By Tariemi Oreoritse
June 05, 2022 | 1:30 p.m.
The rainy season is upon us again, which means it’s time to change your makeup. During the dry season, dryness and sweating are two worries that many people have before putting on makeup. For the rainy season this time, your two major worries would be humidity and humidity, so you…
The rainy season is upon us again, which means it’s time to change your makeup. During the dry season, dryness and sweating are two worries that many people have before putting on makeup. For the rainy season this time, your two major concerns would be humidity and humidity, so you need to choose waterproof makeup products that can withstand changes in the weather.
To help you understand this, here are some good tips for applying makeup during the rainy season.
Go for lighter looks over layers of makeup to keep your skin and makeup looking their best. More layers of makeup clog your pores, which means your makeup will likely slide off once you start sweating.
On the other hand, light makeup allows your skin pores to breathe, ensuring that your face looks flawless all day long.
- Moisturize and prepare with a matte base:
Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry about your makeup slipping.
Come rain or shine; you need a great moisturizer and primer to keep your face looking bright and ready.
Humid weather can dry out your skin, so choose a water-based moisturizer that absorbs oil and blends perfectly with your foundation for a glowing, hydrated finish. Once you’ve applied your moisturizer, use a matte primer for a long-lasting finish and a smooth surface to work with.
- Powder-based products vs. cream-based products:
Creamy makeup products are more likely to melt and leave messes if you get caught in the rain. Instead, replace your creamy makeup products with powder products.
A powder foundation leaves a smudge-free, long-lasting matte finish. Complete your base with a mattifying powder, one with a lightweight formula is a great choice. Dust your face and neck with the powder to absorb moisture.
Finish your eye makeup with pressed or powder-based blush and eyeshadow to prevent smudging and melting.
- Matte lipsticks on shiny lips:
Lip glosses and creamy lipsticks bleed quickly in humid weather. So opt for transfer-free matte lipsticks. To make sure your lipstick stays put, first apply a balm or moisturizer and wait about 20 minutes before applying a matte lipstick.
- Cakey correctors are a no:
Concealer is a must, and as effective as they are at covering up blemishes, concealers can also make your makeup look thick and cakey.
The rule for solving this problem is less is more. And to opt for oil-free concealers that wouldn’t look cakey when paired with your other powder-based matte products.
Using an oil-free concealer also makes your face less oily.
If you prefer BB creams, a layer of light oil-free BB cream is enough.
Finally, apply a finishing powder for an even complexion.
- Mascara and waterproof eyeliner are essential:
As fun as dancing in the rain is, you might want to avoid getting caught in the rain and be well prepared if you have to.
So for your eye makeup, choose a waterproof mascara that lengthens and gives volume to your eyelashes. For your eyeliner, find a buildable, smudge-proof, and waterproof product.
Choose light shades like pink, beige, light and pastel browns for a bright and cheerful finish for your eye makeup.
- Finally, fix everything with a fixing spray:
All your hard work doesn’t have to go to waste, so use a fixer after you’ve finished your makeup to make sure it stays put for as long as you need it to.
Hold the setting spray away from your face and spray in a downward motion, three times on each side and in the middle.
Rainy seasons are a better time than ever to break out your best waterproof and matte makeup products. Nothing, not even humidity, should keep you from looking your best all day.