The long-awaited spell of festivities that we look forward to all year around is almost here. With Navratri being upon us and Durga Puja commencing from October 15. This quintessential Bengali festival has gained huge popularity over the years and is now celebrated with aplomb across the country. Durga Puja is the perfect occasion to doll up and stoke your vanity with an ethnic touch. Here are some different makeup styles you can try this Durga Puja to accentuate your look:
Start Off by Prepping Your Skin
The first golden rule of makeup with the flawless finish is to prep your skin the right way. This not only helps conceal the inherent skin problems but also makes your makeup stand out more. For this, start off with a glossy serum Lakme Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum that hydrates your skin and adds a natural sheen to it. Thereafter, depending on the time of the day and occasion, add a layer of foundation, concealer or a face primer.
Light and Subtle for Day Time Occasions
For daytime festivities and rituals, keep your makeup light and subtle by focusing on the eyes, while keeping the rest of your makeup toned down. Start off with smoothening primer like the L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer, leave your cheekbones bare and do up your eyes with a generous lining of kohl and black eyeliner to bring out that typical Bengali eyes effect and accentuate your eyelids with a neutral eyeshadow like the Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. Finish off with a hint of lipstick that complements your ensemble.
Full-Blown Ethnic Makeup for Evening Festivities
Evening pujas and gatherings are where you can go all out with your traditional look, complete with heavy ethnic makeup. Prep your face with the foundation-concealer combination and draw attention to your cheekbones with a hint of bright blush like Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush-Pearlescent Pink. For the eyes, use shades like copper, gold, and burgundy using the Lakme 9 to 5 Eye Color Quartet Eyeshadow Desert Rose palette, as these resonate well with the Indian get-up and define them with a bold winged liner and a dash of kohl. Complete the look with a bold red lipstick like L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Obsession Lipstick Retro Red or deep maroon like Sugar Never Say Dry Creme Lipstick Red Poet’s Society 11 and a red bindi because no Durga Puja look is complete without it.
Mix It Up
If you aren’t a fan of flashy makeup, take the middle path by mixing up the subtle and all-out approach for your Durga Puja look. After prepping your face, add a tinge of colour to your cheekbone and nose bridge using a subtle bronzer like Sugar Contour De Force Mini Bronzer Taupe Topper. Aim for a smokey look for eyes with a bold winged liner, mascara, kajal and shimmery black eyeshadow like Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Eyeshadow Single Karma. Plump up your lips with a nude or brown and round off the look with a bindi.
That should set you up for making heads turn wherever you go. Which of these looks are your going to try?
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