Monsoon may be the worst season for makeup lovers. While waterproof makeup can go a long way in maintaining your monsoon look on rainy days, you need expert tips on how to apply makeup to help you along. The monsoon tends to make your skin patchy and make-up often drips due to increased humidity. Here are the best makeup tips to avoid patchy foundation, dripping eyeliners and smudging lip colours this monsoon:
Moisturise: Even though the weather is humid, one must always moisturise the skin as it tends to get dry. Keeping a good moisturiser handy always works and creates an even skin for the application of make-up. Use water-based moisturiser on your skin as it will absorb oil.
Use powders: During the monsoon, 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 make-up. A powder-based foundation will last longer in humid weather. Also, using a primer is essential before applying make-up.
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 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,” says make-up artist Bhumika Bahri.
Make sure you use waterproof mascara and eyeliner. When it comes to liners, ensure you hydrate your lids before applying the ink. ( Shutterstock )
For the eyes: According to celebrity make-up 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 colour pencil to line your eyes. They will widen your eyes and won’t run off due to the rains.”
Blushers and eye shadows: When it comes to blushes and eyeshadows, opt for a powder-based blusher and eye shadow instead of cream-based ones. For eye shadows, colours like creamy pink, light brown, pastel and beige work well in this season.
Less is more: “Make-up is all about enhancing your features. It’s best when it’s neither too much nor too less. The right kind of shades matter. Less is more, that’s the beauty of makeup,” added Niti