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Ace the perfect pongal makeup look with this guide

Pongal Makeup Ideas - Pongal Look - Maybelline India

With the new year comes a fresh set of celebrations as well! One of the first celebrations of the year is Pongal and is celebrated by the Tamil community. This four-day-long celebration is spent in devotees worshipping the sun. It marks the beginning of harvest season and is celebrated with great joy and splendour. In celebration, people paint the horns of buffaloes and oxen, draw beautiful kolam outside their homes using rice flour, sing folk songs, meet friends and relatives, cook delicious meals and offer prayers. Along with the festivities, this social gathering surely calls for a beautiful, traditional Pongal makeup look. We are here with a step-by-step breakdown that will help you create a simple, yet elegant Pongal look.

Eye makeup

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the Pongal makeup looks of celebrities, you must have noticed their eye makeup always takes centre stage. So, while creating a Pongal look, start with your eyes first.

• One of the most important steps in your Pongal makeup is to ensure your eyebrows are filled. Filling in your eyebrows adds definition to your face and elevates the whole look. Take an eyebrow pencil, and shape your eyebrows and fill them.

• You can start by applying some primer to your eyelid, as this will help smoothen your eyelid and create a smooth canvas.

• Once the primer is set, take a matte eyeshadow shade that is closest to your skin colour and apply it across your eyelid to neutralise your eyes.

• A cut-crease eye makeup might look a little too dramatic for your Pongal makeup (although you can go for it, if you want). But we’ll recommend a half or subtle cut crease, as this will add the right amount of dimension to your eyes. For this, take a dark brown shade and apply it to the outer corner of your crease. Blend this well to avoid any visible harsh lines.

• To add some sparkle to your Pongal look, take a beautiful gold or rose gold shimmer shade and apply it to the centre of your lid. With your ring finger, gently blend that out. If you’re unsure about which eyeshadow shade will look good on you, try the Maybelline Virtual Try-On tool to virtually try different looks and shades and pick the one you like the best!

• Once you are happy with the placement and blend of your eyeshadow, apply a few coats of mascara to your lashes. This will help add volume to your lashes and make them appear super wispy.

• With your eyeliner, draw a sharp yet precise winged liner. This will help shape your eyes better and define them further.

• The pièce de résistance of every Pongal makeup look has to be the good ‘ol kajal. It shapes your eyes perfectly while adding depth, definition and drama to them. For the Pongal look, tightline using your kajal and apply it to your waterline as well.

• As the final step to your Pongal eye makeup, take some shimmer shade on a small brush and apply it to the inner corner of your eyes. This will make them pop even further.

Face makeup

For your Pongal makeup, it is best to keep your face makeup looking fresh and dewy.

• Start by prepping your skin with some dewy primer. This will add a healthy glow to your skin.

• Dot some foundation across your face and blend it well.

• Apply some concealer to cover dark circles or any pigmentation you may have. When choosing your base makeup shades, it is best to use the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool for assistance. This tool helps you find your perfect foundation, concealer and powder shades with just a few clicks.

• Slightly contour your face and set it all in with a powder.

• Next, apply some blush to add a flush of colour to your face.

• As the last step, apply some highlighter to the highest points of your face and set your Pongal makeup with some setting spray.

Lip makeup

To add the perfect finishing touch to your Pongal look, it is time to add some colour to your lips. Start by prepping your lips with a lip balm. Next, choose a nude lipstick of your choice and apply it across your lips. If you want to opt for bolder shades, you can choose deep red lipstick as well. If you’re unsure of which lipstick shade to pick, you can use the Maybelline Lipstick Finder tool. This tool will help you choose the perfect lipstick shade based on the occasion and your mood!

Every celebration is elevated with the perfect outfit and makeup. So, ace your Pongal makeup look, and make sure to have loads of fun!

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