5 Show-Stopping Diwali Makeup Looks For The Ongoing Week Of Festivities!

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Diwali festivities have officially begun and even though many have opted for virtual celebrations with friends and family due to the ongoing pandemic, the bit about decking up in your best traditional wear remains the same. While a lot of us have carefully picked out our outfits for the next 5 days, it's the makeup looks that remain forgotten. If you were planning to stick to the basic red lipstick and a black liner on your eyes, think again! After months of quarantine, now’s the best time to show off the makeup skills you’ve acquired over the past few months.

Lucky for you, we’ve noted down 5 easy-to-do makeup looks for the next 5 days of festivities, courtesy your favourite Bollywood celebs. Keep on reading to know more.

Day 1 – Shine Bright For Dhanteras

Dhanteras marks the beginning of Diwali festivities and since this day is auspicious for purchasing all things shimmery like gold, silver and precious stones, why not add a bit of sparkle to your eyes as well. Whether you have in-person festivities to attend or a virtual one, steal the show by layering on a sparkling eyeshadow shade like gold, silver, champagne or even bronze.

Take a page from Disha Patani's book and go for a shimmery gold hue paired with a smokey black cat-eye. You can complete this look by creating a subtle winged liner and opting for a nude-pink matte lipstick.


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Day 2 – Go Subtle For Choti Diwali

Day 2 is all about embracing a classy yet comfortable style. If you’ve been diligently following a skincare routine during the lockdown, use this opportunity to show off your radiant, glowing skin by keeping it subtle. Alia's lightly lined eyes, nude lipstick and a hint of blush is all the inspiration you need.

Even though you missed your beach vacation this year, you can still fake that sunkissed glow by using a bit of shimmery bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks and on the jawline.

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Day 3 – Glamm Up For Lakshmi Puja

Day 3 is all about dressing up and wearing your best traditional outfits, so a simple makeup look just won’t cut it. For your day 3 celebrations, go all out just like Kirti Sanon by taking a walk on the edgy side with your makeup.
Embrace Pantone’s colour of the year by applying a shimmery blue and purple eyeshadow on your eyelids and wing it out. Remember --- while using two hues, blending is key. Once you’re done blending, line your upper and lower lash line with a dark shade of blue eyeliner and there you are, all glammed up!


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Day 4 – Take A Traditional Route For Padwa

If you’re wearing a saree on day 4, you can fake a gorgeous glow with your makeup, and we’re not just talking about using a highlighter on your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose. Get a full-face glow by using a champagne eyeshadow on your eyelids and define your eyes with a bit of brown on your upper lash line. Complete your look with a tangerine lipstick and blushed cheeks just like Kiara!


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Day 5 – Flaunt Your Edgy Side For Bhai Dooj

The final day of festivities calls for a makeup look that is glamorous and dramatic. Lucky for you, Priyanka Chopra has a whole list of head-turning makeup looks which you can oh-so-effortlessly recreate at home. For your Bhai Dooj makeup look, take inspiration from Priyanka’s Cannes makeup and create an eye-catching bold graphic cat-eye with the flick extending up to the crease. Since your eyes are going to be the main focus, you can opt for a nude lippy and a whole lot of highlighter.

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Given that the focus is going to be on your eyes this year, thanks to face masks, make sure that your brows are perfectly groomed and don’t skimp out on the mascara. Happy festivities! 

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