About to attend a monsoon wedding? We know it can be tricky to get your makeup right for one of those. So read our amazing tricks to ensure that you look gorgeous and fresh - without your makeup running or smudging!
1. Skip The Foundation
The humidity and the moisture just doesn’t gel well with monsoons. A better option during the monsoons is to apply a tinted BB or CC cream and finish with face powder. This will control oil and keep your face fresh and glowing!
POPxo Recommends: Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35
2. Rethink The Face Cream Too
Again, it is so easy to look greasy! The monsoons call for lightweight moisturizers instead of heavy face creams. A water-based moisturizer is the ideal product for this weather. For your face, try to use a matte sunscreen as a base, even if you’re attending night functions. This will even out your complexion and help keep your face grease-free.
Also read: Monsoon Wedding? 10 Beauty Mistakes The Bride MUST Avoid!
3. Primers Are Of Prime Importance!
Consider this makeup product a lifesaver during monsoons. If you’re attending a monsoon wedding, make sure that you use a primer before putting your makeup on. This will ensure that all your makeup stays in place and doesn’t run, smudge or look dishevelled.
POPxo Recommends: L.A. Girl PRO.Prep HD Face Primer - Clear
4. The Eyebrow Trick
Your eyebrows can change the way you look completely. However, if you’re going to attend a monsoon wedding and are worried about getting caught in the rain, skip the eyebrow pencil. Instead, take a brow brush and put a dab of hair gel on it and use that to shape your eyebrows. This will keep them slick and well-shaped without the fear of black colour running down your face!
5. Lip Love With Waterproof Mattes
Keep your creamy and glossy lipsticks for summer brunches. If you’re attending weddings in this rainy season, stick with intense matte colours that are waterproof. Skip the lip glosses - they tend to smudge easily and look sticky.
POPxo Recommends: NYX Full Throttle Lipstick
6. Waterproof Kajal And Eyeliner
This is very important for every Indian girl who loves her kajal. Invest in a good kajal pencil that is waterproof - it will stand you in good stead, no matter what the weather! So to avoid looking like a raccoon with kajal running down your face, read our list of the best smudge-proof and waterproof kajal pencils! Also, on that note, a good long-lasting eyeliner is your friend. Use a pencil or gel eyeliner instead of a liquid one.
Also read: 9 Makeup Tricks You NEED To Know For Your Wedding Day!
7. Avoid Mascaras
The eye makeup product that smudges most easily. We know you want to look glamorous for the wedding you’re attending, but as far as it is possible, try to avoid wearing mascaras. For glamorous eyes, prep your eyelids with an eyeshadow primer and put on a gorgeous eyeshadow!
8. Blush Pretty
The most important component of your makeup routine to give you that pretty pink glow is a good blush. For monsoons, however, we suggest that you get a cream blush. While a powder blush is great for sunlit days, a cream blush sticks better and shows up more.
POPxo Recommends: Sephora Collection Blush Me
9. Hair Up
A pretty updo is the ideal hairstyle for a monsoon shaadi - it looks elegant and makes you look sophisticated. While open hair is lovely, it tends to get frizzy in this humid weather. If you’re letting your hair down, make sure you keep it off your face with some pretty accessories. Either ways, ensure that you use hairspray generously to keep your hair in place and you should be good to go!
Published on Aug 01, 2016