by Richa Sharma
Celebrate the occasion of Baisakhi with a gorgeous glow! Look pretty with the makeup tips compiled and curated especially for this beautiful festival
Baisakhi is the harvest festival of India and also marks the beginning of the Hindu solar New Year. It is celebrated with great gusto and fervor especially up north. Luckily, this year around, I’m traveling to Punjab around Baisakhi and was trying to figure out a look for myself to match up with the vibrancy of the festival. North Indians are known to be full of life and this also reflects in the way they dress up. So I’ve decided to shed all my inhibitions and go all traditional and bright to go with the mood of the festival. Oh! And not to forget makeup. Yes! That has to be bright too, but not tacky and over the top. So I’d like to share a few makeup tips with you as well, to make you dazzle this Baisakhi.
1. Mineral makeup: Since its April and summers have already arrived to play a spoilt sport with your makeup, keep your base coat to bare minimal. Swap your liquid and cream based foundation with mineral makeup. The best part is that it also contains a sunblock and looks and feels light as air. The powder formula absorbs any oil, giving your face a natural radiant finish. You could also use a concealer under your mineral makeup to cover up any dark circles and blemishes.
2. Gold eye shadow: Dab on some shimmery gold on your eyes to go in perfect tandem with your ethnic gota patti attire. Apply glitter gold eye shadow on the center and inner corners of your lid to give your eyes a sparkling shine and not look over the top at the same time. Or better still, go for gold smokey eyes in combination with brown eye shadow for a more elegant look this Baisakhi.
3. Kajal: Kajal is one makeup tool I simply can’t do without. Most Indian women are blessed with big, beautiful black eyes and using a kajal to line them, accentuates them even further. So this Baisakhi, go for the thick kohled look and let your eyes do all the talking. You could even use a Q tip or brush to smudge it a little to give your eyes a more sensual look.
4. Bold pout: Whether it’s a poppy red or a plum wine or maybe even a fuchsia pink, go for statement lips this Baisakhi. But my personal pick would be a bright orange. Bright orange works brilliantly for women with warm undertones and darker skin tones (read Indian skin tones). And besides, it looks best with ethnic gold jewelry. But always remember to highlight only one feature on your face. So if you’re up for a dramatic eye makeup, then skip the bold pout and go for nude, understated lips.
Team up this look with a french or fish tail braid. And if you’re ready to go all traditional, then wearing a parandi would be like the icing on the cake. So I’m all set to look ravishing this Baisakhi, are you?
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