After months of sweltering heat dampening our spirits and forcing us to keep a low profile, the month of August comes as a pleasant prelude to the long spell of festivities ahead of us. Now that Eid and Raksha Bandhan are almost here, and with Ganesh Chaturthi and Onam just around the corner, it is time you put your best foot forward.
With the weather still playing truant in most parts of the country, the key to feeling festive and looking the part is taking that middle road between minimalistic and out there. Here are some trending looks to set you up for the upcoming festivals:
Plain crop tops teamed up with floral flared skirts are all the rage these days. Throw in the cold shoulder cut and you are all set to turn heads at the party. Prop up the ensemble with a nude lipstick like the Rubys Organics Lipstick Nuddy, a bright eyeliner like Chambor Smokey Eye Liner Pencil Black and a blush like the Lakme Face Sheer Blusher Sun Kissed blush and you have the perfect Raksha Bandhan look. Casual, yet totally on point, just like your relationship with your sibling.
When Priyanka Chopra chooses a particular colour for her engagement ceremony, you know it is the colour of the season. Be it Raksha Bandhan, Eid or Ganesh Chaturthi, day celebrations or evening festivities, a light yellow shade is just the perfect pick. While Priyanka’s ensemble offers the right inspiration, a dress so heavily embellished may make you look out of place even in the most festive setting. You can tone it down a notch by choosing a yellow anarkali or this all-over crop top and skirt that Aditi Rao Hydari is sporting. Team it up with Maybelline New York Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipstick Toasted Brown and Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow-Brulee with a stroke of Lakme Eyeconic Kajal Classic Brown on the lower lash line for that subtle but stunner effect.
Whites Make It Right
Be it a daytime puja or an evening feast, a tasteful white dress always works like a charm. For day events, you can choose a floor length A-line kurta with a jacket and seal the look with a pink lipstick like the BeYu Rose Affair, well-defined winged eyeliner like Lakme Absolute Shine Liquid Eyeliner Blacky and a bright eyeshadow like Colorbar USA Eyeshadow Palette Hook Me Up. For the evenings, an embellished white or off-white kurta with a flared palazzo is best suited. Jazz up your look with a pop of bright orange or red lipstick like the Chambor Orange Plus or FACES Canada Lady In Red, smokey eye makeup using the Chambor Smokey Eye Liner and Maybelline New York Nudes Eyeshadow Smokes Grey, and add a hint of the Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos Coral to accentuate your cheekbones.
Add a fancy twist to your festivities with a flared skirt teamed up with a floor length, front open gown, preferably in a dark-and-bright combination. Don a bright orange or magenta on the lips and bronze up those facial features with the FACES Canada MetaliGlow Champagne. Top it all up with a stroke of a highlighter along the cheekbones. Finish the look by adding kohl to your lower lash line, a thin stroke of the eyeliner and a neutral brown eyeshadow and you are all set to turn heads!
Pro Tip: Tie your hair in a bun or a neat fishtail braid to conceal the effects of humidity on your tresses the stylish way.
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