5 steps to getting ready for Diwali

Diwali is just around the corner and between all the festivities and celebrations, glamming up usually takes a backseat. After all, there are firecrackers to burst, sweets to eat, and diyas to light.

Does that mean that you will go unnoticed in all that bling? Well, not if we can help!

So this Diwali, we bring to you 5 simple and easy steps that may come in super handy to help you look your gorgeous self and steal the limelight.

Step 1: Conceal to create a smooth base for flawless skin:

All skins have some problem areas. They can range from those devious dark circles that don’t seem to go away to pimples that leave behind scars. Pick a concealer that closely matches your skin tone and dab some of it on all those problem areas and pigmentation marks. Blend it well to create smooth flawless skin. Then use a cream concealer to give it a smooth finish.

Step 2: Slay with your eyes

The eyes are the mirror to your soul. Apply a thick eyeliner and mascara generously. You can also give your eyes some wings for that dramatic effect.

Step 3: Let your Lips sing

The rule of thumb is that if you are using bold makeup on your eyes, you should use nude shades for the lips. But, it’s the festive season and nothing speaks traditional like red. Some of the most beautiful reds that compliment women of all shades and ages are, Ruby Woo by MAC, Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Color in Gabrielle, or something as simple as Etude House’s Dear Darling Water Gel Tint in RD302. You can also experiment with some bling as it’s the festival of lights. Just make sure that your lips don’t go unnoticed.

Step 4: Go unapologetically bling-bling and highlight

Here is my trick to using highlights for that festive drama – use brands with subtle yet glistening eye shadows. Yes, you read it correctly, the eye shadows to highlight (my secret to that extra glow). My recommendation is Manish Malhotra’s eye palette with its peachy, earthy, and soft tones. Instead of going down the smokey eyes look, I would recommend that you use a lot of champagne eye shadow on the center of your eyelids. Follow it up with soon the bridge of your nose and your cheekbones as well, to give that well lit and healthy look from within.

Step 5: Add the color of roses to your face

The right time to add color to your face is at the end when it’s easier to assess how much of it you need. My advice is to choose a cream with a long-lasting blush which is also easy to blend to get a very natural color to your face. A little dab on the cheeks and some on the nose is enough to give yourself that healthy rosy look.

Happy Diwali Everyone!