After the scorching months of summer, all we wait eagerly is for monsoon. However, our skincare & makeup routine seldom agrees with this sentiment. Monsoon may not be a very favorable season for makeup lovers.
During monsoons, the skin becomes uneven and patchy, and also due to humidity our daily makeup drips down and does not stay for long.
The disastrous humidity caused due to monsoon often leads to excessively oily skin ultimately making our skin patchy with a droughty look foundation and runny mascara.
The best at this time of the year are soft mattes. Mattes are the right thing for monsoon season. Soft shades in nudes and pinks are the total go-to thing for your look. Wherein, glossy lip shades might be a risk to use in this weather as they will blend out due to humidity.
More of powder-based products should be used during this season instead of cream-based products like mousse or creamy foundations. Brands like NYX, Maybelline, and MAC have some amazing powder bases for your skin, which will eventually help in equalizing the tone and avoid patchy makeup.
Tip: - Maybelline FIT ME powder foundation priced at INR 600 can be the perfect fit for your skin in monsoon.
Say hello to waterproof Mascaras and eyeliners. This is a must hack for every makeup user, waterproof eye makeup will help to contain your eye makeup in this disastrous season. Applying a good amount of Mascara to your eyes will glam up your look for the occasion.
Maybelline New York Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara - Waterproof- INR 570
L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara- INR 799
Kiko Milano Smart Color Mascara- INR 590
Tip: - Application of mascara to lower eyelids automatically gives volume to your eyes.
Some waterproof eyeliners for this season are: -
Tip: - Gel liners are light on eyes and stay for long, keeping your makeup on point.
Once again, choosing a powder base over creamy one will keep you on the safe side. Colors like creamy pink, light brown, pastel, and beige for Powder-based blushers and eye shadows will work well in this season.
Some perfect fit brands for the same are: -
Makeup is all about enhancing your face and features. Keeping a minimal makeup will give you the best look. Also whether it is foundation or lip shade, always choose the right shade for your skin. Shade matters the most and plays an essential role in giving the glow you need.
Do not ever forget the primer. A lightweight primer is the most essential thing to be applied for prepping up your skin for makeup. It acts as a natural shield for dust and water also helps reduce perspiration, which keeps your makeup in place for a longer time.
Color bar Perfect Match Primer - INR 850, is the best fit for all seasons and is lightweight.
M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+- INR 1800, is another magical base for your skin.
In the wake of the monsoon season, do not forget to moisturize your skin a few minutes before starting your makeup. A little moisturizer on your skin will help to keep your skin fresh.
Some Best Brands For Waterproof Makeup
1. Maybelline- FIT ME- For base and lip shades
2. L’Oréal Paris- Mascara
3. Inglot- Mascara
4. Chambor- Lip shades and eye pencils
5. Color bar- Blush on and eyeliners
6. MAC- primers, bases, and lip shades
With monsoons already knocking our doors, it's time to pull out new makeup and skincare kits, this season is a nightmare for the makeup lovers and they go to a level of changing their shades to skincare products. The monsoon hacks and products mentioned here are an accumulation of what makeup enthusiasts have told IKF, so do try it and let us know how it works!!