Three lead­ing make-up artists show dif­fer­ent looks for this fes­tive sea­son

Hair - - Contents - Text Sukriti Shahi

An ut­terly tra­di­tional look for the evening puja, a con­tem­po­rary one for the card party at a friend’s house and a clas­sic one for the get­to­gether at a relative’s— we get you three jaw-drop­ping looks from the in­dus­try’s lead­ing make-up artists to give your fes­tive cel­e­bra­tions a flavour of glitz and glam.

Back to the Roots look by Aakriti Kochar, Make-up ex­pert

In­dian fes­ti­vals are a lot about colours, and what’s bet­ter than in­cor­po­rat­ing that in your look? This look de­fines the rich­ness of the In­dian fes­tive sea­son. Fes­ti­vals are a great time to re­visit the rit­u­als, deep-rooted in our fam­ily cul­ture. There­fore, this look for me re­ver­ber­ates what fes­ti­vals mean to us—tra­di­tions, joy and cel­e­bra­tions. It has all the shim­mer and glam­our that we look for while get­ting dressed for the cel­e­bra­tions. The coloured glit­ter eye­liner brings a touch of mod­ern-yet-tra­di­tional ap­peal to the look. The bronzed skin per­fectly com­ple­ments that happy vibe. It is com­plete in its own; it re­flects that in­ner joy we feel dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tions.


Dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son, make your skin your most im­por­tant ac­ces­sory. Wear a dewy glowing base, which means less pow­der (loose translu­cent pow­der). One can mix cream­based high­lighters to their foun­da­tion for a glowing skin, or ap­ply a light-weight primer with the highlighter evenly on your face and neck be­fore your foun­da­tion. This gives a sub­tle glow, and there is no ac­ces­sory bet­ter than a glowing skin, spe­cially for the fes­tiv­i­ties. Con­tour and high­light your skin softly, this will give your face a much-needed def­i­ni­tion.


If you like bright colours and have the con­fi­dence to make heads turn with your look, then glit­ter-coloured eye­lin­ers are the trend to swear by this fes­tive sea­son. Wear liq­uid or pen­cil glit­ter coloured eye­lin­ers in turquoise, emer­ald, deep blue, mint, yel­low gold or cran­berry, con­trast­ing to your at­tire. Also, do not match the eye­shadow with your out­fit, make con­trast­ing com­bi­na­tions.


There is noth­ing more sul­try than de­fined eye­brows. Use an eye­brow pen­cil or a dark brown/black eye­shadow to shape and fill in the brows. Never skip this step as brows frame your eyes.

The Ur­ban Chic look by Rozar Lobo, MuA, The Body Shop In­dia

Be­liev­ing in the fact that a healthy skin be­haves as the per­fect can­vas for some flaw­less makeup, I have cre­ated this trend set­ting ‘Rusty Rush’ look for this fes­tive sea­son, us­ing 100% ve­gan & cru­elt-free- make-up from The Body Shop.

Keep­ing the lat­est trends in mind, I have made a mix of nat­u­ral and star shin­ing look by adding hues of shim­mer where re­quired. My idea was to high­light the fea­tures, while keep­ing the over­all look prim and proper with a rose gold touch. Keep­ing the lips matte and eyes with less glit­ter, I have played with the shades of brown and black. New trends in­clude abun­dant eye shades such as beige or soft gold and shim­mery pink eye­shadow, with a soft and smoky eye­liner and ka­jal. Top it off with lots of mas­cara to add some drama. A prom­i­nent pink pout (every­thing else is un­der­stated), is my main hero to achieve this look. The matte lip liq­uids, glow il­lu­mi­na­tors & the lash hero mas­cara gave a pop ef­fect to this fes­tive makeup look.

The Earthly Diva

look by Bharti Taneja, Founder & Di­rec­tor, Alps Group

All that glit­ters is the fes­tive sea­son. The pal­pa­ble cheer in the air and the lights all around set the mood for a more pol­ished and glowing look. It’s the time to choose bright and in­tense colours with a lit­tle shine or sparkle. We have picked the ‘Glow Girl’ look as it gives out an im­pres­sion of a healthy skin. This il­lu­mi­nated look is one of my ever­green favourites. It al­lows the skin to breathe. This look com­bines the best of both worlds—a tra­di­tional look with a mod­ern touch. It suits that evening get­to­gether with friends and fam­ily and also works well as a tra­di­tional do!

Be­gin with the brows be­cause noth­ing de­fines your face like your brows. Comb them nicely and fill the bare ar­eas with matte dark-brown brow pow­der.

For the eyes, start with a good eye primer and then ap­ply the base. Pack a bright colour—choose a nice shade like pink—in the crease and blend it out nicely. Cut the crease with a con­cealer and ap­ply golden shim­mer all over the lid. Com­plete it with thick dra­matic eye­lashes, fol­lowed by a black eye­liner. You may ap­ply a coloured liner on the lower lashes.

Ap­ply a cream-based foun­da­tion and mat­tify the base with translu­cent pow­der.

Give your face a hint of blush (matte) in pink matt shade and blend it out well. If you want, you can add a tone darker to cre­ate more depth.

Swipe some shim­mery pow­der over the cheek­bones, be­low the brow bones and on the in­ner cor­ners of the eyes. This will cre­ate shine in the most sub­tle way.

A lit­tle gloss on the lips is all you need to seal the look. Ap­ply a pink glossy lip colour.

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