Know how your friend’s skin looks flawless with a certain concealer but your skin ends up looking patchy? Worse, a certain lipstick at the store looked gorgeous on the girl beside you but somehow didn’t quite make the cut for you? This is why we say makeup is all about skin tones. Certain colours and hues in makeup suit only some skin tones and your job as a beauty enthusiast needs to be finding that right foundation, concealer, blush and lipstick—depending on your skin tone, especially for an occasion like Diwali where you’ve got to look your best. If you want to know how to create the perfect Diwali makeup look for your skin tone, keep reading…
If you have a fair skin tone…
 

If you have a fair skin tone…

Foundation: Foundations that have peachy or pink undertones work best for fair skin. If you have further pale skin, go for Ivory toned foundations that will blend with your skin tone.

BB Picks: The Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation, Ivory Cream

Blush: Go for rose pink or even baby pink shades that will give you that natural glow—the kind you must be getting right after a workout.

BB Picks: The Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos, Coral

Lipstick: A coral lipstick or even a pale matte pink will look gorgeous yet natural against your peachy pink lips for a Diwali makeup look. But if you’re looking to doll up and go for a night makeup look, make way for a red lipstick with cool undertones like corally reds or cherry toned colours.

BB Picks: The Lakmé Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Colour With Argan Oil, Dewy Spring

If you have a wheatish skin tone…
 

If you have a wheatish skin tone…

Foundation: This is when your skin tone isn’t too light yet doesn’t look olive. Look for golden and honey-toned shades that work beautifully on your skin and look natural on your skin tone.

BB picks: The Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation, Honey Dew

Blush: Peachy pink with hints of gold shimmer will look stunning against your skin tone for a Diwali makeup look.

BB Picks: The Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick, Pink

Lipstick: Wear crimson lip colours but paler reds for your Diwali makeup look. Don’t choose something with blue undertones as that won’t do anything for your skin.

BB Picks: The Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer+Matte Lip Color, Crimson Cue

If you have a dusky skin tone…
 

If you have a dusky skin tone…

Foundation: You must go for more yellow toned foundations that will work for your yellow toned skin colour. Make sure you don’t ever go for a lighter shade of foundation as that will look grey and patchy on your skin.

BB Picks: The Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Foundation, Beige Glimmer

Blush: Plummy shades or even mauve toned blushes look gorgeous against your skin tone. The idea of a blush is to make your skin pop and so the above shades will stand out on your cheeks, especially for an evening makeup look.

BB Picks: The Lakmé 9to5 Weightless Mousse Lip & Cheek Color, Plum Feather

Lipstick: Our Diwali makeup tip would be to go for a warm red that will work beautifully on your skin tone. You can even go for a magenta for your lips as that will complement your skin during the night.

BB Picks: The Lakmé Absolute Lip Pout, Matte Lip Colour, Magenta Magic

If you have a deep skin tone…
 

If you have a deep skin tone…

Foundation: Pick a foundation that blends with your skin tone—an overtly yellow-ish foundation will work best in your case for a Diwali makeup look or even otherwise.

BB Picks: The Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Foundation, Honey Beam

Blush: Deep orangey blushers or even shades that are closer to red or deep mauve would work well against your skin tone if you’re looking for a flattering makeup look.

BB Picks: The Lakmé 9to5 Pure Rouge Blusher, Rose Crush

Lipstick: Choose a berry shade of lipstick or even a marsala. Both these shades would look gorgeous on your slightly dark puckers.

BB Picks: The Lakmé Absolute Luxe Matte Lip Colour With Argan Oil, Berry Luxe