When you look at social media pages flooded with inspiring makeup looks, you get this urge to pick up the brush and try one for your next party. When you do try though, the question arises, ‘how to recreate the look?’ Think of all those times you started off hoping to experiment but ended up using your makeup remover more than anything else to finally settle for your OG go-to look. Sigh.
We get it, unless you are a professional makeup artist, decoding a look can be tricky.
Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of surprisingly simple makeup looks along with steps for every occasion. Prepare to screenshot.
1. Natural Makeup Look For Everyday Wear
Step 1: After cleansing your face, apply a coat of primer. Mix a little moisturiser into your foundation and apply it on your face for a dewy finish.
Step 2: Groom your brows with a defining eyebrow pencil and fill in any void.
Step 3: For eyes that speak, line them with Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal following the eye shape.
Step 4: This look is all about nailing that natural glow. Use the Lakme Absolute Highlighter to make your skin look radiant without doing a number on your wallet.
Step 5: Pucker up your lips with a swipe of nude tinted glossy lip balm.
2. Wedding Makeup Look
Step 1: Start off with a primer, concealer and foundation keeping your skin tone in mind.
Step 2: Now, blend contouring powder and highlighter into your base with the help of a sponge to add the perfect amount of glow and definition.
Step 3: Using a water-proof liquid kumkum gently draw the red and white motifs between the brows.
Step 4: Go full glam on the Maybelline New York The Colossal Liner - Black. Then starting from the inner corner, apply a lighter eyeshadow and blend it with a darker hue along the crease and towards the brow bone.
Step 5: Meld Nykaa Lash Talk False Eyelash - Give Me Length into your lashes for a dramatic effect. Finish off with a swipe of the most elegant shade of red on your lips.
3. Reception Makeup Look
Step 1: After applying primer, dot the problem areas on your face with a concealer and blend it well. Then follow it up with L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation.
Step 2: Once you’ve achieved an even skin tone, add a thin stroke with L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza 36H - Profound Black to your upper lash line.
Step 3: Now sweep a little shimmer eyeshadow over the lids and blend it with a darker hue at the edges and the crease.
Step 4: Glue on a pair of lightweight falsies to your lashes to add a stroke of effortless drama.
Step 5: Score a glimmery finish with an illuminating highlighter. Finish off with a swipe of pink liquid lipstick.
4. Party Makeup Look
Step 1: Begin with a perfect blend of primer, concealer and foundation to achieve a smooth even base. We recommend the Lakme Invisible Finish SPF 8 Foundation for a flawless result.
Step 2: Using a flat eyeshadow brush, sweep a dark green shade all over your lids. Gently blend in a black smokey shade along the crease and the outer corners of the eyes, with the help of a smudging brush.
Step 3: Now for some extra fun. Use the most dramatic pair of falsies for hypnotizing peepers.
Step 4: Swipes strokes of an illuminating highlighter over the high points on your face and blend with a brush.
Step 5: Finish off by applying generous coats of Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Vintage Pink on your pout.
5. Makeup For Halloween Party
Step 1: Prep your face first with a primer and then follow it up with concealer and foundation.
Step 2: Use light strokes of a brow pencil to make up for sparse brows and create a defined look.
Step 3: Line your eyes with SUGAR Stroke Of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl. Don’t be skimpy on this one. Using your fingertips, gently smudge the kohl downwards and outwards.
Step 4: Dab and blend a liquid based illuminating highlighter on the high points of your face.
Step 5: No Halloween look is complete without a deep black pout. Count on Kiko Milano Instant Colour Matte Liquid Lip Colour - 15 Anthracite to let your lips do all the talking.
6. Office Makeup Look
Step 1: For a flawless canvas, start off your base makeup with primer and follow it up with concealer and foundation.
Step 2: Beef up your brows with Biotique Natural Makeup Diva Define Perfect Brow Filler. For natural-looking results, use short upward strokes.
Step 3: Now, tracing your temples, nose bridge and cheekbones, blend contouring liquid into your base with the help of a sponge.
