A complete makeup guide to look your best this Karwa Chauth
For many married women, Karwa Chauth is a long-awaited event. What thrills them, besides the occasion itself, is the fact that they have a reason to adorn themselves in stunning jewellery, makeup, sarees and look their radiant best. Makeup is a huge part of the entire Karva Chauth look and here is a complete guide to getting the perfect look for this occasion
Prime your face
Start your makeup routine with a good primer base. This will keep your makeup intact for the entire day and prevent it from melting off. It also gives the appearance of an even skin tone and hides the blemishes. Use the Lakmé 9to5 Primer with built-in SPF 20 that glides on to your skin for a smooth and even skin tone. It blends effortlessly and is the perfect base for your festive makeup.
Apply a concealer and foundation
All decked up in your best red outfit, but that unwanted pimple stressing you out? You’re already fasting, so why add on extra stress? For today, make concealer your best friend. Use your ring finger to blend a small amount of Lakmé Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer on all your problem areas. This skin-brightening anti-crease concealer comes in four shades and its rich pigments help cover all your dark circles and pigmentation. Follow this up with the right foundation. A lightweight, waterproof foundation is the best fit for the day-long celebrations. Blend the lightweight Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation in the shade of your skin using a beauty sponge for a flawless base.
Now that your base is complete, add some glow to your Karva Chauth look with the help of a highlighter and blush. Use a fluffy brush to apply the Lakmé Rose Face Powder Blush on the tips of your cheeks for a rosy glow. This will add a nice pop of colour to your Karwa Chauth look. Follow it up with a touch of highlighter on the tips of your nose, cheeks and chin.
Define your eyes
Keep the focus on your eyes. Put a thick layer of Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal to the inner eye. For the eyeshadow, first apply an eye base and follow it up with a shimmery eyeshadow in peach or pink. We recommend the 9to5 Eye Quartet Eye Shadow, which is compact enough to fit in your purse and has the perfect shades to complement all Indian looks.
Accentuate your eyes by using a colour pencil or liquid eyeliner in a bottle green or deep blue. These colours look lovely with a red or orange outfit. Go for big bold lashes by using the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara to open up the eye. We recommend using a spooly brush to detangle the lashes before and after applying the mascara to ensure a smooth application.
A tint of red
No Karva Chauth look is complete without the red bindi and red lipstick. Available in 20 different shades, the Lakmé Forever Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Red Carpet has an intense matte payoff that lasts long and looks freshly applied. This bold red lip coupled with your red bindi is going to be the showstopper of your look.
Freshen your look
Finally, the day-long festivities can leave you drained and dull your glow. Keep a fix-it spray handy to constantly freshen up your look and add a glow to your face.
Once done with the rituals and capturing photos for your Instagram, don't forget to double cleanse and remove your makeup. Follow your PM routine, have lots of water in order to maintain this glow (or even more, if that’s what you want!) on every occasion.