3 Glamourous Diwali Makeup Looks to try out this festive season

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Want to be admired by everyone this Diwali for your glam looks? We have selected the top 3 Diwali makeup looks that would look perfect with your festive outfit this season. You don’t need to be an experienced make up artist to pull off looks, they can be easily done with drugstore products and basic techniques.

Good skin prep is essential before you start your makeup especially if you are going for a full coverage look. So go ahead and clean, scrub, tone, and moisturize with a thick moisturizer. If you are stepping out during the day also apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or above) and reapply every 2 hours. 

1. Traditional Look 

We need to have one traditional look for every festival. 

Let’s start with the brows. With an angled brush and brow pomade, go ahead and fill in your brows. Clean up the borders of your eyebrows with some concealer on an angled brush. With a flat brush apply the same concealer all over your lids and blend well. Apply some loose powder to set your eyelids. Next, we move on to the face. Apply primer in small dots all over your face. Apply a full coverage foundation with a Stippling brush and blend well. Use concealer to highlight the high points of your face and hide any under-eye circles or blemishes. Blend with a damp beauty blender. After this, we’ll do some cream contouring with a contour stick. Apply on areas of your face where you would normally get a shadow like – the forehead, hollows of the cheeks, sides of the nose, and jawline and blend well using a contour brush. 

Moving on to the eyeshadow pick up a shimmery white shade and highlight your brow bones. With a reddish-brown colour on a pencil brush, tap it and place it in the outer and inner corner of the eyes. Blend with a larger fluffy brush. Pick up some shimmer gold shade on your finger and apply it in the center of your eye. Taking the same reddish-brown shade smoke out your entire lower lashline. Apply black kajal on your waterline and tightline. Apply mascara, liner and falsies to intensify the look. Use some bronzer to warm up the face and blush for a flushed look. Highlight the high points of your face with some powder highlighter. Apply red with orange undertone liquid lipstick. Put on a bindi, gajra, and jhumkas to complete the look.

Traditional Diwali Makeup look
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Suggestion for products: 

Eyeshadow Palette: 

NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette – ‘Smoky And Highlight’

Cream Contour Stick: Wet n Wild MegaGlo Makeup Stick – Conceal and Contour – ‘Oaks On You’

Contour, Blush and Highlight Palette: Makeup Revolution X Rachel Leary Goddess On The Go Palette

Stippling Brush: Nykaa BlendPro Powder Stippling Makeup Brush

Angled Brow Brush: Pro Arte Brow Filler Brush (AB34)

Contour Brush: GlamGals Black Contour Brush(G22)

Pencil Brush: Incolor Urban Choice Eye Contour Brush – 14

2. Dewy Look 

Dewy look is very in this season with girls wanting to look like glowy, luminous goddesses. 

Use a primer all over your face to hide any visible pores. Apply liquid highlight or illuminator on the high points of your face. Use a cream contour on the hollows of your cheeks, the circumference of your face and nose. Use a liquid concealer under your eyes and any other areas with blemishes and blend with your fingertips or a damp beauty blender. Use a cream blush or cheek stain on the apples of your cheeks. Use an illuminating foundation and blend all over your face with a stippling brush. Use a powder highlighter on the high points of your face to enhance the look even more. Use a brow palette with an angled brow brush to fill in your brows.

Using a neutral eyeshadow palette, place a matte light brown on your lids, for the crease and outer corner using a darker hue of brown and finally highlight brow bones with a champagne shade and highlight the center of your eyes with the same shade. Apply mascara on top and bottom lashes. Apply a light pink lipstick. Finally, fix your makeup with a hydrating/dewy mist to set your face. If you have oily skin only dust powder on your T-Zone.

Dewy fresh makeup look
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Suggestion for products: 

Illuminating Foundation: L.A Girl Pro Coverage Illuminating Liquid Foundation

Illuminator: NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator

Eyeshadow Palette: Maybelline New York The 24K Nudes Eye Shadow Palette

3. Colourful Look

Are you wearing a colourful outfit this Diwali? You can try a look with a pop of colour on the eyes to make your outfit look even more glamourous.

Apply primer all over your face. Use a full coverage foundation with a velvety finish and bounce all over your face with a damp beauty blender. Using a darker shade of concealer do some natural cream contour nothing too chiseled. Use a concealer under your eyes, around the nose and mouth. With a pressed powder and a powder brush set your concealer. Use a powder bronzer to set your contour. Use blush on the apples of your cheeks. This look is very subtle so if you apply too much blush you can always blend with your beauty sponge with any leftover foundation. Go in with a highlighter for a subtle glow. 

For the eyes pick up a taupe brown shade and blend on your crease with a large blender brush. Apply a matte bright blue shade with a pencil brush in the inner and outer corner of your eyes. Apply glitter glue in the center of your eyelid. Pick up a bright glittery dark blue shade with a flat eyeshadow brush and apply on top of the glitter glue. Blend well with a dark brown shade. Apply mascara and falsies. Take the same bright blue and glitter blue on your lashline as well. Fill in your brows with a brow pencil. For the lips, line your lips with a nude pink liner pencil and fill in lightly. Apply similar shade liquid lipstick on top. Put on a bindi of your choice and you are all done!

Blue Glitter makeup look for Diwali
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Suggestion for products: 

Primer: NYX Professional Makeup Honey Dew Me Up Primer

Eyeshadow: Miss Claire Single Eyeshadow – 0456 (for the inner and outer corner)

PAC Pressed Glitter Eyeshadow – 35 Exclusive (center of the eyelid)

Foundation: L’Oreal Paris Accord Parfait Super-Blendable Foundation

Do let us know your favourite Diwali Make up Look!

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