The days to Diwali is a magical time, filled with the anticipation of festivities. Little wonder even workwear rules are tweaked to make way for celebrations. Festive dressing is incomplete without the right makeup. Few things signal a special occasion during duty hours better than eye shadow and a fab hairdo. Here are a few makeup tricks to show off at work this week without looking overdone, using our favourite eye make and hair ideas. And a bonus list of products for your pout. Keep reading!
Use brown or nude eyeshadow as a base, topped with rose gold, copper, or bronze on the upper eye lid. Blend the shade into any one corner of your eyes but not on the crease or lower eyelids. Vampy lips will make a dramatic statement. (Click the images to shop our recommended products)
For your hair, pick from a crown braid, a pompadour, or a simple tease-and-tie.
Craving a smoky eye? Swap classic black for brown, charcoal, taupe, or grey-blue for the day. Darker shades of green, teal, and plum suit evenings and dim lights. Blush or warm pink lipstick compliment these shades.
Hairstyles to try: braids—try a side fishtail or waterfall style. Or wrap your locks into a half-up, half-down twist.
Whether you stand by metallic or prefer more colourful options, a hint of shimmering eyeshadow will elevate your makeup game. Apply your shade on the crease of the upper lid, but avoid pulling it to the brow bone (and stay away from brow highlighting). Pick a matte shade for your lips.
A chignon, single twist, triple braid ponytail, or sleek vixen hair will enhance your look.
Use a primer as base for your eyes for smoother, long-lasting makeup. Try the
TOO FACED Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer. Avoid using more than two eyeshadow shades and shades with chunky glitter particles. Frosted shadows as make you look harsh and older, and are best left aside. Stylist tip: Stay away from bright hues which dull the natural colour of your eyes.
At formal workspaces, avoid bold red, orange, and maroon lip colours are a no-no. Instead, take your pick of shades to enhance your eye makeup and add a pop of colour that is both vibrant and understated.
Make the most of these looks and hairdos this Diwali, and stay classy and festive at work.
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