Step 4: Next up, swipe your lashes with a volume-building mascara. To avoid telltale clumps, stick to two coats.
Step 5: Finish off with a swipe of Faces Canada Weightless Matte Finish Lipstick - Bombshell Red across your lips. To define your lip contours, you could first use a lip liner of the same shade.
7. Birthday Party Makeup
Step 1: Prep your face first with a primer and then follow it up with concealer and a liquid-based foundation.
Step 2: Apply Nykaa Strobe & Glow Liquid Highlighter on the high points of your face for an effortless glow. While you are at it, also dab a little shimmer on the inner corner of your eyes.
Step 3: Starting from the inner corner, sweep a metallic pink eyeshadow formula halfway along your eyelids and then swipe a faint amount of blue eyeshadow. Blend these two shades for a seamless transition.
Step 4: Ain’t no party without a hypnotic pair of falsies! Opt for a pair of lightweight fluttery beauties and brace for a flurry of compliments.
Step 5: Pucker up with a definite crowd-pleaser – Nykaa Matte To Last! Mini Liquid Lipstick - Janhvi 23 for a glossy tint.
8. Christmas Makeup Look
Step 1: Prep with a perfect blend of primer, concealer and foundation to achieve a smooth base.
Step 2: Starting from the inner corner of your eyes, drag a black eyeliner along your upper lash to create a winged effect.
Step 3: Using the L.A. Colors Jumbo Eye Pencil - Sea Shell extend a bold line along your lids and lower lash line.
Step 4: To perk up your eyes, count on double coats of volumising mascara.
Step 5: Keep your lips muted with a swipe of Masaba By Nykaa Lipstick – Rawr.
9. Diwali Makeup Look
Step 1: Start with a full-coverage base including primer, concealer and foundation, in that order. We recommend going for cream based products to avoid the cakey look.
Step 2: This is the critical bit. Contour and follow it up a liquid highlighter to add definition and impart radiance – perfect for that glow.
Step 3: Dab a light shimmery shade powder from the color palette over your lids and sweep a darker shade on the crease. Use your ring finger or sponge to merge the two colors.
Step 4: Get that just-pinched glow for your cheeks with Colorbar Cheekillusion Blush - 010 Everything Rosy.
Step 5: Finish off with a swipe of Miss Claire Tinted Lip Balm – 03. You can follow it up with a lip lacquer for a glossy finish.
10. No Makeup Look
Step 1: The key to acing the no makeup look is a thorough cleansing to reveal fresh skin. Spray the Dabur Gulabari Face Cleanser - Rose Glow Cleanser and gently wipe clean with a cotton pad.
Step 2: For an even complexion, apply a base coat of primer and spot-conceal any blemishes with a lightweight liquid concealer.
Step 3: Using an eyebrow pencil amp up your light arches to make give them shape and definition.
Step 4: Dab a cream based highlighter on the bridge of your nose, your cupid’s bow and along your cheekbones and blend it out for the subtle glow.
Step 5: Complete the look with a swipe of nude tinted lip balm.
FAQs on Makeup Looks
1. What are the essentials I need to have for makeup for party?
Party makeup essentials include a full-coverage concealer, highlighter, eyeliner, mascara, red lipstick, makeup setting spray, facial mist and lastly once the night is over, a makeup cleanser.
Nykaa Recommends: Makeup Revolution Conceal And Define Concealer, Maybelline New York Lasting Fix Make Up Setting Spray, Just Herbs Steam Distilled Rose Water Facial Mist, Mamaearth Micellar Water Foaming Makeup Remover with Rose Water & Glycolic Acid for Makeup Cleansing.
2. What is soft makeup look?
It is an easy makeup look that mainly revolves around dewy skin, fluffy brows, shimmery neutrals on the lids, mascara and glossy lips. It’s a muted look with the products applied such that they blend seamlessly.
3. Suggest good eye products to supplement a dramatic makeup look.