Ladies, this Diwali we recommed that you enjoy dressing up yourself as you dress up your homes. Mix bold and tradional colours and work on your eye’s to give it a festive look! Dont forget to choose the right accesosary and hair style for a perfect festive look!
Here are few quick makeup tips and recommendations from our contributor, 2 young Dubai based fashion and beauty bloggers Nikita and Ayesha.
First and most important will be to prime your face as well as your eyelids as you will most likely be bursting crackers and thus sweating so you want your makeup to last. Brighten your eyes with the classic Diwali colors like red, green, gold, orange and cream. Whichever look you choose for your eyes, we recommend a classic red lipstick as these compliment Indian skin tones and Indian clothing the best.
Recommended Brands for Face Primer
- For combination to oily skin: L’Oreal nude Magique blur cream.
- For oily to combo skin: Inglot under makeup base or mattifying under makeup base.
- For dry to normal skin: Maybelline’s baby skin, it fills in pores and gives a smooth finish to the skin.
- Higher end for dry skin: Bare minerals Prime time foundation & MAC’s Prep+Prime.
Brighten your eyes
For an eye primer you can just use your concealer and set with powder. Even when using a primer don’t forget to set the primer with either a powder or a skin color matte eyeshadow.
Recommended Brand : Choose from MAC’s Paintpots, GOSH Cosmetics Roll on Eye Primer and Nars Smudge proof eyeshadow base.
Traditional look: We recommend a basic eyeshadow look with deep brown shade (matte or satin finish) in the crease followed by a light shimmery gold or cream shade in the inner corner and lid area. Using a medium toned eyeshadow to blend the light and dark shade can help add more dimension to the eyes. Don’t forget to lightly dust the lightest shade on the brow bone.
After this finish off by applying the eyeshadows on your lower lash line in the same order as we did on the lids, followed by wing liner and mascara
Recommended Shades for Traditional look :
Matte – Inglot’s: No. 329, Dance in the dark from MAC’s warm neutral palette.
Satin/shimmery: Darkhorse from the Original Naked Palette, Total Intensity Color Rush shade 03 On The Prowl.
Matte – Inglot’s brow powder No.563, Brow powder – No. 557, Saddle by MAC
Satin/Shimmery: Divine Decadence from MAC’s Warm Neutrals Palette, Smog and sidecar from the original naked palette.
Light gold / cream: Inglot’s No. 154,397, 09, NYX sing eyeshadow in No.73 Sex Kitten, Half Baked from the naked palette, Lemon Tart from MAC warm neutrals palette and Prestige Cosmetics
Medium Shade: MA’s Woodwinked, Amber Lights, Inglot No. 12.
Bolder Look : For the slightly bolder look start off by applying the same eyeshadows in the same way as mention in look one. In this look instead of applying the same eyeshadows from the lid onto the lower lash line apply a bright colored eyeshadow which compliments your dress.
We would also recommend applying the same color as the accents on your dress onto your lower lash line rather than the dominant color on your dress
Recommended (SS – Single Shadow) for bolder look
Purple: Inglot No. 308, 446, 452, Bourjois SS no. 04, MAC’s Sketch & Plum Dressing, IsaDora Quad in 96 Coffee and Poetry
Blue: Prestige Cosmetics trio in Moonstruck , NYX SS in Dare, NYX Jumbo Pencil in Peacock and Cobalt
Green: NYX SS in zen, Wet n Wild SS in Envy, Wet n Wild 8 Pan Palette in Comfort Zone, Prestige Jumbo eyeshadow in 05 Uranus
Orange: Inglot No. 335, 605, MAC Coppering, NYX SS in Showgirl
Burgundy (Red/Pink): Inglot No. 450, 55, MAC Cranberry and Starviolet, NYX Jumbo Pencil in Rust
Tradional Lips Look
Lip Liners : Essence 01 Ready for Red, MAC Cherry, Brick, Redd, GOSH Cosmetics 008 Raspberry Dream
Lipsticks: Warm Toned – Revlon Really Red, Rimmel Kate Moss Matte No. 111, MAC Ruby Woo
Cool Tone – Maybelline 547 Pleasure Me Red, 560 Continuous Cranberry, Rimmel 166
Dark: MAC Diva, Sin, Wet n Wild Cinnamon Spice
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