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5 tips to ace your festive makeup look

‘Tis the season to shimmer and shine.

As the party season heats up, we asked ace makeup artist, Arshis Javeri from Guerlain India to give us the low-down on the key trends of the season and tips on how to party like a rockstar. Go on, take a look and ace that party look with just the right amount of glitter and glam, to make sure you exit this decade and enter a new phase of style. 

[Hero and Featured Image Credit: Guerlain]

Image Credit: Guerlain via Facebook

1. Go for a natural and refined base 

When it comes to the base makeup, this season, it’s all about dewy, refined, finished looks. That means, good skincare, prepping up the face, applying a good base and using face oils. Use sheer foundations, keep your base minimal and make sure it’s never dry or parched. 

2. Colour trends

It’s the standalone party look that you can never go wrong with. Blacks, deep browns, mauves are now being used extensively alongside bold hues like golds and blues. Shocking pinks and bombastic purple shades are also in. Purple is becoming the biggest party trend of the year – it’s warm and not stark, so it does suit most Asian skin tones. 

3. The trick to not look overdone during party season

The whole Instagram overdone look with baking and extra shine is no longer in. Finish with a more natural look this year. Balance the shimmer out by using neutrals or brights. 

Image Credit: Guerlain via Facebook

4. The best lip colours

Pinks, mauves are great and are coming back. Classic red lips are great for parties. 

When it comes to makeup, don’t look at only colours and textures. Look for products that give you hydration and good properties like skincare. Remember that ingredients matter, more than pigments. Don’t wear a lipstick that dries you out, always use a lip balm before. Don’t go crazy with the highlighter, that’s not okay. Let it flow, don’t let it be the hero – let your eyes or lips do the talking.  

5. The only party trick for makeup that lasts long 

Makeup fixer is a must-have if you sweat a lot or if you want to simply settle makeup in. Use the right serums, hydrate your skin well, prime it well so it lasts long. 

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India

Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.