Amazing Makeup Looks to Try Out This Festive Season

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Written by Vaidehi Raj Shekhawat

As we enter the winter season it is the time of the year when you ring in the Christmas cheer and New Year’s Eve. Here are two fresh makeup looks which say ‘I am ready to PARTY’! Ladies it’s time to get your GLAM on and let the compliments roll in!

  1. Matte Glint Holiday Look

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This holiday look is prefect for Christmas, New Year or if you are just looking for some holiday party make-up inspiration. A subtle nod to the ever popular nude makeup, this look will have everyone obsessing over your mad makeup skills. So, follow these steps to get the look.


Step 1: Use Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte Poreless Foundation for the base. Blend the foundation with a brush or damp beauty blender for flawless results. Choose foundation according to your skin tone.

Step 2: Now moving on to the eyes, this look can also be done using shimmery pastel hues like peach or apricot shades. Here we are using the glitter palette – NYX Professional Makeup Love You So Mochi Eyeshadow Palette – Sleek And Chic. To complete the look we will do  winged eyeliner.  Here we have used the  Maybelline New York Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner in the shade Black. Always finish with mascara. You can also use fake eyelashes for a fuller lash look.

Step 3: To enhance eyebrows you can use Maybelline New York Fashion Brow Duo Shaper- Grey/Brown.

Step 4: For Lip Shade we are using a nude colour. Here we have used ‘Nykaa Praline Cookie’. You can opt for whatever nude lipstick goes with your skin tone.

Step 5: Highlighter makes the face glow and gives it a dewy look. Sweep the highlighter across your cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and the cupid’s bow. You can use Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter.


  1. Bourgogne Belle

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If you want to go for something bold this festive season then you can try out this fascinating Burgundy look. Follow these steps to get this makeup look.

Step 1: Use Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation for a full coverage base. Blend the foundation with a damp beauty blender. Choose any full coverage foundation as per your skin tone.

Step 2: For the eyes When picking a shade avoid Violets because sometimes people get confused between Violet and Burgundy. Use an eye primer before applying eye shadow. One can use Faces Metaliglow Eye Primer. For the eye shadow use Freedom Pro Decadence Palette-Clubbed to Death.  You can use fake eye lashes for a fuller look.

Step 3: To enhance the brows we have used Miss Claire Eyebrow Cake.

Step 4: You can apply blush one can use NYX Professional Makeup High Definition Blush-Soft Spoken. Apply a highlighter to give your face dewy look. Sweep the highlighter across your cheekbones and on the bridge of the nose and the cupid’s bow. Always remember the trick to flawless makeup is blend, blend BLEND!

Step 5: For the lip shade you can apply for ‘NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream-Transylvania.


Hope you like these makeup looks. Let us know in the comments below what look you’re be trying out this festive season.


  1. Gemstone Smokey Eye Look

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This smokey eye look is about as dark and dramatic as it can get. The look  gets progressively darker from inner to outer corner.


For the Eyes

Step 1 Start off with an eye primer and place it all over your eyelid with your fingers. You can use Faces Metaliglow Eye Primer which will give you a shimmery base. Apply a tape to get that crisp line in the end.


Step 2: Take a peach or tan shade and place it on the eye crease. This will act as a guideline so that you don’t take the green shade above this line. This is your transition shade.  Be sure to blend it out nicely with a light fluffy brush so that there are no harsh lines. You can use the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Palette.


You can use NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette- Brown Shade.


Step 3: Take  a darker coco colour and place this on the lower eye crease to create more definition.


Step 4: Take a bright green eyeshadow and use your fingers to get maximum pigment. Place this colour all over your eyelid. You can used the Huda Beauty Obsession Palette- Gemstone Obsession. Blend it properly with a clean brush.


Step 5: Take a clean brush and diffuse the green shade into the brown crease colour.


Step 6: Take a matte black shade on smaller pen brush to get that perfect smudged look. Place this shade on the outer V of your eyes. Build up the intensity by adding a few layers. You can use MAC ‘Carbon’ eyeshadow. Remove the tape for that sharp crisp line.


Step 7: Take the matte black eyeshadow and apply it every close to your lashes like eyeliner.


Step 8: Apply black eyeshadow on your lower lashline and blend using a smudge brush. Tightline your eyes with a white or flesh coloured pencil. Use a q-tip with makeup remover to create the sharp lines. You can use Deborah Kajal Pencil.  

Step 9: Apply fake Eye lashes for fuller look. You can use Huda Beauty Classic Lash- Scarlett #8. Don’t forget to apply mascara on your lower lashes as well.


Step 10: Add a light shimmery shade on the inner corners of your eyes and just below the brow bone.


For the Eyebrows

Step 1: Eyebrows are a very important part of this look. Use a Spoolie brush comb out your brows. You can use Faces Mascara and Eyebrow Brush.


Step 2: Use NYX Professional Makeup 3-Dimensional Brow Maker. Start by defining the top of your brows using a brow pencil. Do the same with the bottom.


Step 3: Dip an angular brush into the brow gel and fill in your brows. You can use L’oreal Paris Brow Artist Pomade.


Optional Step: Set your brows using clear or brown brow mascara. You can use Estee Lauder Brow Now Volumising Brow Tint.


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