With impending monsoons and humidity on an all-time high, keeping your make-up fresh can become quite a challenge. However, a few tweaks in your beauty routine — using powder blush instead of cream, outlining lips before applying colour, using primer regularly, among others — can give you a long-lasting and sweat-proof look.
Aakriti Kochar, beauty and make-up expert from Oriflame India, shares some tips to help you keep your make-up smudge-free this season:
Use matte bronzer
Use a matte bronzer during monsoon rather than one with shimmer. Avoid any make-up product with shimmer. Neutral tones of eye shadow, cheeks and lips, peach tones that reflect healthy skin are a big yes.
Outline your lips
Outline your lips first before applying lipstick, to prevent bleeding due to humidity. Use creamy lipsticks which are nourishing to avoid using a gloss on top.
Use a concealer followed by loose powder or compact as a base for the eye shadow. This will make your eye shadow stay, also without creasing. If you need to cover spots, use a concealer instead. Do not forget to seal it with powder or loose powder to set it well.
Use primer before applying make-up
After cleansing, toning and moisturising, always use a primer before applying make-up to make it long wear. Make sure this primer is with matte finish and lasts longer without making your skin greasy.
Use powder blush
Use powder blush instead of cream or gel ones in monsoon specially. Use powder eye shadows instead of cream, and gel. Powder make-up tends to crease less and stay longer. Lip or cheek tints are a good idea for summers or monsoon since it is light weight and gives a natural hint of colour.
Say no to heavy make-up
Avoid heavy make-up, dark eyes in monsoon — smokey eyes is a no! Curl your lashes and use waterproof mascara instead of a regular one to prevent smudging. Fresh colours of pink, red, orange, light brown and nude are great for the season.
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