The sun takes a bow and the refreshing monsoon is upon us! We know you would like to dress up and look gorgeous this rainy season, but humidity and rain can play makeup spoilers for you. Fret not. We bring you tips and tricks that will help you avoid a makeup meltdown.
A smear-proof base is a must
Start your makeup by applying a lightweight primer before foundation and after moisturizer that will keep your makeup intact and create a natural shield for your face from sweating and dirt particles. A good quality primer will also help in reducing the appearance of fine lines and pores on the face.
Our top picks: Clinique’s super primers, M.A.C matte cream
Go for a sheer foundation
A heavy foundation is a big NO during the rainy season, as it can make you look like a grease ball! Opt for sheer formulations that create a barrier between skin and dirt particles. Water based foundations and light BB creams are also your best bet. Monsoon is the time to keep your makeup minimal and allow your skin to breathe for that natural glow.
Our top picks: Revlon Colorstay Aqua Mineral Makeup, Seasoul HD Finish BB Cream
Use a tinted formula for a more natural look. Colors like dusty pinks and peaches look lovely and add a radiant glow to your face. Avoid shimmery blushes as they can clog your pores and can give you bad skin.
Our top picks: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, Benefit Benetint
For gorgeous eyes
Invest in water-resistant and waterproof mascara and eyeliners. Avoid eye pencils, which are wax-based and prone to smearing in humid weather. For a flawless finish, use sheer eye makeup in shades of true blue, peach, lavender, champagne and chocolate.
Our top picks: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, Lakme Absolute Color Illusion Eye Shadow Peach pearl
Keep yourself hydrated
Last but not the least, we recommend that you drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. Always keep a water bottle with you and drink it frequently. Adding watermelons, cucumber or the fruits that contain water in your diet is also a great idea as it can help you maintain your skin’s