Karpagam, National Skin Trainer at Naturals Salons shares trendy DIY tips to add a dash of sparkle to your festive attire.
Minimal is the most: Use the concealer to deal with fine lines. Take your khol pencil and draw a fine stroke in the inner and slightly upper lids of your eyes. To get away with the tiring look use voluminising mascara. Shiny lips are always pretty; finish your look with a neutral or pink shade of lipsticks.
Highlight your best feature: If you think that the eyes are your best feature give them a pop effect. For a more striking look, draw a small wing. If you have translucent powder use it in between coating on mascara to plump up your lashes. If you want more attention to your lips, apply a dark shade of lipstick. For a fuller look apply a dash of pink or peach blush as it contours and defines your cheek bones.
Dramatic eyes: Nothing can beat the smoky eyes for your evening look. For the perfect smoky eyes select eye shadows that will compliment your eyes. Since Indians have mostly black or brown eyes warm shades like gold, brown, charcoal black and grey, work the best. For simple and quick effect, use colour eye pencils to draw a thick line on the upper eyelid from the inner corner to the outer corner and smudge it from the outer corner of your eye, follow the same on your lower eye lid to get the complete look.
Go for the traditional: During this festive season we all love to dress in our traditional attire and so should be our make-up as well. Here again your make-up should compliment your getup. If your saree or salwar suit is too heavy it is ideal to keep the make-up simple and minimum and vice versa. For a neutral look that will suit any outfit, use gold on the eyelid and dark brown on the outer corner of the eye and blend it towards the crease line to enhance the shape of the eyes. Finish with a wing liner on the upper lid and a thick black kajal on the lower lid. Wear a bindi for the traditional feel.
Natural look: Many women love to flaunt the nude look. Using light pastel shades such as pink and purple on the eyes will add freshness on the skin. Use light orange lipstick on your lips and the cheeks to get a triadic combination of colours.
Add mascara and foundation to all the looks. Use HD foundations and airbrush.