Makeup: The Ethnic Look

Get the Indian makeup lookThe ethnic look, which makes ample use of the colours that dominate the festive season in India – gold, silver, and other metallic hues, is a look with a lot of potential. Depending on the colours you use, it can go from austere to opulent in a matter of minutes. The best part is, it’s pretty easy to achieve.

Step 1:

Prep your skin with your regular moisturiser. Make sure to use something that isn’t tinted. Follow this up with concealer, foundation, and a dusting of powder, in shades that match your skin tone. This step camouflages pigmentation and provides a base for your makeup.

Step 2:

Let’s start with the eyes, since they’re really the focal point of this look. Cover the lid from lash-line to crease in a metallic hued eyeshadow. Use metallic brown, if you’re playing it safe and gold or silver if you’re aiming for more opulence. Fill in the upper part of the eye-lid with a brown eyeshadow that matches, or is a shade darker than, your skin tone. Give your eyes some definition by drawing a winged line with black or brown eyeliner, extending the line slightly beyond the natural line of your eyelid. Finish with a coat of mascara and some kajal.

Step 3:

Pick a neutral blush that adds just a hint of colour to your cheeks. While applying, brush this on, from the apples of your cheeks to your hairline, following the line of your cheekbones. If you’d like a more contoured look, dab on a little bronzer, just below your cheekbones.

Step 4:

Finish the look with lipstick, in a shade that complements your outfit. If you’re wearing festive reds and oranges, pick a similar lip colour. To match outfits in pale creams, peaches, pinks or blues, wear something in a shimmery almost-there pink, peach or beige.

Find all the beauty products you’ll need to achieve this look at the Beauty section on Junglee.

 

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