How are the rules of makeup different for desi girls? What should they keep in mind while dressing up in traditional wear? We are here to put all your doubts to rest. Here are 10 makeup tips for every desi girl!
1. Go Big With The Kohl
Nothing complements Indian wear quite like kohl-rimmed eyes. We suggest you to go for dramatic eyes if you’re wearing traditional. Whether you’re dressing up for a wedding or for work or even college, dramatic kohl-rimmed eyes can elevate your Indian look to a whole new level! You can go for bold and smudged kohl or a clean and simple line - but we’re sure you’ll rock it either way!
POPxo Recommends: Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal - Black (Rs 725)
2. Wake Up With Nude Eye Pencils
This one is for days that you wake up feeling like you must go back to bed and don’t feel like dressing up with the whole eyeliner-kajal-kohl routine. People say that a white eye pencil will make your eyes look bigger instantly. Unfortunately, on our warm Indian skin tones, white pencil can sometimes look too stark and bright. A nude eye pencil, however, is the perfect alternative. Simply swipe some on your waterline and you’ll get rid of that sleepy look in seconds!
POPxo Recommends: Revlon Photo Ready Kajal Intense Eye Liner & Brightener (Rs 897)
3. Neutralize Your Lips
If the colour of your lipstick doesn’t look on your lips like it does in the tube, you may have to neutralize your lips. Using a simple concealer on your lips before applying lipstick can really make the colour pop. If you don’t have a concealer handy, a foundation or even compact powder can do the trick!
Also read: The Perfect Makeup Tricks For Girls With Dusky Skin
4. Bold Lips FTW
Have you heard that dramatic eyes and bold lips don’t go together? Forget that age-old adage! As a desi girl, you can totally rock them both together. After all, we Indians are known for our love for colours, right? A true red is a gorgeous colour for almost all skin tones and it looks especially fabulous on our Indian skin! So the next time you want to take an outfit from plain to wow, simply swipe on a bold red lip colour.
POPxo Recommends: NYX Butter Lipstick - Afternoon Heat (Rs 550)
5. Oil Is Your Friend
Every Indian girl has grown up hearing that regular champis will lead to long, black hair. But did you know that oil can also work miracles for your skin? Olive and coconut oil can really help to make your skin glow and they’re available everywhere! We suggest you to try cleansing with olive oil or coconut oil to get that even-toned glow!
6. Sunscreen For Sure
The climate in India demands that you always wear sunscreen. Always. But your sunscreen doesn’t necessarily have to give you a sticky, shiny face. Opt for a sunscreen that works as a base for your makeup. Mattifying sunscreens act like BB creams to give you even-toned skin while also protecting you from the sun! Did someone say having your cake and eating it too?
POPxo Recommends: Lotus Safe Sun 3 In 1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock - SPF 40 (Rs 245)
7. Cheek Stain For A Rosy Blush
If you feel like powder blushes don’t blend properly or get lost on your skin tone, go in for a cheek stain instead. They provide lasting coverage and give you the natural blushing look that’ll totally go with all your Indian wear.
POPxo Recommends: Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Mini Lip and Cheek Stain (Rs 2,660)
8. Rock The Bindi!
Don’t shy away from wearing a bindi while dressing up in Indian wear. It can totally help in perking up your eye makeup. Whether you put on a simple round one with your college kurtas or go glittery for functions, they always look good. A bindi can bring your whole traditional look together in a matter of seconds, so go ahead and choose one to complete your desi girl look!
Also read: 7 Indian Brands That Fulfil ALL Your Hair, Skin & Makeup Needs!
9. Shimmer All The Way
Put those matte eye shadows away, girl! Trust us on this. A golden eye shadow is what every desi girl needs. It looks absolutely gorgeous with our skin tone! Invest in a good shimmery eye shadow to go glam in a matter of seconds. You can even use a pale gold one as a highlighter!
POPxo Recommends: Maybelline New York Color Sensational Diamonds Eye Shadow - Topaz Gold (Rs 575)
10. And Finally, Fix It All
A makeup fixing spray is your best friend in the Indian climate. To make sure that your makeup doesn’t run or sweat away while you take an auto or dance in the heat, use a makeup setting spray on it before you step out.
POPxo Recommends: Colorbar Stay The Day Finishing Mist (Rs 843)
Keep in mind these tips and keep looking gorgeous!
Published on Sep 20, 2016