The onset of the festive season is like a bag full of joy and excitement. With a bevvy of festivals already knocking on the door, one of the most awaited annual harvest celebrations, Onam, is here. Although it is Kerala’s official festival, people across India celebrate it with fervour. A wardrobe full of golden-border white sarees, gold kamarbandh and gajra, is usually the classic style code for women. But, of course, there’s no limit to traditional beauty looks that you can don on Onam. As we always say, be creative and experiment loads!
You don’t need to look elsewhere–here are five gorgeous traditional beauty looks to try for Onam.
1. Glow in pink
Image courtesy @urbeautifull_rinsy
When you’re thinking of traditional festive makeup looks, think out of the box. In this beauty look for Onam, the eye-catching element is pink, and that’s your colour for the day! Get the dewy base right with Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation. Use a pink hue from the Lakmé Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Pink Paradise and create a smoky effect on the lids and below the lash line. Dab blush on your cheeks, highlight the bridge of your nose, temple and chin. Lastly, glide on the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Creme Lip Color - Pink Shock CP6 on the lips for a vibrant finish.
2. Minimally beautiful
Image courtesy @samantharuthprabhuoff
If you’re a lover of minimalism, then Samantha Prabhu’s festive beauty look will strike a chord with you. Tie your middle-parted hair into a bun and wrap a gajra around it. Next, keep your base matte for your makeup, groom your brows, colour your eyelids with a soft, brown eyeshadow, and draw a half wing with an eyeliner. Pick a creamy nude colour for lips like the Lakmé Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Colour with Argan Oil – Brunch Nude.
3. Sunkissed glow
Image courtesy @aliaabhatt
Alia Bhatt’s festive beauty look is not just perfect to recreate for at-home celebrations but also if you’re stepping out. If you don’t want to go the foundation route, just slather some sunscreen and primer on your face and dab some rosy blush for a naturally flushed look. Choose a soft peach or pink shade for your lips and finish with a front-braided, half-down wavy hairdo.
4. Glam on the go
Image courtesy @nidhhiagerwal
Now, if you’ve been thinking of pulling off a more glam traditional look for Onam, then this one’s it! Nidhhi Agerwal’s skin looks dewy and illuminated. She went ahead with a muted blush on the cheeks but contrasted it with her eye makeup that features a classic, thick eyeliner, 2-3 coats of mascara on the lashes and champagne-hued eyeshadow. She rounded off the look by sweeping on a lovely rose pink gloss on her lips.
5. All smiles in traditional
Image courtesy @yashikaaannand
Yashika Aannand is truly a vision to behold in this traditional look that makes us want to drape our mom’s saree RN! While her overall base is matte, she chose to be generous with blush, dabbing it on her cheeks, sides of the forehead, and the tip of the chin. She used a similar pink shade on her lids and brushed a soft brown hue below the lash line. Kohl-rimmed eyes, a sweep of liner and voluminous lashes bring her eyes to focus. The look was completed with a pretty, glossy pink lipstick like Lakmé Absolute Plump & Shine Lip Gloss – Candy Shine.
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Written by Pratishtha Rana on Aug 20, 2021
Pratishtha is a writer driven by curiosity. With over two years of experience in journalism, her toes are dipped in the exciting world of beauty, fashion, food, travel and luxury. Trust her words to help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of all that’s trending online (and offline). A lover of minimal aesthetics, she’s also big on experimenting with colours and prints, and often finds herself power-dressing even for a quick grocery run. When not at work, she’s reading a book, learning Korean, binging on K-Dramas and kimchi ramyeon or just karaoke-ing her hours away.