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23 October 2019 | 4 min read

Get Your Festive Makeup Sorted With These Essential Products

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Our favourite time of the year is here, with Diwali, Navratris, Christmas, and not to forget, the gazillion weddings this season brings up. Now to put your best forward, it is vital to equip yourself with an arsenal of makeup to help you create looks that will complement many different occasions and outfits as well.

And we’re here to help – best part you can shop for almost all these brands online at Purplle and get discounts with your card as well. 

Primer 

Not the first thing you’d think of when talking about festive makeup, a primer can change your makeup game. A primer is the first step in your makeup routine and mainly works as a base that’ll give you a smooth base for your makeup and help it ‘stick’ to your face. Once you have your primer on, you don’t have to worry about your foundation melting off your face or your blush & eyeshadow fading – letting you enjoy your evening without any worries.

Recommendations: Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer {Drugstore} & Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer {High-end}

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Foundation

A good foundation will create that perfect canvas for you so that the artist within you can shine through! The key to a good foundation for the festive season is one that will stay put for a long time, give buildable coverage, and, most importantly, photograph well. So steer clear of foundations that end up giving a whitish cast under flash photography. 

RecommendationsL’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation {Drugstore} & M.A.C. Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 {High-end}

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Highlighter

A pop of highlighter on the cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, collarbones, along with a super light dusting on the chin and forehead can put so much life on what would otherwise be a pretty basic makeup look.

The key to a good highlighter is good pigmentation and smooth shimmery effect minus the glitter.

Recommendations: Makeup Revolution Pro Illuminate {Drugstore} & Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick {High-end}

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Lipsticks

It is a good idea to have a couple of lipstick options for your festive looks that will help you play around. Depending on your skin tone, pick a nude shade to pair with a heavy smoky eye and a bold shade like wine, plum, or red that will look stunning during the autumn-winter season. There is no shortage of brand options to choose from, so go crazy experimenting!

Brands to ConsiderL’Oreal, M.A.C., Sugar, Nyx

Kajal

You can’t do a festive Indian look without a kajal. You can’t, you just can’t! Okay, going to dial back on the dramatics now. Now you can pick up two kinds of kajals – one that will not budge and will give you the freedom to do a winged liner as well, and one that has more of a kohl-like consistency to help you create a smoky-eye without having to buy a bunch of eyeshadows which you may hardly ever use if you’re not otherwise too much into makeup. 

Recommendations: SUGAR Stroke of Genius Heavy Duty Kohl & Nykaa Eyem Bold Kajal {Drugstore} & Smashbox Always On Gel Liner {High-End}

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Bronzer/Blush

We feel blushes and bronzers are the most underrated makeup products. Apart from adding life back on the face after foundation, it adds so much depth to the face as well. If you need some dimension on the face, you can invest in a good bronzer and use it to give yourself a subtle, natural sun-kissed look that looks super sexy, in our opinion. 

Recommendations: Inglot AMC Cream Blush {83}, M.A.C. Powder Blush {Gingerly}, Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush {Mellow Wine}

Shimmery Eyeshadow

An easy way to go super glam with your look is with an eyeshadow. Look for a palette that consists of a couple of neutral matte shades as well as some shimmery or metallic shades (in copper, silver, gold) that will be fool-proof no matter what colored clothes you are wearing. 

Recommendations: Nykaa Just Wink It 12 in 1 – Eyeshadow Palette – Caramel Crunch {Drugstore} & M.A.C Eyeshadow Eye Shadow X 9 – Burgundy Times Nine {High-end}

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All images are representative in nature.

by Ipsita Nayak
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