We believe bling is not a bad thing. Bling can be a lot of fun if you do it right. What better occasion than Diwali to show off some courageous bling in the form of imaginative makeup! We have put together fun, freewheeling and cheerful looks that you can fearlessly pair with glittery makeup. From an embellished kurta picked up from Gujarati Market, Janpath to a lighthearted lotus print sari that pays a tribute to the flower goddess, these looks will make sure you rock all the sparkly gatherings that you’ll attend this season.
Invoking the flower goddess
Wear a breezy floral print sharara paired with a floral print top. Keep your makeup restrained — go for soft smoky eyes paired with nude lips. Use flat silver bindis to create a design on your forehead. Get imaginative and create a pattern that suits your face.
Team a colourful printed skirt with a fitted choli. Instead of gold or silver, go for thread jewellery. Tie your hair in a fishtail braid. Keep your base feather light and skip the lipstick. Cover your eyelids with gold and silver sparkle and line your eyes with kohl.
Kitsch meets red carpet glam
You won’t go wrong with an embellished kurta worn as a dress. Add more fun to the look with desi jewellery. Wear a statement haath phool (hand harness) and carry a vintage trunk clutch. Go for soft curls. Finish the look with oxblood lips, and top with glitter.
Reviving retro magic
Bring back the charm of retro era with a printed sari paired with a printed full-sleeve kurti. Team it with dual tone aviators. Tie your hair in a neat top knot. Keep makeup subtle — go for brown smokey eyes and let bold sparkly silver lips be the highlight of the look.
Production: Kumari Anisha Models: Pooja Bhasin & Ashanti Singh (Strawberrifox); Bruna Nascimento (Uber Latin) and Jelena Ristic (La Modelz Management) Outfits: Ashima-Leena, Nomad, Jyoti Handicrafts, Shop No 29, Shop No TS 17, Gujarati Market, Janpath; Jewellery: Nani’ki; Makeup & Hair: Naina Arora