Indian festivals bring with them an air of excitement and anticipation. It's a time when we delve into our wardrobes, drape ourselves in resplendent ethnic attire, and let our inner diva shine. But what truly elevates the festive experience is the art of makeup. The prospect of experimenting with different makeup looks on different days, embodying the essence of celebration, and feeling like a Bollywood star walking the red carpet is exhilarating. In this article, we'll delve into the world of traditional makeup look that adorns the faces of many during this joyous season.
- Traditional Makeup Look for Festive Season
- What Makes up a Traditional Makeup Look?
- Put Eyeliner First
- Concealer Before Foundation
- Lock in Your Makeup
- Stick to Mascara
- Go Big With Highlighters
- Lip Liner Love
- Black Eyeshadow Base
- Always Blend
Traditional Makeup Look for Festive Season
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The Chance to Dress Up: Festivals provide the perfect excuse to dress up, be it in a dazzling saree, a regal lehenga, or a classic kurta. The traditional makeup look is the icing on the cake, enhancing your entire look and making you feel like royalty.
Experiment with Different Looks on Different Days: Each festival holds its own significance and rituals. Why not embrace the diversity by experimenting with a variety of makeup looks? From the understated elegance of Diwali to the vibrancy of Navratri, the festive season is a canvas for your creative makeup expressions.
In Your Celeb Era, Looking Spotlight Ready: In the era of selfies and social media, looking your best is non-negotiable. Festivals are your time to shine, and with the right traditional makeup look, you can effortlessly capture the spotlight, even if it's just on your Instagram feed.
What Makes up a Traditional Makeup Look?
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A traditional makeup look for festivals is an intricate tapestry of various elements, including:
A high-coverage base that flawlessly evens out your skin tone.
The enchanting allure of false lashes, coupled with volumizing mascara for an entrancing gaze.
Dramatic winged eyeliner that adds an extra dash of drama to your eyes.
A burst of colourful eye makeup that mirrors the vibrant spirit of the festivities.
The ethereal glow of highlighter that accents your cheekbones and brow bone.
Contouring to sculpt your face and enhance your natural beauty.
A touch of blush that imparts a healthy flush to your cheeks.
The pièce de résistance: the perfect lipstick shade that completes your look.
Tips to Ace Every Festive Makeup Look
Put Eyeliner First
Put eyeliner first so you don't have to worry about mistakes and can keep cleaning up till both wings match. Use tape or a tool to match both sides.
Achieve the perfect winged eyeliner look effortlessly with the Lakmé Eyeconic Pro Brush Liner. Its fine brush tip ensures precise application, allowing you to create bold and defined lines with ease. Whether you're a makeup pro or just starting, this liner will become your go-to for adding that extra touch of drama to your eyes.
Concealer Before Foundation
Apply concealer before foundation to not only cover blemishes but also give a natural lift to your face. The key is to pick a concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin tone. You can also use the concealer to clean up around the lipstick and below the eye makeup for a precise, clean finish.
Say goodbye to imperfections with the Lakmé Absolute Instant Airbrush Concealer Pen. This beauty essential effortlessly conceals blemishes, dark circles, and fine lines, leaving your skin looking flawless and radiant. Its handy pen-like design makes it a must-have for quick touch-ups on the go, ensuring you always look your best.
Lock in Your Makeup
Matte finishing powder is your best defence to avoid melting and sweat. For a matte finish that locks in your makeup all day long, turn to the Lakmé Absolute Loose Finishing Powder. This ultra-lightweight powder blends seamlessly into your skin, setting your makeup and minimizing shine. It's a makeup artist's secret weapon for a long-lasting, photo-ready look.
You can also use a setting spray for a dewy look. Keep your makeup looking fresh and vibrant throughout the day with the Lakmé Absolute Made to Last Setting Spray. This setting spray not only helps your makeup stay in place but also gives your skin a dewy and refreshed appearance. It's the final touch to ensure your makeup withstands any challenge.
But only go for a dewy look when you’re in air-conditioned halls, not pandal hopping in autos.
Stick to Mascara
Choose volumizing mascara over falsies for a more natural yet dramatic effect. Elevate your lashes to new heights with the Lakmé Absolute 3D Lash Volumizer Mascara. This mascara's innovative formula and unique brush design add incredible volume and length to your lashes, giving you a dramatic and eye-catching look that's sure to turn heads.
Go Big With Highlighters
Let’s be honest, highlighters make any makeup look festive-ready. Illuminate your complexion with the Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter. This versatile highlighter can be applied to your cheekbones, brow bones, and the bridge of your nose to create a stunning, radiant glow. Its lightweight formula blends effortlessly into the skin, leaving you with a luminous finish that's perfect for any occasion.
Lip Liner Love
Prime your lips with a lip liner to avoid the dreaded "butthole lips." Also, define and enhance the shape of your lips with the Lakmé Perfect Definition Lip Liner. Its smooth and creamy texture glides on effortlessly, preventing feathering and ensuring your lipstick stays in place all day. This lip liner is a makeup essential for achieving the perfect pout.
Black Eyeshadow Base
Sure, people usually go for a natural or white base for eye makeup. But when going for glittery eye makeup, use a black eyeshadow base to make the colours pop. Get your eyelids ready with the Lakmé Absolute Explore Eye Shadow Stick in ‘Jaded Grey’. This convenient stick delivers rich, pigmented colour that can be easily blended for a matte base or just a smoky eye look. It's the ideal choice for creating captivating eye makeup looks with minimal effort.
Spend ample time blending for a natural finish in all aspects of your makeup, from the base to contouring and eye makeup. A damp beauty blender is your best friend for achieving a seamless look.
FAQs on Festive Makeup Look
Q1. Can I wear red eye makeup with red lipstick?
Absolutely! Coordinating your eye makeup with your lipstick can create a stunning, cohesive look. Just ensure that the red shades complement each other and the rest of your ensemble.
Q2. How to use loose glitter eyeshadow?
If you don’t want to use makeup glue, there are still other ways to make it work. To make loose glitter eyeshadow stay in place, use an eyeshadow primer, concealer or a sticky base. Apply the glitter with a flat brush or your fingertip for precise and even application.
Q3. Should I wear dark makeup for a dark-coloured outfit?
Not necessarily. The key is balance. Dark-coloured outfits can be beautifully complemented with a bold lip or smoky eyes, but it's important not to overdo it. Balance the intensity of your makeup with the richness of your attire for a harmonious overall look.
The festive season in India is not just a celebration of traditions and rituals but also a celebration of beauty and creativity through makeup. So, go ahead, create your own traditional makeup look, and let your inner diva shine brightly this festive season!