Monsoon makeup hacks for you

Monsoon makeup hacks for you

It’s true that rains can play a real spoiler when it comes to makeup. But a little care can ensure that you can look your best, without having to become victim to the monsoon.

This season, stay comfortable in your skin with using just a mattifying mousse or a soufflé that comes in a cream form, but gives a velvety, ultra-matte and natural finish to your skin. This will act as a perfect base during the rainy season. Follow this up by patting on matching compact powder to set the makeup perfectly on the skin, to further save it from the drain-horror.

In case you’re out for a longer time – don’t forget the importance of priming with a pore-minimising waterproof primer. The silicone contained in the product, besides making your do smudge-proof – will endow a sexy, velvety-finish. You can also apply ice-cubes wrapped in a muslin cloth all over your face before applying the base makeup. This will close the skin-pores, making the texture of skin smoother.

Further, use a powder-based blusher to infuse a natural flush on your cheeks. But, be sure to choose your shade depending upon your native undertone. Select a peach hue – if your undertone is warm, or settle down for a pink blusher if you’re one with cool undertones. However, the universal rule of blending applies for all, for a softer, natural look.

Cool colours

Even the brightest of hues fade away during monsoons – so add some zing by using some pop-of-colour, vivid hued liners in double and ombre patterns. Play with colours such as marsalas, cobalt, electric blues and emerald greens to take your look a notch higher.

Also, make sure that all products (liner, kohl and mascara) are waterproof in nature to prevent your doe-eyed look from melting away. Buy coloured gel-liners – they are super in these days and double up as kohls. This makes for some cost-cutting in makeup.

Long-stay and matte-finish lipsticks in bright and poppy shades make the monsoon merrier. Also, as vivacious hues are making their mark in the fashion circuit, put them to good use by applying lip colours in crimson red, coral, marsala, mauve, lilac, and the like to look stunning all the time.

Pack your glitters and shimmers away this season as they can turn up looking extremely terrible in this weather. And they are out-of-fashion, too.

Lastly, one must not ignore the importance of fixing the makeup – so make sure to conclude your do with applying separate makeup fixers for face, lips and eyes – for imparting that long-lasting impact to the rouge.

Hair care

Using too many products for your hair is not recommended as they may cause dandruff and hair fall during damp weather. Also, one should indulge in regular hair washes with a mild, medicated and organic shampoo, to do away with hair problems. Just apply anti-humidifying sprays to protect your mane from humidity by sealing your cuticles.

If you could not save yourself from the downpour and ended up with wet tresses – make sure you wash your hair immediately while you’re back home as the dirty water may cause infections and hair fall.

During the rain drain, do not leave your hair loose as they can get oily after mixing with the rainwater – making you look tacky. Tie your tresses in a messy, sexy, high-rise bun. Accessorise these with colourful hats, caps and bandanas to add a dash of colour and sass this season.

(The author is executive director of Alps beauty clinic, Delhi)

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