Concerts, graduations, festivals, travling....I'm sure you have had to attend an event or sight see in the rain before. While the rain is good for the plants and trees, its a hastle to have to be in. Especially when it rains during a big event you were excited for. I went to NYC a little while ago and there was a torential down pour and I refused to stay in the hotel since it's not everyday I'm in NYC. While attempting not to look like a wet rat, I came up with some ideas that help get you through the storm.
Makeup: Wear water proof mascara to avoid it running. I like MAC Splash proof in blacksplash ($13). You can find it at MAC stores/Nordstrom/Bloomie's. Wear minimal makeup to avoid it streaking if your face gets rained on. Wear under eye concealer and a light layer of powder. You can also wear a shimmer eyeshadow with the mascara to make your eyes look good. Stila eye shadow colors Kitten, Oasis and Nude are pretty and stay on pretty well. You can find them at Sephora ($18).
Hair: If you have curly hair, don't bother straightening it...it will just get frizzy and be a mess. If you have straight hair that gets really limp in bad weather, wear it up in a clip or wear a pony tail with a cute jeweled hair tie- you can find cute ones at J. Crew.
Clothes: Wear jeans/leggings tucked into rain boots to keep your feet dry. The most uncomfortable thing in the rain is wet feet! You can find cute rain boots at Target and Laila Rowe for under $30. Also do invest in a rain coat at some point. I bought one about 2 years ago and I wear it all the time in the rain. It was one of the best buys I've ever made. And, be sure it has a hood. This way if you can't use an umbrella, your head will stay dry.