Whether you are celebrating virtually or stepping out to visit a pandal or temple with your mask on, you would still like to apply some makeup, isn’t it? After all, it is the first day of the much-awaited Durga Puja! Pankaj Kodesia, chief strategy officer, Greyon Cosmetics LLP says, “bring back the charm by getting dressed in ethnic wear and wearing your ornaments to take your celebrations a notch higher!”
Below, he shares some easy tips to nail your festive look.
“Your eyes are the windows to your soul, enhance them with an intense black eyeliner,” he shares. Pick a gel or liquid eyeliner that has soft bristles and glides smoothly without creasing. Also, make sure that it’s smudge and water-proof and lasts up to 12 hours at least. “You’ll need it, especially if you’re celebrating virtually and expressing with your eyes,” says Kodesia. Make sure you tight-line your upper and lower waterlines so that they look on fleek!
In order to complete the eye look make sure you go for waterproof mascara and apply it in a wiggling motion to give your lashes a lengthened as well as voluminous effect. “Choose a mascara with soft bristles that don’t hurt your eyes while applying and spread the product evenly,” suggests Kodesia.
Begin working on your lips by prepping them with a lip balm which is paraben-free. You can also dip your toothbrush in warm water and softly rub it on your lips to get rid of the dead skin cells. Next, either go for a classic neutral shade or a pop of colours like ox red or fuschia. You can also opt for a shimmery gloss to keep things minimal.
Add a hint of blush to your look by using the same lip colour. You could also apply highlighter on the high points of your face — eyebrow bone, bridge of your nose and top of your cheekbones to get that glow. Lastly, Kodesia suggests adding a bindi to complete your look.