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Rainy days suck balls, and Columbia has been proving it nonstop lately. Nothing is worse than leaving your apartment early in the morning while already running late, realizing it’s pouring outside and forgetting to bring your umbrella with you — actually, there’s something worse than that. How about being splattered by rain all over your face after spending hours on your makeup and hair? Yea, I think we all agree that’s the worst. That said, here are a few quick beauty S.O.S. for you who have to put up with the weather for just a few more days (fingers crossed).
Go light and low maintenance
Whoever tells you to “wear more makeup than you normally would because some of it will come off due to the rain” is a total idiot. Imagine inches of foundation mixing with rain water (or worse — rain mist!) and turning your face into one blotchy and runny canvas, not so belle, non?
Remember to go lightweight at all times, meaning tinted moisturizer instead of foundation, and if you literally cannot live without foundation, go for power and especially mineral ones because they absorb oil and moisture. If you have the extra time, prime your face in advance so your foundation can last longer.
Forget about your 88-color eyeshadow palette
Simplicity is the key for rainy-day makeup. Leave the gloss at home and go for matte or satin finish lipsticks and stains because you don’t want to walk around in the rain with hair stuck to your lips. Always fill in your eyebrows (lightly!) because they frame your face, but don’t spend too much time on the eyes — a few coats of waterproof mascaras should do the trick. Opt for multipurpose crème products, smooth it on your cheeks and lips (and even lids, if you wish) to create a healthy, glowing look. Just because the weather is gloomy, doesn’t mean your face has to be, too!
Waterproof. Waterproof. Waterproof.
We cannot stress this enough: it’s waterproof, not water-resistant; you need the heavy duty products for sucky weather. A good waterproof mascara and eyeliner can go a long way. Seriously, the theory behind is simple enough but for some reason, you still see raccoon eyes every now and then. If you wear contact lenses, occasional itch and dryness are inevitable—which leads to eye rubbing and you know the rest. Try lining your bottom last line with a white eyeliner in this case to avoid the big mess altogether; plus it helps open up your eye!
Let us know what you use/do to keep your makeup intact during the rainy season!
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