by Aarti Kapur Singh
This Diwali, try out these trendy makeup looks of 2015 and look sparkling gorgeous!
Good makeup is like the icing on a cake. It can make or break the whole festive look. Looking perfect on Diwali is not just about the perfect outfit, but great makeup too. It’s not just your house that should sparkle this Diwali, you must look beautiful and gorgeous too! Here are a few ideas you could use to look drop-dead gorgeous for that taash party, get together with friends or the puja at home.
While there are the season’s makeup trends (black liner, red lipstick and flushed skin instead of contouring), we thought of pulling out some simple and elegant makeup ideas for Diwali that will help you look gorgeous and trendy. Here are some easy makeup ideas to look every bit the patakha that you are:
1. Just Glow: This look is ideal for those that are not too comfortable with too much makeup and are blessed with great clear skin. Simply add dimension to your face by dusting some highlighter around your cheekbones, a little on your T-zone and finish with neutral lip gloss. With bronzer or highlighter, you have to be a little extra careful and should have enough time to make sure you blend it until it looks natural and not too made up. if you think you’ve got too much going on, take a clean brush and blend your makeup using it.
2. Statement Lips: Rich shades of red are going nowhere! From blood reds to rich plums, don’t be shy to highlight those luscious lips. Bold shades are in this season. A red pout exudes feminism and also brightens up your face. Red lipstick works well for Indian skin. Soft coral, orange and deep fuchsia are also great. Scrub your face clean and moisturize well. Use a light, powdery foundation all over to give your face a fine sheen. To get the lips right, first trace an outline with a neutral liner. With a lip brush, fill in a bright red color. Using different colors to line and fill lips makes them more voluminous. Leave your eyes bare with just a hint of brown kajal to ace this look as too much eye makeup can ruin the classic richness of full, red lips.
3. Traditional Drama: This is a heavy all-out makeup look ideal for couples celebrating their first Diwali or those going in for a big celebration. Shimmery eye-tones, bronzed cheeks and hair pulled back into a neat bun.Start with a thin layer of foundation. Choose a bronzer that’s a shade darker than your natural tone, to avoid getting a ‘two-skin-tone look‘. Apply a liquid bronzer to your cheekbones, along the jawline, on the bridge of your nose and temples to highlight your features. Basically focus on the natural angles of your face. Use a black/brown eyeliner for shape and a shimmery golden eyeshadow on your upper lids. Blend it in with a dark brown color under your brow line.
4. Sultry Eyes: Whether you’ve got a big family gathering or a fancy gala to attend, creating a simple smokey eye can add a bit of sophisticated drama to your look. You can switch between different colors of eyeshadow and get a unique look every time! If you must do up your lips, apply a matte lip color. We always love when a sexy smokey eye makes an appearance on the runway. Though sometimes a dramatic eye can be intimidating, this season at Diane von Furstenberg makeup artist Pat McGrath created a diffused look using just black and brown liner that she called a “smokey eye girls would do at home.”
Box Item: Here are some general rules to follow for make up during the festive season:
- Get a facial at least three days prior.
- Highlight only one facial feature at a time. So if you are doing smokey eyes, don’t do red lips.
- Don’t ignore primer to keep makeup from fading away.
- Moisturize your skin regularly.
- Drink a lot of water.
- Always remember to remove make up properly with a remover or baby oil.