Whoever said formals are boring got it sooo wrong! They never experimented with chic formal attires, not to mention makeup and hair! While keeping your formal wear fashionable, you obviously cannot compromise on makeup that best complements your outfit, right? To help you keep your makeup game going strong while you put a stylish formal look together, we have curated a bunch of looks that is sure to give you all the right kind of makeup-spiration (yes, we totally made that word up).

The next time you step out in your formals, don’t forget to recreate one of the looks from below!

makeup to wear with formals

Silver lining

Patralekhaa slays in matchy separates that make for a chic take on formal wear—ankle-length flared pants and thigh-length blazer—styled with a black belt which adds just the right amount of oomph to the look. She plays up the eyes with a smokey look and keeps the lips toned down with a muted mauve. We love the silver highlight on the inner and outer corner of the eyes and that dewy finish! Are you taking notes?

Get the look: Lakmé Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Face Contour - Natural Light, Lakmé Enrich Lip Crayon - Mauve Magic

makeup to wear with formals

Red or rad

Rakul Preet Singh is a sight to behold in a denim blazer. Take makeup inspo from Rakul the next time you step out in your uber stylish formal attire. The diva plays up her lips with a bold red pout while keeping her eye makeup neutral. Simply add a few coats of mascara and brush them brows out and you’re good to go!

Get the look: Lakmé Absolute Precision Eye Artist Eyebrow Pencil - Dark Brown, Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara - Black, Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - MR9 Red Letter

makeup to wear with formals

Wing it

Nothing adds drama to your makeup like a winged liner! Be it a formal occasion or a party night, winged eyeliner has emerged as the versatile trend that adds glamour to any look. If you’re throwing over a blazer on a chiffon tie-up shirt, then take cues from Huma Qureshi and match your lip colour with your blazer and apply a swipe of eyeliner to create dramatic wings.

Get the look: Lakmé 9 To 5 Black Impact Eye Liner - Black, Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lip Color - First Love

makeup to wear with formals

Go monochrome

The latest makeup trend that has taken the beauty world by storm is monochrome makeup. From actresses to makeup mavens, everybody has been sporting monochrome looks of late and it’s totally worth giving a shot. Take cues from Kriti Kharbanda and go for a muted pink look all over—eyes, cheeks, lips—to team with your formal dress. Don’t forget to fill in your brows and apply double coats of mascara to finish off your look.

Get the look: Lakmé Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Cheek Contour - Peach Princess, Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette - Royal Persia, Elle 18 Color Pop Matte Lip Color - Pink Kiss

makeup to wear with formals

Flawless base

Let’s admit it! You don’t want to put in too much effort every single day on a full-face of makeup, right? On certain days or rushed mornings, all you can do is step out with a flawless base and add a bright lip colour to complete your look. Take inspiration from Taapsee Pannu and let your base makeup and bold lipstick do the talking for you!

Get the look: Lakmé Absolute White Intense Skin Cover Foundation - Rose Fair, Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - MP21 Fuchsia File

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