The Beauty Bag: August

It’s August. It’s humid. We’re melting. And I have to say that this month’s beauty bag was a bit of a head scratcher – makeup has taken a real back seat for me recently and the less is more approach (or just nothing) is my current mantra. However there are a few products that I’ll be adding into my cosmetics cycle for the final bout of rain, and they all concern a melt-free base. One that stays put even on the wettest climate of all.

The SPF Oomped-up BaseVLCC Tinted Souffle Sunscreen SPF 50 – Rs.399. Now I like to keep my SPF separate, rather than combo-ed up in other products but for days where I’m mostly inside with a few quick al fresco dashes from door to door I’ll draw an exception for this. An extremely light liquid that blends over and leaves a velvety smooth base for everything else.

The ‘I Need a Bit More Help’ BaseInnisfree Longwear Cover Cushion Foundation in N27*. Over recent weeks I’ve fallen back in love with stuff. Thick, but glowy, covering but not cakey. The key with this texture is to layer up – one for a tinted moisturiser-esque finish, two for a coverage that will blend in rosy cheeks and three if you’re really having trouble. It’s not the most long-lasting, but the fact it’s undetectable under direct sun scrutiny, it makes the cut.

The Pressed PowderMaybelline Clearsmooth All in One Light Pressed Powder in Natural. A must-have this month is a do-it-all pressed powder for brushing goodbye to bags to just striping on sad skin patches when foundation just seems a little too much. I find this the perfect mix of coverage that stays put and its balanced pink/yellow tone is the correct match for my complexion right now.

Monsoon beauty pillars sorted, lets enjoy soaking up the last showers of the season; all you need is the aforementioned. Sorted.

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