Time to be a glitterati cause what other time to go bling and go all out than during the festive season? Is anyone else excited for this time of the year with events such as Ganpati, Eid-e-Milad, Durga Puja, Diwali and Christmas? Well, it is definitely a chance to dress up as it is more than just attending rituals and family gatherings. We have get-togethers, pandal hopping, Diwali bash, parties, girls' night outs, and shopping sprees. You get a chance to go all out and embrace different party makeup looks from modern and chic to glam and bold. 

5 Festive Makeup Looks with Lakmē

But do you spend time on Instagram and YouTube, scrolling through your feed, saving that one GWRM video in hopes of recreating it for an upcoming event? But is the clip too fast or do you not have all the info and products needed to recreate it? Well, we are here to help you stay on top of all the glitterati trends and perfect your festive makeup looks, all in one go with Lakmē! Here are 5 effortlessly glam makeup looks that you can get inspo from and easily recreate this festive season! 


1. Bronze Goddess

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Dot some Lakmē Absolute Glow Primer on your face and evenly spread it out. This will help your makeup stay put all day while giving a natural glow thanks to the pearls in its formula. 

Next, dot on some Lakmē Absolute Luminous Skin Tint Foundation for a radiant base that lasts all day. It is the perfect substitute to the usual liquid foundations as it is lightweight while still giving you a glowing and even base. With a buildable coverage, it gives a dreamy, blurry finish. Use a damp blender or a brush to evenly spread it out. 

Next, apply Lakmē Absolute Liquid Highlighter on your cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid's bow for a stunning glow to get closer to the bronzed goddess that you are. 

Follow up with the velvety bronzer and blush from the Lakmē Absolute Face Palette to complete the base. With a soft and buildable texture, get sculpted cheeks while also nourishing your skin as this palette is infused with argan oil.  

Create a sultry eye look with the dewy and pigmented Lakmē Absolute Explore Eye Paint to stay on theme. It is all about looking effortlessly glamorous and this eye makeup look is just that as you can simply swipe on the shade of your choosing. It doesn’t crease or budge, perfect for hectic and busy events.  

Further define your eyes with Lakmē Absolute Shine Line Liquid Eye Liner and some Kohl on your waterline to complete your eye makeup in true Indian fashion. 

Swipe on a nice subtle lip shade like the Lakmē Prime + Shine Lipstick - Coffee Queen for the perfect pout. Get the whole elegant Navratri makeup look with this shiny but long-lasting lipstick. 

Next, lock in your base with the mattifying Lakmē Absolute Loose Finishing Powder to set your makeup in place. Lightly pat on the puff all over your face, paying extra attention to where you usually tend to sweat. 

While getting the whole look down from head to toe, we sometimes forget our nails. But oh, not here! Paint on the Lakmē Glitterati Collection Nail Paint with your choice of colour to stay spotlight-ready. No chipping or flaking, so whether you want to draw rangoli or scarf down some prasad, go ahead! 


2. Champagne Rain

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Get your base ready complete with primer, skin tint, blush, highlighter and finishing powder as we’ve mentioned above. 

For the eyes, enhance your peepers using the gorgeous champagne shades of the Lakmē Absolute Explore Eye Paint. Just one stroke over your eyelids and you are good to go!  

Next, line your eyes with the colourful and long-lasting Lakmē Glitterati Collection Shine Eyeliner. You can try out ‘Vibrant Azure’ or any other colour that matches your outfit. Smudge out the edges for a subtle wing. 

Finish with Lakmē Absolute Spotlight Lip Gloss for glossy but tinted lips to get the whole champagne glossy makeup look. 


3. Dreamy Rose

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Barbiecore has taken over all fashion trends this year and unsurprisingly will dominate the festive season as well. So, here is another of the festive cute makeup looks to get inspiration from consisting of soft pinks and pretty pastels. 

After you get your base down, the key is to go ham with the blush in the Lakmē Absolute Face Palette. Brush it over your cheeks, nose and even the side of your temples for the Y2K vibe. 

