The festive season is here and the arrival of Maa Durga feels like a breath of fresh air. Durga Puja epitomizes the victory of good over evil and people celebrate this festival with elaborate pandal decorations, scripture recitations and performance arts. This is also the time for you to go from comfy sweatpants to chic sarees, put your COVID blues to rest and revel in the festivities. So, here we are for every woman who loves to deck up and look their best even while gorging on some ‘phuchka’. On this note, here are some gorgeous and traditional Bengali Durga Puja makeup look ideas that you can recreate with ease.
1. No-makeup makeup look
If you’ve ever witnessed Durga Puja in Kolkata, you’ll know how hectic, tiring and exciting pandal hopping is, which can go on for hours. So, it’s better to wear makeup that is minimal, so that you don’t need frequent touch-ups. For this Durga puja makeup look, create the iconic no-makeup makeup look. Prep your face well and add a luminous glow to your complexion with a dewy primer. For a flawless and natural finish, we recommend skipping the foundation and using the concealer directly. You can now find your perfect concealer shade match by answering a few questions on the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool. Then, apply some blush to the apples of your cheeks to add a hint of colour to your face. Keep your Durga Puja eye makeup look simple, subtle and almost bare. Apply mascara and highlight your upper eyelids using a nude eyeshadow. Use a tinted lip balm To enhance the natural colour of your lips and complete your elegant Durga Puja makeup look.
2. Traditional makeup look
You can’t go wrong with wearing a white saree with red borders. But it’s equally important to wear makeup that complements your outfit. For this traditional Bengali Durga puja makeup look, do your base makeup as usual. Next, give your cheeks a naturally flushed look by using a pink blush and enhance your features with a highlighter. For the eyes, use a black eyeliner and create a winged eyeliner look for dramatic eye impact. Add a regal touch to your lips by wearing the classic red lipstick. For the perfect finish, style yourself with golden accessories such as earrings, bangles and don’t miss the red bindi.
3. Ashtami makeup look
Celebrate this day by adding colours to your face makeup. Once you are done applying the base makeup, create a show-stopping Durga Puja eye makeup look. Apply the vibrant green eyeshadow on your eyelids and stand out from the rest by applying blue eyeliner on your lower lash. Achieve dramatic and thick lashes by applying a volumizing mascara. If you wish to go a mile extra and play around with contrasting colours, try the plum lipstick.
4. Navami makeup look
Navami is the last day of worship and deck up, before we all get teary-eyed to bid goodbye to Maa Durga. Now is the time for you to level up your Durga Puja makeup look one last time and celebrate the day in high spirits while doing ‘Dhunuchi Naach’ to your heart’s content. Start with prepping your skin and doing the base makeup. Add drama to your Durga puja makeup look by contouring your jawline and cheekbones. Follow it up by applying a highlighter on your cupid’s bow, cheekbones and bridge and the tip of your nose. For your eye makeup, we recommend going for the smokey eye look. You can do so by using a brown eye shadow on your eyelid and following it up with eyeliner. Complete your Durga Puja eye makeup look by applying a kajal on your upper and lower lash line. For the lips, we suggest wearing a brown lipstick.
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