Runny foundation leaking on your collar, mascara streaks on cheeks and weeping lipstick do not a pretty picture make. If the rains leaves you looking like a mess, don’t sweat it. While you can’t do much about getting a little drenched in the rains, you can make sure your makeup withstands the elements and stands its ground. Here’s how you can melt-proof your makeup!
Light and easy does it
At the risk of sounding clichéd, less is more. The more you slather on the faster the meltdown. This starts with skincare; you don’t need heavy moisturizers in monsoons. Instead use a lighter, water-based moisturizer or serum like L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 50 that does double duty as a moisturizer and SPF. If you have unusually dry skin, stick to an oil-free bio-energized serum like Aviance Hydra Balance Moisture Infused Advanced Serum that contains Almond, Kiwi, Cucumber, Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Vitamin C.
L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF 50
Aviance Hydra Balance Moisture Infused Advanced Serum
Say No to Foundation
Heavy foundations weight down skin, block pores and make you sweat even more. Instead opt for a tinted moisturizer that gives the sheerest coverage. Less coverage means there’s less to sweat off! Try Lakme Complexion Care Cream CC Crème or Faces CC Cream for coverage combined with skin healing and protection. If you desperately need coverage apply a water-based concealer like L’Oreal Paris True Match Concealer with a brush for maximum staying power because the oil on your fingers will dilute coverage.
Three Cheers for Primer
If you don’t have one already, it’s time to buy a primer because it creates the perfect base and extends the life of anything you apply on it. Choose a mattifying formula like Revlon Photo Ready Prime + Anti Shine Balm Clear for extra shine control. Wait for five before applying tinted moisturizer. Applying anything on a wet primer base negates its benefits. Remember to prime your eyelids and lips too to slide-proof your shadow and lipstick.
Revlon Photo Ready Prime + Anti Shine Balm Clear
Water-proof your eye makeup
This is the perfect time to pull out water-proof versions of your eyeshadow, mascara and liner. Start by using an eye primer like Freedom Pro Eye Primer on eyelids and lashes to keep makeup in place longer. The lightweight L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Papillon Waterproof Mascara guarantees your lashes look lengthened, luscious and clump-free. Make sure your brows stay loud and proud with long lasting Inglot Brow Shaping Pencil. Keep eyeliner close to your lash line, and choose a waterproof pencil or gel formula like L’Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner over kajal for a water-proof colored up look.
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Papillon Waterproof Mascara
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner
Say No to Powder Formulas
It’s a good idea to ditch powder formulas because they tend to sit on top of skin making them more liable to slide right off the minute beads of sweat make an appearance! Instead stick with cream or gel bronzers and creamy blush or cheek stains. The pigments are sheer and easy to blend. Besides, a little goes a long way. Take you pick of Maybelline Dream Touch Blush, MUA Luxe Whipped Velvet Blush or Bharat & Dorris Cream Blush.
Go with the Flow
Finally, despite your best efforts to stay cool, a little sweat is bound to happen. So don’t fight it when you feel the dreaded trickle. Instead, dab gently with Basicare Natural Facial Oil Blotting Paper and then simply reapply your base. If your liner starts melting, embrace the smudged-out look and tackle your day head on!
Basicare Natural Facial Oil Blotting Paper