If invitations to the Diwali parties are lying on your table and you are contemplating being a part of one of those tonight, then make sure that you give your skin and makeup a close look too.
Make it glow
Only when your skin is healthy and rejuvenated, the makeup will do maximum benefit. “During the day, massage your skin with a face massage to revitalise the skin and nourish it from the core and make it glow irrespective of whether you apply makeup or not,” says Elvirra Mehra, Skin Advisor & CEO, Turkish Naturelles by Eka India.
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Do not use cold creams, as they darken the skin tone and refrigerate your moisturisers (even makeup base moisturisers) to combat the swelling and puffiness on the face. Mehra adds, “Scrub or exfoliate your skin to get a sparkling complexion.” Usage of almond, rose and hazelnut vaseline can be used to get luscious lips.
Joynie Ruwngtol, makeup trainer, The Body Shop says, “Highlight your eyes with shimmer and glitter. Use maximum colour on eyes, like bronze and metallic colours. But then, keep your lips subtle or nude. For a Diwali party also use glitter on eyes and collarbone etc to compliment the festive theme.”
However, mature women should avoid too much gleam, as fine lines can be enhanced from too much glow. “A matte shadow rather than metallic in soft neutral hue will help you achieve the same results suited for your skin,” says Neha Khanna, beauty trainer, Avon Beauty Products.
In terms of hair, the puffed look is the flavour of the season. “The bun crystals and metal hanging from the bun are in. Replace the traditional gajras with orchid or rose buds of contrasting colour. You can also go for a bejeweled choti — it looks stylish,” says hair expert Vishwashanti Shreshta.