The fashion week juggernauts of the country, Lakmé Fashion Week and FDCI (Fashion Design Council of India), have joined forces for a historic ‘phygital’ fashion week. Organised by Lakmé and RISE Worldwide, LFW 2021 is in collaboration with FDCI this season and we are mighty impressed. The collaboration has come 15 years after their last collective fashion show and is a major step for the fashion industry who is pooling its resources and infrastructure to put together a great show during a pandemic. The goal is to have complete transparency and bridge the gap between the alleged Delhi and Mumbai-based fashion week rivals!

The opening show, presented by designer Anamika Khanna, reflected the fruits of their joint labour. The show was packed with stunning studio effects like disappearing models and actual rain and was a visual treat for viewers. We loved the final shot of water dripping down the stoic faces of the models who were glammed up in golden lips and lids — it looked statuesque and stunning.

As for the main makeup look of the show, the models’ faces were painted in minimal berry-toned makeup to perfectly complement the off-white base and rich red detailing on the garments. The base was kept minimal with a dewy foundation and oodles of highlighter, while rich berry pigments were layered on the lips and lids. Here’s how you can recreate this runway-worthy makeup look in five simple steps...

Lakmé Fashion Week 2021

Step 01: Prep the base with the Lakmé Absolute Undercover Gel Primer to fill in fine lines, create a smooth base and add glow underneath your foundation layer.

Step 02: Follow up with the Lakmé Absolute Skin Cover Foundation for a complexion that looks nourished and luminous. The water-based formula is easy to work with, offers even coverage and is infused with SPF 25 to keep your skin protected during the day.

Step 03: For the eyes, use a matte berry pigment from the Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eyeshadow Palette - Berry Martini and swipe it all over your lid. Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to blend. Apply 2-3 coats of the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara to make your peepers pop!

Step 04: For a juicy pout, use the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color - Soft Mauve all over lips. Skip the liner to keep your pout looking plump.

Step 05: For a glowy look, sweep on the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick on the highpoints of your face i.e your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, under your brow bone, cupid’s bow and you’re done!!

Images courtesy: @lakmefashionwk