23 June, 2010

Waterproof your make-up:

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Monsoon and rains, in addition to sweat and heat ruin your make up. Your makeup runs down and looks plastered. We list you the latest and the best waterproof makeup that will keep your look perfect this season.

Lip Lock: A glossy beautiful smile is an asset to every woman. What if your lipstick or gloss bleeds, transfers or smudges with the very mention of liquid. Waterproof lipgloss and matte lipstick are your best bet this season. Try to keep your makeup minimal and whenever you are going out, dab on a little gloss to get a perfect pout. Colorbar waterproof lipgloss, Lakme waterproof Colour lipstick, Mary Kay waterproof lip liners, Estee Lauder Double wear stay in place lipstick and many more products are available in the market to lock in the beauty of your lips.

Eye spy: Eyes are the windows to your soul. But if these windows look dirty with smudged liners and mascaras, you are bound to get jitters. Colorbar, LO’real, Maybelline, Lakme, Chanel, Bobby Brown, Inglot and many other brands have waterproof mascaras, eye pencils, gel liners and eyeliners which do not bleed or smudge after contact with water. They are the best bet to keep your peepers beautiful and happy. Just make sure to remove the eye makeup gently with makeup removers and soft cotton before you go to sleep. Berzin Irani, independent make artist suggests that you use Inglot makeup remover for removing waterproof makeup as it is gentle on your skin, but very effective.

Face off: A good sunscreen and a basic foundation are required to make your face bright and beautiful. But if you experience powder or cream foundation running down your face due to sweat or rains, leaving behind a streak of washed makeup or makeup smeared all over your face, you are bound to freak out. Use Clinique’s almost makeup with SPF 15 to combat the effect. The Banana Boat has a sweat proof SPF 50 sunscreen to protect you from UV rays damage. Clarins colour fix, to fix your makeup and make it waterproof is another handy product. Colorbar’s Time plus makeup base is long stay and water resistant giving you a perfect bright base. Shonali Mohite, makeup artist says that “a minimalist approach works best in the monsoon, as the more you pile onto your face, the greater the chances of everything smudging.”

Colour Kit: Life without eyeshadows and blushes will be colourless for any makeup lover. Why not make the best choice of waterproof eyeshadows, primers and blushes to look your best this monsoon. Lancome’s Aquatic base primer, waterproof eye shadows by YSL, Body shop and Gosh are really convenient to use. They add colour to your eyes and create brightness in this dull weather. Lakme’s cheek and lip tint can also be used to get a sun kissed glow on your face. Cream or mousse blush are usually water resistant.

Don’t look made up; apply the right products this season for a perfect, long lasting makeup.

Parimita Chakravorty


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