It’s the season of rain again! While the weather outside is pleasant enough for you to want to cocoon yourself into a cosy duvet, one cannot deny that monsoon comes with its own set of challenges, one of them is having to look for waterproof makeup. Plus, you need rainy season skin care because voila, all of a sudden you have acne popping up. All in all, monsoon calls out for skin care tips for rainy season along with a need for simple makeup tips that can help you look like a diva, with or without an umbrella.
So, how do you do it? That’s exactly what we are going to tell you in this blog. Read on for some Kiro Beauty style makeup and beauty tips that can help you be flawless, this monsoon.
Monsoon makeup hack 1:
Maintain a monsoon skin care routine
So, you are looking for a makeup hack that gets you through the monsoons. But first, you need to take care of your skin. Think of it as perfecting the canvas before you splash on the paint. The smoother the canvas, the better the colours would flourish on it, and the more beautiful the painting would be. Thus, skin care in the rainy season is extremely important. You know about the usual cleansing, toning, moisturising routine, accompanied by weekly scrubbing and masking.
Here’s how to go on about it.
Step 1: Cleanse your face twice a day, once in the morning and once before going to bed.
Step 2: Tone your face to close the pores and soothe aggravated skin.
Step 3: Moisturise your face to make it soft and supple (yes, even if you have an oily skin).
Some additional steps:
Scrubbing: Scrub your face once or twice a week. You can either use a physical scrub with coarse grains or a chemical scrub.
Masking: Make sure you apply a nourishing mask twice a week to soothe your skin and give it a spa-like experience.
Serum: This should be a part of your daily routine. Moisturisers are good. But, if you are suffering from acne or dry patches or even premature ageing, get a serum that tackles it and use a general moisturiser over it. Serum goes many layers deeper. Just do not forget to top it off with a moisturiser, preferably one with SPF.
A good skin care routine will give you a glow up when you apply makeup. A bad one, however, can’t even be tackled with the best makeup products. So, the first step should be to sort your skin care routine.
Then, we move on to the actual thing, figuring out how can you use makeup that doesn’t flow down your face during the rains.
Monsoon makeup hack 2:
Check the base texture
Waterproof makeup is not a product, it’s a texture. When we talk waterproof makeup and especially waterproof base, what we are actually talking about is the texture of the fondation. If you want a melt-free and satin smooth finish, go for powder-based foundations and absolutely stay away from cream ones that can get worse in the humid season. If you are not comfortable with powder foundations, go for tinted moisturisers and conceal the troubled spots. Don’t forget to dust a translucent powder to set it and blend so that there are no creases left.
Also, a pro tip. Use a primer before applying foundation. This will help your base stay on for a long time without smudging.
Monsoon makeup hack 3
Go matte on the lips
The biggest issue during the monsoons is that the makeup can melt due to humidity. This includes your lipstick. Trust us when we say that monsoon is the time you need to store away your glosses and super creamy lip shades. Switch it for matte shades. Also focus on the colours. Monsoon is a good time to pick subtle shades such as browns, nudes and pinks. Rest those reds for a while and chuck those glossy lipsticks. They will only make your face look more oily in the humid rainy season.
And while you are at it, you should pick smudge-proof and waterproof lipsticks that can give your lips a neat, natural and matte finish. Is that too much to ask for? You bet. You step out in the market and you’d know. There are few brands who are willing to go all out and offer these features in a single bullet and in the comfortable, non-chap texture that will nourish your lips.
For instance, Kiro Beauty offers two unique matte textures in an array of flighty nude shades that will perk up your look in a natural manner. The Live-in Creamy Matte Lipstick comes inbued with jojoba seed oil and avocado oil and gives you softer and fuller lips with a hue that lasts long. On the contrary, if you are the one who likes a liquid matte finish but not quite sure where to get one that doesn’t make your lips stuck in a puckered position, the Non-stop Airy Matte Liquid Lip is your best bet. It has a super hydrating formula that will give you plush and pampered lips, all day long.
And just like that, your lips are monsoon ready.
Monsoon makeup hack 4
Neutral eye makeup
Now, we come to the eyes. The biggest monsoon makeup issue is runny eye makeup. Imagine feeling all romantic in a monsoon date and a sudden whoosh of rain makes your mascara run. That would be awkward, right? You need waterproof makeup for your eyes, that’s your armour as you bat those lids and take on the world, or just go on a date. You need the best non smudge mascara, a waterproof gel liner and basically everything waterproof that you can get your hands on.
Another thing to keep in mind is going minimal with eye makeup. Don’t layer up much. Use one coat of mascara. Try ditching the eyeshadow and instead put a primer and dust a little powder for the liner and mascara to not budge.
Monsoon is also the time when you can catch multiple infections. That’s when you need to pick makeup that is non-toxic, especially eye makeup. Kiro Beauty, again, has eye makeup for all. If you are someone who is into natural kohls, All-Day Comfort Liner with Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil is a soothing daily option. If you want something more intense, you can go for the Waterproof Soft-Matte Eyeliner Pen. In fact, we highly recommend the latter as a part of your monsoon makeup kit.
We know we suggested going light on eye makeup by ditching the eye shadow, but what if you could just wrap everything into one convenient stick? Kiro Beauty Longwear Brightening Eyeshadow Stick is a fuss-free option that does not make your lids heavy and is a perfect option to brighten up your eye makeup during the monsoons.
Dance in the rain with toxicity-free waterproof makeup
Waterproof makeup should be light, easy to apply, long lasting and most of all, away from all harmful ingredients that could risk an infection. Vegan brands like Kiro Beauty stress on striking a perfect balance between science and nature so that you do not have to compromise on anything; longevity and comfort. The lipsticks glide freely to give a long lasting matte finish, the eye makeup soothes the eyes as raindrops pour down and the face makeup products hold everything together, just for you.
This monsoon and every other monsoon, pick products that are just for you, the woman of today who wants it all, even as she dances in the rain, free as a bird, away from the terrain.