With the festive season just around the corner, we're pretty sure that you've got your 'fits lined up. The only thing missing? Having a makeup routine that goes perfectly with your outfits. Toeing the line between total glam and family-friendly can be hard when it comes to makeup, but we've got you covered.

We're letting you in on all the steps you need to follow to make a subtle yet striking statement with your makeup during the festive season. Read on for more!


-For your face...

-For your face...


Step 01: Your makeup is only as good as the base you give it, so make sure that you're doing it right! Opt for the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation which will give you the right coverage, while also lending the benefits of a serum and sunscreen thanks to the SPF 45 in it. Take a few drops of it and blend it all over your face until you're happy with the results.

Step 02: Time to conceal! Instead of going heavy on the concealer, use a tiny amount of the Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer SPF 25 under your eyes and on any spots that may need concealing. You'll get evened out skin, without it looking overdone.

Step 03: Next up, break out the highlighter! Instead of going for a blinding glow, stick to minute illuminating by using the Lakmé Lumi Cream on the high points of your face. It will give you a radiant, natural glow without being in-your-face. And if you're worried about defining your face?

Step 04: Save the heavy bronzer for another day — this festive season, opt for the fall-favourite technique, 'blush-draping' to define your face instead. Using the Lakmé 9 To 5 Pure Rouge Blusher - Coral Punch, apply the colour just on top of the cheekbones and over the nose for a healthy-looking, flushed glow.



For your eyes and lips...

For your eyes and lips...


Step 01: Keep the eyes minimal by sweeping on the matte brown shade from the Lakmé 9 to 5 Eye Color Quartet Eye Shadow - Mystic Nudes. From the same palette, use the lighter, shimmery brown shade on the centre of your lids to give it a little bit of dimension.

Step 02: Wing it by creating classic cat-eyes using the Lakmé Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip - Deep Black. Since the face base and overall eye makeup is subtle, this will add a little bit of a dramatic flair. You know you want to!

Step 03: Sweep on a coat of the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara - Black, because you know you're not stepping outside without voluminous, fluttery lashes.

Step 04: For your lips, keep it minimal and opt in for the Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Nude Sensation. Its hydrating formula will keep your pout moisturised for up to 16 hours, and its staying power is second to none.

Main image courtesy: @sonamkapoor