Waterfalls Have Nothing On These Waterproof Makeup Products From Homegrown Brands


There’s something inherently romantic about the monsoons. The trees take on a verdant hue, drops of rain gently drench the parched earth. The week might be spent dodging potholes, and ducking under canopies to avoid a passing shower, but on the weekends, the adventurous side comes out. On the agenda is a trek to a scenic summit. Or maybe an unplanned detour to an obscure waterfall. It’s time to be Sporty Spice and try your hand at waterfall rappelling. It’s when we pull out our Vespa and embark upon adventures. Road trips are a must, with locales where the clouds caress the earth, call out to us.

In the world of social media, this means that every trip gets documented. And weekend escapades are no different. A touch of concealer, a flushed cheek – that’s all that’s needed to elevate a picture and make it ‘gram worthy. Because even the most picturesque backdrop can be ruined by a streaking, runaway mascara.


So if you’re looking for products that will withstand the downpour without making you look like a panda, these waterproof products will have your back, and your face.

d’you In My Defence


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Sticking to a skincare routine at any point is tricky, but especially during the monsoons when your skin seems to have a mind of its own. Adding layers of product can often make the skin feel sticky and heavy.  d’you’s products could be a great starting point. The product contains 1% pure ceramides along with other essential lipids that work at building the perfect base for your makeup to sit on.

Thanks to its lightweight texture, it feels like nothing on the skin.

82°E Licorice Beam Sunscreen Gel


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Using a sunscreen is non-negotiable, come rain or shine. The rays of the sign might appear to be filtered because of the clouds, but they’re very much still there. And in the monsoons, a lightweight, mattifying, gel sunscreen is the way to go. The 82°E Licorice Beam clear sunscreen gel by Deepika Padukone is a great option to consider. It offers a broad spectrum sun protection factor (SPF) of 40 and is enriched with licorice and ceramides. Its non-greasy formulation offers a matte finish and leaves no white cast. Perfect to protect the skin’s barrier against damage on a rainy day.

asa beauty Face Stick SPF 15


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The best thing about face sticks is their ability to double up as foundation and concealer. This easy-to-use product by asa beauty glides onto the skin, giving you the option to build up coverage to your liking, especially when applied after appropriate skin prep. It’s filled with the goodness of shea butter, walnut seed oil and jojoba oil, while being water-resistant.

asa Beauty is a homegrown brand that offers eco-friendly options with refillable packaging.

LoveChild By Masaba Band Bajaa Bride Blush

If you want your blush to last you an entire day, choose a liquid over a powder one. We suggest you go with a highly pigmented one, one that even after fading a little throughout the day, so it does not leave you bare. Masaba Gupta’s Band Bajaa Bride liquid blushes are just that. They have everything from subtle browns to bright pink and intense red. It delivers a highly pigmented flush of colour on the cheeks, a little blending delivers the subtle, soft pout we all want.

These are available in a variety of shades with fun names like Lala Land, Bubblegum Barat, Shocking Sharbat, Cinnamon Choli and Peach Puchka.

Kay Beauty 24HR Coloured Matte Kajal

When the base is minimalistic, dramatic eyes can take your look to the next level. And so, a smudge-proof kajal and a waterproof mascara are perfect for the monsoon. Lucky for us, Katrina Kaif and Nykaa’s joint-venture, Kay Beauty delivers on the claims of their high-performance makeup products. Their 24-hour kajals come in four fun colours. They offer a matte pigment that is easy to apply, along with being 100% waterproof and smudge proof. The rain got nothing on your makeup.

SimplyNam Clean Lashes Waterproof Mascara

A good mascara can take any eye look from a zero to a ten. However, this one by SimplyNam can amplify the eye look, effortlessly taking it to the next level with its lengthening, volumising and hyper curling properties. Its unique comb brush lifts your lashes from the root and gives your eyes the drama they need on your monsoon adventures. Being waterproof, it makes sure not to give you those racoon eyes we all dread, making for a great finish for your monsoon makeup routine.

If you’re looking to get away for the weekend and treat yourself to a few days of luxurious wellness, read: 5 Luxury Wellness Getaways In India To Bookmark For A Transformative Experience

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