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Bollywood-Inspired Makeup Looks For All Your Durga Puja Pandal Visits

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Durga Puja is all about getting decked out for pandal visits, meeting your friends, gorging on sweets and more. So, to help you get prepped for the festive season, we’ve rounded up the best makeup looks sported by our leading ladies. From Malaika Arora’s youthful glow to Katrina Kaif’s bold makeup look, here’s some Bollywood inspiration to help you choose a look that’s easy to execute.

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Just like Malaika, don’t be afraid to go all out and get experimental with glittery, metallic shades. Sweep highlighter across your face and choose an eyeshadow palette that’s bold and pigmented. Cement the look with an statement necklace that compliments your outfit. If a glitter eyeshadow is not exactly your cup of tea, then consider opting for a shimmery eyeliner instead. Complete the look by applying glitter nail polish.

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The Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Glitter Single is a budget-friendly option that comes in 6 vibrant shades. You can also try the MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Lit Glitter to add a bit more dazzle.

2. Keep It Simple

The Durga Puja festival doesn’t necessarily mean that you must flaunt a bold eye makeup look. If you’re outfit is a bit OTT, then we suggest you go for a subtle and simple makeup look. Like Deepika, you could opt for a nude lipstick that accentuates your lips. Use a bit of your high-coverage concealer to conceal problematic areas and complete the look with beautifully curled eyelashes.

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The L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Free The Nudes Lipsticks - 309 No Lies is long-lasting and will stay with you throughout your entire Durga Puja pandal visit. Complete the look with the LOreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara - 204 Blackest Black.

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3. Truly Magnificent

Reel or real, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s makeup game is always on fleek and that’s exactly what makes her our inspiration for this list. To stand out like Aishwarya, go for a sleek yet striking makeup look with a sultry pink lip, breathtaking smoky eyes, and a colourful eyeliner for that extra pop.

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We recommend trying the L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick - 263 Pure Garnet with the LOreal Paris Color Riche Le Stylo Smoky Eye Shadow - 101 Antique Brass for a truly mesmerizing look.


The best part about Durga Puja is that there are no boundaries to how much fun you can have. So, don’t hesitate to try out Anushka Sharma’s bronzed makeup look. It looks incredibly rich and adds an attractive glow. For this, you’ll need a reliable bronzer, a highlighter with incredible staying power, and a brown eyeshadow. Use an eyeliner and kohl to further accentuate your eyes.

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Use the Elle 18 Lasting Glow Foundation for flawless skin. The Elle 18 Eye Drama Kajal and the Elle 18 Black Out Liner Eyeliner Water Resistant will help you perfect a bold eye makeup look! Complete it with the Elle 18 Nail Pops Nail Polish – 150.

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There’s nothing like have healthy, glowing skin and bold eye makeup to complement it. So, this Durga Puja festival, sport a sharp winged eyeliner. Make sure you don’t forget the basics. Start with a primer so that the makeup stays long, apply a full coverage foundation, and follow it up with a crease-proof concealer to keep dark circles out of sight. Flawless, smooth skin never goes out of fashion, so you should definitely give this a try.

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Start by applying the Nykaa Prep Me Up! Face Primer and follow that up with the Nykaa SKINgenius Conceal & Correct Palette.

6. Simple Yet Sultry

We love Ananya Panday for how effortlessly beautiful and alluring she is. To achieve something relatively close, try this simple makeup look. You can easily adapt this makeup combo to go with absolutely any Durga Puja outfit. All you need is apply some good ol’ kohl, a light eyeshadow that seamlessly blends into your skin, and a gillter lipstick to complete the look.

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Check out the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal that features a wide range of shades. Pair it with the Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color with Argan Oil - Brunch Nude for an iconic, sultry glow.

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Alia Bhatt is famous for sporting makeup that look very natural (almost like second skin). And if you think about it, it’s works for a Durga Puja pandal visit. As far as your base is concerned, keep it simple. A BB cream or a just a concealer will do the trick. For the lips and eyes, go for a light pink shade. Also, don’t forget your blush. Choose one that easily blends into your skin and looks natural.

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Start with the Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer. Then move on to the Maybelline New York Fit Me Blush to add the right amount of flush.


It only makes sense to pay tribute to Maa Durga on Durga Puja by taking inspiration from the makeup queen herself. To get this look right, you’ll need a deeply pigmented eyeshadow, an eyeliner, a kajal stick, and an eyebrow filler. Go for beautiful smudgy eyes and compliment  it with a dark nail polish shade and a nude lipstick.

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To rock this fierce look, you’ll need a Kay Beauty Metallic Eyeshadow Stick Pencil that also comes in 12 different shades, the Kay Beauty Eyebrow Enhancer Pencil - Chestnut, and the TRY IT ON Kay Beauty Matteinee Matte Lip Crayon Lipstick.

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9. Pretty In Purple

Want to make heads turn at every Durga Puja pandal you visit? If yes, you could try Shilpa Shetty’s vibrant purple makeup look featured in this image. While nude makeup is easy and charming in its own way, going for a colorful look has its own magnetism. You’ll need a purple eyeshadow, a black eyeliner, and a lipstick that enhances the hue on your eyes. Don’t forget to make your eyelashes pop with a high-volume mascara.

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If your heart is set on glitter eyeshadow, then try the PAC Pressed Glitter Eyeshadow - 42 Cosmic Vibes. You could also opt for the Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eyeshadow - 20 Pearly Iris.


The best way to honor Maa Durga is by flaunting a bright pop of red. Pick the boldest shade of red you have. A compact powder might be helpful to further enhance this look and to make the red pop even more. Considering the long hours you’re going to be spending outdoors visiting Durga Puja pandals, it’s best to spritz on a makeup setting spray as well.

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The Max Factor Color Elixir Velvet Matte Lipstick - 35 Love would make an excellent choice for this look. You’ll also need the Max Factor Creme Puff Pressed Powder and the Max Factor 2000 Calorie Dramatic Volume Mascara – Black to complete the look.

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