Makeup tips for monsoon

cr_01_240x240_aug8Makeup artist Meghna Bhutani shares useful tips on makeup application for the monsoon. She also explains why makeup hygiene is important especially in monsoons.

Monsoon Makeup Tips
Worried about your makeup getting washed away with the rains? Here are some key tips and tricks to help you look gorgeous all day long!

Prep and base makeup:

  • Splash some water on your face and pat dry. Use a toner according to your skin type.
  • It is very important to use an oil free primer before applying foundation. This will help the makeup last longer.
  • The next step is to use a waterproof foundation. Lots of good brands have foundations that are light and yet waterproof. Use your fingertips to apply and blend with a sponge.
  • Set it with a powder compact.

Blush: Use a cream blush on your cheeks instead of a powder one. Pinks and peaches look great for a day out or for work. Do not use shimmer in the monsoon.

Eye shadows: Use cream eye shadows as much as possible. Powder eye shadows will wash off easily. You can also use a creamy eye shadow pencil.

Eyeliner, Kajal and Mascara: Invest in waterproof cosmetics in the monsoon season.

Lipstick: Use matte lipsticks since they stay on the lips longer. Avoid too much gloss.

Eyebrows: A waterproof eyebrow gel will ensure your eyebrows stay in place throughout the day even if you get wet in the rain.

How to take care of your makeup products
Due to the additional humidity in monsoons, makeup products are prone to getting spoiled. Growth of bacteria due to the high moisture content is inevitable provided you take care of your makeup products. Store makeup in an airtight container or pouch. Also, run the heat of your dryer over your makeup products once a week to keep it moisture free.


Ms Meghna Butani
Celebrity makeup Artist

Meghna Butani is a hair and makeup artist who has been in the industry for the last 11 years. She specialises in fashion , ad films and bridal makeup. Meghna also has her own salon in juhu by the name of tangles where she does cuts colours and hair treatments and does shoots side by side. Meghna has worked with celebrities like Malaika Arora Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yuvraaj Singh, Aditi Rao Hydari, Lisa Haydon, Mandira Bedi, Angela Jonnson and many other film and tv personalities.

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