With the smell of harsingar finally hitting the air, we know the festive season is upon us. We have days of pandal-hopping, gorging on sweets, and events lined up ahead of us, and we're not going to lie — we're excited! But to enjoy Navratri 2021 to the fullest, we bet you need some makeup and skincare tips to guide you through the festive season in style. That's why, we've put together a list of skincare and makeup tips for Navratri 2021. Read on, take notes, and live your best life while looking like your best self!
- 01. Build an effective PM routine
- 02. Sunscreen, always
- 03. Mask-up to get the glow
- 04. Invest in multipurpose makeup
- 05. Up your eye game
- 06. Hydrate your skin
- 07. Don't underestimate the power of a red lip
01. Build an effective PM routine
Sure, your days may be filled with all sorts of excitement and events, but come nighttime, don't skip out on skincare! To get rid of all the dirt and grime and residual makeup that lives rent-free on your face during the day, you need to build an effective PM skincare routine, even if it just includes using a face wash. We don't want you waking up with zits the next day!
02. Sunscreen, always
Always, always use sunscreen when you're stepping out for your occasions! Don't forget that the October heat is still harshly beating us down, and you need to protect yourself from the harmful UV rays that threaten to damage your skin's health. In fact, carry sunscreen wherever you go, so you can re-apply it whenever you need to. Plus, if you need to look put-together, a tinted sunscreen works wonders!
03. Mask-up to get the glow
If you want to get your glow on, and are worried that staying indoors for a year and a half has dulled down your skin, don't worry — sheet masks are here to save the day. An instant revival for dull skin, they will infuse your skin with look-good serums and make it radiant just in time for the festivities to begin. Plus, they work really well as last-minute glow-boosters too, since they work their magic in 10-20 minutes!
04. Invest in multipurpose makeup
Doing your makeup in the AM to take you through your day plans is great, but what do you do when day scenes turn into night things, and you don't have the right makeup? You invest in a multipurpose makeup product, of course! Use products that double up as two things — like a lip and cheek colour — and carry it with you on the go; you never know when you'll need to do a touch-up for that Insta-story.
05. Up your eye game
Whether you have a penchant for kohl-rimmed eyes, love a good lash game, or want to go subtle with a little bit of shimmer shadow, drawing attention to your eyes is a great way to look festive without putting in too much effort. We're especially inclined to using mascara while keeping the rest of the lids bare, since the transformative power of a good lash volumizer is second to none!
BB Picks: Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara
06. Hydrate your skin
If you're wearing makeup for long periods of time, chances are, your skin could start to feel a little weight down, or even dull. Use a hydrating facial mist to refresh your skin all through the day, to make sure that all the effort that went into doing up your face has its rewards.
BB picks: Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist
07. Don't underestimate the power of a red lip
Okay, so you're too lazy to do up your face. No worries — simply opt for a red lip to step up your face this festive season! Regardless of what you're wearing or where you're going, you can never go wrong with a festive shade of red. Swipe on a red lipstick, and bring in your A-game already!
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