How to not look like Ravan on Dussehra
How to do the “no-nonsense” makeup on festivals
Dussehra and Durga Puja are great occasions for women to dress up their best and celebrate with the greatest zeal. The traditional look calls for wearing stunning saree, glamorous eye makeup, bindis and golden jewellery. Indians, irrespective of their religion, caste or region, celebrate the nine days of Navratri in unison. And to look your best, you must avoid some common makeup mistakes women tend to make when donning the traditional attire. They usually go overboard in excitement and end up looking like Ravan instead of Sita. To get your makeup right, you must steer clear of such errors.
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Experimenting with your look
Festival makeup is anyway a bit more glamorous than your regular makeup. So, it is best to not experiment with makeup on occasions. If you haven’t tried smoky eye before, Dussehra won’t be the day to wear one. You have to look your best so stick with the best version of your regular self, accentuated with makeup. You don’t want your family and friends to not recognise you at all.
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Neglecting the rest of your body
So you were feeling on the flip and chose that chic saree with a halter blouse which will expose your arms and shoulders and a bit of that sexy back too. But, if you only focussed on your face while doing makeup, and forgot to address the other exposed parts of your body with a non-transferable shimmer lotion, you missed it big time. Your skin will look flat and blotchy without a bit of body formula, rubbed and blended into it nicely. Make sure you work some foundation into your neck, arms, and shoulders and back for a seamless transition from your base makeup. Now, you can let your friends burn with envy!
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Not using waterproof formulas
Those wet-look eye liners and mascaras may be the popular trend for traditional makeup but trust us, they are no good. On Dussehra and Durga Puja, you’ll will be giving hugs and kisses, dancing like a crazy woman, celebrating in hot pandals- therefore, you SHOULD go with everything budgeproof. We repeat– foundation, setting powder, blush on, eye shadow, mascara, eye liner–everything waterproof! This way, you won’t have to worry about your face slipping off mid Dhunuchi dance.
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Using airbrush makeup
Airbrush makeup doesn’t look as sophisticated as it sounds. It is sprayed onto the skin using an airbrush instead of being applied with sponges, brushes, fingers, or other methods. The cons: It leaves a blanket-like coverage over your face and is hard to touch up. It is better to apply waterproof face base with a damp sponge or brush so that you get a more natural look and glowing touch.
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