How to stop the rain from ruining your hair and makeup
The number of times I've already been caught in the rain is unbelievable, and after one manky wet mop too many, I decided it was high time to assemble a team of waterproof products that would help to ensure I would look less 'drowned rat', and more dazzling come the next downpour.
Check out my top 5 rainy-weather must-haves, and how you can use them to beat the drizzle.
#1 Anti-frizz device
Does your mane go from manicured to utter mayhem as soon as it comes into contact with even a little bit of moisture? Yeah we feel you. It's precisely the reason you need to prep your hair with an anti-frizz product that will act as a barrier between your locks and the hair-ruining rain. We love Sunsilk Co-Creations Frizz & Weather Defence Frizz Control Light Cream for its ability to protect your hair from frizz for up to 24 hours. Formulated with special weather-shielding technology and a UV filter, you can be sure your strands are safe from impromptu rainfall at all times.
#2 Waterproof eye goodies
Is there anything worse than panda eyes? Streaky black smudges down your cheeks that can make you look more 'house of horrors' than hot. Unfortunately this is the harsh reality for those who choose to go without waterproof mascara or eyeliner and then find themselves caught in the rain. Not good. The trick? On a cloudy day, stay on the safe side and opt for a waterproof dream team for your peepers. We love Lancôme L'Extreme Waterproof Mascara and Bourjois Clubbing Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil for their ability to weather any, erm... weather.
#3 BB Cream
A medium to heavy foundation is perfect for covering blemishes and evening out your skin tone, except of course when you get caught in the rain. Yep - patchy skin is so not in. So if you're heading out and think you may come across a bit of drizzle, why not team a hard-working concealer with a BB cream? A concealer has stronger staying power than a foundation, and BB cream will keep your skin hydrated, even out your skin tone and provide an all-over radiant glow, without sitting on the surface of your skin waiting to get washed off.
#4 Hair donut
Are you looking for a 'do that'll ensure you look chic whatever the weather? Then you need a hair donut (we love the Scunci Bun Maker). Yep, the foamy ring is bound to change the way you do your hair forever. By simply scooping up your hair and fixing it around your donut into a sleek ballerina bun you're effectively weather-shielding your locks - especially with a little help from your friend, hairspray. Rain won't stand a chance at coming between you and your fabulous 'do. Not sure how to apply the hair donut to your own hair? Check out the how-to video here...
Have you ever been caught in the rain? Do you have any rain-proof tips to share?