5 Simple Holi Waterproof Makeup Ideas

Latest Holi Waterproof Makeup Looks

The festival of Holi is all about soaking in the swirls of colours, enjoying pool party scenes, smearing each other with ‘gulaal’, and gorging on the lip-smacking delicacies. And how can we forget the ritual of organising Holi parties for our friends and family. While we let you take care of your party playlist, guest list, food and decor; allow us to take one thing off your planning To-Do list – a stunning Holi waterproof makeup look. Makeup on Holi might sound strange but we’re sure you want to be picture-ready when seizing these precious moments and hosting your friends before your face gets covered with vibrant colours. So, this Holi, follow this lookbook to create a long-lasting, non-smudging, waterproof makeup look that can brave anything from gulaal to buckets of coloured water.    

5 Holi waterproof makeup looks

While most of us tend to focus on pre and post-Holi skincare and hair care routine, let us go a step ahead and add some simple yet gorgeous Holi waterproof makeup looks that you can easily create at home. 

1. Coloured eyeliner look

If eyeshadow seems too dramatic for the upcoming Holi party makeup (especially thinking about the after-party consequences), then the best alternative can be a coloured eyeliner. Yes, now coloured eyeliners are a sensation in the makeup circuit and loudly winning the hearts of makeup enthusiasts. Make waterproof coloured eyeliner a part of your makeup arsenal and don’t shy away from creating bold, dramatic, and unique graphic eyeliner looks with coloured eyeliners. Wondering what colours to choose? You can try hot pink, golden, and light blue shades to pull off the perfect Holi waterproof makeup look for your eyes. Keep your base makeup simple and go for lighter shades of lip colours if you choose vibrant eyeliner.  


Our recommendation: Maybelline Tattoo Liner Play 48H Colored Liquid Eyeliner (Waterproof & Smudge-proof) 

2. Naturally ‘wow’ brow look

Not all girls love to go glam every time they attend a party. Some of them just want to flaunt naturally laminated brows that simply look ‘wow’. If you are one of them and heading towards celebrating the most vibrant and colourful party, this Holi waterproof makeup inspo is for you! Select the suitable eyebrow shape according to your face type and go on to achieve the perfect eyebrow look with a waterproof eyebrow pencil. Draw small light strokes along the brow contour. Using the pencil, groom the hair upward and outward to set the brows and you are done! Swipe-on mascara on your beautiful lashes and coat your lips with waterproof lipsticks. 


Our recommendation: Maybelline 36-hour Tattoo Brow Pencil (Waterproof), Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara (Waterproof), Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Rogue Reds (Waterproof) 

3. ‘No-makeup’ makeup look 

When you are creating Holi waterproof makeup, consider the fact that less is more! This golden rule will save you from post-Holi acne breakouts and other skin concerns. So, what’s the course of action in here? Opting for the classic no-makeup makeup look! Though the festival demands vibrant makeup looks, you can find your peace in the lightweight and natural look. To create this look, you can start with primer and directly jump into the step of concealer. A stint of blush on your cheeks and highlighter on the high points of your face would do no harm. Lastly, finish the no-makeup makeup look with coating your luscious lips with nude lipstick shades. Spritz setting spray and you are ready to rock Holi party.    

4. Kajal smokey-eyes look

Dare to wear kajal on the fun-filled day of Holi and avoid getting racoon eyes. Yes, you heard it right! If you have never stepped out of your house without wearing kajal, your Holi look wouldn’t be an exception then. To create this simple Holi waterproof makeup look for eyes, choose a waterproof kajal and start creating kajal smokey-eyes look. Apply primer on your skin as well as eyelids for a smoother base. Place brown eyeshadow before applying kajal and blend it well with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Apply kajal on your eyelids (in small sections) and smudge it with a dense eyeshadow brush. Complete your Holi waterproof makeup look with nude lipstick


Our recommendation: Maybelline Colossal Super Black Kajal (Waterproof) 

5. Flaunt a super shiny pout

Not in the mood to create full-face makeup for Holi? Create stunning lip makeup with super shiny and glossy lipstick and make the sunny Spring season doubly vibrant. Here, you might wonder if glossy lipstick can deliver the same, i.e., smudge-proof results. Yes, new-age glossy lipsticks can deliver the same results as matte lipsticks with the added benefits of having juicy lips. Choose a vibrant lip shade with a high-shine feature and level up your pout game. Try to keep your face and eye makeup simple. You can use concealer to hide your skin imperfections and set it with face powder. Coat your lashes with a lengthening mascara to make your eyes pop. 


Our recommendation: Maybelline Super Stay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lip Color Ltd Edition Music CollectionMaybelline New York Lash Lift Mascara Waterproof


Are you hesitating to try out coloured eyeliners or super shiny lip shades? Head towards the Maybelline Virtual Try-On tool and experiment with various face makeup, eye makeup, and lip makeup products without spending a penny. For any foundation shade-related guidance, navigate through the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool and find your best shade match.  


Now that you know about impressive Holi waterproof makeup looks, you can choose one as per your mood and make the celebration glamorous and fun-filled. Don’t be afraid to participate in games (remember, you have created looks with waterproof makeup products) and revisit your childhood Holi celebration days with a broad smile.