ICYMI, Makar Sankranti aka the festival of kites, delicious homemade delicacies, and fun is just around the corner. And while ethnic ensembles are easy to come by - given the ever-broadening styles of suits, sarees, and Anarkalis - festive makeup can be a little harder to execute. And with Makar Sankranti, a beauty selfie is always mandatory, so we bring to you the ultimate guide to nailing a bomb Makar Sankranti makeup look. Seriously, try it out, and no one will be saying anything other than, “OMG! You look amazing.”
If you’re on the hunt for a Makar Sankranti makeup look that guarantees a never-ending stream of compliments, follow this step-by-step guide. We’ve also listed down the makeup products you’ll need to ape it.
The key to acing bomb makeup is starting with clean skin. We suggest using a gentle chemical peel to slough off dead skin cells and get smoother, brighter skin for makeup. Alternatively, using a cleansing balm and a gentle face wash will also do the trick. Make sure your skin is free from dirt, impurities, and the prior day’s makeup before applying any cosmetic products.
MyGlamm Recommends: GLOW Iridescent Brightening Foam Cleanser
This cleanser does exactly what it’s supposed to do without any funny business. It lifts away dirt and impurities from the skin while giving it hard-hitting hydration. Add this to your cart and your skin will thank you for it!
Stellar makeup looks starts with a good skincare routine. If you want skin so luminous that even the Moon’s jealous, we recommend slapping on a sheet mask. Give it ten to fifteen minutes to work its magic. Follow it up with a hydration primer and an illuminating moisturiser to up your glow game.
MyGlamm Recommends: 1% Multi-Peptide Collagen-Boosting Serum
Clinically Tested, Highly Concentrated Face Serum with Multi-Peptide & Natural Extracts
Calling out dewy-skin devotees: This collagen-boosting serum is guaranteed to take your glow game to a whole new level. If juicy, dewy skin is your number one priority at the moment, this peptide-infused serum has got you covered. It also works excellently under makeup.
Primer is the step that marks the difference between a so-so and an outstanding beauty look. It gives a silky-smooth base for your makeup products to adhere to and ensure your face beat last all day long. Smear a hydrating primer all over your face. If you have oily skin, you can use a pore-blurring primer on areas that tend to get oily and the dewy finish one for the rest of your face.
MyGlamm Recommends: Tinted Perfection Face Primer
Say hi to the primer that’s legit like a blur tool in a tube. From minimising the look of fine lines and pores to boosting brightness - this primer can do it all. Plus, it’s chock-full of skin-loving ingredients so your skin soaks in the goodness while you flaunt a bomb face beat.
Grab a lightweight foundation and start applying it in a thin layer. If you want a dewy glow, use a damp sponge to do so. Next, apply a concealer on the under-eye area and on any scars or blemishes you’d like to cover.
MyGlamm Recommends: Treat Love Care Brightening Foundation
Liquid Foundation With Buildable Coverage, Enriched With Vitamins And Yeast Extracts
This foundation is like a shot of espresso for your face. It’ll plump up, brighten, and tighten the complexion to give you out-of-this-world skin. Just try this foundation and you’ll be itching to click and post a #skinfie on Instagram.
If you want to make your eyeshadow pigment really pop, we recommend smearing a light-tone concealer all over your lids. Opt for a concealer that’s at least two shades lighter than your actual skin tone. Then, load the eyeshadow hue of your choice with a small brush and apply it along the eye sockets and on the outer corner of your eyes. If you’re going for a monochromatic makeup look, you can apply the same hue all over your lids. You can also add shimmer to your eye makeup by patting some glitter eyeshadow on the centre of your lids. Complete the eye makeup by applying kajal or eyeliner along your lash line.
MyGlamm Recommends: POPxo 12 Eyeshadow Kit - Squad Goals
Whether you want to channel Veronica’s diva energy or Rachel’s It-girl vibe - this 12-pan eyeshadow palette will help you create an eye makeup look that earns likes left and right. It’ll ensure your Makar Sankranti makeup is a huge hit. Snag this beauty before it gets sold out again!
Take your eye makeup game up a notch by curling your lashes and coating them with a volumising mascara. You can also opt for a pair of false eyelashes to up the ante on the glamour front.
MyGlamm Recommends: Manish Malhotra Mascara
If you want to sport envy-inducing lashes sans false eyelashes, this is the mascara to call on. NGL, this mascara is the next best thing to falsies. It’ll curl, lengthen, and volumise your lashes - taking your look from regular to super glamm in seconds.
Load some bronzer on a contour brush and run it along the hollows of your cheeks, your jawline and hairline.
MyGlamm Recommends: POSE HD Bronzer Duo
For babes who want to mimic J.Lo-worthy bone structure, this one’s for you. It’ll give your face a realistic-looking depth and dimension that’ll trick people into thinking that you are a face yoga specialist.
Add warmth to your face by using a cream blush. Apply it to the apple of your cheeks. Blend it upwards toward the temples to give your face a lifted look.
MyGlamm Recommends: Tint It Up - Fever
If your skin isn’t looking as glazed as Dunkin’s classic doughnut - are you even dewing it right? This lip and cheek tint will give your cheek the prettiest flush while giving it a glow that even Hailey would envy. We’re obsessed!
Complete the look by swiping on your fave lipstick.
MyGlamm Recommends: POPxo Makeup - No Drama - Mini Lip Kit
Mini Lipstick kit with 3 creamy-matte nude lipsticks
All of the three lipsticks in this lip kit are love at first swipe. They’ll legit make your beauty-loving heart skip a beat. The shades are trend-forward and oh-so-chic. Plus, these lippies are infused with vitamin E and shea butter to give your pout the TLC it craves. Take your glamm game to an all-time high by adding this kit to your cart.
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