It’s been a while I haven’t done any makeup posts. Come to think of it, fashion posts were more exciting and really fun to do. However, I wanted to change things a little bit. Today, I present, Easy Makeup Look that I did on a client for this Diwali party. Diwali is basically, a festival of lights and colors. It was quite easy for me to choose some gold and red pallets. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, gold is one of the universal eyeshadow colors as it suits anyone but also, for any occasion.
I guess gold eyeshadows and red lipstick can be a key to every makeup dilemma. So, I decided to go really soft on eye makeup so that we can top off the lips with a bit bold but still warm red color. Deciding upon makeup look for occasions like this can merely depend on the outfit as well. I came up with the idea of gold eyeshadow to match up with her gold outfit and red lips to contrast the blue color palette of the outfit. I guess it’s important to contrast and balance the makeup and outfit by making sure at least one of them is subdued so that you don’t overdo it. To make it easier for you all. I am going to explain the makeup look in terms of Eye, Face and Lips.
Eye makeup: We decided to go with “burnt orange” shade in the crease as a transition color. This will help out to blend the other dark colors that we are going to top off. Then, I went with “burgundy” + “dark brown” shade to carve out the outer V in her crease to define her hooded eyes. It is also important to blend out this colors really well for them to seem more diffused and effortless. To make it easier, I recommend using a bit of transition shade in a “fluffy blending brush” and go back and forth in the circular motion to blend out the crease colors. The last step is to place the gold pigments in the eyelids and blend all the eyeshadows together to finish it off. Repeat the same process in lower lash line to smoke it out a bit and also to balance the whole eye look together.
Face: Nothing works better than a “matte foundation” for combination/oily skins. I used two layers of this foundation to give her quite fuller coverage for the festival look. We also decided to go for a fuller coverage concealer and topped it off with loose powder for “baking”. I recommend the baking process if you want your makeup look to appear flawless as well as long lasting. For brows, I followed her natural eyebrows shape and made it appear semi-bold as she wanted a bit natural looking brow. For blush and contour, we went pretty natural cause we wanted to go all in for the highlighter. As it is a festival of lights, a bit more than enough highlight is a must.
Lips: We went for pretty warm red for the lip color to match up the color theme of the festival, as red plays an important role. Also, red goes really well if contrasted with gold and blue color. I wouldn’t worry about defining the lip so much as we want the makeup look to appear more warm and subdued, hence a soft glam makeup look. I also recommend using highlighter in cupid’s bow to enhance the lip shape a little bit and give that extra amp to your makeup look.
That is it for this makeup look. It was all about contrasting and balance different color palettes and making it work together. I hope you guys try it out, as I said it can suit anyone for any occasion. The products I used for this makeup look will be listed down below with a link to the website.
– Monica x
Foundation: Maybelline Fit Me – Matte&Poreless
Concealer: Loreal PARIS TruMatch Concealer
Loose Powder: Savvy Mineral Loose Powder
Contour: LA Girl ProConcealer in “cool tan”
Bronzer: Rimmel London Natural Sun Bronzer
Highlighter:Carly Bybel Eyeshadow+Highlighter Palette
Carly Bybel Eyeshadow pallete
Brow: Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade in “soft brown”