If you are one of those who love to add a dash of mordern style to everything traditional, then why stop being your stylish self on Karwa Chauth? So, this year, how about going for a super glamorous look while keeping the traditions intact! And yes, your mere makeup is capable of turning you from being a plain-jain to femme-fetale by using few fusion makeup tricks! Renowned Cosmetologist & Aesthetician and Founder-Director of ALPS Beauty Clinics, Ms. Bharti Taneja, endows you with some fantastic tips to swoon you partner over, this Karwa Chauth with a trendy-cum-stylish avatar.
Start it well:
All-day fasting and other chores may leave your skin looking dull and lifeless. If you want your Karwa Chauth makeup to be as radiant as the festival itself; it would be wise to prepare your skin with your proper cleansing routine. So, before you incept with applying any kind of makeup on to your skin – it’s important to prepare it with a proper Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing (CTMP) ritual. For this, cleanse the face with a clarifying face wash followed by closing the opened-pores by using a toner suitable for your skin-type. After that, soothe and nourish the face by moisturizing it well with hydrating moisturizer.
Makeup and Match!
A lady has to be on her toes even after adorning herself for this auspicious occasion; chores like pooja, preparing dinner for partner, may keep her busy afterwards. Therefore, a major thing to take care is to keep your face smear-free and fresh all the while. Hence, base should be the one, which is flawless, matte – and hence, does not appear heavily decked-up.
So, opt for base-sticks or heavy mousses that work as great bases for your makeup. Be sure that the chosen shade of mousse matches your skin-tone to make the look “all-natural” and not made up at all. Follow up your base with concealing the dark spots – if you want your concealer to compliment your foundation, both should match your natural skin color as much as possible. Then, apply a bright hued blusher on the cheeks to infuse a natural flush on your face. Also, in case your skin produces excess sebum on your T-zone; powdering it well with a two-way cake is suggested.
Let your shy-eyes do all the talking with your spouse, this Karva Chauth by choosing some of the most traditional hues and perfect balance of eye essentials. Colors like, red, gold, fuchsia pink, emerald green, etc,. are hit as this season’s eye-shadows; whereas for eye-liner, an aquamarine hue of blue or any embellishing shade of emerald/green (depending upon the color of the eye-shadow) can make you all-stylized. To brighten up the whole look, apply an eye-shadow hue of the any of the preceding color, starting from the inner corners of the eyes towards the other end. Now, continue with lining your lower lash line with a bronze-hued shadow. Then to infuse some sultriness to your avatar, apply a gel liner or kohl on the lower water-line – follow by applying winged eyeliner on your upper eye-lid. Next, conclude with applying dollops of mascara for eyes, which exhibit black-magic and make way for a traditional you!
Paint your pout red:
Yes, if you want your Karwa Chauth look like trendy diva– then, perfectly colored lips have to be on your wish list – using neons, like a poppy orange or a hot pink shade. Use a lip liner that is similar to the shade of lipstick you are going to use. Now, liberally apply your lip color with utmost perfection – for this make sure to apply the lipstick with a lip brush. Lastly, dab the lips with a tissue to give them that perfect matte effect. If you want, you can also add a dash of sexiness by gliding on your favorite gloss and look gorgeous. Moreover, as red is considered auspicious for ladies, a classic red lip color will fulfill your fashion urges too by looking super stylish with any dress color. There are numerous choices of red which guarantees to bestow you with your perfect shade. Bold red hue is perfect for medium skin tones. Chocolate skinned beauties should use a purple-based red such as an ultra-ripe pomegranate.
Hair-buns along with big accessories look astounding on ladies – and, it’s also most preferable because of the pallu they have to don. Therefore, opting for a messy bun will make you look sexy and ethnic at the same time. Apart from this, hair extensions in golden, burgundy and other colors are also giving an opportunity to flaunt your traditional braids with style. You can also flaunt that ethnic fishtail braid on your Karwa Chauth and compliment these braids with stunning hair accessories like, swaroskis, stones, kundan, golden embellishments, side strings and more. The effect of the look gets amplified by the use of heavy accessory, leading to an impressive yet easily managed hairdo.
Last but not the least, this festival is incomplete without pious mehandi, you can apply it on your palms. But, to infuse some more style to your hands, you can opt for Fantasy Makeup at the back portion of your hands. It is a makeup art form (tattoo) to add a contemporary touch to your traditional look. You can match this makeup with your dress and be all-set for your Karwa Chauth. You can also opt for get funky nail-art inscribed on your nails to show-off your hands while holding your pooja thali during the rituals. These days, French nails, 3D nail art with Swaroskis and other nail accessories like, bows, pearls, stones etc,. are seen making waves and are preferred by most of girls.