Being festive-ready doesn't just mean picking cute outfits and jewellery to go with it; it also means being selfie-ready to take the perfect 'gram-worthy photos, of course! And while we're sure you've got your desi fit ready to go, let's turn to your makeup. Your makeup look needs to look picture-perfect because, let's be real — we've all had that one festive occasion where our makeup went a bit awry, and the photos did too. And since it's a fam situation, you don't want to go OTT either!
Keep the Y2K beauty trends aside for a day out with the girls; instead, make sure your makeup is glowing, simple, and fam-approved. Read on for the perfect fam-approved makeup look for the festive, and get ready to shine through the celebrations.
For your skin
Step 1: Since glowing, minimal makeup is the need of the hour, let's start with some skin prep. Start by cleansing your face with a clean beauty staple, the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash. It will refresh, revitalise and nourish your skin, and leave it feeling fresh and clean with no baddies.
Step 2: Next up, you need some serum! The Lakmé 9 to 5 Vitamin C+ Face Serum will give you that innate glow that we all strive for, since it contains one of the richest sources of vitamin C — Kakadu Plum. It'll make your skin hydrated and moisturised, and give you a gorgeous glow.
Step 3: Finally, before we get started with the makeup, make sure your skin is prepped! The Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect will not only help your makeup last longer, but also smoothen out fine lines and brighten your skin to give you a flawless base.
For your base
Step 1: Since we want to keep the base dewy and minimal, start by using the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation. It will conceal all the imperfections and even out your skin tone, while also moisturising your skin thanks to the argan oil present in it. You'll get a great dewy base to work with, and you can always layer it on if you need more coverage.
Step 2: Next, highlight! Since we don't want to go super extra, the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick will help you give your face the extra oomph it needs. With four luminous, silky shades that effortlessly blend into your cheeks, this one will ensure you have a soft, rosy glow without looking OTT. Use it to highlight the high points of your face, and the apple of your cheeks as well.
For your eyes and lips
Step 1: Onto the eyes! Since we're keeping it simple and elegant, we say — opt for eyeliner. Create selfie-ready wings with the Lakmé Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip. It will stay on your lids for 14 hours, and has a smudge-proof formula that'll ensure your eyes look on point all day. For an added glow, go in with the shimmer brick on the inner corner of your eyes too — it'll make your peepers look bigger and brighter.
Step 2: Paint your lips with the Lakmé Absolute Precision Lip Paint - Alluring Nude. The intensely matte lip paint will ensure the colour stays on your lips no matter how many sweets you eat, and the colour will ensure that it's subtle. Plus, it comes with an expert brush that makes defining your lips a breeze.
Step 3: Finish with a coat of the Lakmé Absolute Plump And Shine Lip Gloss - Rose Shine over the lip paint, for an added layer of shimmer and radiance, and you're good to go!
Main image courtesy: @makeupbylekha