For your eye makeup, create a captivating look with the illuminating pinkish hue of Lakmē Absolute Explore Eye Paint. Draw on a dramatic wing with the waterproof Lakmē Absolute Shine Line Eye Liner to add to the drama. 

Lakmē Glitterati Collection Shine Lipstick Pink Dream offers a soft matte finish with a touch of shine, making your lips look absolutely dreamy. It effortlessly glides and blends on your lips, leaving a seamless, lightweight, and comfortable feel. Perfect for looking fabulous while enjoying a function or partying the night away!


4. Lit Luminous

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Nothing screams glassy and luminous than even glowing skin. For that, meet your new secret weapon for flawless beauty, the Lakmē Absolute Instant Airbrush Concealer Pen. This concealer pen is easy to use with a simple twist and dab, making it perfect for last-minute touch-ups. Its velvety and lightweight texture effortlessly blends for a flawless finish and an airbrushed glow.  

To glam it up, simply highlight the high points of your face with the dewy but subtle Lakmē Absolute Liquid Highlighter

Create a mesmerizing eye makeup look using Lakmē Absolute Explore Eye Paint. Smoke it out while also lining your eyes with the multipurpose Lakmē Eyeconic Ultra Smooth Kohl Liner. It smudges but also doesn’t once you’re done playing around with your makeup. This means no touch-up or jump scare once you return home after a sweaty but fun garba night. 

Try out a couple of rust shades from the dewy Lakmē Prime + Shine Lipstick to stick to the ‘luminous’ theme to keep the focus on your eyes.  

Finally, you know a shiny look is incomplete without glittery nails so go ahead and complete your look with the Lakmē Glitterati Collection Nail Paint


5. Cosmic Sparkle

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Once you have your base set, it is time to really crank up the sparkle. Highlight your cheekbones and browbone with the Lakmē Absolute Liquid Highlighter. Thanks to its lightweight and oil-free formula, you don’t have to worry about compromising on the sheer and natural finish. 

You can choose your favourite from the Lakmē Absolute Explore Eye Shadow Palette - Purple Haze as it has a variety of easy-to-blend and long-lasting sparkly shades. Play around with two or three colours – on the inner corner of your eye, the eyelid and the outer crease. Blend it all to get a cohesive but fun eye makeup look. 

Next, define your lashes with the Lakmē Absolute 3D Lash Volumizer Mascara. Get the illusion of falsies without having to wear them with this mascara’s volumizing and clump-free formula. 

Next, pair the colourful eye makeup with the satiny and creamy Lakmē Glitterati Collection Shine Lipstick which gives an intense look in one stroke.  

To complete the look, sport sparkly gel nails, courtesy of the Lakmē Glitterati Collection Nail Paint

FAQs on Festive Makeup Looks 

Q1. How to get natural makeup looks for a festive event? 

To achieve a no-makeup, natural look for a festive event, start with a skin tint. Use minimal eyeshadow and opt for neutral tones. Comb out your brows, apply a light coat of mascara, and choose a subtle lip colour. Don't forget to spray on some Lakmē Absolute Made to Last Setting Spray for a fresh, dewy finish that keeps your makeup in place all day long. 

Q2. How to make makeup last all day long? 

To make makeup last all day, start with a clean, moisturised face. Next, use a primer to create a smooth base that allows your makeup to last all day. For added security, lock in your base with finishing powder or a setting spray.  

Q3. How to match makeup to an outfit? 

To match makeup to your outfit, consider the colour scheme. For bold outfits, opt for neutral makeup to balance the look. Complement cool-toned outfits with cool-toned makeup shades (say pinks, blues and purples) and warm-toned outfits with warm shades (more in line with reds, oranges, greens). If in doubt, go for classic choices like a red lip or neutral smoky eye, which work with most outfits. 

There you have it, five dazzling festive makeup looks with the help of Lakmē! Whether you prefer a sultry bronze or a glitterati look, you can easily get these glam but effortless makeup looks. Enjoy your transformation and radiate confidence this festive season!