Festivals are equal to dressing up! And with everyone’s favourite childhood festival, Holi, coming up, all beauty gals are on the hunt for waterproof makeup. But we’re here to end your struggles with three Bollywood inspired makeup looks + waterproof products so you can play all you want while looking glamorous. Looking like your favourite celeb without worrying about your makeup melting away? Sign us up! Keep reading for makeup ideas and products you need this Holi!
1. No-makeup makeup look:
Image courtesy: Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt is the queen of no-makeup makeup and her signature look is perfect for any occasion. It’s lightweight, natural and lets your natural beauty shine. It also requires no effort and can be created in next to no time. Our top pick for this look is Lakmé 9To5 Primer + Matte Perfect Cover Foundation. This product ensures all-day wear with its sweatproof and long-lasting formula. It’s medium to buildable to give you any coverage you desire.
Just swipe on a few stripes on your cheeks with the applicator and blend away with your foundation brush or sponge. This will give you a flawless, matte finish that will keep you looking impeccable throughout your celebration. Complete the look with your favourite makeup products but this base will make everything go on extremely smoothly.
2. Winged eyeliner and nude lips
Image courtesy: Divya28
We all have that friend who can’t let her winged eyeliner go *ahem* we’re that friend. After all, it’s just a small line across your lids that boost your confidence and make the world of a difference in any look. Winged eyeliner with nude lips is the perfect way to look glam yet natural, this Holi.
If you too are an eyeliner fiend and need to use eyeliner before you step out, we have something for you. The Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Gel Kajal is one of the best gel eyeliners out there. It comes with a dainty brush that helps you achieve the slimmest lines with the sharpest wings. It’s super long-lasting and does not break down in the middle of the day. If there’s one product you need for Holi, it’s this gel eyeliner.
Pair it with a nude lipstick like the Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Mini Liquid Lip Color - Nude Umbrella. These miniature liquid lipsticks are waterproof and come off only with an oil-based cleanser. These are also tiny enough to carry around in your pocket for any touch-ups. And if you’re not a nude lipstick fan, pick your favourite from a selection of 10 fabulous shades in this collection.
3. Smoked out kajal
Image courtesy: Janhvi Kapoor
No look is complete without a black kajal. Giving everyone’s beloved product an intense twist, check out the smoked kajal look. All you need to do is apply thick lines of kajal on your top and bottom lash line, and smoke it out by smudging it slightly with a brush. And if you’re looking for a kajal that won’t fade, smear or flake throughout the party, go ahead and pick the Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal. Its one swipe formula glides on effortlessly without tugging on your skin. The jet-black colour adds instant drama to your eyes and makes them look glamorous. Rely on this kajal to keep you looking the cutest throughout your Holi fiesta.
Don’t let your lashes disappear behind the liner. Add a fluttery effect to your lashes with the Lakmé Eyeconic Volume Mascara. This water-resistant mascara will not budge till you rub your eyes and manually try to get rid of it. The super thick wand of the product coats every lash evenly and adds volume and length. This is also perfect for daily wear as it doesn’t come off but at the same time, it’s easy to wash when you want.