box with these beauty arsenals so you’re always ready for the mighty rains. So this monsoon, break away from the monotony of greys and infuse colour in your life. Go on, embrace the glorious weather, and don’t let anything dampen your spirits!
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