With rainy days upon us, it can be difficult to figure out what makeup looks work and which ones don’t. The last things we want to have are the dreaded raccoon eyes and face melting foundation lines. My favourite makeup looks for the stormy season always fall under the “less is more” approach, however I always love adding in a fun, bright pop of colour to make simple makeup appear less bland.
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How To Get The Look:
I then went in with a small amount of my Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer just under my eyes and around my nose; once again using the beauty blender to seamlessly blend it into the rest of my foundation and skin.
I prefer applying cream product formulas vs. powder products on my face during rainy days because they usually contain waxes and oils, which help to repel water, rather than absorb it. I used Milk Makeup’s Lip + Cheek in “Swish” as my blush and then the Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in “Champagne Flash” on the high points of my face; both applied with the tips of my fingers.
For my brows, I kept them really simple — All I used was the Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in “Espresso” to amp up the colour and stick them in place.
Now for the fun part: The pop of colour around the eyes! I used Mac’s Sushi Flower eyeshadow in the inner corner of my eyes with the Anastasia Beverly Hills #3 Eyeliner Brush, making sure to dab the pigment into place rather than swiping it on. I then topped off the eye look with lots of Lancome’s Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara. Making sure your mascara is waterproof is important!
To complete the look, I opted for a pinky nude lip. I used the Nyx Lip Liner in “Natural” to line my lips, Mac’s Flesh Pot Lipstick all over my pout, and then used a touch of the Lip + Cheek in “Swish” I used for my blush only in the center of my lips to bring the whole look together. Keep in mind that it’s best to avoid sticky glosses when it’s raining as the winds will make your hair stick to your face and move your lip products around.