Monsoon brides, we completely agree that nothing beats getting married in the romantic rains. And, while it may seem all picture-perfect with lush greenery and rains in the background, monsoon weddings are a bit chaotic if not planned properly. With monsoon comes the humid weather which can spoil your hairstyle and bridal makeup for your D-day. Not sure how to not let rains affect you on your D-Day? Well, if you are getting married in the romantic rainy season, there are certain skincare and makeup tips and routine you need to adhere to.
So, dear monsoon brides, these makeup artists have the answers to all your FAQs related to rainy-season skincare tips and makeup queries.
1. Monsoon brides, we know you struggle to keep your skin healthy and oil-free!
“The monsoon season tends to make your skin patchy and make-up often drips due to increased humidity. So make sure you cleanse your face with oil-free cleanser like tea tree cleanser and apply toner with gel sunscreen. This will help you hydrate your skin and protect it from dust.” – Makeup By Pallavi Sachdeva
“Monsoon brides, you need to be careful about your hair getting frizzy and prone to dandruff. Excess of dandruff results in the spreading of acne over the face and back. So, avoid swimming and getting your hair wet in the rains.” – MUA Ojas Rajani
“Cleanse your skin at least 3 times a day to remove excess oil that can clog your pores. Use a nourishing moisturizer to make your skin moist and healthy. For brides-to-be with oily skin, water or gel-based moisturizers are a great option to help keep oil secretion in check. Also, rose water is a must-have in your beauty bag. It keeps the skin firm and healthy.” – Ritu Kolentine
2. Confused about what are the best waterproof makeup brands that you can add in your makeup kit?
“Water-Proof make up is a myth. It is only kohl and/or mascara that can be water-proof. In case of kohl, Kiko number 16 is great and the Bad Gal Mascara from benefit is an all-time sell out” – Meera Sakhrani
“Monsoon bride’s makeup kit is incomplete without a waterproof eyeliner and mascara. Brands like Mac, Estee Lauder, Bobby Brown have a good range of waterproof makeup. Setting spray plays an important role to fix one’s makeup. Urban decay All Nighter Setting Spray is a must-have in every bride’s kit.” – Pallavi Sachdeva
3. Struggle with dry skin during monsoons as well? Not sure which moisturizer to pick?
“Repechage’s Hydra 4 Day Protection Cream helps to prevent skin against environmental aggressors and other free radical damage. Repechage’s Hydra Dew Moisturising Cream is also a perfect pick for normal to dry skin as it helps to provide antioxidant protection and skin becomes supple and dewy. Repechage’s TZone Balance is very good for rainy season for combination skin.”- Ritu Kolentine
“During monsoon one should use a water-based moisturizer. I would recommend Glamglow Hydrating Moisturiser and Perenne Clarifying Moisturising Gel.” –Makeup By Pallavi Sachdeva
4. Want to know the best makeup look for a monsoon bride?
“Waterproof dewy finish in mousse form works the best as it looks like a second skin. It also acts as a shield to atmospheric pollution.” –MUA Ojas Rajani
“Since the humidity is at an all time high during monsoon, the best way to do it to keep it light and matte with a powder highlighter.” – Makeup By Poonam Lalwani
“Doing good T-zone coverage and concealing the skin is a very important step that you just cannot miss. Keep your make up matte, and avoid dramatic eyes. Keep your focus on making your skin look great.”– Meera Sakhrani
Image Source: Meera Sakhrani
5. Looking for eye shadow and lipstick recommendations for monsoon brides?
“Earthy tones for the wedding and playing with neon shades for fun functions like mehndi and pool party. Subtle nude shades of the lips are the go-to colours this monsoon.” – Makeup By Poonam Lalwani
“Basic wearable lip shades should be there in your vanity which can go with all outfits including one in coral, pink, nude and red. MAC Nicopanda Lipgloss is the best lipgloss to swear by. MAC Ruby Woo and twig are my first picks. MAC Classic Cutie and Fashion Fanatic palette include textures from Lustre to Satin and Matte to pearl for creating a variety of looks that can be used with any outfit on any occasion.” – Ritu Kolentine
“One should use matt shadow instead of cream-based ones. Colours like creamy pink, light brown, pastel and beige work well in this season. Lip Color: Settle down with long-lasting range of lipsticks during monsoon. Matte is the best choice. Avoid lip gloss as it will get sticky and smudge easily when you get wet. Use dark color lipsticks to make you look a shade lighter than your actual complexion and also stay longer.” – Makeup by Pallavi Sachdeva
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