When it comes to festive makeup looks, there are a few basic things you’ll need to take into consideration. It needs to look trendy, and long-lasting and should not look cakey or unnatural. How do you ensure that? It’s simple — by following the right application technique and using the right products. But that’s not all. Learning a few sneaky makeup hacks will come in handy when you’re trying to ace that perfect makeup look this festive season.
- Festive makeup: the basics
- DO: Make your eyeshadow pop
- DO: Go easy on the makeup
- DO: Set your makeup
- DON’T: Forget to prep
- DON’T: Use the wrong foundation shade
- FAQs about festive makeup: dos and don’ts
Festive makeup: the basics
Are you all set to deck up in your finest attire and click dozens of selfies because well, the festive season is here? We feel your excitement too. And that’s why we’re here to make sure that you don’t make any makeup faux pas and end up with no new pictures to upload on your feed. Ahead, we’ve listed out some common rookie makeup mistakes that you need to avoid (at all costs) to ace your festive makeup looks.
Festive makeup: dos and don’ts
DO: Make your eyeshadow pop
If you love wearing vibrant shades of eyeshadow you would know what a struggle it is to make the hue look as good on your lids as it does in the palette. The trick is to dampen your eyeshadow brush. No, don’t dip it in water; instead, spritz a little bit of makeup setting spray onto the applicator, squeeze out the excess and then dab it over the shade you want to apply and pat it over your lids. So even if it is a light colour like the pink or beige of the Lakme Absolute Infinity Eyeshadow Palette - Midnight Magic, it is bound to show up on your lids no matter your skin tone. This also not only makes your colour last longer but also intensifies the pigment.
DO: Go easy on the makeup
We all want long, voluminous lashes while we’re getting ready for the festive season. But caking up layers of mascara or foundation or blush is another makeup faux pas that needs to be avoided this season. Applying too many layers of any makeup product can make it look unnatural which will look worse as you sweat through the night.
Instead, go for products that do the most with the least application like the waterproof Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara. It curls your lashes and makes them voluminous in minimal coats and won’t feel heavy on your lashes either.
DO: Set your makeup
Contrary to popular belief, a finishing powder works better than a compact for touch-ups during the day. Compact can settle into the creases, accentuate fine lines and wrinkles, and can also appear patchy. A finely milled powder like the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Finishing Powder will absorb excess oil and sweat and make you look instantly fresh. It is also loaded with aloe vera and green tea to keep your face hydrated but matte thanks to its lightweight formula that easily blends into the skin.
DON’T: Forget to prep
In order to rock a flawless base, it’s important to prep your skin well. To ensure your makeup goes on smoothly and stays put throughout the day, you need to follow a CTM routine and end it with a primer before you even get to the makeup. This is because the primer makes sure that your makeup stays all day while acting as a barrier between it and your skin. Especially for heavy festive makeup looks, you need something like the Lakme Absolute Blur Primer. Dab it all over your face using clean fingers or a makeup sponge to blur your pores and form a flawless base.
DON’T: Use the wrong foundation shade
This is one of the most common makeup blunders that most of us are guilty of. We have all used a lighter or darker shade of foundation at least once in our makeup journey. But getting your foundation shade right is the key to a flawless makeup look. The Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation has 10 shades for every undertone. It is also lightweight and waterproof, something you need, to make sure your makeup lasts all night.
DON’T: Forget to blend
The key to the perfect festive makeup look is blending and that is also one step we all often do in a haste. Harsh lines and unblended foundation don’t look cute and will definitely show in your photos too, especially at night, with the flash and all that sweat. So, get your hands on a good makeup blender and take a few minutes to actually blend your foundation and concealer for a seamless look. Whether you use a sponge or a brush, move it in an outward direction but follow the natural lines of your face.
FAQs about festive makeup: dos and don’ts
Q. What type of makeup do I need for a festive look?
Go for something that is lightweight and waterproof. You need it to last all night and make sure that it doesn’t run when you start to sweat.
Q. How do I make my makeup last all day long?
Primer is your best friend. As we mentioned before, it acts as a base for your makeup to hold on to all day long.
Q. What is the makeup trend for 2022?
This festival season, you may have noticed that your Instagram feed is filled with minimalist looks. The second half of 2022 has been all about a pop of colour whether it is a red lip paired with a muted eye makeup look or glossy nude lips and highlighter with a glittery smokey eye.
Well, go all out with your festive makeup looks and glam up without worrying about cakey foundation or sweat melting it all off.