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Holi Makeup

Holi – the festival of colours is just around the corner! Whether you are playing with only your family or heading over to your friend’s place for a small get-together, here is a quick and easy long-lasting makeup look that you can rock this Holi!

One of the best Holi makeup tips is to create your look using all waterproof makeup products – think waterproof foundation, waterproof mascara, waterproof eyeliner, waterproof lipstick and more.. The last thing you need in your photographs is your makeup running down your face!

Step 1 – Ace the base

Your face makeup is probably the most important step in your Holi makeup routine. Start your makeup by applying a face primer that not only blurs away your skin concerns but also preps your skin for the face makeup that will follow. A smooth and flawless base is key and to make sure your foundation stays in place through the dancing and merry, use a super long-lasting foundation like the Maybelline Superstay Full Coverage Foundation. The high-pigment foundation lasts up to 24 hours, just what you need for your makeup for Holi. If you do not want a full face of foundation, you can choose a concentrated spot treatment concealer like the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer and use it to spot conceal blemishes and dark circles. To lock the makeup in place, set your foundation or concealer using a setting powder. You can use the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool to find your exact shade match of powder, concealer, and foundation.

Step 2 – Add some colour to your face and eyes

Now is the time to decide if you want to keep your look simple and natural or go full glam. For a more natural no-makeup makeup look, use a soft pink or peach blush and lightly dust it on the apples of your cheek for a sun-kissed look. For your eye makeup, use a nude eyeshadow palette like the Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. Use a light brown eyeshadow from the palette in your crease as a transition shade and pick a matte or shimmer eyeshadow for all over your lid. To add more drama to the look, you can use the deep brown or black eyeshadow in the outer corner of your eyelid. If you prefer a more glam makeup look, use The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette to create a sparkling and shimmering gold and smokey eye makeup - you can never go wrong with gold on your eyelids!

Finish your eye makeup look by outlining and defining your eyes with the Colossal Bold Liner waterproof eyeliner and the Colossal 24-hour waterproof kajal and give your lashes some dramatic volume and length with the Colossal Waterproof Mascara. Need brows that wow? Get full and defined brows and create the perfect arch using the Maybelline Define & Blend eyebrow pencil. The unique angled tip is perfect for adding short hair like strokes to your eyebrows that make them look fuller without looking unnaturally drawn in. Use the spoolie brush to seamlessly blend the product in your brow.

Step 3 – Play up your pout

No Holi party is complete without a scrumptious spread of sweets and drinks! So you need a long-lasting, transfer proof, and waterproof lip makeup that holds up till the end of the event. The Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Rogue Reds collection features 4 ravishing red lipstick shades that are waterproof and suit a variety of different Indian skin tones. If red is not your colour, choose from rich browns or fun pink shades with the Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Coffee Collection or the Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Pinks Edition. Can’t make up your mind? Head over to the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool and test all the different Maybelline lipsticks in real time and make your pick from the comfort of your own home and with no commitment.

Step 4 – Seal it in

The last and final step of your Holi makeup (and one that will make or break your look!) is to lock your makeup in place using a makeup setting spray. Using a setting spray sets your makeup and extends its wear, preventing your makeup from melting or fading away.

Holi (and makeup!) is about having fun - so, if you love the bright pink lipstick, go crazy with it! Want to go full glam with a crazy shimmery eyeshadow? Don’t let anybody stop you! Just remember to set everything in place so you don’t end up with melted makeup and raccoon eyes at the end of your Holi party!

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