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Getting the Perfect Monsoon Look - Tips for a Flawless Monsoon-Proof Makeup

Getting the Perfect Monsoon Look - Tips for a Flawless Monsoon-Proof Makeup

In India, monsoons can get extremely humid causing - dripping of makeup, patchy foundation, smudging lip color, frizzy hairs, etc., and can be a dreadful affair for makeup lovers. But fret not, to help you wear makeup confidently and comfortably, we will share some tips for monsoon-proof makeup

Aparna Pandey
Aparna Pandey


I like the town on rainy nights
When everything is wet –
When all the town has magic lights
And streets of the shining jet!

~Irene Thompson.

Who doesn’t like the monsoons? Greenery, soothing weather, the sound of raindrops, monsoon is the favorite season for a lot of us. But the monsoon also brings a lot of challenges for makeup lovers. In India, monsoons can get extremely humid causing - dripping of makeup, patchy foundation, smudging lip color, frizzy hairs, etc., and can be a dreadful affair for makeup lovers. But fret not, to help you wear makeup confidently and comfortably, we will share some tips for monsoon-proof makeup in this article.

Prepping your Skin Right

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Moisturise Your Skin

As counter-intuitive as it might sound, it is important to moisturise your skin during monsoons, since monsoons make the skin dry. Always have a good moisturiser handy to ensure your skin doesn’t have dry patches. While applying makeup moisturising your skin will help in creating an even skin tone. Using water-based moisturisers will help in absorbing oil.

Use Powder Well

Avoid cream-based products during monsoon, rather apply powder - it will give a matte effect. Also, instead of using too much foundation or concealer, use powder or powder-based formulas as a base for your makeup. A powder-based formula lasts longer in humid weather. Another tip that shouldn’t be missed is - applying primer.

Choose a Waterproof Base

High humidity during monsoons causes dripping of makeup. Using a waterproof base and then patting it with loose powder will help you set the makeup well on the face and prevent the monsoon’s dripping effect. If you don’t have a waterproof base you can substitute it with a two-way cake. Apply it with a damp sponge or just how you would apply loose powder.

Use Lightweight Cream or Water-Based Formulas

Lightweight, cream, or water-based formulas can be lifesavers during the monsoon season if you have to go out and (unfortunately) get drenched. To prevent smudging of makeup or the water-down and patchy complexion that happens due to wiping off the water from the face vigorously - having a blotting paper, beauty blender and travel-sized BB creams is extremely important.

The Eye Essentials for Monsoon

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Waterproof Mascara and Liner

This goes without saying, waterproof mascara and eyeliners are a must for the monsoons. Before applying liners, you must hydrate your lids. Choosing a cream-based felt-pen liner will help you create a flawless matte look. Use mascara only if you must

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Get Creative With the Kohl-Eyed Looked

Go creative with your Kajal, rather than using the usual black go for white, brown, or blue colour pencil.

Use Subtle Eyeshadows

Use powder-based eyeshadows instead of cream, it will prevent the melting of the eyeshadow on your face. Choose subtle colours like beige, pink, or brown for eyeshadow.

Blushing Tips for Monsoon

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Choose Cream-Based Blush

When choosing a blush during monsoons go for a cream-based blush. The reason being creamy-blush will sit flawlessly on your skin. You can choose subtle tints of pink, peach, or pastels for a natural makeup look. However, go easy with the amount of blush, use only the required quantity. While applying blush ensure you blend it outwards, it will give it a natural look.

Tips For Perfect Monsoon Lips

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Choose Waterproof Matte Lipsticks

During monsoon to avoid smudged lips use matte tints. Pink or soft browns should be your go-to shades instead of bright reds.

Avoid Glossy and Cream-based Lipsticks

Using gloss or creamy lipstick is a no-no during the monsoons since there are chances of such products bleeding due to the humidity.

Tips For The Perfect Overall Monsoon Makeup Look

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Ditch the Cream-based Formulas

During monsoons, ditch the cream-based eyeliners, mascaras, foundations, and lipstick, and creams and moisturisers that can clog your pores.

Less Is More During Monsoons

It is best to avoid heavy makeup and choose a natural look. Use subtle shades of lighter brown, pink, peach, or pastel colours to go with the mood of the monsoon.

Seal the Deal With a Setting Spray

Use a make-up setting spray to seal the look. Some setting sprays that are great for the Indian monsoons are Colorbar Stay The Day Finishing Mist, which stays for 7-8 hours. For the matte look, you can use Miss Claire Face Makeup Setting Spray. It stays for 3-4 hours and then needs to be reapplied. Another setting spray that you can choose for the monsoon is the quick-drying setting spray from Maybelline, it is lightweight & nonsticky and prevents your makeup from melting.


Monsoons in India are beautiful but can also get extremely humid and can be a nightmare for makeup lovers with dripping mascaras, raccoon eyes, patchy foundation, and more. But with a little care, the right choice of products, and the right look you can monsoon-proof your makeup, enjoy the rain while sipping a hot cup of coffee, and let some droplets fall on your face too!