Traditional Indian Festival Makeup With Best Eyeshadow Palettes

Written by Lopa KFeb 06, 2024
Traditional Indian Festival Makeup with Best Eyeshadow Palettes

Here is another year and with it comes along a slew of new Indian festivals and events to dress up for. Whether it is Holi, Eid or Easter in the first of the year or the year-end festivities, there is always a chance to go all out with your outfits and celebrate with your friends and family. Well, no traditional makeup is complete without some eye-catching eye makeup. So, we’ve got your back from some makeup inspo to the best eyeshadow palettes in India that you can use to experiment and find your style. 

What to Look For in an Eyeshadow Palette 

Maybe the best eyeshadow palettes are the friends we made along the way- sorry, couldn’t help but slip that in. But honestly, there is no art to finding the perfect palette, it is all about how to make the most out of all the shades in any palette. If you like subtlety, matte finishes are for you. Glitter basically brings the drama and draws attention. A good mix of both can be found in most palettes. 

And the key is to pick one shade that will be the main focus of your eye makeup. You can leave it at that. If you like playing with colours, you can try two more shades from the same palette that are similar or are part of a common combination, say - blue, green, orange, or pink and purple. Of course, if you are a pro, you can use random colours and paint the picture you like. 

5 Best Eyeshadow Palettes for Indian Festival Makeup 


1. Bold and Colourful

5. Beginner Friendly

Lakmé Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Pink Paradise - This is one of the best eyeshadow palettes as it is has a blend of colourful and sultry shades with which you can create versatile looks. You can mix and match with the colours for a bold look and finally jump in on the cut crease trend. First apply the light pink over and above your crease. This is optional but you can then add the dark purple on the outer corner for a smokey look. Then simply take the green and pack it on your eyelid, carefully to make sure you don’t cross your crease. 


2. Pop of Colour

5. Beginner Friendly

Lakmé Absolute Explore Eye Shadow Stick - Blue Orchid - Now, we know this one is not a palette, but sometimes, a single colour can also create a minimalist yet captivating gaze.  

This crayon-like eyeshadow stick works as an eyeliner and eye shadow. With super shiny and shimmering particles, it makes for the perfect festive look. And it is smooth and easy to experiment with. Literally, all you need to do is unleash your inner child and draw on your eyelid. If you like, you can take your finger and smudge the edges for a hazy feel.  


3. Classic Smokey Eye

5. Beginner Friendly

Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eyeshadow Palette - Smokin Glam - This is the best glitter eyeshadow palette for smokey and evening looks. Along with matte shades, it has a couple of shimmers that are velvety to the touch. Intriguing, no? Even the light colours are extremely pigmented and show up on all skin types. So, if you want the classic smokey eye or even a one-tone sparkling look, this palette will capture all your needs. Oh and swipe on the lighter champagne shade on the inner corner to instantly open up your eyes! 


4. Shimmer All The Way

5. Beginner Friendly

Lakmé Absolute Explore Eye Paint - There is no rule that smokey eye needs to be dark and grunge, it can also be light and shimmery. Take this look for example, all you need is two colours like ‘Magenta Muse’ and ‘Shimmering Silver’. They are creamy and easy to blend for the perfect smokey look. Simply put the silver all over your eyelid and then add pink to the outer corner of your eye. Blend blend blend and voila! This pretty and shiny makeup will make your eyes the highlight of your look. 


5. Beginner Friendly

5. Beginner Friendly

Lakmé 9 to 5 Eye Color Quartet Eye Shadow - Desert Rose - Too many options scare you? Not into makeup? Not sure what colours to use? This is the best eyeshadow palette for beginners as it has all the right amount and shades for the nude clean girl look, smokey eye and Douyin makeup. You can use all the shades or even one like just the champagne shade all over your eyelid. A quick tip - if you have hooded, monolids or downturned eyes, the lighter gold shade on the centre of your eyelid can reduce the shadows and also make it immediately a festive look. 

FAQs on Makeup for Indian Festivals 

Q1. What lipstick goes best with traditional eye makeup? 

Nude lipstick or red lipstick is timeless and goes with almost everything and all the best eyeshadow palettes. Of course, if you have pink and cool tones in your eye makeup and outfit, go with dark pink lipstick. While you may be tempted to join the glossy trend, matte is foolproof for festivities and dinner events. 

Q2. Can I not wear eyeliner? 

Honestly, there is no hard and fast rule that you have to wear eyeliner for every eye makeup look. A single shade eye makeup, cut creases and even smokey eyes can work without eyeliner. If you are not sure you can pull it off, try the smokey wing which is taking black or brown eyeshadow and drawing a small flick on the outer corner with a thin angled brush. 

Q3. What is the current 2024 trend for makeup? 

Move over Barbiecore and clean girl aesthetic, it is time for the mob wife to rise. Not literally, but we do love their fashion sense. It is all about messy, dark eye makeup, heavy blush, red lips and red nails.  

Lopa K

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