Karwa Chauth makeup doesn’t necessarily have to mean going down the traditional route. There are so many options to choose from, that you’ll be completely spoilt for choice. Whether you choose to go eye heavy or lip first, or just keep it simple and let your base do the talking, know that there’s inspiration for each. From contemporary to the oh-so-traditional looks, these Karwa Chauth makeup ideas are simple to recreate, but they set the bar quite high!
The perfect Karwa Chauth makeup look does exist! You just have to see what works for you. Whether you’re wearing a lehenga or a saree, going down the old school path or taking a modern spin, these looks are sure to give you a whole lot of inspiration for your next karwa Chauth.
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This elegant makeup look brings along a subtle shimmer touch that’s glamorous, but not over the top. An almost nude lipstick, paired with a glittery eyeshadow makes this one perfect for those who want to take their ‘no makeup makeup look’ up a few notches.
How To Create The look
Step 1 - Prime Your Base
Make sure you prep your skin with a primer before applying your foundation. This’ll ensure that your base is seamless and will last all day long.
MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Tinted Perfection Face Primer
A weightless primer that targets and minimises the appearance of pores, the balmy texture instantly smoothes uneven texture and removes excess oil. It creates a nice silky-smooth canvas for your makeup and reduces shine, for a seamless finish.
Step 2 - Apply Foundation
Since it’s a very subtle look you need to use a lightweight foundation and not one with a thick, full coverage. Make sure you apply it evenly on your face and neck.
MyGlamm Recommends - POSE HD Foundation Stick
This stick foundation gives you a medium to high coverage –– it’s lightweight and has a matte satin finish. The formula is nourishing and hydrating with ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E. You can use it as a concealer, highlighter, or contour stick too!
Step 3 - Dab Some Eyeshadow
In the world of eye makeup products galore, go in for this look with a mono shimmer eyeshadow in a pink or champagne hue. Make sure it has more of a metallic finish, rather than a chunky glitter one.
MyGlamm Recommends - Powder Magic Eyeshadow Pencil - Goldmine
Looking for a quick and easy eyeshadow? The buildable eyeshadow allows you to go from the boardroom to the dance floor in just a few seconds. Just a sweep across the eyelids is enough to make your eyes pop.
Step 4 - Go In With An Eyeliner
Instead of overlining your eyes, simply tightline them with a kajal pencil. This will add some definition to your look.
MyGlamm Recommends - Jet Set Eyes Kajal Eyeliner - Noir
Meet the richly pigmented kohl-effect pencil! It glides on effortlessly and delivers intense definition to your eyes. Plus, it’s waterproof, smudge-proof, and transfer resistant.
Step 5 - Finish With Lipstick
Looking for the perfect lip makeup product? No look is complete without a hint of lipstick. A nude lipstick will tie in the look perfectly. Go for a creamy matte finish, rather than a glossy lip! If you want something that’s more of a tint, opt for a lip liner instead –– it’ll only add a flush of colour to your pout and nothing more.
MyGlamm Recommends: LIT Creamy Matte Lipstick in Bellini
Play around with your pout with this creamy matte lipstick –– it has a matte finish, with a creamy-comfortable texture. It has an intense colour payoff and lasts you pretty much the entire day –– without you having to top it off!
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Where a smokey eye meets a cut-crease, this look is a perfect way to incorporate two different, yet popular trends. The entire glowy effect on the skin ties in the whole angelic look very nicely.
How To Create The look
Step 1 - Ace The Base
Prep your base with pore blurring primer and go over it with a powdered foundation. Blend it well and then go in with a concealer to hide away any blemishes. Feel free to also add a hint of bronzer to give your cheeks that sunkissed look.
MyGlamm Recommends - MyGlamm Total Makeover FF Cream Foundation Palette
Meet the flawless face palette that takes care of all your base requirements. This 5 in 1 FF Cream has a primer, concealer, foundation, and compact powder with SPF 30 and two colour correctors. See! It’s literally the one-stop-shop for that perfect base. The lightweight, cream-to-powder formula has a soft matte finish that has a smoothening effect. Formulated without parabens, preservatives, mineral oils, it is easy to apply and will last you all day long.
Step 2 - Create The Cut-Crease
Once you apply a little primer on your eyelids, apply a neutral base shade on it. Now it’s time to colour into your crease. Use the gorgeous brown hue to carve your crease and create a wing –– blend it really well into the neutral colour you applied. Top off the neutral base with a shimmering light hue. And blend, blend, blend.
MyGlamm Recommendations - MyGlamm Manish Malhotra 9-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette in Soiree
A gorgeous blend of matte, metallic, and foil nudes and browns, this eyeshadow pallette meets all your eyeshadow needs. Whether you want to go for a sultry smoke or a simple shimmer, this is perfect for everything! It’s got a powder-free, creamy, and long-lasting formula, and one swipe is all you require to get ready.
Step 3 - Go For The Eyes
Complete the look by creating those dramatic wings. Have fun and play with the ends –– feel free to go graphic too! If you want to dramatise things a little more, fill in your brows with some eyebrow product and make them bold.
