Monsoons knock on our doors with a heavenly mild earthy smell, cold breeze and the sound of pouring rain. While you love to enjoy the nature’s delight once a year, you also worry about the heat, humidity and pollution that have already taken a toll on your skin. The makeup meltdowns add to your hassles and you start looking for waterproof options. Some of you even give up makeup for a few months to avoid looking greasy, cakey and unmanageable. Stepping out barefaced isn’t a wise option either and this is why some monsoon makeup tips are important.
Unless you are ready to invest a fortune on assortment of waterproof makeup for monsoons, a little manipulation in your existing kit will save you from breaking the bank.
- Never neglect the primer in the spring summer season. For a smear proof base, prepare your skin with a primer which protects your skin from humidity, dust, water and perspiration. This keeps your makeup intact for a longer time. Primers are available in different price ranges by different brands but you should select it considering your skin type.
- Its time you ditch your liquid foundation unless it is silicon based and invest in a mineral based foundation which comes in loose powder. The setting powder gets absorbed in your skin preventing the base from being cakey.
- The havoc creators like heat, humidity and pollution will not spare your lips too which are not even oily. Reserve your lip glosses for non-sweaty days and opt for matte crayons, ultra-matte lip liquids and dry finish lipsticks.
- You might want to keep the eye shadow to a minimum as they will be first one to create a makeup mess. If you are creating an evening look then stick to the waterproof eyeshadows.
- The chemicals used in the waterproof liners and mascara are too harsh to dry you sensitive skin near the eyes. To prevent any damage to your skin, use a volumising mascara first and then apply a waterproof mascara. You might want to try the crayon or pen liners instead of liquid eye liners. It is less likely to smudge or drip.
- For contouring, you can use a mineral based contour stick or powdered palette. Blend thoroughly with your base near the cheek bones and jawline.
- Once you have worked on the base, you don’t need to worry about the blush. You may use cream based blush or powder based blush but don’t overdo it.
- Fix the makeup using a setting spray which will keep the makeup intact for very long hours.