After furiously scouting the internet for the perfect outfits for this festive season, I found myself glued to the couch scrolling through the ’Gram for the perfect makeup looks to go with all these extravagant outfits that I had invested in. And who better to draw inspiration than from the stunning starlets of B-town. After hours of double tapping, I’ve arrived with a bunch of formulas for the festive season that you just can’t go wrong with.
Here are our favorite celebrity makeup looks flaunted by our own Bollywood divas:
The Glowing Goddess
Deepika Padukone, the luminescent vision is every highlighter lover’s dream. While she dabs on pearlescent perfection onto the usual highlight spots like the high points of the cheeks and the ridge of the nose, this stunning star adds a little extra oomph to her look with a hint of sparkle on her collarbones, shoulders, forehead and chin. Now, don’t let the highlight game blind you with its complexity. The rule is simple. If you have oily skin, opt for powder highlighters and for dry skin, opt for cream-based highlighters.
Leaning towards that fierce firecracker vibe this festive season? Get out the gunpowder and light up the festive season with feisty metallics just like the bomb Aditi Rao Hydari. Labelled as one of the hottest trends in 2018, metallic lids are sure to stir up the right kind of drama and let’s be honest, it is what we LIVE for! Play around with colors like gold, copper, browns and pinks if greys don’t go well with your skin tone and construct a look to match every outfit with some sensuous sparkly metallics.
The classics are immortal. From that perfect winged liner to that perfectly deep red pout, that makes every word she spouts sound like poetry, Jacqueline’s classic look can never go wrong. Find a liner you’re comfortable working with. For beginners a liquid liner or felt tip works best for precision, but if you can work your magic with a wand, gel liners are your pick. For the perfect pout I recommend going with liquid lipsticks that promise to last longer than your poker night.
Speaking of poker nights, don’t let your expressions give away that lucky hand. Go for a dark smoky eye with nude lips but chisel them cheekbones to statuesque precision. And who better than the glamorous Kareena Kapoor Khan to look for some contour inspo? Find a shade that is two shades darker than your regular foundation. Lightly apply the product in an angular line in the contours of your cheeks and blend it upwards. Use a cream contour and pair it with a pinkish brown blush for that coveted airbrushed effect.
No look is complete without a kiss of color on the cheeks. Daintily dancing on the apples of your cheeks, Sonam picks just the right blushes to spring back life into her look. Unless you are dressing for Halloween, you CANNOT miss this step. While light pink blushes are perfect for fair skin tones, brighter pinks work perfectly for darker skin tones and pretty peaches simply make medium skin tones pop. Reach out for cream blushes if you have dry skin and opt for powder blushers for oily skin.