Rainy season is out. Apart from umbrellas, rain coats are also must-haves, not only for the body but also for the face. That is exactly the reason that different waterproof makeups were formulated. These special makeup products were made to give a cool, calm and collected gorgeous look despite the threat that the wet weather may bring. Lest women might ask, here are some makeup tips that could make their rainy day makeup routine as trouble free as possible.
If water based makeup foundations are best used for oily skin, think twice because one might also want to consider the weather. Application of water based foundations is not advisable during rainy season as these have the tendency to be washed away.
According to beauty experts, it is best to use foundation in cream, mousse or liquid texture (but not water-based), to ensure a long lasting coverage. Or if an additional application of powder is desired, it is advised to dust just a little amount using fluffy brushes. A small amount of powder is enough considering its sensitivity to water droplets, which can form unsightly splotches on the skin. There are now specialized makeup brushes in the market today, such as the EcoTools kabuki brush, that allow for precise makeup application.
Note: Be it cream, mousse, liquid or powder in form, make the application of foundation thin, just enough to cover blemishes. Also, do away with concealers as they have the tendency to smudge. If it is really necessary, apply only to certain parts of the face that need coverage.
Rain suggests waterproof eye makeup. There are eye shadows, liners and mascara that have specialized waterproof formula to retain eye makeup resisting the droplets of water, even sweat or tears.
For eye shadows, makeup artists suggest to do away with dark colors, instead use natural or sheer shades with waterproof properties. In wearing eye liners or mascara, avoid applying them on the waterline and lower lashes as they can easily smudge, creating a messy look. Since a normal mascara or liner is more prone to that effect, the use of the water resistant variety is highly recommended.
As powder for face is best to offload during rainy season, the same is true for blushes. It is best to use gel, cream or mousse form of blush on because these formulations could ensure a long lasting rosy glow. Some may even use soft shades of pink lipsticks to spread over their cheeks and have an effect just as perfect as real blush on.
During rainy season, the use of lip gloss is restricted. They have the tendency to go with the humidity that the weather produces that is why when buying lipsticks, always go for silky yet water-resistant variants that are perfect for any type of weather. Also, avoid the use of bright colored lipsticks; instead, choose natural and neutral colored ones such as pinky-mauve or shades alike with lustrous and water resistant formulas.
With these tips, women could still prep their beauty routines and step out gorgeously while confident of not getting washed away by the surprise downpour.
Author Byline: Nigel Hammers is now supplying beauty products locally including the ecotools kabuki brush.