Rainy Day Beauty Hacks To Save The Day
Have you ever had the perfect look planned for your day? You know just what skirt to wear, these killer shoes, and the blouse or jacket that you’ve been dying to wear. Maybe you spent a good portion of your morning straightening or curling your hair, and another hour trying to get your winged eyeliner even. You’re finally ready, you open the door prepared to greet the day…and it’s raining! All of your efforts of primping have just gone to waste. Don’t give up hope! Follow these rainy-day beauty hacks for looking flawless even when the weather isn’t.
Here are the only rainy-day beauty hacks you’ll need.
Closing your hair’s cuticle for less frizz
Regardless of whether your hair is fine, thick, straight, curly, or some combination thereof, rainy weather can only mean one thing: frizz. Lots of it. The trick is to use a light mousse or gel all over your hair and work it through so that the entire follicle is smooth. Other ways to close the cuticle are by using a lightweight silicone product when styling and rinsing hair with cold water at the end of your shower.
Packing your essentials
Ensure that you prepare your makeup bag and keep it with you at all times. Put in a few extra products you might need to touch up with and get to work a few minutes early to do any last-minute fixes in the mirror before you start your day. Makeup wipes, beauty blender sponges, and Q-tips are great items to keep with you in case of inclement weather.
Cream vs. Powder
You should opt for cream shadows and blushes instead of powder ones. The cream has longer staying power and can be blended more easily. When powder gets wet, it can tend to streak. Tinted moisturizers and BB/CC Creams are great foundation alternatives that require less time for applying and fixing.
Waterproof mascara is the most obvious choice, but waterproof makeup goes beyond what you use on your lashes. Using a stick foundation and made-to-last makeup (like a highly pigmented cream blush and lip stain) can get you through wet, rainy days without smudges and smears. You can check out this wonderful waterproof mascara from Maybelline.
Going light on your makeup
Aside from the obvious tip of using waterproof makeup, celebrity makeup artist Paul Innis suggests steering clear of heavy moisturizers and foundation when humidity is high. We’ve all experienced the irritating face-melting effect of heavier makeup and high humidity, so instead, try getting some colour from a lightweight illuminating product.
To make sure your makeup is built to last, no matter the weather, primer is essential! There’s a makeup primer for every part of your face: lashes, eyeshadows (in a variety of styles and shades from creams to crayons), foundations and lip product primers. There are also powders that you can brush on to maintain and set your overall look. You can check out this amazing primer from MAC.
Pulling back your hair
Rainy weather is the perfect opportunity to rock your hair in a chic chignon-style bun or slicked-back ponytail. If you want to wear your hair down, but it tends to get frizzy in wet and humid weather, there’s a solution: style it as normal, then wrap it in a bun and take it down once you are inside and out from the rain. This creates a soft wave with no noticeable bumps or ponytail holder marks.
Once your face is complete and you’ve used your primers and waterproof cosmetics, there’s an additional step that can help your makeup weather the storms. Finishing sprays. Finishing sprays are designed to suit your every need. Whether you’re trying to tone down oil, have a photo-perfect look or maintain a dewy radiance. Makeup artists also have been known to rave over water-based facial sprays. A light mist of H20 can help set your makeup! You can check out this one from MAC.