Conquer the Monsoon with These 6 Waterproof Makeup Essentials

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Conquer the Monsoon with These 6 Waterproof Makeup Essentials

Smudge-proof makeup is the one thing everyone has on their list this monsoon. To prevent the downpours and humidity from wreaking havoc on your carefully applied makeup you will have to employ some tips and tricks. I'm writing this blog to give you some insight into the monsoon makeup tips that will help you get a flawless makeup look even in monsoons. We'll reveal the secrets to a long-lasting foundation, smudge-proof eyeliner, and vibrant eyeshadows that won't melt away. So, ditch the makeup meltdowns and embrace the monsoon with confidence and a flawless makeup look. Another thing is that rain can mess up your makeup but this is not the only thing, the rainy season will make your skin more prone to bacterial infections and clogged pores. So before going for makeup, make sure to do your skincare right. 


The foundation is the base of any makeup look but for this foundation to adhere primer is required. The primer covers your pores and helps control excess oil, which is a major concern in humid weather. It is an invisible shield that will help you attain a flawless long-lasting makeup look.


The foundation as the name suggests is the groundwork in the makeup process and during the Monsoon, the same foundation can ruin your makeup if not applied correctly. Choosing the right product is also important as using random products will get you a cakey makeup look. So if you do not want to look like a ghost,  do the right thing: buy a waterproof foundation that suits your skin tone, and while applying it make sure not to use too much product. If not you can switch to a lightweight glow-getter moisturizer which will give you the glow of a foundation.

Mattifying Powder

After applying and blending the foundation your next step should be using a matifying powder. This powder absorbs excess shine and ensures your makeup stays put, preventing that dreaded look. Apply a light dusting of powder to your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) for maximum shine control as these are the areas of more sebum production.

Waterproof Your Eyes

eye makeup look

According to research, “Eye makeup can increase women's attractiveness, perceived femininity, and self-confidence while reducing their perceived age.” which is why you can't let monsoon ruin your makeup. So to get the perfect eye makeup look you need two things: First is using Smudge-proof Non-creamy eyeliners. These should be your go-to liners this monsoon. Or switch to waterproof or kohl pencils. These liners define your eyes beautifully and resist smudging, even in humidity. Second is mascara, though raccoon eyes are a trend these days, not many are interested in it. Raccoon-proofing your eye makeup is easy if you start using waterproof mascara. Raccoon eyes are not caused by makeup itself but mainly by the mascara smudging! This happens due to oily lids, using the wrong formulas, or not setting your makeup properly. Use an eyeshadow primer and then lightly conceal the area around the eyes(overdoing can affect your look), this will give you a long-lasting look.

ruined eye makeup


A girl wearing matte make up

Matte or long-wearing lipsticks are your best bet during monsoons. They offer vibrant color payoff and stay put for hours ensuring your lips remain rain-proof (and kiss-proof! ). Skip the constant lipstick reapplications! 

The Power of Setting Sprays

This is the final and most satisfying step of putting on makeup. This step can truly smudge-proof your makeup this monsoon. Setting sprays are used to lock in your makeup and prevent any smudging from happening.  Choose a setting spray formulated for long-lasting wear and water resistance. A quick spray after applying your makeup will lock everything in place, keeping your look flawless for hours.

Best Monsoon Makeup Tips

So here are a few bonus tips for you to take care of while putting makeup in Monsoon:

  1. Use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer to avoid a greasy base this will allow your makeup to stay longer and will prevent it from sliding off.
  2. Go for a natural makeup look with minimal products as any highly done-up face will smudge!
  3. Even with waterproof products, a little maintenance goes a long way. Use blotting papers so that it absorbs any excess shine throughout the day.
  4. Monsoon humidity can trap dead skin cells, leading to a dull and patchy makeup application. Exfoliating your skin 1 - 2 times a week will help you remove these cells giving you a brighter, smoother surface for your makeup.


Embrace waterproof products and avoid using random products on your skin, eyes, and lips. Thoroughly research and find what's good for your skin. There are cheap yet natural and effective products in the market so go for it. Even if products are a bit expensive, investing in good products will save you money later. The area under our eyes is very sensitive so make sure you use the right products.  Don't be afraid to try out new things that would work for you and be confident even if the rain messes up your look. Don't let the rain stop you from flaunting your inner beauty!