(Author ~ Sanchita) 

Hello Girls 

The monsoon feels like a breath of relief after the scorching heat of the summer but it does have its own set of issues. Every season has its own requirements and so does monsoon. The climate becomes humid and it is very important to choose the right kind of makeup products when you are stepping out of the house. Since it also involves rain, it is important to choose makeup products that won’t make you sweat and clog the pores and also water proof.

To make your shopping list a bit easier, we have narrowed down the best and must have products for this monsoon and these would invariably make you look flawless and fresh all the time. 

mosoon must have products

Primer –

This is magical base product and we say a very important one. This is not only a great base but also helps your skin look fresh and flawless for a longer time than anticipated. It will create a smooth base for the makeup and will effectively diminish the pores to make you look smoother. Further, you will see an enhancement in the skin’s texture and it also reduces the certain redness and inflammation. The oily skin would love the shine free effect and helps to keep the makeup in place the whole day. There are some primers which will work as a moisturizer as well and hence in the monsoon you won’t have to load up the face with too many products.


List of products

  • L’oreal Paris Base Magique Primer,
  • Benefit The POREfessional Primer (REVIEW HERE
  • Colorbar Perfect Match Primer.

CC/BB Cream –

Foundation is heavy for the skin and requires a lot of other products to set it well but on the other hand, BB or CC cream is the best option to go for when the weather is so ill-behaved. BB and CC cream stands for Blemish Balm and Complexion Corrector respectively. It brightens and lighten up the skin without providing heavy coverage and having said that, gives a well prepared skin. It also prevents the ashy look to the skin and blend effortlessly, giving a smoothen touch to the skin. Such lightweight products are ideal to use in this humid climate as you won’t have to worry about your makeup melting. These creams are also blessed with active ingredients to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin pigment issues.


List of products –

  • The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream (REVIEW HERE ),
  • Lakme CC Cream,
  • Colorbar Perfect Match BB Cream and
  • Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream.

Cream Blush –

When you want the rosy glow of the cheeks to last, go for cream blush that will be long lasting in the humid and sweaty weather. Moreover, even if you are getting drenched in rain, least chances are that the blush is going to fade away. If your skin is oily, dust a translucent powder on top to help it stay put. It gives a spotless polished look to the cheeks and also a luminous boost that would surely work in your favor. In fact, cream blushes look much better and natural than powder blushes which may look blotchy and cakey at time.


List of products –

  • NYX Cream Blush Glow,
  • Maybelline Dream Touch Blush and
  • MUA Luxe Whipped Velvet Blush

Smudge Proof Kajal –

Nothing can bring out the best in a look than a dash of kohl to the eyes. A smudge proof kajal is all you need to look fab and bright. It will define the eyes and make you look totally woke up. Choose a kajal which is creamy enough to glide on the water line as well as eye lids and that will also settle down to a matte finish to stay long lasting throughout the day. Smudge proof kajal are also the best option as it will not budge at all in humidity or water splashes. Also, choose a bold and dark color that will give a smoky effect too.


List of products –

  • L’Oreal Paris Kajal Magique Bold, (Review HERE
  • SUGAR Twist and Shout Fadeproof Kajal,
  • Faces Long Wear Eye Pencil – SOLID BLACK ( Review HERE
  • Colorbar Just Smoky Kajal Just Black

Setting Powder –

Never underestimate the power of setting powder. It is the best possible option for the oily skin and normal skin as well. It will set everything in place, make all the products you applied look like a soft and natural satin matte finish and prevent the skin from getting oily for a long time for sure. There are certain setting powder like the Ben Nye Banana powder which also adds a brightened glow to the skin and makes you look flawless even without any heavy coverage foundation. Therefore, to keep everything from melting down, always set with a powder and preferably a loose one to prevent cakiness.

Kryolan Translucent Powder TL2 Review

List of products –

  • Kryolan Translucent Powder, (review HERE
  • Chanel Loose Powder
  • Chambor Luminous Loose Powder and
  • FACES Mineral Loose Powder.

Makeup Spray –

makeup sprays work in various ways. Firstly, it will keep everything – from the primer to the powder you applied in place without sliding down the face in the heat or rain. It also takes away the cakey look and gives more of a natural glow to the skin without making it look oily. To use a makeup spray, shake the bottle and then close your eyes and spray it on in both an “X” shape and a “T” shape, about eight to ten inches from your face. Make sure you follow the instructions well and you would see how flawless, creaseless and oil free the spray makes your face looks even after a passage of time. Make sure to choose a matte spray instead of a dewy finish.


List of products –

  • Colorbar Stay The Day Finishing Mist, (review HERE
  • NYX Cosmetics Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Matte Finish,
  • Maybelline New York Facestudio Master Fix Setting Spray and
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Bright and Bold Lip colors –

Bring the best bright and bold fuchsia, plum and red for the monsoon. This will instantly brighten up the face as against the gloomy atmosphere and would surely perk up the face. The colors like hot pinks, corals, reds, orange are very much in trend for 2016. However, you should apply long lasting lipsticks, which are non-transferable and smudge proof and would last the whole day. Therefore, a peppy color surely works like a charm during daytime.


List of products –

  • Maybelline Lip Gradation Pink 2, Orange 1, Fuchsia 1,
  • MAC Flat Out Fabulous Retro Matte (review HERE )
  • MAC Cremesheen Crosswires Lipstick (review HERE
  • FACES Ultime Pro Lip Crayon – Hot Wired and Wrapped Up.

Bold Nail Colors –

Perk up your hands with some jazzy, bright and bold nail colors. Just like lip colors, the nails should also grab some attention and the best way to have it is to go for bright color which you can easily mix and match with the accessories as well as clothes. Colors like bright royal blue, shiny and bright orange and coral, flashy reds and neon colors are surely the best ones for the monsoon. However, do not go overboard with the neon and try to add some nail art to tone down the intensity.


List of products –

  • Colorbar Exclusive Nail Paint,
  • LYN didya vinka at me
  • and Maybelline Color Show Nail Varnish


BnB Editor Shreya says, ” I find myself really starting to enjoy different makeup products and colors at this time of year. When the mornings start getting darker, humidity increases and the weather gets colder, it’s a great time to introduce some lightweight products, sport bold lips and play with colored eyeliners.  My favorite products are Lakme CC cream, Maybelline Glam 9 Lip Polish, Urban Decay All Nighter Spray and Clinique Translucent powder”

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Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were purchased.  We are not being sponsored/compensated/paid to write this review and all opinions are absolutely honest by the team. However, each person is born with unique skin type and that’s why we request our readers to test each product before using on their precious skin.

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