As much as your body enjoys the cool breeze that
comes with the rains during monsoon, our skin tends to get patchy and the makeup
starts dripping due to the increased humidity.
Here are a few tips to avoid patchy foundations, dripping eyeliners and smudging
lip colors this monsoon:
Even though the weather is humid, one must always moisturize his/her skin as the
skin tends to get dry at times. Keeping a good moisturizer handy always works
and creates an even skin for the application of makeup. Use water-based
moisturizer on your skin as it will absorb all the oil.
During the monsoon, one must avoid using cream based products. Instead, apply
powder to give a matte effect. Don't apply too much foundation and concealer.
Use some powder as the base to apply your makeup on. A powder-based foundation
will last longer in the humid weather. Also, using a primer is very essential
before applying the makeup.
Lip tints are the best for monsoon
"The best bet for your lips is matte tints. Opt for soft mattes, pink shades or
soft browns instead of the bold and bright reds. Avoid gloss and go for matte
finished lips during this season. Gloss and cream lipstick should not be used as
they would bleed in the humid weather," said Millennial Makeup Artist Bhumika
For the eyes
According to Celebrity Makeup artist, Niti Luthra, "Make sure you use waterproof
mascara and eyeliner. When it comes to liners, ensure you hydrate your lids
before applying the ink. For a flawless matte finish, go for a felt-pen liner
verses a pencil that is cream-based. Ditch the black Kajal pencil and opt for a
white or brown color pencil to line your eyes. They will widen your eyes and
won't run off due to the rains."
Blushers and Eyeshadows
When it comes to blushes and eyeshadows, opt for a powder based blusher and
eyeshadow instead of the cream based ones. For eyeshadows, colors like creamy
pink, light brown, pastel and beige work well in this season.
Less is more
"Makeup is all about enhancing your features. It's best when it's neither too
much nor too less. The right kind of shades matter. One should experiment for
sure but carry that looks best. Less is more, that's the beauty of makeup,"