5 Durga Puja Makeup Looks To Get You In The Festive Mood This Year

Durga Pooja Makeup Looks

Celebrated in the Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, and Odisha, Durga Puja or Durgotsav is a festival that celebrates the Hindu Goddess Durga. And what do festivals mean? Why, dressing up of course! This particular festival calls for bright and bold hues of red, paired with heavily kohl rimmed eyes, a whole lot of blush, and of course the classic red lipstick. Throw in the iconic red bindi and you’re pujo ready. Just because you have to celebrate the festivities with a mask, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go all out with your makeup kit. Here are five different Durga Puja makeup looks that’ll make your Durga Pujo 2021 a whole lot prettier. 


Durga Puja Makeup Look


There are three ways you can approach your Durga Puja makeup looks –– traditional, subtle, and off-beat, all of which will lend to your festive attire. Scroll down to check out how you can recreate these looks for the upcoming season. 


The Traditional Avatar


Durga Pooja Makeup Look - Traditional

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Red lips, kajal heavy eyes, and a whole lot of eyebrow products –– this traditional Durga Puja Makeup look is synonymous with the festivities. You can either go heavy with the eye makeup products and add drama with heavy lashes or mascara, or, you can keep it simple yet, stick to the essence of the look. 


How to recreate the look:


Step 1 - Start with a primer on your eyelids and then go in with a subtle red or orange eyeshadow. Make sure you blend it in, so that it looks like a subtle wash. You can use the same hue as a blush to make the apples of your cheeks pop. If you want to take the look up a notch, add a golden eye sparkle to the inner corners of your eyes. This’ll instantly brighten those eyes, and add a glittery tint to them.


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Step 2 - Take an intense kajal or eyeliner pencil, and line your eyes –– apply it to the bottom lash line and create a dramatic wing on your eyelids. Add to the drama by either applying some mascara or false lashes.


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Step 3 - Finish off your look with a liquid lipstick in a red that’s similar to your eyeshadow. If you’re going with a matte lip makeup product like a liquid lip or lip chalk, make sure to hydrate your pout a little before applying the product. Remember to line your lips with a lip liner to prevent any spillage or bleeding. Use a concealer to cover up any mistakes, in case your lippie goes beyond your lip line. 


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The Stylish Lewk

durga puja makeup look - stylish lewk

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If you’re not about the drama, then this look is definitely going to tickle your fancy. All it takes is a flawless base, a fun winged eyeliner, and a whole lot of highlighter and you’re ready to paint the town red. Dip into your face makeup products for this one! Check out how you too can sport this Durga Puja makeup look.


How to recreate the look:


Step 1 - Make sure your foundation is perfected –– however, keep in mind that it needs to look seamless rather than heavy. This look calls for a matte base, so opt for a compact powder that will help keep any excess oil or shine at bay. 


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Step 2 - Apply a little bronzer to your cheekbones and top it off with an intense highlighter. Use the highlighter on the high points of your face, so that the light catches it and makes your face pop.

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Step 3 - Go over your eyes with precise, yet dramatic winged eyeliner. For this you can use a liquid eyeliner or a felt tip. Switch to a kajal pencil to line your bottom lash line and connect the two liners.


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Step 4 - A nice rusty hue with a satin finish would work well with this look. A red or maroon would also help tie it in, however make sure that you go with a bright colour.


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For An Off-Beat Vibe

makeup look for durga pooja

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If you want to stay away from the reds, opt for a Durga Puja makeup look that’ll go down a slightly different route. A shimmering eye chalk or eyeshadow in metallic hues will do the trick. Use a setting powder to keep your base makeup in place. 


How to recreate the look:


Step 1 - Think metallic shimmer for the eyes! Apply a jewel-toned eyeshadow hue of your choice on the eyelids.


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This eyeshadow chalk has a velvety texture that gives your eyes a metallic matte finish. It’s lightweight and blends so smoothly to give you a seamless smokey effect.



Step 2 - Go over your eyelashes with a volumising and curling mascara, that’ll add definition to your eyes.


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Step 3 - Apply a blush to the apples of your cheeks –– for that light, flush of colour.


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Step 4 - Feel free to play around with brighter lip hues for this look. If you want to keep it subtle then you can even go for a lip gloss.


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The Golden Glam

Durga Puja makeup look

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Get glamm with a whole lot of shine -– this Durga Puja makeup look is great if you want to go all out with your ensemble. The golden-grey smokey eye adds an elegant touch to a rather traditional look. Throw in some strong brows and a bold and bright lip, and your festival look is complete.


Step 1 - Go for an eyeshadow palette that has a shimmering shade of golden and a matte shade of grey. Create a gorgeous smokey eye that blends beautifully together.


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Step 2 - Add a dab of highlighter on the highpoints of your face –– your cheekbones, your brow bones, the bridge of your nose, cupid’s bow, and under your bottom lip. And blend, blend, blend.


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Step 3 - Apply a velvety matte lipstick in a vermillion red hue! You can use a setting powder with a tissue to blot it down, in case the colour is too harsh.


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The Bollywood Babe

 durga puja special makeup look

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Keep things minimalistic with a touch of Bollywood glamour with this Durga Puja makeup look. The neutral eye and lip is perfect for anyone who wants to make a statement without looking too OTT. 


How to recreate the look:


Step 1 - Add a hint of eye sparkles to your eyelids. A little is enough to go a long, long way.


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Step 2 - Create a small wing with a liquid eyeliner. Fill in your brows for a more natural, yet defined look. You can tightline your eyes with a kajal pencil too.


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Step 3 - Apply a creamy matte lipstick on your pout to complete the look. You can go for a nice subtle colour or opt for a dusty nude.


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A demi-matte finish lipstick that leaves your pout with a smooth texture and highly pigmented colour. One swipe is enough to last you all day long. 

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Remember to always set your makeup with a fixing powder to avoid it from melting away. Whether you choose to go with a classic approach or opt for a more contemporary look, this step-by-step guide to the perfect Durga Puja makeup will help you nail the festivities. Picked your favorite yet?


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