Beauty Products For The Rainy Weather

Every time the weather changes, we beauty junkies need to make an adjustment in the products we put on our faces. We need to consider facing the elements of humidity, rainfall, and torrential winds. Here’s a list of what I’m personally using this monsoon season.

1. Cushion compacts

Commuting or traveling in rainy weather is challenging enough, so give your thick foundation and powder a break by trying the Korean craze that is cushion makeup. Unlike regular foundations, it gives a thin, lightweight, and dewy coverage that K-Pop stars are known for. The best part: All cushion brands have built-in SPF without the sticky white cast.

L-R: The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion with SPF 50, ₱895, and Lancôme Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion with SPF 23, ₱1,850 for refill and ₱600 for compact case

2. SPF skincare

A common beauty misconception is that you don’t need to apply SPF when the sun isn’t visible. Wrong! The sun’s harmful UV rays can still penetrate through windows and clouds during daytime, so it’s best to wear SPF throughout the day. Don’t like the sticky feel of sunscreen? Try a water-based version or use makeup with built-in SPF.

L-R: Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50, ₱420, and Céleteque Dual CC Matte Powder with SPF 30, ₱745

3. Primer

If you really can’t help but wear layers of makeup—contouring and all—I completely understand! Just make sure you invest in a good primer to give your masterpiece a long-lasting and budge-proof power.

L-R: Shiseido Glow Enhancing Primer, ₱1,750 (50ml), and
Canmake Lasting Multi Eye Base WP, ₱460

4. Waterproof makeup

Even if it’s technically typhoon season in the Philippines, the weather can go from bright and sunny one moment to humid and rainy the next. The last thing you want to see is makeup running down your face midday. Use what’s left of your waterproof makeup from last summer, or better yet, invest in new ones.

Make Up For Ever Aquamatic Waterproof Glide-On Eyeshadow in Pop Purple, Lime Green, and Electric Blue, ₱1,350 each; and L’Oréal False Lash Butterfly Waterproof Mascara, P500

5. Non-sticky lippies

Imagine this: The storm is picking up. A gust of wind whips your hair to your face and it gets caught on your lipgloss. Gross! For the crazy weather, give your lipglosses and sticky lipsticks a break. Choose long-wear and matte.

L-R: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in 635 Passion, ₱575, Revlon Matte Balm in 240 Striking Spectaculaire, ₱575, and L’Oréal Color Riche Moist Matte in M511 Glamour Fuschia, ₱625

6. Frizz-fighting hair care

Even just a hint of humidity can cause frizz, whether you have pin straight hair or curls like mine. Keep your straight hair sleek or lock in your curls with extra moisturizing hair products.

L-R: L’Oréal Mythic Oil Souffle d’ Or Sparkling Conditioner and L’Oréal Paris Ever Sleek Sulfate-Free Intense Smoothing Shampoo with 48-Hour Frizz Control

7. Acne-fighting skincare

I get a zit here and there whenever the weather suddenly changes. Do you also experience breakouts during humid or rainy weather? Address those zits with a spot-on treatment, but complement it with acne-fighting facial wash.

L-R: Pond’s Acne Clear Facial Foam, ₱155 (100g), and Pond’s Acne Clear Leave-On Expert Clearing Gel, ₱180 (20g)

What are your rainy day must-haves, dear readers?

August 12, 2016