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Tips on long-lasting waterproof makeup for rainy season

  • Published : Jul 5, 2018 - 17:06
  • Updated : Jul 5, 2018 - 17:06

With monsoon season underway, the surge in humidity levels in Korea is wreaking havoc on carefully arranged makeup and hair. One way to help get the best out of your makeup in the humidity is to make it waterproof. Check out the tips below.

1. Start with skincare products

For the rainy season, different types of skincare products are needed to enhance the duration of makeup. Skincare experts recommend applying lotion or cream on the face lightly. Too much skincare product can darken the makeup. It’s important to reduce the quantity of basic skincare products and layer them out several times on the face. Especially when applying foundation, be sure not to roll but to tap it on so that it gets absorbed in to the skin for the natural blend.

2. Ditch the powder, go creamy

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To protect makeup from breaking down under humidity, always choose the creamy products rather than the powdery type. Makeup is often completed with finishing powder for long-lasting effects, but powders are a good item for resisting facial oil but not humidity, which is obviously water. So in the monsoon season, it’s better to clean out the products in one’s beauty pouch. Foundation, eye shadows, and eyebrow pigments should be switched to creamy types. If the skin is extremely oily, apply only a small amount of powder with a brush around the nose and contour very lightly. Also, the use of waterproof items are critical. When going to a water park, for example, use waterproof eyeliner and mascara or just skip the stage if nothing in the pouch is waterproof.

3. Use makeup fixer and sealer

This is the most important stage. After finishing the makeup, spray a makeup fixer on the face lightly. The fixer holds the makeup in place and minimizes darkening or smudging. Using a sponge to spread out the fixer can also help extend the duration of the makeup. There are also makeup sealers that can be used on eyes and lips that can prevent colors from fading in rainy weather.

By Lim Jeong-yeo and Kim Soo-bin (soob@heraldcorp.com)