Apart from her amazing acting skills, birthday girl Kriti Kharbanda is also known for her uber-cool makeup looks and quirky hairstyles. One scroll through her Insta feed and you’ll know what we’re talking about. Not the one to play it safe, Kriti loves experimenting with her beauty looks and how! With the festive season around the corner, we decided to turn to Kriti for some lessons on how to amp up our festive makeup looks this year. Ahead, five festive makeup lessons we learned from the stunning actress.


1. Pop of pink

Pop of pink

Move over nudes and reds, pink has arrived! Take cues from Kriti and swipe on a bright poppy pink lipstick like the Lakme Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color - 203 Shocking Pink to amp up your look in an instant. We love how the subtle pink shimmer on the eyelids ties the whole look together.


2. When in doubt, braid it out

When in doubt, braid it out

Braids are perfect for the festive season — not only do they look stylish AF, but also keep the hair out of your face while you’re dancing or gorging on those yummy sweets. Also, if you haven’t had the chance to visit a salon amidst the pandemic, a classic three-strand or fishtail braid can hide those pesky split-ends too — win-win!


3. Defined brows

Defined brows

Kriti’s eyebrows are always on point. Don’t forget to fill in your brows this festive season and give it a sharp yet well-drawn arch, like Kriti’s. Use a micro tip brow pencil like the Lakme Absolute Micro Brow Perfecter to create hair-like strokes for a natural look.


4. Flower power

Flower power

The festive season is the best time to accessorise your hair with some fresh flowers. You can wrap a gajra around your bun or add a few white roses like Kriti to take your hair game a notch higher.


5. Accessorise it

Accessorise it

If you are planning to wear minimal makeup this festive season, increase the glam quotient by wearing a stunning maang tikka with your outfit like Kriti. Leave your hair open and style them in beachy waves for an effortlessly sexy look. But don’t forget to spritz on the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray before curling your hair to protect it from heat damage.

All images courtesy: @kriti.kharbanda