With Diwali right here, it’s time to prep and plan the best ways to look fabulous for the festivities. While you might be set on the perfect outfit and jewellery to go with it, pay heed to your makeup as it can either make or break your glamorous avatar. To ensure you channel your inner goddess this Diwali, we have listed out these essential festive makeup tips. Take note of these makeup guidelines and see how your favourite celebs rock these trends for some fiery festive beauty inspiration.
All about that base
Establishing a flawless foundation base is extremely vital for any makeup look. To get that base on point, follow a CTM routine and always use a primer. For extra benefits, identify your skin concerns and choose a primer accordingly. There are several varieties of primers that can minimise pores, illuminate your skin, target discolouration, reduce redness etc. After applying foundation to your prepped and primed skin, use a concealer for extra coverage. In case you have oily skin, dust your T-zone, the are beside your nose, and chin with translucent setting powder.
Make that pout count
A great way to decide on your entire beauty look is first deciding which lipstick you want to wear. Because let’s face it, we all have that one favourite lip colour that we trust completely that complements our skintone and make us feel amazing. Therefore, after you set your base, prep your lips with lip balm, and swipe on your favourite lipstick. If you are going in for a nude shade or a bold one, you can now understand how the colour looks on your lips and can accordingly build on the rest of your look without the anxiety of wondering how your makeup will turn out.
Light it up
This Diwali, do not shy away from those illuminating highlighters. Take your pick from cream stick formulas to liquid or powder ones. Apply highlighters to the high points of your face such as the brow bones, cheekbones, bridge of your nose, and Cupid’s bow. You can also choose a highlighter shade that complements your skintone the best. Gold-toned highlighters are great for duskier complexions, silver-toned ones work beautifully for fair skin, and rose-gold highlighters work wonders for wheatish complexions.
A good blush is just what you need to add a hint of radiance to your skin. While matte blushes are always a good choice, try out a satin blush this festive season for a stunning glow. Satin blushers will grant a luxurious touch to your makeup, ensuring your glow game is on point.
Since it is Diwali, you finally get a legit reason to wear sparkly eyeshadows, and not many of us will pass that up. Dab on a primer to your lids for gorgeous colour payoff. If you have worn a lipstick in an ox blood or red shade, then eyeshadows in gold or rose-gold with shimmer or glitter finishes will look amazing. If chose pink or nude lipstick shades, the eyeshadow possibilities are endless; stick to metallic, shimmer or glitter finishes since it is the festive season. For eyeliners, liquid eyeliner will give you perfectly bold and sharp wings but if you are not that confident about your eyeliner game, opt for gel pot formulas which offer precision.