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.
What happens to our skin during the monsoons?
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 Makeup Hacks For Monsoon
1. Lip tints
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.
- Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick- INR 650
- Nykaa Matte toLast! Liquid Lipstick- INR 599
- Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick-INR 1435
- Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color-INR 750
2. Use powder instead of cream products
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.
3. Waterproof Makeup
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: –
- Colorbar Just Smoky Eye Pencil- INR 675
- L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Super Star Duo Designer-INR 699
- Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner- INR 500
Tip: – Gel liners are light on eyes and stay for long, keeping your makeup on point.
4. Blush on and eye shadows
Once again, choosing 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: –
- Nykaa Get Cheeky! Blush Duo- INR 699
- Maybelline New York Master Flush Creator Blush- INR 800
- Colorbar Cheek Illusion Blush-INR 675
5. Keep it minimal
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 light weight 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 light weight.
M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+- INR 1800, is another magical base for your skin.
7. Always Moisturize
In the wake of the monsoon season, do not forget to moisturize your skin few minutes before to start your makeup. A little moisturizer on your skin will help to keep your skin fresh.
- Biotique Bio Morning Nectar Flawless Skin Lotion- INR 120
- Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 15 – INR 399
- Himalaya Herbal oil free cream- INR 250
Some Best Brands For Waterproof Makeup
- Maybelline- FIT ME- For base and lip shades
- L’Oréal Paris– Mascara
- Inglot– Mascara
- Chambor– Lip shades and eye pencils
- Color bar- Blush on and eye liners
- MAC– primers, bases, and lip shades
IKF Desk on Humidity at its peak? – Check out make up tricks for the monsoon weather
With monsoons already knocking our doors, it’s time to pull out new makeup and skin care kits, this season is a nightmare for the makeup lovers and they go to a level of changing their shades to skin care products. The monsoon hacks and products mentioned here are an accumulation of what make up enthusiasts have told IKF, so do try it and let us know how it works!!