For us, beauty buffs, one of the few things that truly satisfy us is perfectly done eye makeup. No, really! While that smooth swipe of eyeliner, creamy touch of lipstick and luminous hint of a highlighter has its own charms, nothing beats the drama of bold and shimmery eye makeup on days when you want to dress to impress.
With the festive season inching closer, we think NOW is the right time to play dress up and equip yourself with some sparkly eye looks that’ll help you look your dazzling best. Our source of inspiration? The stunning ladies of Bollywood. Here are five celeb-inspired shimmer eye makeup looks to don this festive season. Get ready to take notes…
Pro tip- Before using any eye shadow, prep your eyelids with a little bit of concealer. To avoid creasing, set it with some compact powder. This step will make your eye makeup pop up better and look brighter.
01. Sonam Kapoor
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Sonam Kapoor’s eye makeup is every bit regal and chic and will pair incredibly well with ethnic outfits. We love how she blended the golden eye shadow with a black hue on the outer corner of the lids and added a dash of brown shadow above the crease. A swipe of kohl below the lower lash line completed the look. Keep the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow – Smokin Glam palette handy to try this look on yourself.
02. Kriti Kharbanda
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Whether your dress code this festive season is all black or you’re planning to wear a colourful outfit, this intense eye look by Kriti Kharbanda will go with every outfit. To recreate her eye makeup, generously dab a shimmery silver shade from the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow – Smokin Glam onto your lids. For more definition, lightly brush up some metallic rose shadow on the outer edges. Easy and fab, ain’t it?
03. Kriti Sanon
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Trust Kriti Sanon to pull off the brightest makeup looks effortlessly! Take a cue from the actress and ditch the standard black smokey eyes for this smouldering, shimmery blue eye makeup. It’s a quick way to jazz up your festive look. Take the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow – Stilettos palette and pack up the Prussian shade on your lids. Go on to contour the brow bone with a soft black shadow and finish by sweeping some mascara on the lashes and adding a stroke of kajal on the lash line, and voila!
04. Radhika Madan
If you like shimmer, but not too much, then bookmark Radhika Madan’s minimal shimmery eye makeup. We’re totally crushing on her glossy eyes, which can be achieved by prepping your lids with a primer and concealer. Now, before jumping to the main shadow, dab on some nude or peachy colour on your base. Next, apply the hot pink Amethyst shade from Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow – Berry Martini palette on your lids. Lastly, for some volume, apply 2-3 coats of mascara on your lashes.
05. Mrunal Thakur
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Well, how can we forget the stunning Mrunal Thakur when we’re talking shimmer eye makeup, right? After a whole year of convincing ourselves of no-makeup makeup trends, the festivities are a sign that you should go all out and loud with your eyes. We mean, let them do the talking. Pick up the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eye Shadow – Berry Martini palette and dab on a mix of purple and pink on your eyes and create an angular wing on the outer corner of your eyes. Complete the look with a thin stroke of kajal on the waterline and glue on some false lashes for a dramatic effect.
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Written by Pratishtha Rana on Aug 17, 2021
Pratishtha is a writer driven by curiosity. With over two years of experience in journalism, her toes are dipped in the exciting world of beauty, fashion, food, travel and luxury. Trust her words to help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of all that’s trending online (and offline). A lover of minimal aesthetics, she’s also big on experimenting with colours and prints, and often finds herself power-dressing even for a quick grocery run. When not at work, she’s reading a book, learning Korean, binging on K-Dramas and kimchi ramyeon or just karaoke-ing her hours away.