With the festive season around the corner it is time to take out the glamorous outfits from the wardrobe, doll up, and get ready to bring your fashion foot forward. Be it the fun Flush parties, casual catch-ups with friends or the big Diwali and Dussehra poojas – looking fashionably trendy without going OTT is the latest fashion mantra. And what better way to glam up the festive attire than some great makeup. So get ready to make your clients dazzle and shine as they drink and dine this festive season with StyleSpeak’s favourite latest makeup trends are slaying this festive season.

The Soft Glam Look

The soft glam look is a raging hit these days with Katrina Kaif and other Bollywood divas acing the look at the Filmfare Awards 2022. Give your client a “less is more” look this festival season enhancing the facial features with a hint of makeup that matches their skin tone and attire. Go in for softer and natural shades like soft pinks, browns and rust. Keep the lips simple with nude shades, highlight the cheeks with a soft blush and make a bold statement with a thick eyeliner and kajal to match the attire. Go in for a champagne or subtle gold glitter over a muted gold eyeshadow to make the eyes dazzle without much drama.
Deepika padukone in traditional makeup

Shimmer and Shine

Sparkle, shimmer, and shine are always in vogue especially when it comes to festivals. But instead of the glossy shine, this festive season is all about the matte magic. Go in for luminous, dewy makeup with a focus on the eyes. Choose a bold glitter eyeshadow and dab some glitter on the lips too for the added drama. Metallic bronze looks great on Indian skin and blends well with traditional outfits.

The Bold Blush Bling

For all those who want to add an oomph factor to their festive look, try out a bold blush. Get this look by blending in pink and peach together and apply it on the apple of the cheeks extending all the way outwards from the cheek bone to the hairline but remember to blend it well. It will immediately give a radiant look, perfect for the Diwali dazzle.

Statement Eyes

Eyes have always been the focus of a makeup artist’s canvas, and rightly so. Much can be done to the eyes to accentuate their beauty. Bejewelled eyes are the latest makeup trend for this joyous season. Coloured and graphical eyeliners are trending, while glitter, metallic pigments and bright bold colours are in vogue for eyeshadows. Use narrow natural lift eye liners instead of a heavy tail one. Go in for a cat eye winged liner for a traditional festive-ready look. Complete the look with a double coat of mascara, giving the eyes a perfect depth.

Keep the Brows Bold

Naturally thick and bushy brows have made a comeback this year with makeup artists going in for soap brow and lamination brow techniques to make the brows look fuller. A simple trick to give them a thick appearance is to make the brows go upwards and not sideways. Groom the brows with brow pomade, bro wax, brow pencil or a tattoo effect brow marker for perfectly shaped thick brows.

Pop it up

Festivals are all about colour, and makeup can add that dash of pop to your attire without being too loud. The maximalist minimal look is trending these days. Add a touch of boldness to an otherwise subtle look with a bold lipstick like plum or red and let the lips do all the talking. Keep the rest of the face understated and chic. Highlight the high points on the face like the cheekbones with a slight bronzer or soft blush, line the eyes with the quintessential black kajal and elongate those lashes with a dash of mascara.

You could also add a hint of pop to the eyes. The Chromatic splash is big on makeup this year. Trending shades like blue and purple tones or the cranberry crease with a cranberry-coloured shadow and eyeliner are much in vogue. They will give the eyes the right amount of pop without being over the top. Remember to keep the rest of the makeup subtle. For an ethnic touch, add a small bindi to match your ensemble, and Voila! You have got a graceful look for the upcoming season.

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