Makar Sankranti is a festival observed with colourful decorations, melas (fairs), dances, kite flying, bonfires and feasts. Sankranti marks the beginning of Hindu festivals and it’s time for you to celebrate the brand-new year with brand new makeup. So, put your comfy sweatpants to rest and look your best by donning your favourite saree and excelling your makeup. Because we are here to rescue every woman who loves to deck up and help them get their Makar Sankranti makeup on point. So, without further ado, here’s a gorgeous Sankranti makeup look that you can recreate with ease.
1. Base makeup
For every makeup look to stand out or look perfect, you need to ace your base makeup. The first step is to cleanse and moisturise your face well. Once that is done, use a primer to create a smooth canvas for the rest of your Sankranti makeup. Then, apply foundation to get an even complexion and smooth texture. Say goodbye to tired-looking eyes by highlighting certain parts of your face like your eye contours and top of your cheekbones and banish the blemishes with a concealer. Finally, lock your base makeup, control shine, oil and sweat with powder. If you are not sure of your foundation, concealer, or powder shade, try the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool and find your perfect match by answering a few simple questions.
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• Primer – Maybelline Fit Me Primer
• Foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
• Concealer – Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
2. Face makeup
Your Makar Sankranti makeup will be incomplete without a blusher. Use blush to give your skin a naturally flushed look or a pop of colour that makes you look fresh and healthy. Go for a bold look or just add a hint of colour if you are someone who loves the no-makeup makeup look or wants it to look natural. Further, enhance your natural radiance by adding a spotlight to your features with a highlighter. This will help you enjoy a luminous glow-from-within and create a show-stopping Makar Sankranti makeup look.
Our picks -
• Blush – Maybelline Fit Me Mono Blush
• Highlighter – Maybelline Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter
3. Eye makeup
Believe it or not, but your eyebrows tie your entire makeup look together and they can also make or break your final Makar Sankranti makeup look. From light and natural-looking to a defined and thick brow, the eyebrow pencil is everything you need. So, start by filling in sparse or uneven brows. Then, colour your eyelids with a nude, or shimmery eyeshadow. If you wish to go a mile extra, create the smokey eye look or the cut-crease look. To define your eyes and create a dramatic eye impact, use eyeliner or kajal or both. Finish off your eye makeup by adding a few coats of waterproof mascara to your lashes.
Our picks -
• Eyebrow – Maybelline Fashion Brow Cream Pencil
• Eyeshadow – Maybelline Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
• Eyeliner – Maybelline Colossal Bold Liner
• Kajal – Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24 Hr
• Mascara – Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara
4. Lip makeup
Applying a lipstick isn’t enough, you need to prevent your lips from feeling chapped or dried. Begin your lip makeup by using a nourishing lip balm to heal, soothe and protect your pout from the sun. For a soft “your lips but better” look, you can go for a tinted lip balm. Next, colour your pout with a nude lipstick or go full glam with a bold red lipstick. Not sure if the lipstick shades will complement your skin tone and undertone? Try the Maybelline Lipstick Finder tool to find your perfect lipstick match.
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Finalising your Sankranti makeup look is now super easy with the Maybelline Virtual Try-On tool. This tool helps you experiment with different makeup products, virtually, from the comfort of your home, without you having to spend a penny. Once that is done, pair your look with accessories such as jhumkas, a nose pin and get ready to have all eyes on you this festive season!