It’s been barely two weeks and MotherNature has already begun to remind us that we have a long, watery road ahead ofus.
Meanwhile, we’re staring down at our beauty kits in exasperation as itbrims to its max with zero monsoon-proof buys.
Yup, it’s official. The monsoonsare here and they are all set to rain over our parade. Or are they? Not ifthese five rain-duty beauty buys can help it. They are here to hold you up through rough showers, thunderstorms and overcast skies, all while keeping yourbeauty game on. Get stocking already!
1. Smoothing Mask, Moroccan Oil, Price onRequest
If you end up looking less like yourselfand more like a damp squib these days then the monsoon is doing its job well. And just when you andyour mane had resigned themselves to a limp fate, along came this miracle mask came to salvagethe day. A weekly deep conditioning treatment, this soothing mask not onlymakes you hair manageable but also softer and shinier. Don’t believe us? Giveit a go and eat your words.
2. New Face Mist, Bobbi Brown, INR 2,180
For starters, it’s a limited editionbuy from their Sandy Nudes collection so it’s got “hurry” written all over it.Next, it’s the perfect blend of ingredients like green tea, chamomile andcucumber that are universally known as the perfect pick-me-ups. While theweather leaves your face sticky and damp, just spritz on this baby and watchhow you instantly freshen up whilst sneaking in a dose of moisturising.Absolute genius.
3. Pro Longwear Nourishing WaterpoofFoundation, INR 2,800
There’s nothing worse than braving themonsoon barefaced, right? Oh well, leaky foundations aren’t very cool either.So what’s a girl to do when it comes to adequate coverage for the soggy months?Invest in a waterproof foundation that lasts upto 16 hours long and can take onthe waterworks whilst giving you a natural satin finish.
4. Pop Lip Colour + Primer, Clinique, INR1,600
Leaky foundation isn’t your only problem this season, and you know it. Your lip colour finding pride of place in globs across your face never looks pretty. Cue to Clinique’s newestlaunch that blends the power of a primer with a potent palette of 16 happyshades that last you all day long. The primer preps your lips to retain thecolours all day long and even keeps those puckers conditioned. As for theshades themselves – we are picking Sweet Pop. It’s time you pick your pop too!
5. Pink Fizz Tangle Teaser, Luxola.com, INR2,002
Messy mane is the di rigueur this season but that doesn’t translate to Hermoine hair just yet. Rub your credit card and unleash this little genie with uniquely designer bristles that flex and flick, eliminating tangles without giving you a headache. Also, the fact that its pop pink makes its all that more of a must have!
(Sholeen Damarwala is a journalist from Mumbai who started out as a News Correspondent with CNN IBN and went on to write for multiple publications like Elle Decor, Strut120.com, Femina and Popxo.com. She is currently the online editor of Grazia.co.in)
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