You can do so much, even in monsoon and not have makeup running around everywhere. The rains are still persistent all over the country, and they aren’t going anywhere at least for another month or so. Nature’s tantrum can wreak havoc on your skin and makeup routine, spoiling all your plans – but here it is the ultimate monsoon makeup guide.
You have to deal with all the meltdown issues, skin breakouts, curly hair and more. We suggest using lighter formulas, with water-resistant properties. This might work out just as fine for you. Here are the monsoon products that you must pick up:
Foundations tend to a meltdown, while the BB creams remain unaffected. Reserve your stock of liquid foundation for all the on humid days, and use breathable BB creams for the days you think there will be a shower. Pick a tinted moisturiser if you can, this might also rescue you from your patches and rain meltdowns. But heavy foundation formulas tend to weigh down with moisture effects and cause more trouble than good.
What should you take up instead? You can take up foaming face washes instead that would cleanse your face of excess oil and not leave back moisture. There is already enough moisture in the air, and we do not want more of it lingering on our faces. If you have excessively dry skin, you can try for a foaming cleanser with extra essential oils and nutrients. This helps you retain skin moisture and keeps skin bright.
What should you take up instead then? Take up cheek tints. If you are someone who likes blush, replace that with cheek tints. These glide on the skin just like gels and set absorbed there. You will get a high natural flush, and this won’t even wash off. Even better, this was last through humidity and sweat – without any need of touch-ups.
You might love the shimmer, but Matt is the way. Your hair usually sticks to lip gloss, and that is what you do not want on rainy days! Take up gorgeous matte shades that will stay on your lips all day long, despite the rains and the humidity. Exfoliate all your dead cells positively, do not be wearing mattes over dead skin. And your lips are good to go!
We know how much you love moisturising, but the monsoons change the law. If you want to avoid ugly breakouts on your face, this is the way to go! Use gel-based creams that will get absorbed in your skin entirely and will not give your skin the extra moisture bump. If you have extra dry skin, try the formulations that have chronically acid on them. That works just as beautiful.
Rainy season blues are very troublesome, and your eyes will look massacred if you have these makeup products on. What will happen automatically is a meltdown? A heavy downpour will make you look like a raccoon or a panda. Swap all these products with their waterproof counterparts – that way you don’t run a risk of black spots. Also, remember to use a good primer initially, then use these products for a more extended stay and finish!
Rain water already dries up your hair and causes havoc to them, making them frizzy. You do not want more chemicals to repeat the same. Switch to any sup hates free shampoo for your hair to remain moisturised and silky. That way, it will not be harsh on the scalp too!
Follow these tips and tricks and enjoy a great monsoon with fried fritters and waterproof makeup!
Shweta Gaur is a renowned professional makeup artist in Delhi NCR and serves in Noida, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Faridabad. She specializes in wedding makeup and has served 6000+ brides across the NCR region.
She has a vast experience in Industry and has participated in number of fashion shows and makeup events.