Our favourite season is officially here! This is the perfect time to wear your best ethnic outfits, meet family and friends (while maintaining social distancing norms, obviously), binge on sweets and click at least 100 Insta-worthy pictures. But wait, have you missed out on deciding on a makeup look to match your glam outfit? Don’t panic just yet, because we are here to help.
Since your Instagram selfie isn’t going to look as glam without the right makeup, we have rounded up five lessons on festive makeup we picked from our leading B-Town ladies. From learning how to make your eyes pop to choosing the right eyeshadow, this article covers it all. Excited? Let’s begin…
- 01. Dewy skin is always in
- 02. Coloured eyeliner, FTW
- 03. Make your eyes pop with white eyeliner
- 04. Winged eyeliner and red lips
- 05. Go matchy-matchy with your outfit
01. Dewy skin is always in
Image courtesy: @kriti.kharbanda
Irrespective of your outfit, you can simply never go wrong with fresh, dewy skin. But to ensure your skin looks soft and supple like Kriti Kharbanda, skin prep is a must. Start with applying a hydrating moisturiser like the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer and massage your skin for about 2 minutes. Next, apply the Lakme Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer to create a smooth base for your foundation to glide on and keep your makeup from budging all day long.
02. Coloured eyeliner, FTW
Image courtesy: @mrunalofficial2016
For a slightly indo-western or edgy makeup look, ditch your usual black eyeliner for a coloured one from the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate The Gelato Collection range. You could even match it with your outfit like Mrunal. Remember to extend the eyeliner to create a wing and then gently smudge it out for a sultry look.
03. Make your eyes pop with white eyeliner
Image courtesy: @realhinakhan
All the late-night partying can make you look dull and tired the next day. To avoid questions like “Are you sick?”, here’s a tip you to copy from Hina Khan to solve this problem — line your eyes using a white eyeliner. This will instantly open up your eyes and make you look fresh and wide awake.
04. Winged eyeliner and red lips
The OG fashionista of Bollywood, Sonam Kapoor proves once again that the classic combination of winged eyeliner and a powerful red lipstick is a match made in heaven. Use the Lakmé Absolute Shine Liquid Eye Liner to draw a wing and swipe on the intensely pigmented Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color – Firestarter Red to recreate this insanely sophisticated look.
05. Go matchy-matchy with your outfit
Image courtesy: @dianapenty
If you can’t decide what makeup colours complement what outfit, fret not because Diana Penty has the perfect solution to this. Match your eyeshadow to the colour of the outfit you’re wearing for an instantly glam look. This not only gives you a more uniform appearance, but saves a lot of time you’d otherwise spend deciding on a colour palette. The Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eyeshadow Palette contains 12 exciting shades, which are a mix of mattes and shimmers to help you create stunning eye looks that put you in the spotlight.