Nudes and ‘all-over nude monochrome’ makeup is trending as we head into winter. These “warm” beauty looks are an easy, go-to look that’s both minimal and chic. The idea is to keep makeup subtle with its minimal use…all this while the eyes and lips steal the show. Pair your foundation with a primer for smooth application and use a lip pencil in bright hues to define your lips. The nude glitter eyes, brown smokey eyes or an eyeliner completes your look.
Lipsticks in vogue
Get a neutral beige or pink lip colour. A red, pink, orange or brown, along with matching lip pencils, define your lips and make them look fuller. With the ’90s makeup back in vogue, lip gloss has made a comeback. Wear it just by itself for a modern vibe. You could also layer it on top of a lipstick when you want your lip colour to last for long hours during festivities. Navreet Josan, national artist at MAC Cosmetics India, says, “The orange-brown colour is a bold spice look that will trend in winter. A richer, grounded cousin of orange, it brings the much-needed heat in cooler times.” She adds, “If you are a lipstick lover, to make your lips look great, do a smooth application of the colour and make your lipstick more long lasting.”
The makeup trends of the ’70s are back, with many opting for glam disco looks. Try this if you want to look like the life of the party. “Pair glitzy lids with lustrous lips and lots of blush. Experiment with purples, golds and blues – if you use them delicately, they’re fun to work with,” says Josan.
Think about putting the basics together first and then add a few personal favourite colours and products. Josan suggests, “A good foundation, concealer and powder are key to flawless-looking skin. For eyes, add a kajal, liner, mascara and a neutral eyeshadow palette… If you want to experiment with colours, pick blues, purples and pinks to go with your outfits. For the cheeks, use products that help contour and add warmth to your face. A few blush colours – pink, beige and orange are must-haves.”
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So, this Deepavali, glow, shimmer, radiate and smile. Be the sparkle of the ‘phuljhari’!