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A Stepwise Guide To Achieve The Perfect Gudi Padwa Look

Maharashtrian Makeup - Gudi Padwa Look - Maybelline India

Gudi Padwa is a festival that marks the traditional new year for Maharashtrians and is celebrated by other Hindus as well. Konkani Hindus variously refer to the day as Saṁsāra Pāḍavo while Telugu Hindus celebrate the same occasion as Ugadi, Kannada Hindus as Yugādi and so on. This is the festival of new beginnings and is observed with colourful decorations, new clothes, sweets, fireworks, dances and more. And of course, every woman wishes to look perfect and flaunt her traditional Marathi look on this special occasion. Not sure of your Gudi Padwa look? Don’t worry as we’re here to help. Here is a Gudi Padwa makeup look guide to ease your pressure and look like an exceptional Marathi Mulgi with utmost elegance and charm this year.

Base makeup

Maharashtrian makeup is as true to its natural form as possible; hence it is crucial to remember that your base makeup should be slight or subtle. Maharashtrian look emphasises the natural beauty, simplicity, and elegance, which speak for themselves. Here are some base makeup essentials to excel your simple Marathi makeup –

1. Prime well

Prepping your skin will make a huge difference in how your Gudi Padwa makeup will sit on your face. Start by using a gentle cleanser and moisturise well. Then, apply a primer to blur any large, open pores and create a smooth canvas for the rest of your face makeup to get an elegant Gudi Padwa look.

• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Primer

2. Create an even complexion

The next step of your Maharashtrian look is to create an even complexion and smooth texture. Use a foundation by dotting it all over your face and neck for a seamless base. We recommend you dab the foundation with a makeup sponge or brush instead of sweeping it across to achieve a smooth application.

• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

3. Banish the blemishes

Use a concealer to brighten the high points of the face and cover dark circles, acne scars, and blemishes. Some of the best places to apply concealer on the face is the bridge of your nose, the top of your cheekbones, and the centre of your forehead. For a natural yet snatched traditional Marathi look, apply it using the facelifting technique.  

• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

4. Lock the base

Lock your base makeup and control oil, shine, and sebum on your face by applying powder. This will help to hold your Gudi Padwa look in place all day and won’t leave streaks down your face while you enjoy the festivities.

• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder

Remember, for your Ugadi makeup to stand out or look perfect, you need to choose the right shade of foundation, concealer, and powder. You can try the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool to find the right foundation shade that suits your skin tone and undertone. To further finalise your concealer and powder shade, try the Maybelline Fit Me Finder tool and find your ideal shade in just a few clicks. 

Face makeup

Yes, you want to go for the simple Marathi makeup, but you need to balance out your face makeup and make sure that you add a proportionate amount of colour and glam to your Ugadi makeup.

1. Add tint on your face

Slay your simple yet elegant Gudi Padwa makeup by adding some colour to your face with a natural-looking pink or nude blush. Apply it on the apples of your cheeks to give your complexion a hint of colour that makes your skin look fresh and healthy.

• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fit Me Mono Blush

2. Put some glow on

Whether you prefer a simple Marathi makeup or want to go full glam, a highlighter will add the perfect finish to your Ugadi makeup and transform your makeup game effortlessly. To add a glow to your skin, use the highlighter on the bridge and tip of your nose and your cupid’s bow.

• Our recommendation – Maybelline Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter

Eye makeup

Eye makeup is the most important while doing your Ugadi makeup as it’s the eyes that tell the tale. Striking eye makeup can do wonders to your look in the blink of an eye.

1. Shape your brows

Your eyebrows tie your entire makeup look together and can make or break your Gudi Padwa look. Use an eyebrow pencil to sculpt and tame your brows. Continue the strokes till your eyebrows are filled in and you will be surprised with what effect this step will have on your face.

• Our recommendation – Maybelline Fashion Brow Cream Pencil

2. Shade your eyelids

For achieving a deeper and more dramatic eye makeup look, use bright or shimmery eyeshadow shades. Apply it on your eyelids and the brow bone. Avoid using the same shade of eyeshadow as your outfit as it will throw off the balance of your Gudi Padwa makeup look.

• Our recommendation – Maybelline New City Mini Eyeshadow Palette

3. Define your lash line

Opt for the creative yet classy winged eyeliner look to enhance your eyes and take your eye makeup up a notch. You can go for the black shade or use a striking navy-blue eyeliner shade to complement your features.

• Our recommendation – Maybelline Colossal Bold Liner

4. Colour your waterline

Show off your bold, beautiful eyes and bring out the natural shape of the eyes by applying kajal. A thick line of kajal is a great way to add dramatic volume to your eyes on Gudi Padwa.

• Our recommendation – Maybelline Colossal Kajal 24HR

5. Lift your lashes

Complete your eye makeup by adding a few coats of mascara. Using mascara will give you lifted, thick, long lashes, intensify your Gudi Padwa makeup and let your eyes do the talking.

• Our recommendation – Maybelline Colossal Waterproof Mascara

Lip makeup

There is no doubt that any makeup look is incomplete without lip makeup. The easiest way to stun the scene this Gudi Padwa is to create show-stopping lip makeup.

1. Protect your pout  

Use a lip balm to keep your lips soft and hydrated as you celebrate the new year with full enthusiasm and joy. You can also go for the tinted lip balm if you wish to add a hint of colour to your lips while protecting them from the sun.

• Our recommendation – Maybelline Baby Lips Loves NYC Lip Care

2. Fill in your lips

Finish off your Gudi Padwa look by using a soft and subtle or bold and dramatic lipstick shade, depending on your choice and mood. Shades of red and coral lipstick are some of the best choices to achieve the typical Maharashtrian look. Confused about which lipstick shade will suit you the best? Try the Maybelline Lipstick Finder tool to find a lip shade that will help you look the best from the rest. 

• Our recommendation – Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick 

Finalising your Ugadi makeup is now easy with the Maybelline Virtual Try-On tool. This tool helps you experiment with different makeup products virtually, without any commitments. Once you are confident, follow this simple, stepwise Gudi Padwa makeup guide and have all eyes on you this festive season!

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