Friday, July 2, 2010

Make up in monsoons

                                                   MONSOON MAKE UP TIPS













Monsoons are round the corner and you never know when the innocent looking drizzle turn into a hailstorm.
Delhi's weather is high with humidity but as a Delhiite .. I know it can rain anytime now !
For the next 2 months , all we can do is keep our make up waterproof !

Here are few tips ( make up wise)


  • Cleanse , tone and moisturize usual . Oily skinned ladies , use a lighter moisturizer .. something that will give you a matte effect as humidity level are set to increase and you wont need the extra moisture.  Recos - Lacto Calamine , Vichy Pro matte and Ponds matte oil control concentrate  
  • Apply a waterproof sunblock . Recos - Neutrogena Ultra sheer
  • Dont use liquid /Cream foundation as they will simply melt off , no matter how you apply it . Best fix would be using Powder foundations/compacts to give some coverage . Its great for touch up too :)       I like Maybelline dream matte powder
  • I personally like to use a non creamy concealer as they are harder to melt/wash off with water . I use the Oriflame tea tree concealer (Its not the creamiest but gets my blemishes covered ) and stays the longest . Dont use it under the eyes though :P
  • Use a cream blush if you must . Max factor cream blush will give you kissable flush and will look most natural , Unlike Maybelline dream matte mousse which has shimmer :|
  • Highlighters and shimmers can take a break this season
  • Use waterproof mascaras and kajals . Recos - Maybelline mascaras,Oriflame waterproof top coat and Lotus Kajal
  • Dont fuss over eye make up , they WILL melt . If you must , then use eye pencils instead of e/s . Colorbar/aLakme and Bourjois have loads of pretty shades :)   
  • Groom your brows nicely . Fix them with a spoolie and some hair gel . You may also use clear mascara to tame them  
  • Tint is your best friend in Monsoons . Flush your cheeks ,or paint your lips , This baby will be with you through your thick and thin, Recos - Lakme just kissed tint/ TBS tint
  • If tint is too drying . USE the newly launched  Lakme lip pencils .. I Lurve  "Terracota" , this shade will suit almost everyone
  • Berries/Plums/Dark Pinks are the color of the season . Keep the attention to your Flushed cheeks and glowing skin and and Maybe those berry lips .. ahh :) 
  • Use the thick plastic bags in bright colors to carry your stuff. Keep wet tissues , wide toothed combs and some make up remover too 
  • And last but not the least the evr so meticulous umbrellas in funky colors !~!
Aww.. all this "rain talk" reminds me of  the most sensual , beautiful kiss in History . The "kiss in the rain" scene from the movie "The Notebook" .
Hands down the most romantic scene . And Ryan Gosling .. Now dont get me started . Sigh .        

52 comments:

  1. Nice list for the monsoons. Ryan Gosling is sighhhh all right :-) Was watching Fracture the other day, and he is CUTE!

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  2. haha .. yeah man .. he is sooo adorable . I cant help but stare at him with longing eyes .

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  3. Palak sweets you are too young for him..Leave him for us:D

    Tips are great but I don know y but my lotus Kajal is melting nowadays..thinking of going for Shesnaj again..

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  4. aww.. the kajal is melting ?
    Keep that in your fridge then .. I mostly store all my pencils in fridge and take them out prior to applying make up .. so they have a little warmth to them .Hope that will help

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  5. oh wow!! lovely tips, Palak. I am so replying on powder makeup these days. And really whoever made mascaras be blessed because they are such a big rescue during this season.

    Now I am feeling all romantic and nice. only if we could get full fledged rain here. Sigh!!

    We wait... :)

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  6. Great tips Palak! Cream blushes are definitely the way to go. I'm enjoying the weather in spite of the humidity.

    Yup that scene makes me go gaga too :D
    Btw, I sent u an email

    ♥xx♥

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  8. Palak, I am so going gaga over lacto calamine nowadays, but I make sure I dont go overboard with it....nice post.....useful :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing some lovely tips for the monsoon, hunny! waterproof makeup is a must for this season xoxo

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  11. long time. How are you doing? :)

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  15. We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box .............................................................

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  16. Great tips.Though personally I prefer no make-up during the monsoon.For starters its too much hard work and I love drenching myself in rain.Umbrella or no umbrella ;)
    http://beauty-n-d-blog.blogspot.com

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  17. haha same here gurl :)
    But I do like some hint of kajal on my eyes :P

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  18. 婚姻對男人來說是賭他的自由,對女人而言卻是賭她的幸福。.................................................................

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  19. Any suggestions for make up removers that could be carried around?

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  21. Hey Aarthi !
    You can try Kaya make up remover .. it comes in a convenient squeeze tube
    Here is the review - http://addictedtoblush.blogspot.com/2010/05/kaya-hydra-cleanse-make-up-remover.html
    Or you may also try the Colorbar make up remover ( Its a bi - Phase remover which combines oil and water )
    Carrying around make up remover wipes is also a good idea.. Loreal , MAC and Kaya makes some good ones :)

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  22. Hey Palak - where are you these days? Missing you sweetie :)

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  23. Hey Palak, try using the Lakme silk naturelle foundation , or the bodyshop foundation- theyr liquid foundations but both very lightweight ..great for this weather!!

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  26. Nice tips Palak..Btw, I too bought Lacto Calamine and have been using it for face packs..Loving it :-)

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  30. great tips thanks for sharing xxxxxx

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  31. Nice post! It is raining here in L.A! Which is rare. =(

    Thanks for entering my giveaway. Good luck! =D

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  32. hey can u guys pls suggest me good foundation for my wedding day,, i hav oily skin and fews acne marks...and a good concealor too ....and yes compact too..........pls

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  33. hey girl , You can check out the options at MAC , MUFE(if ua placd in Mumbai) or any other good brand which caters different skin tones :)
    I'll suggest you to go for foundations and concealers without any SPF (SPF gives white cast in photos )
    Happy wedding :)

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  34. thanks palak..:)
    can i go for mineral foundation???
    i stay in hyderabad :( so no option of mufe and mac is too costly but still its my wedding so i can afford it once...
    MAc studio fix will this work or any other one...

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  35. i read MAC studio fix is great for oily skin and excellent for wedding??is it??
    i trust ur suggestion pls help..

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  36. I'm sorry !! I just saw your comment , sorry for the late reply :(
    Oh yes, you can use MAC studio Fix but please try the foundation at store first ..You 'll be able to decide better :)
    You can go for mineral foundation for daily use , but for ua wedding , You should opt for a foundation with heavier coverage :)

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  39. palak are you doing bbe from DU?? Me too!! which college?

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  40. hey.. thats a real nice post. I love rainy season, but not here in mumbai. :/

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  41. okay i just checked out this is a july 2010 post, but read it on right time this year!! where are you

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  43. Thank the stars all variety of waterproof make up is available these days to make the whole affair easier in monsoons.Also applicable for those who sweat a lot.Toning, moisturizing and using scrubs help in this season.organic lipstick

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