Get Gorgeous Makeup in Wet Weather


Has your otherwise perfect makeup application been washed away by a surprise downpour? With the rainy season approaching, it's time to prep your beauty routine to make sure your face never gets drenched on again! Here are some tips and tricks on how to keep your makeup looking gorgeous—not washed out—in wet weather.


The trick to perfecting your base is in the application—instead of caking on a thick amount, make sure to add thin layers of product until you reach coverage you're happy with. Since powder turns splotchy in the rain, choose a cream, mousse, or liquid texture as a base, to ensure longer-lasting coverage. If you must powder, dust a light layer of translucent powder with a large, fluffy powder brush. Use concealer sparingly, and only where necessary.

Beautylish recommends: Maybelline Dream Smooth Foundation, Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation, and Benefit Cosmetics Play Sticks.


Since powder is best to avoid in wet weather, the same holds true for powder blushes. Opt for cream, gel, and mousse textures instead. In a damp atmosphere, these formulations will last longer on the skin.

Beautylish recommends: Stila Convertible Color, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Blush, and NYX Cosmetics Rouge Creme Blush.


It's a wet-weather no-brainer: choose waterproof eye liner, mascara, and cream shadow formulas. Avoid using liner or mascara on the waterline and lower lashes—who wants raccoon eyes?

Beautylish recommends: Styli-Style Liquid Eyeliner, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow , and Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash


A rainy day isn't the best time to experiment with bold shades and extreme textures. Bright colors and high-gloss formulas are typically a rainy day no-no (they have the tendency to smudge everywhere in humidity or dampness). Stick with a neutral, pinky-mauve tone in a comfortable satin formula.

Beautylish recommends: Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick, Revlon Color Burst Lipstick, and Benefit Cosmetics Silky Finish Lipstick

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