Waterproof Hacks for your Monsoon Make-Up

Nobody likes likes having to face the harsh monsoon weather especially with a full face of makeup! The melting heat combined with the unforgiving humidity takes a rather critical toll on your face.  And although films like The Notebook amongst others have led us to believe that one can look perfect in torrential downpours, we’re well aware that that’s not always the case….

So, we have a bunch of tips and tricks that can prevent your make up from running down your face and staying in place.

Why should we let the rains get in the way of looking gorgeous ALL. YEAR. LONG.

#1: But first, Primer!

Priming is a very necessary step even in your normal makeup routine. But with the monsoon and constant humidity, we need to take as many precautionary measures as we can, to make the products last longer on the skin. Be sure to use an eye as well as face primer!

Image Courtesy: Benefit, Make Up For Ever, Urban Decay


#2: BB got back

Now, because of the already present moisture, there’s a good chance that the full coverage foundation might just appear a little more caky than you’d expect. With all the dampness around you, it would be a better option to go for a more natural look with a layer of tinted moisturiser or BB cream which allows the skin to peak through and gives a more sheer finish.

Image Courtesy: Maybelline, Benefit, L’Oreal


#3: Stain it

The key to mastering waterproof makeup is to switch out your powders for creamy and long-wear products. So an oldie but goodie trick is to trade in your normal blushes for cheek stains. They give a dewy finish and last a lot longer than powdered products.

A little inside tip, sometimes you can double up your cheek tint and use it as a lip stain as well and vice-versa! This saves space in your makeup bag and gives you the benefit of two products at the cost of one!

Image Courtesy: Benefit, Elf




If you’re going to opt for a pop of colour this season or just a glammed-out look in general, then you don’t have to worry about your make up smudging by the end of the day and looking like a raccoon!. We’ve got the perfect fix for you! Since false eyelashes have been very on brand thanks to the latest Instagram trends and waterproof mascara never really lives up to the expectations, why not throw out your mascara for false eyelashes to avoid any runny mishaps.

For eyeshadow, use cream-pot shadows that are pigmented and don’t move after application. Shadows that are long lasting or smudge proof would be ideal!

Image Courtesy: Shu Uemura, Maybelline


#5: Game, SET, match

Finally, if you really want your makeup to last and beat the unsympathetic conditions, use a setting spray to lock all of your work in! That’ll help your makeup stay in place for longer without getting smudged or streaky with the rain !

Image Courtesy: L’Oreal, Make Up For Ever, Urban Decay, M.A.C, Elf


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Written by Simran Shah

1 Comment

  • Dawn August 10, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I love benefit porefessional!!!


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