Every year, when the first showers of monsoon break the heatwave, and you can hear the pitter-patter of rain on your windows, we know your heart does a little dance before it sinks. The chances of you ruining your makeup in the downpour are MUCH higher than of your crush liking you back. Foxy eyes and watercolor blush only look romantic when you’re inside, enjoying a hot plate of bhajias, and not when they’re mixing with rainwater and streaming down your face.
But, don’t let our monsoon makeup rantings deter you from looking your best. The best of waterproof makeup is found in the luxe makeup aisle (digital and in-store), and you must take complete advantage of it, this rainy season. So, loosen those purse strings, sit back, and check out what we’d use for a luxurious monsoon makeup look.
So, loosen those purse strings, sit back, and check out what we’d use for a luxurious monsoon makeup look.
Anything can go wrong when your base is not strong enough to hold your makeup together. You need something that will stand the test of time (24 hours max), and you’ll only find that in the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup foundation. It’ll give you medium to full coverage all day, and it’s transfer-proof, so wear it with pastel outfits without a care in the world (but do keep your raincoat handy to stay dry). Besides, it’s perfect for sultry Indian summers in general and will keep your base looking like second skin through the day.
Trust Huda, ladies. She lives in one of the hottest countries in the world, and if her eyeshadows can withstand a sweat outbreak in 40°C, it can very well work wonders in the monsoon. The matte colors are perfect for a rainy day, and the colors are poppin’. If you’re still craving a metallic look, that’s okay too because these eyeshadows are dual ended. Their wearability is 12 hours, so go ahead and wear it to work if you want to.
Nothing can make us drop our winged eyeliner - not even our generous rain Gods. There is a lot of hype around the Too Faced Better Than Sex Liquid Eye Liner in Deepest Black, and we can’t say that it’s overrated. Too Faced fans would know that just like its mascara counterpart, you can jump into a swimming pool and still come out with your liner in place - it is THAT good. Don’t take our world for it though. Buy it, wear it, stand in the rain, and see for yourself.
If your eyes are the window to your soul, you are gonna need the lushest of lush eyelashes. The only way to get that is by investing in the Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling Mascara in Black. It promises instant curling action for your lashes and keeps them looking long and fluttery for over 12 hours. While it does that, it is also conditioning them with its Vitamin B5 and Serin formula to make them longer and stronger. Win-win!
We need waterproof, we need pops of color, we need matte, and we need it all this monsoon. Our favorite pick is the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick, which comes in thirty different colors - THIRTY! It’s got this amazing primer oil complex formula, which will give you pillow-y soft lips all day. The finish is velvet matte, which is exactly what you should be wearing this time around. There is no drying or flaking with this bad boy, so your lips can stay comfy for up to eight hours.