7 Tips To Get Your Makeup Right This Monsoon

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If you’ve always loved the rains, now is the right time to plan a picture perfect monsoon wedding. However, if you have stuck by your regular beauty products all through the year, now may be the time to change them or to consider going with makeup that is better suited for the rainy season. We’ve got — tips to share with you and by following them this season, you can rest assured that your makeup look will last all day.

1. Use an Ice Cube

What does an ice cube have to do with makeup? Well, an ice cube will help to close your pores and keep your skin hydrated. So here’s what you need to do- wash your face, pat dry, run an ice cube all over your face and neck, pat dry again and apply your makeup. You’ll see the difference in no time.

2. Primers are a Must

We bet you didn’t know that the monsoon season is also the time when bacteria breeds abundantly. Here’s where a good quality primer can act as a bodyguard- it keeps the makeup on for longer and stops any dust from getting trapped in the skin. After the primer dries, apply your regular makeup as usual.

3. Buy only Waterproof Makeup

You may think that the makeup products you are using at present is waterproof, but unless it is clearly said so on the product packaging, it simply isn’t and will run off when it comes into contact with rain. Now is the time to invest in makeup which is 100% waterproof.If you’ve always loved the rains, now is the right time to plan a picture perfect monsoon wedding. However, if you have stuck by your regular beauty products all through the year, now may be the time to change them or to consider going with makeup that is better suited for the rainy season. We’ve got --- tips to share with you and by following them this season, you can rest assured that your makeup look will last all day. Use an Ice Cube What does an ice cube have to do with makeup? Well, an ice cube will help to close your pores and keep your skin hydrated. So here’s what you need to do- wash your face, pat dry, run an ice cube all over your face and neck, pat dry again and apply your makeup. You’ll see the difference in no time. Primers are a Must We bet you didn’t know that the monsoon season is also the time when bacteria breeds abundantly. Here’s where a good quality primer can act as a bodyguard- it keeps the makeup on for longer and stops any dust from getting trapped in the skin. After the primer dries, apply your regular makeup as usual. Buy only waterproof makeup You may think that the makeup products you are using at present is waterproof, but unless it is clearly said so on the product packaging, it simply isn’t and will run off when it comes into contact with rain. Now is the time to invest in makeup which is 100% waterproof. Chuck the mascara Do a quick search online and you’ll find that one of the biggest makeup blunders brides make during the monsoon is to apply generous coats of mascara. Unless you are 100% sure that you will not get wet at any cost, applying even waterproof mascara is a risk. Simply because if your mascara does run your cheeks, it just isn’t a pretty sight! Choose matte A matte look and yes, even matte

4. Chuck the Mascara

Do a quick search online and you’ll find that one of the biggest makeup blunders brides make during the monsoon is to apply generous coats of mascara. Unless you are 100% sure that you will not get wet at any cost, applying even waterproof mascara is a risk. Simply because if your mascara does run your cheeks, it just isn’t a pretty sight!

5. Choose Matte

A matte look and yes, even matte lipsticks will show on your skin beautifully during the monsoon. Matter makeup has bene proven to stay on for longer and lipsticks in particular will stay all day irrespective of whether you are indoors or outdoors.

6. Choose Powder over Foundation

We’d suggest skipping your favourite cream based foundation and opting for a powder to apply on your cheeks this monsoon. By keeping your makeup light, you’ll find that you have a natural shine without the extra stress that your makeup is going to run.

7. Wash your Tools

We’ve said before that the monsoon season is the one time when bacteria breeds in aplenty and if you have the habit of using the same brushes over and over again, without washing them properly, then now is the time to disinfect them thoroughly. Dirty brushes can give rise to eye and skin infections as well as rashes and clogged pores.

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