MyGlamm Recommends - Stay Defined Liquid Eyeliner Brow Powder
A powerful duo, this eyeliner plus eyebrow powder combo is great for when you want to go in with a precise, yet dramatic eye. The liquid eyeliner has an easy-to-use precise tip that gives you an intense matte finish. It’s waterproof, quick drying, smudge-proof, and sweat-proof. It can withstand the hottest summer days. The brow powder is easy to blend, has a smooth finish, and lasts about 8 hours!
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You don’t have to play it straight with MyGlamm’s Twist It Mascara. Get volume and curl with this twistable brush that is suited for every eye shape. It instantly adds volume to your lashes while curling them. It’s waterproof, smudge-proof, and transfer-resistant.
Step 4: Pout It Out
Since this look is quite bold, feel free to play around with a pop of colour. Use lipstick or lip chalk to achieve a nice strong hue on the lips.
MyGlamm Recommends - LIT Satin Matte Lipstick - Queen Of The South
This satin matte lipstick applies smoothly on the lips, while giving you a nice creamy matte finish. The formula lasts long, and has a high colour payoff. Plus it has a comfortable lightweight feel on the lips.
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Who doesn’t love an intense smokey eye? This versatile eye makeup look, paired with a nude or light pink lipstick is perfect for your karwa chauth makeup. You can even feel free to double this look for a wedding too!
How To Create The Look
Step 1: Prep & Prime
Prime your skin with a good moisturiser for a slightly dewy base –– this sets a healthy base for your face makeup products. Use a liquid foundation that’ll even out your skin tone perfectly.
MyGlamm Recommendations - Treat Love Care Brightening Foundation
This easy-to-use liquid foundation has a nice, luminous formulation that gives you a high coverage. It is packed with vitamins and ingredients like clementine water that brightens dull skin. It also repairs epidermal structure of the skin. Plus, it comes in an airless pump bottle, which'll keep the bacteria away!
Step 2: Highlight It Up
Everybody loves a hint of that cheek shimmer! Make sure to highlight the highpoints of your cheeks. The smallest amount will go a long, long way. If you want to go the extra mile, top off the apple of your cheeks with blush, for a more impactful look.
MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Face & Body Highlighter
This highlighter has a crystal gel-like texture, which gives you a liquid metal finish. It has a sheer to full buildable coverage. The light-diffusing micropearls give your skin a goddess-like glow. It’s free of mineral oil, paraben, preservatives, D5, and talc.
Step 3: Go For The Bold
There are two ways you can go about with achieving this eye makeup. Firstly, you can use a matte black hue from your eyeshadow palette and smoke out your eyes, and then top it off with a little bit of grey shine for a pop of shimmer. Or you can use an eye chalk in a brighter hue (if you’re feeling experimental) and give your eyes that splash of colour. But, remember to blend it out really well!
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Say hello to the eyeshadow palette of your dreams! This 9-in-1 palette is the answer to all your eyeshadow needs –– from smokey to subtle –– get creative with an eclectic mix of mattes, metallics and foils.
Step 4: Full On Eyeliner
Finish off the look with a gorgeous glitter eyeliner pencil! This’ll add a new level of intensity to the overall look. Make sure to apply it to your waterline too!
MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Glitter Eyeliner - Black Moon
Meet the smooth, waterproof, and transfer-proof liner of your dreams. This versatile pencil can be used to create everything from a graphics liner to a sultry eye.
Step 5: Gloss It Up
Move away from the matte lip and go in with high shine lip gloss that’ll add a hint of colour with a whole lot of shine.
MyGlamm Recommends - Lip Volumizer Instant Mega Plumping Lip Gloss
Want dramatic, plumped lips? This tinted lip gloss provides your lips with a plumping effect for upto five hours. The formulation has a sheer, pink tint that leaves a nice glossy finish without any stickiness.
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While for most looks the focus has been the eyes, for this one opt for a bold and bright lip instead.
Step 1: Add Some Sparkle
MyGlamm Recommends - Lit Lip & Eye Sparkles - Your Grace
It’s bling central with this loose powder eyeshadow. Just a little is enough to glam up your eyelids. It’s got a nice luminous sheen and can go from subtle to high drama with just a few swipes. Heading out? All you’ll need is this one product to instantly brighten your look and vibe.
Step 2: Throw In The Liner
Use a liquid eyeliner pen to create a small, but impactful winged eye. Don’t extend the wings too much, as you wouldn’t want to draw focus to your eyes.
MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Precision Liquid Felt Tip Eyeliner in Black Diamond
An easy way to perfect your wing, this tapered felt tip eyeliner gives you a fluid and precise application. The formula delivers a highly pigmented wear that lasts for up to 24 hours. It is water-resistant and non-transferable too!
Step 3: Apply Your Lippie
The options are endless when it comes to the kind of lipstick you want to wear on your lips. You can feel free to experiment with textures and colours here, as the eyes have been kept rather simple.
MyGlamm Recommends - Perfect Curves Matte Lip Crayon - Siren
This matte finish crayon lipstick gives you full coverage in one swipe! It’s long-wearing, moisturising, and super lightweight too. With an intense colour payoff, you’re spoilt for choice as there are 11 flattering shades to choose from.
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Getting your makeup game on point for Karwa Chauth should never be a task –– it’s actually quite simple. Let these Karwa Chauth makeup ideas lead the way for you so that you have everything sorted!