Makeup Essentials for Festive Season 2018! From Shimmery Eyeshadows to Blinding Highlighters, Perfect Your Traditional Look
Festival makeup essentials that you must have. (Photo Credits: Instagram)

India is currently in the festive mood as back to back people are immersed in the joys of festivals. The nine day long colourful festival Navratri has just concluded and the city was painted in various colours. The festive season calls for unique looks for every occasion. In addition to chic ethnic outfits, a glamorous make up look will define your beauty in the best way possible. The right makeup accentuates the over all look and gives the festive look a glitzy touch. Make-Up Tips for Summer: Sweat-Proof Beauty Hacks For Long-Lasting Freshness.

Just a dash of kohl and a lipstick sometimes does wonders and can add oomph to your traditional avatar. Festivals are all about colours and bright and vibrant makeup. But it is important to note never go over board with makeup. Ultimately the key to remember is balance. Below, Roy N Subramoney, Managing Director, INGLOT Cosmetics, APAC & Middle East lists some ways to look perfect this during festive days. Eyeshadow Mania! 6 Dramatic Eye Makeup Inspiration From Instagram That Will Make You Go WOW!

Festive Makeup Essentials That Are a Must 

1. Bronzer: Bronzers are available in different shades. Opt for the one that matches your skin tone. A bronzer helps in creating an even skin tone and highlights the natural shadows on the face, giving it a more defined and angular appearance. Achieve the perfect look with baked, mineralised bronzers. If applied correctly it can help create a sun-kissed day or a glamorous night look.

2. Shimmery or metallic eye-shadows: Such eye shadows not only luminates, but also drives attention towards the eyes. Use light colours such as golden bronze, pink shimmers for a delicate shine apt for day wear or opt for brighter and darker colours like pops of green, blue and purple for a bolder evening look. Use beige eye shadow as base on your eyelids to make bright, vibrant colours stand out. One can also use eye shadow instead of an eyeliner for a soft, smudged liner look. Accentuate your eyes further with mascara and eyeliner to finish the look.

3. Glossy lipstick: Glossy lips are back in vogue. Opt for high gloss lip colours or lip oils in bright reds, hot pinks, crimson and shades of orange for the envious pout. Use a lip liner for better definition. You can also dab some gold dust or illuminator at the center of the lip for additional lustre. Further, If you prefer a bold look, go for a smokey eye and pair it up with bright glossy lips.

4. The radiant highlighter: Create make-up looks with the glamorous glow this festive season. A highlighter improves one's natural radiance adding a gorgeous finishing touch to your festive look. The highlighter base should preferably match the base of the foundation.

Ishita Khanna, a celebrity make-up artist on Tata Sky Beauty, too feels that festive occasions call for louder make up than your everyday appearance.  "Try Violet, Green and Yellow colours - that are not usually on your makeup palette for daily application but these darker shades would work wonders for a festive look! It's best to apply these colours on your eyes - winged or smokey look is a sure shot to get it right.

"If you're a pro with handling the make-up brush, you can try out a few geometrical patterns on your eyelids for a more dramatic appearance. Stick to a nude palette for your face and lips and allow your eyes to do the talking with these shades. Play up the look with matching accessories to stand out in a crowd," she says.

Festivals are happy occasions and gives you the perfect reason to shine bright from head to toe. Makeup is often overrated but if done in the right way it can make or break your look. It is important to note that the makeup you do should not take away your natural charm, rather it just helps in accentuating your natural features. We hope these tips and essentials will help you glow during the festivals.

(With IANS Inputs)