5 Festive Makeup Trends to Try in 2019

Festive makeup trends

Festive season pushing you into a frenzy? It’s time to plan the outfit, matching accessories plus all that hair and makeup too. Be it Diwali or a wedding in the family, you just got to look your best as the lights come on for the party. Let’s help you pin a few ideas to your mood board with these festive makeup trends spotted on the ramps and red carpets.

Popping Brushes & Blends on Eyes

It was first picked up at the Cannes red carpet and other international events earlier this year – but now, the quirky graphic eyeliners have made it to Indian shores as well. Just a swipe of vibrant hue to complement your brilliant festive outfits. Better yet, ask your MUA to work a watercolour blend of contrasting shades for extra drama on the lids.

The Minimalista

Nudes and naturals still reign in the 2019 makeup charts and it looks like even the glittering Indian festivities can’t stop them. Remember, it is not about going barefaced; makeup experts agree – getting that flawless base for a natural finish even trickier than dramatic makeup looks. For fairer skin, pink blossoms and peaches would work as the perfect colour-scheme, while dusky Indian skin can bank on a touch of rose-gold or shimmery browns for that festive glow.

Fall for Dark Decadent Lips

From celebrities to designers’ muses, the pouts are taking on a dark spirit this festive season – but not too moody either, because there’s oodles of gloss to go too. Plums, Burgandy, raspberry sorbets, and crimson swipes are all part of the diva-licious vibe – putting you in a cosy but sexy style for all the upcoming celebrations. Ask your makeup expert for a punchy but luxurious hue that matches your skin tone as well as festive ensembles.

Go with the Glow

Highlighters are all the rage – the quintessential final touches for that healthy glow on your cheeks and chin can take your makeup up a notch, instantly. This season, the preference is for cooler variants that give an icy-shimmer finish for that stardust-like iridescence. Holographic illuminators just can’t go wrong when your goal is to shine as bright as the Diwali lights!

Shimmer Not Glitter

This festive season, amp up your makeup for a classy finish with the trending fine-shimmer dusting on the cheeks, lids and even lips. The chunky glitters are best given a backseat as the natural-trend demands a more refined treatment of your festive looks. Be it the blushing bride or the cocktail partygoers, think starry-iridescence and not glimmer-glam while choosing makeup elements.