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Diwali 101: The Countdown To Stay Lit

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Nothing’s more hectic than the wedding season, right? Wrong! The run up to Diwali isn’t far behind. If you aren’t juggling between attending and hosting parties – you ain’t doing it right. Although amid the chaos, lies the daily struggle to look lit every second of the day.

Here’s your cheat sheet to shine brighter than the festive lights.

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Gamble Away

It isn’t officially Diwali time until the Taash Parties begin. Keep the excitement alive with a face that’s equally dramatic. Something along the lines of Priyanka Chopra’s blue and purple mermaid eyes and mauve pout look. Notice how she’s accentuated the hues in a shimmery glaze.

Go For Gold

Aside from investing in it, this Dhanteras, you ought to glimmer as bright as the metal itself.  Not just with your attire but beauty as well. We’d ask you to play with your (gold) tones. If you’re going for a bronzish golden eyeshadow, keep your lips a rosy gold a la Alia Bhatt. You can even turn it up a notch with gold foil on your lids. And a chrome polished manicure.
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The Prelude

More often than not, Choti Diwali is a family affair. Keep it low but stay true to your vivacious character. Take Sonam Kapoor’s all pink statement for instance. Her high-shine lids and pop pout certainly max out on the monochromatic magic. Isn’t she dainty but oh-so-lit? It also happens to be au courant internationally too.


The classic (and laziest) hack to standout is a bold swipe of red lipstick. But give it a break this Deepawali (Diwali) for a darker shade of plum instead. Deepika Padukone does it with a winged eye, which frankly completely takes away from the vampy vibe. In fact, we’d even glaze our skin with a face oil and highlighter.
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One Love

Who wouldn’t want to play dress up for their brothers on the occasion of Bhai Dooj – especially when they gift us goodies? You don’t want to scare them off either. So, aim for simple. Define your eyes with kohl and mascara; amp your natural pout in a brownish-red tint, and dust some blush on the apples of your cheeks. Kareena Kapoor Khan certainly knows how to earn ’em brownie points.
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