How to apply makeup for Navratri

A quick makeup look for Navratri that will not take more than 10 minutes

Navratri is celebrated in honor of Goddess Durga with loads of celebrations over ‘nine nights’. Some men and women all over India choose to fast for all the 9 days or just on the final day. Gujarat is the focus on the celebrations with all night long dances (garba) and festivities. Here is a simple guide on how to apply makeup for this Navratri to help add a sparkle to your celebrations.

Follow these steps to achieve this Navratri makeup look —

Makeup for navratri 10Products used – 

For eyes-

Makeup for navratri 12For face –

Makeup for navratri 11For lips –

Makeup for navratri 13For my base, I applied MAC Strobe Cream all over the face for a natural sheen. Next, I used MAC Studio Tech foundation in NC30 and applied it evenly with the help of a sponge. Studio Tech is a versatile product that spreads like cream but then sets down to powder. Hence I did not feel the need to apply a loose/pressed powder over. To help contour my cheeks, I used Hoola by Benefit and swept it all across the hollows of my cheeks and the chin area. For blush, I used the MAC Tartan Tale (Limited Edition) blush on the apples of the cheeks and highlighted my cheekbones with MAC Improper Copper for that natural glow!

Step 1: There is no eye shadow or kajal used in this look. It’s purely about the eyeliner! So to get that perfect wing, I applied scotch step on either side of the eyes to help guide me with the wing.

Makeup for navratri 01Step 2: With a thin eyeliner brush and Maybelline gel liner, I drew the flick first to help guide me later on.

Makeup for navratri 02Step 3: Next, I filled in the liner throughout the upper lash line and connected it to the flick created earlier. I also connected the upper and lower outer corners with the liner.

Makeup for navratri 03Step 4: It was time to curl lashes next.

Makeup for navratri 04Step 5: And obviously the next step was to apply mascara on the upper lashes. If you have scanty/thin lower lashes, you can apply mascara on the lower lashes too.

Makeup for navratri 05Step 6: Moving on to the lips now! I used MAC Burgundy lip pencil to line my lips and filled into the lips with it too.

Makeup for navratri 06Step 7: Finally as a lipstick I used MAC Diva and applied it with the help of a lip brush as it gave me much more precision in application. Since this lipstick is matte, I’d recommend that you use a lip balm before applying the lip pencil and lipstick as the lips might look dry and chapped otherwise.

Makeup for navratri 07I have droopy eyelids so a thicker wing always makes it look like I have ‘horns’ on my eyes :-p I love the thin to thick style of winged liner generally, but each time I try it on myself, it tends to look really odd! So if you have droopy eyelids like me, I’d suggest going for a thin line all over. But then you also learn a lot by experimenting!Makeup for navratri 09 Makeup for navratri 08Let me know if your liked this look and if you also managed to try it!


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