|Indian Festive Makeup Look|
LOTD: Marking The Beginning of The Festive Season in India
Come August/September and the one thing that everyone at work starts discussing are leave plans... Some very common questions that are passed around are "How many days of leave do you plan to take for Diwali?", "Are you planning on going somewhere during the Dussehra break?", "Any plans for Navratri?", "Aren't you going home to Kolkata for Durga Puja?" and the most common is "When is the traditional day planned for this year?"...
Yup, come August/September and the festive season in India commences... Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja, Navratri, Dussehra, Diwali, the "madness" goes on till bhaiya duj and then it's almost the end of the year :)
What I find to be the most exciting thing about this part of the year is the meticulous planning that goes into zeroing onto the outfits, accessories and the makeup that I plan on donning for each of these special holidays... The bonus being that this quarter of the year also sees numerous wedding tithis and karwachauth... More reasons to deck up and prance around in traditional, festive gear :)
Since these festivals and occasions come one after another, quite often than not one ends up reaching out for the same makeup products resulting in looks that are repetitive and monotonous... This happens with me very often and hence I have decided to journal different kinds of Indian Festive Makeup Looks that you all and I can refer to when we are actually getting ready for an occasion and are in a makeup rut of sorts :)
Makeup Breakup1. The key to this look is the contrasting bindi... The idea behind this look was to have a shock factor by wearing a shade of bindi that would not match but complement my lipstick and my outfit. My outfit is peach while my lips is in a bright shade of Magenta and hence I went for a turquoise blue bindi.
I took inspiration for this look from the "Kala Chashma" makeup that was done on Katrina Kaif where we wore a bright green coloured bindi with a red outfit...
2. I have kept the base makeup flawless and have contoured my face a little in order to give it more dimension.
3. The eyes are simple and shimmery while care has been taken to have the brows look prominent and "made up"...
Makeup Products Used
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Liquid Foundation
The Body Shop Lightening Shade Adjusting Drops
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
NYX Eyebrow Pencil - Charcoal
NYX Matte Bronzer
Ardell Glamour Lashes - 101
Bobbi Brown Blush - Apricot
So what do you think about the look? Would you give it a shot?