Your monsoon makeup guide
The rains give us a soothing and refreshing break from the scorching summer heat. However, it surely does not give us a break from our makeup woes. In fact, the rain can wash away the makeup which you have applied over your face if proper protection based product is not applied. Here are some tips to ensure that your makeup lasts longer and without running this monsoon
To start with, try to avoid foundation as much as you can, unless you like getting messed up. Instead, replace foundation with face powder. This to an extent will help in keeping the look intact even if you get drenched.
As mentioned, you can use powder in place of heavy base. However even while using face powder see to it that you use only as much as you need it. In other words, use face powder to get rid of that greasy look and nothing more..
Use cream blushers instead of powder or any other type of blushes in the monsoon. The mantra is to use as less blush as you possible can. Even if you get wet in the rain, remember to just dab it with a tissue and not rub it all over your face. When it comes to blushes, blending is the ultimate keyword. While applying blush on your cheeks blend it in the outward direction. Let it look natural and not like a cakey look. Use more pastel colours during monsoon. Keep it subtle and beautiful.
The same goes with eyeshadows as well. Use subtle colours like beige, brown, pink andemphasize on powdered eye shadows instead of creams. This will keep the eye shadow from melting off on your face.
Mascara should be a strict NO-NO during rainy season, until and unless it is necessary. Select water resistant mascaras that will at least stay for a while without getting smudged when wet.
Eyeliner and Kajal
Use pencil liners rather than liquid liners during the rains. This will keep the makeup from running all over your face when you get wet. The perfect look would be to just apply a dash of eyeshadow on your upper eyelid and apply a thin line of Kajal. This look will not only look decent but also save you from getting messy.
Settle down with long lasting range of lipsticks during monsoon. Matte is the best choice. Avoid lip-gloss as it will get sticky and smudge easily when you get wet. Use dark colour lipsticks as it will make you look a shade lighter than your actual complexion and will last longer