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Here’s A 5-Step Guide To Creating A Stunning Makeup Look For The Festivities

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Celebrations are the perfect time to glam up. But does that mean you have to confuse yourself or complicate the process with countless makeup looks, never-ending routines and products? Absolutely not! What you need is a simple and smart step-by-step guide and a few makeup essentials to whip up a stunning festive makeup look that you can post on the ‘gram. So, sit back and take notes as we share a simple makeup guide that will help you slay during the celebrations.

5-Step Guide For Flawless Makeup

Step 1: Prep Your Skin

Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash

Biotique Bio Cucumber Pore Tightening Toner

MCaffeine Green Tea & Squalane Face Oil for
Dewy Glow

Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E

Dot & Key Retinol & Caffeine Under Eye Cream For Dark Circles & Fine Lines For Men And Women

The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Sunscreen Aqua Gel With Spf 50 Pa++++ For Broad Spectrum

Nourished skin paves the way for a flawless base. Start with a gentle face wash to cleanse your skin without stripping off its natural oils and moisture. Follow it up with an alcohol-free toner that suits your skin. You can also add a face serum or face oil as an additional step in the routine. Next, apply a light  moisturiser enriched with humectants like glycerine, hyaluronic acid, etc, to hydrate your skin and retain its moisture level. Follow it up with an eye cream to moisturise your under eyes. Lastly, finish the routine with broad-spectrum sunscreen, if it’s a day event. Make sure to choose products that suit your skin type and avoid unnecessary layering of products to avoid cakey makeup. Pro tip: After each application, gently tap and massage your skin to boost blood circulation and allow the products to absorb better.

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Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash

Biotique Bio Cucumber Pore Tightening Toner With Himalayan Waters

MCaffeine Green Tea & Squalane Face Oil for Dewy Glow

Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E

Dot & Key Retinol & Caffeine Under Eye Cream For Dark Circles & Fine Lines For Men And Women

The Derma Co 1% Hyaluronic Sunscreen Aqua Gel With Spf 50 Pa++++ For Broad Spectrum

Step 2: Create A Glowy Base

Insight Cosmetics 3 In 1 Long Lasting Primer

Kay Beauty Hydrating Foundation

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Multi-Use Concealer

Maybelline New York Fit me Loose Finishing
Powder

Once you’re done with skin prep, move to the base makeup. Start with a primer to fill and blur the open pores, and smoothen the texture of your skin to create a smooth canvas. Then, dot the foundation on your focus areas and blend it well to create an even base. Choose a lightweight foundation based on your skin type that does not feel too heavy. Next, conceal your dark spots, pigmentation and dark circles with a creamy concealer and blend well. Lastly, lock in your base makeup with a loose powder to control excessive oil and shine on the skin.

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Kay Beauty Hydrating Foundation

Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Multi-Use Concealer

Maybelline New York Fit me Loose Finishing Powder

Step 3: Add Some Festive Shine

Kay Beauty Creme Blush

L.A. Girl Luminous Glow Illuminator Cream

Nykaa Contour & Conquer - Contour and Highlight Duo

Your festive makeup look is incomplete without some shimmer and shine. Once your base makeup is complete, contour around your hairline, forehead, hollows of your cheekbones, bridge of the nose and chin and blend well (remember, blending is key). Then, apply a blush to your cheekbones for a rosy glow. Follow up with an illuminator for a luminous and natural look.

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Step 4 Flaunt Dramatic Eyes

Maybelline New York City Mini Palette Eye Shadow

SUGAR Kohl Of Honour Intense
Kajal

Nykaa Black Magic Liquid
Eyeliner

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara

MARS Fabulash Eyelashes

Let your bold dramatic eyes do the talking this festive season. To create smokey eyes or shimmery eye makeup, start by applying a nude base with light pink, brown or earthy tones. Blend it all over the upper eyelids, and follow it up with glitter at the centre and corner of the eyes. Smudge it out to remove any sharp edges. If you are opting for a no-makeup look, you can use a single shade for a subtle and elegant finish. Fill your lower lash line with a kajal pencil and smudge it lightly to create a fading effect. Finish your eye makeup with eyeliner and heavy-duty mascara. For a dramatic effect, you can also wear fake eyelashes and compliment them with winged eyeliner or a cat eyeliner look.

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MARS Fabulash Eyelashes

Step 5. Let Your Lips Do The Talking

PureSense Vitamin C Rich Grapefruit UV Protection Lip Balm

Miss Claire Glimmersticks
For Lips

Kay Beauty Matte Drama Long Stay Lipstick - Premier

Before you move to your lip makeup, scrub your lips gently to remove any dead skin and follow it up with lip balm to prevent chapped or cracked lips. For a festive makeup look, choose lipstick shades that can help you stand out. You can either opt for bold and dark lipstick shades like berry, deep red, maroon or burgundy; or pick one from the family of nudes and pinks, depending on your outfit. Pro tip: Outline and fill your lips with a lip liner before applying lipstick to get fuller lips and long-lasting colour.

Once your makeup is done, spritz some setting spray to ensure longevity.

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Now that you know how to create a flawless makeup look,  go ahead and make heads turn with dazzling outfits and stunning looks this festive season.

FAQs

1. What Is The Step-By-Step Guide To Festive Makeup?

Festive makeup calls for a long-lasting and smooth finish. To create this makeup effortlessly, follow these steps:

  • Prep your skin by cleansing, toning and moisturising.
  • For a flawless base, use a lightweight primer, foundation and concealer.
  • Apply blush and highlighter and blend it well.
  • Use a lip balm and opt for nourishing lipstick in your favourite shade.
  • Apply a glitter eyeshadow and complete the eye makeup with mascara and kajal.
  • Set your makeup with setting spray.

2. What Is The Most Important Step In Your Makeup Routine?

One of the most important (and challenging) steps in a makeup routine is creating a flawless base. Before you start with your makeup application, make sure to slap on a primer. A primer fills the open pores, giving you a smooth canvas to work on. It also helps your makeup last longer.

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