The arrival of Lord Ganesha in the house, a rich relish of modaks, thalipeeth and laddoos. The build-up to the energy-infused visarjan processions and a chance to meet with family and friends. Ganesh Chaturthi is all about the quintessential traditional festivities. The setting in of this festive mood is the perfect occasion to get in touch with your ethnic side. To help you doll up the right way, we bring you these different makeup looks to try this Ganesh Chaturthi:
The Traditional Look
Since Ganesh Chaturthi is the most prominent Maharashtrian festival, you can turn to the land of Marathas for some inspiration. We are talking silk sarees, chand bhindi and a Marathi Naath. Tie up your hair in a low bun, top it up with some intense makeup. Start off by prepping your face with a nude base with good coverage like the Revlon Photoready Insta Fix Makeup Stick and add a tinge of rose contours to your cheeks with the BeYu Catwalk Powder Blush Burned Cinnamon. Work the eyes with a neat stroke of eyeliner with the Lakme Absolute Gloss Artist Eye Liner, enhance your lashes with a volume-enhancing mascara like BeYu Deep Black Volume & Defining Mascara and accentuate your eyelids with a shimmery eye shadow like the Maybelline New York The City Mini Eyeshadow Palette Urban Jungle. And a Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick Pink Passion to complement your attire and you are all set to rock the Marathi mulgi look.
The Indo-Western Look
If the typical ethnic look doesn’t cut it for you, you can aim for creating a perfect balance between style and tradition with a tasteful Indo-Western ensemble like a flowy skirt and a crop top or dhoti-style pants with a kurti. The makeup for this look should also bring out the perfect blend of Western and Indian glamour. After prepping your face, add a slight hint of pink to your cheekbones with a light highlighter like the Sugar Contour De Force Mini Highlighter Champagne Champion. For the eyes, go for the trendy winged eyeliner, add a touch of kohl to your lower lash line and give your eyes a smokey effect with the L’Oreal Paris Le Stylo Smoky Eyeshadow. For the lips, Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Gradation Pink works best.
The Minimalist Ethnic Look
The flashy festive looks don’t necessarily resonate well with everyone. Some of us just like to keep things simple yet elegant, no matter what the occasion. If you too are a fan of minimalistic fashion, you can keep your look clean and simple. Ethnic kurta or anarkali paired with chudidar or palazzo pants would work great. To complement this look, an understated approach toward makeup is the way to go. Prep your face with a light foundation or primer and keep the cheeks bare. Add a pop of colour to face with coloured eyeliner like the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Liquid Eye Liner Vivid Aqua and mascara like BeYu Color Play Lash Tip Mascara Into The Blue and finish the look with nude eyeshadow like the Maybelline New York The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Ivory. Choose a FACES Canada Go Chic Lipstick Love Nude for the lips and your minimalistic look is complete.