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Monsoon Essentials: Waterproof Makeup

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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!
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 to a mattifying moisturizing serum like Innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum with organic Jeju green tea and green tea seeds that hydrates your skin from deep within.
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.
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. If you’re looking for a super shine-free look, get your hands on the NYX Professional Makeup Shine Killer
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 the Nykaa GLAMOReyes Eye Pencil - Blue Hex 01 for an intense color locked down for hours and hours, giving you dramatic, gorgeous eyes round the clock!
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 Makeup Obsession Blush
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 you want to go something powder based to get the job done, go for the IsaDora Matt Fixing Blotting Powder to embrace the smudged-out look and tackle your day head on!
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