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10 Waterproof Makeup Products You Need This Monsoon

Rain, humidity, and even swimming pools have got nothing on these beauty products that refuse to budge!

Surina Sayal

Do you love makeup and enjoy taking your time getting ready? Or even if you get face-ready on the go that obviously requires a certain level of skill, you’d want that makeup to stay put. If it wasn’t enough that the monsoon weather kills your blowout in under three minutes, it also threatens to convert your makeup into a Monet recreation! So, if you’ve seen people with their makeup last all through the day, even on rainy days, and are wondering ‘what’s this sorcery?’—well, it’s waterproof makeup.

Here are some cosmetics you can pick from to ensure your look doesn’t budge, come rain or, well, more rain!

1. Colorbar Active Swimproof Mascara

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If it’s good for a swim, believe us, it’s good for the rains! Nobody wants the ‘panda-eye’ effect with mascara running down their faces. Waterproof mascara is one way to ensure the monsoon can’t touch your lashes. This jet-black mascara is long-lasting and its patented three-sphere design brush reaches even the tiniest of lashes, adding length and volume. It’s also packed with argan oil, mango seed oil, rice bran wax, and bamboo extract that improve the health of your lashes.

Price: Rs. 895 for 10ml

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2. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10

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Whatever makeup you wear on top of the foundation, if the base starts melting away and cracking, your look is done for. So, pick a waterproof foundation to begin with. The Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup is a lightweight matte and waterproof foundation that will ensure your look stays fresh through the day. It comes in a wide range of shades, smoothes uneven skin tone, and covers imperfections with its buildable, medium to full coverage. It also comes in a mini size, which is handy for travel or if you’d like to try it before buying a full size.

Price: Rs. 3,700 for 30ml and Rs. 1,850 for 15ml

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3. PIXI H2O Skin Tint

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If your skin needs something even lighter and more breathable than a foundation in this humidity, try the Pixi H2O Skintint. This is a water-based tinted face gel that evens out your skin tone and gives you a fresh, no-makeup look. It is enriched with green tea, lavender,and rose water, and its formula is hydrating, long-lasting and water resistant.

Price: Rs. 2,380/- for 35ml

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4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Crème Color 

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Create a winged liner, graphic eyes, or go smokey—this waterproof, blendable cream colour is ideal for creating a range of eye makeup looks that won’t budge. The smooth cream formula provides intense pigment, blends easily, and dries down to a matte finish.

Price: Rs. 2,000 for 4gm

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5. Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid

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Available in a gorgeous variety of super pigmented shades, this waterproof, transfer-proof, and well, pretty much everything proof lipstick gives you a long-lasting flawless matte finish once it dries down completely. Pick from pretty nudes, classic reds, or vibrant hues like fuchsia to beat the monsoon gloom. 

Price: Rs. 699 for 5 gm

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6. M.A.C In Extreme Dimension 24hr Kajal Eye Liner

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Probably the most important makeup item in a desi girl’s makeup vanity is the alluring kajal, and you can’t go wrong with a waterproof one. MAC’s newest waterproof kajal eyeliner delivers one-stroke dramatic black colour that lasts all day without smudging or transferring. Enriched with emollient gel ingredients, jojoba oil, and sunflower seed oil—its creamy texture glides on in one easy, drag-free stroke, and stays in place for up to 24 hours.

Price: Rs. 675 for 0.8gm

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7. Nudestix Eyebrow Stylus Pencil & Gel

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With all that effort going into achieving the perfect brows, it would be a shame if the rain went and ruined it. A waterproof brow pencil can come to the rescue. This duo with a strong-hold gel and triangular tip for precise application helps create the brows you need. The tip allows you to draw on thick, thin, or hair-like strokes, while the ultra-strong gel is waterproof and long-wearing, thus locking in and setting even unruly brows. 

Price: Rs. 2,400 for 2.5ml

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8. SUGAR Cosmetics Own The Light Liquid Highlighter

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Love making your cheek and brow bones pop? Then opt for a waterproof highlighter like this pigmented formula that glides on and blends with ease. It adds instant radiance to your skin without any chunky glitter, thanks to its invisible sparkle flakes. Available in four shades, this lightweight, transfer-proof formula melts into your skin and gives a soft, dewy finish.

Price: Rs. 649 for 20 ml

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9. Huda Beauty Cheeky Tint Blush Stick

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A beautifully buildable and moisturizing cream blush stick infused with lychee extract and vitamin E, this stick glides onto the skin to deliver a glow and dewy finish. You can go sheer with one swipe or build on for a more vibrant look. It is available in five shades from nude to plum and is water, transfer, sweat, and humidity-proof!

Price: Rs. 2,150 for 5gm

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10. Bioderma Photoderm MAX Creme SPF 50+ High Protection

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Okay, while technically this isn’t a makeup product per se, sunscreen should form part of your base skincare routine before makeup application. And the monsoon calls for one that doesn’t get washed away! This sunscreen does just that and stays put. It also guarantees optimum UVA/UVB protection and activates the skin’s natural defences and protects cells. Its creamy texture leaves no oily film or white traces, and is suited to dry sensitive skin.

Price: Rs. 999 for 40ml

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