Here comes the rain!

Let’s face it – it is romantic only when it drizzles and not when it pours. Apart from causing insane traffic jams and keeping you holed up at home, rains also wrecks havoc on your skin. From causing bacterial infection in your toes to dissolving your makeup, rains have a way of removing the romance in the air. Here’s our comprehensive guide to braving the rains with the right makeup and skin care.


Wearable makeup when it rains

  • Say no to heavy foundation and moisturizers and yes to a tinted moisturizer. It is lightweight and will give you a seamless coverage along with keeping your skin moisturized.
  • Waterproof everything! From eyeliner to kajal to mascara to blushes, if you can find something in the waterproof range, then apply it.
  • For your lips try using just the lip pencil. Because it is waxy, it stays put during rains along with giving your lips some colour.

Skin care when it pours

  • Wash your face at least twice daily. Use a soap-free cleanser and scrub to weed out the pollutants stuck to your skin and to remove dead skin cells.
  • Use lukewarm water to wash your face, hands and legs.
  • Drink as much water as you can. It flushes out toxins and keeps your skin healthy.
  • Use an overnight moisturizing mask to keep your skin hydrated and look beautiful all the time.
  • Also, get your facials done on time to rejuvenate your skin cells and to keep it supple.

Foot care

  • Do not walk barefoot in the rains. It might lead to bacterial infections. Germs, dirt, fungus and bacteria from outside accumulate on your feet and can lead to infections. Another simple way to keep the feet clean is to dip the feet in water to which Dettol or any other antiseptic is added.
  • As you reach home, wash your feet in warm water and scrub your feet. Post this, apply a foot moisturizer.
  • Keep your nails short this season. There is a chance of fungal infections attacking the skin underneath your nails due to all the dust and dirt.

Protect your mane

  • Use mild shampoos and conditioners for your hair during the rains.
  • Apply warm oil to your hair and leave it on overnight to infuse your mane with moisture.
  • Limit the usage of hairdryer as it strips your hair of essential oils. Instead, opt for a dry towel to remove excess moisture.
  • Don’t comb or tie your hair when it is wet.

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Eyes, eyes, baby!

Here’s your guide to applying the perfect eye makeup for your eye shape. Learn to highlight, shade and line your eyes the pro way.


Round eyes
Start by applying eyeliner from the inner corners of your eyes all the way to the outside ending in a straight line or small cat eye. Then highlight below the brow bone and the inner corners of your eye with a light eye shadow. To show contrast between the highlighted parts of the eye, take a medium eye shadow color and lightly apply it above your lid. Finally, thickly apply a darker color shadow along the crease of your eye, without going too overboard. Blend the shadow from the outside going towards the middle of the eye in order to give more shape to your lid. Voila! Behold the perfectly shadowed, doe-eye look.



Almond shaped eyes
Almond eyes are the most symmetrical—just the effect you’re trying to create with your makeup. If you have almond eyes, you should use the round eye application technique, just mimic the shape of your own eye.



Downturned eyes
This kind of eyes needs a little lift, hence your eyeliner plays an important role. Apply eye shadow just like the round eye application technique, but the eyeliner has to be thicker. The eyeliner trick is to give it a curve up at the end like a smiley face or a cat eye if you want something a bit more dramatic. 



Deep set eyes
Use the same application techniques as you would for a round eye, but swap the dark shadow for a lighter one. You want to accentuate the highlighted parts of the eye to give the illusion of roundness, but not overpower it with dark shadow.



Close set eyes
To make close-set eyes appear wider apart, start by highlighting below your brow bone and inner lid the same as you would for round eyes—what’s different here is the base shadow. Use a medium color and shade a little farther out than the width of the eye in a wide round shape. Then, take the darker color and shade from the outside on top of the crease to give it more contrast. Start your eyeliner at the middle of the lid and extend it out further than your eye in a straight line.



Hooded eyes
Hooded eyes have an extra layer of skin below the brow that covers the crease and makes the lid seem smaller. They don’t need much highlighting, so start with your light shadow only on the inner corners of your eyes. Then apply a good amount of the medium color to the hooded lid. Go heavy with the dark shade around the crease to give the illusion of a rounder eye and extend your eyeliner further out in order to balance the look. The effect: an envy-inducing gaze.



Monolid eyes
A monolid eye goes straight from the brow to the eye with no crease. Similar to a hooded eye, you want to apply shadow to make the eye appear bigger and more open. First, exaggerate the highlighting in the inner corners of your eye, going up and out to the center of the eye. Then take your medium color and go above the crease from the outside of the eye creating a round shape. The dark shade should be used in the same motion very lightly to define the shape, but don’t go further in than the center of the eye. When applying liner, keep a steady hand and do a very thin line that gets a bit thicker on the outside.


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Bridal Makeup Decoded


Bridal Makeup Decoded

The base: We started off with a moisturizer which suited the bride’s skin tone and then used a tinted primer to set the base. Later, concealer was applied to hide the flaws, foundation (which was an almost perfect match to the bride’s skin tone) and compact. This gave the bride a flawless and a seamless look.

Eyes: A base colour was applied and then cranberry coloured eyeshadow was applied all over the eye lids. Nylon coloured eyeshadow was used to highlight the brow bones. The eye makeup was completed with gel kajal, eyeliner and mascara.

The look was completed with a cranberry coloured blush and lipstick.