Tinsel town celebrities give us a major makeup inspiration every festive season. On the festival of light, if you are dreaming for a makeup look that can light an entire room, then you are at the perfect place. After all Diwali is the time to flaunt your OTT-ness! All you have to do is just slip into your glittering designer lehengas or anarkalis embellished with sparkling sequins, accessorise your look with some blingy jewellery and dab oodles of shimmery makeup. Shimmer makeup looks amazing when used to highlight eyes and cheekbones. Here are some makeup tricks to shine like a diva this Diwali.
The first obvious step is washing your face with a face wash to suit your skin type. Start with applying primer. Makeup primers give your skin a smooth texture. Next apply concealer under your eyes. After that apply smooth base of liquid foundation to match your skin tone and blend it properly using makeup sponge. After this contour and highlight your features. For this you can use illuminating highlighter sticks.
Expert Tip: Get flawless radiance using a shade that is one tone lighter than your skin complexion.
Let your eyes speak volumes this Diwali with dramatic Eye makeup. Use liquid eyeliner and line your upper lash line. Apply black kajal on your lower lash line. Choose an eye shadow shade to flatter the colour of your ensemble. For eyelashes, apply two coats of volumizing mascara. Dramatic eye makeup can instantly glamorize any traditional outfits like anarkalis suits or lehengas.
Expert Tip: Before applying eye-shadow, use concealer from lashline to eye brow to even out the skin tone.
It isn't Diwali without a bit of sparkle! Apply a shimmery eye shadow in a shade darker than the one you have already applied or may be even contrasting. Apply highlighter on the centre of your lid. If confused about the eye-shadow shade, remember bronze shimmer never goes wrong and complements outfit of any colour.
Expert Tip: Choose a shimmer shade that suits your complexion. Bronze looks great on all complexions.
Dust a bit of sparkle over your cheekbones using a fan brush. Highlight your cheeks with a light tinge of peach or pink using blush. Using a blush, add a pop of colour and get ready to turn some heads. You can apply a bronzer as well, just a subtle touch.
Expert Tip: Apply the blush on the apple of your cheeks and then using a finger blend it in upwards.
For that Instagram perfect pout, go for lip colors in reds, plums or pinks as per the ensemble you will sport this Diwali. Add a tad bit of gold dust right in the middle of the lips, for that extra bit of sheen. If you want to keep the focus on your eyes, then a peach or a pale pink lip stain will go well. If using a matte lip colour then add shine, using a translucent lip gloss to complete your overall look.
Expert Tip: Before you apply the lip colour, use concealer and a lip balm to create a smooth base.