5 makeup tips to save for a rainy day

by Martha Adams

A rainy day can be soothing and cosy if you’re rugged up inside. But if you’re out and about with your makeup at stake ? A nightmare.

But never fear, bh is here! There are some key ways to arm yourself for a rainy day. Check out our best tips for protecting your makeup in the rain, below.

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#1 Keep it simple

Okay, first and foremost, a rainy day is not the time to test out that bold eye look you’ve been considering. The more products you use, the more that are at risk of being ruined in the rain.

#2 Keep it creamy

Wet weather calls for creamy makeup products. Swap your powder foundation for a matte tinted moisturiser, your lip gloss for a creamy lipstick and your powder blush for a cream blush.

beautyheaven loves the Ultraceuticals Ultra CC Cream Mineral Tint SPF 30 and e.l.f. cosmetics Studio Cream Blush .

#3 Waterproof it all

Obviously, we don’t want panda eyes, so try to use as much waterproof makeup as you can. Or, you can pick up the nifty Make Up Forever Aqua Seal ($40, www.adorebeauty.com.au) which gives any makeup formula a waterproof finish.

beautyheaven loves Maybelline Full 'n Soft Waterproof Mascara and Models Own Aquaproof Felt Tip Eyeliner .

#4 Lock your look

It's vital that you lock your makeup in place to stop it slipping an sliding everywhere in the rain. Use a good (preferably mattifying) primer before you apply your makeup and finish with a setting spray to hold it all in place.

beautyheaven loves Designer Brands Spray & Set Makeup Setting Spray and Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer .

#5 Pack some backups

Okay, so you’ve kept your makeup simple, primed, used creamy, waterproof products and finished with a setting spritz. Now you’re about to brave the rainy world. What do you arm yourself with for touch-ups? Q-tips and makeup wipes are handy to clean up any eye makeup issues while patting with a blender sponge or blotting wipe can sort out any problems with your base.

beautyheaven loves Swisspers Cotton Cosmetic Tips and ModelCo Makeup Blender .

Remember: if you’ve piled on the waterproof makeup, you need to remove it properly. Try The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye and Lip Make-Up Remover or Juliette Armand Biphase Eye Make Up Remover .

Do you change up your makeup routine on a rainy day? What are your rainy day makeup tips?

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