Three leading make-up artists show different looks for this festive season
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.
ILLUMINATED RADIANT SKIN:
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.
COLOUR POP EYES:
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.
EYEBROWS ON FLEEK:
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.