“What’s today’s Navratri colour?” is a question we’ve all either asked or answered at some point in time. With Navratri 2021 just around the corner, it’s time to start getting prepped. When it comes to wearing extravagant makeup looks with new outfits, there’s no time as perfect as Navratri (it gives you the opportunity to play with colours everyday). Nine days of Navratri allows you to make the most of your wardrobe and your makeup. From ethereal shades of white to vibrant blues, this festival is all about donning your favourite outfit and complementing it with the best makeup looks. It's the season to bring out your #InnerDevi and flaunt your best! So, allow us to help you make the most of this occasion with a handy guide to budget-friendly makeup essentials that’ll ensure you look your most elegant without draining your wallet. And oh, they're all priced under Rs.1000.
Start your Navratri makeup look with the Nykaa SkinShield Anti-Pollution Matte Foundation that not only mattifies your skintone but also shields it from dust particles. The best part? It offers a diverse and inclusive range of shades for different types of Indian skintones. There’s one for everyone.
This lightweight, oil-free formula allows you to achieve your best makeup look without having to worry about a makeup meltdown. The e.l.f. Cosmetics Flawless Satin Foundation delivers a lovely semi-matte finish that evens out your skintone and lasts all day. Priced under Rs. 500, this foundation is also vegan and cruelty-free.
A powerful hydrating foundation is necessary to achieve a flawless base for your Navratri makeup look! Formulated with avocado butter, mango butter and hyaluronic acid, this Kay Beauty Hydrating Foundation delivers a natural, dewy finish by locking in all that moisture. It’s also suitable for all skin types.
The SUGAR Ace Of Face Foundation Stick is one of the best makeup essentials for women who prefer their makeup compact and travel-friendly. This waterproof, matte finish formula provides full coverage that can last up to 12 hours. It’s also enriched with moisturizing ingredients, so your skin stays supple and hydrated always!
Your makeup look for Garba night is incomplete without this PAC Take Cover Concealer. This non-creasing, stretchable concealer takes care of the hyperpigmentation patches on your skin as naturally as possible. Formulated with time-releasing oils, this concealer comes in the form of an easy-peasy doe foot applicator that makes it convenient to use.
Worried that the dark circles on your face will ruin your Navratri look? With the Stars Cosmetics Concealer that’s barely ever a concern. Its light and creamy texture is a pro at hiding facial imperfections and blends seamlessly with all skin types.
The Nykaa SKINgenius Conceal & Correct Palette - Correct & Contour is a makeup essential for all women as it offers a diverse range of shades for every skin color. Each palette comprises of 4 concealer shades and 2 corrector shades, so there’s no need for you to separately purchase a corrector. That’s one less item in your makeup kit.
When it comes to getting through a long night of Garba and Dandiya, Nykaa Eyes On Me! 10-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette is one you can certainly rely on to ensure that your eye makeup look remains intact. With 5 exciting color palettes, this eye shadow can help you achieve a number of charming and versatile looks.
From subtle neutrals to vibrant pops, the Swiss Beauty Ulimate Shadow Palette offers a range of highly pigmented colours that are lightweight and blend easily. If you’re a beginner, we highly recommend going for this eyeshadow.
Looking to try out an extravagant gold eye makeup look? The e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow - 24K Gold can help you! This gel-based, long-lasting formula gives your eyes an opaque glitter finish with minimum fallout and easy application. Get glowing this festive season!
Glittery makeup can get messy quite easily. However, the PAC Pressed Glitter Eyeshadow is the outlier we needed. With zero fallout, this eyeshadow adds a unique shimmer to your eyes. Whether it’s an intense glitter look or a soft, faded sparkle, this eyeshadow is versatile. It also comes in a range of shades, so you’re set for all nine days of Navratri.
The Nykaa So Creme! Creamy Matte Lipstick is a lightweight and economical lipstick that comes in 18 different shades, ensuring that you’re equipped for all nine days of Navratri. Its creamy texture and one-stroke application will help you get ready quickly and make it in time for all the Navratri celebrations on your calendar.
The Faces Canada Weightless Matte Finish Lipstick is just what you need to add a vibrant lift to your Navratri makeup look! Enriched with almond, jojoba and vitamin E oil, this lipstick is available in a range of Navratri colours. So, make the most of it!
If you’re feeling a little experimental and don’t mind trying something new and bold, consider the Fran Wilson Moodmatcher Lipstick which comes in a variety of interesting shades like light blue, green, orange and more. These smudge-proof lipstick shades with their unique 12-hour staying power allows you to get super creative while sticking to the Navratri colours!
The Lakme Absolute Precision Lip Paint has a unique velvet-y texture that gives your lips a superior, rich look and feel. With 10 different shades to play around with, this lip paint guarantees maximum definition and hydrated, soft lips.
Navratri Makeup Tips
Before you head out for a long night of Garba and Dandiya, and flaunting your eye makeup look, here are a few useful Navratri makeup tips to keep in mind:
1. Don’t Skip The Primer
Makeup can be overwhelming, especially when you’re in a rush and want to get ready real quick. But the secret to good makeup is doing it right and not skipping the basics. So, make sure to start with a primer. A good primer will not only make your Navratri makeup last longer, but it’ll also ensure a smooth base for your entire makeup look.
2. Don’t Be Afraid To Pull Off A No-Makeup Makeup Look
Incorporating the Navratri colours in your outfit and your makeup is fun to be honest. However, at the same time it’s important that you don’t go overboard. If your outfit is particularly extravagant, don’t hesitate to opt for a simple no-makeup makeup look that involves minimal products and a nude lipstick to go with. Check out the Swiss Beauty Pure Matte Lipstick - 222 Hot Nude for its reliable transfer-proof and creamy texture!
3. Finish Off With A Makeup Setting Spray
If you’re going to spend your evening indulging in Garba and Dandiya, then it’s important to spritz some makeup setting spray. This will help your makeup last longer.
4. Use Waterproof Formulas
When purchasing makeup essentials, look out for waterproof formulas that won’t smudge in case you end up sweating during the festivities.
Ladies, you’re good to go. So, grab your makeup essentials, put on your best outfits, and enjoy Navratri 2021. Happy Navratri!