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Makeup must-haves to carry in your handbag this festive season

Transfer-proof matte lip shades go a long way when you are sipping cocktails and eating sweets because you don’t want half of your lipstick stained on the glass.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 23, 2019 2:30:32 pm
A heavy-duty foundation not only provides an even base but also hides the imperfections. (Source: File)

As we fast approach the end of another year, it’s time to amp up that holiday glamour and make heads turn. To help you, we’ve looked high and low for the most sought-after makeup products to stock up this festive and wedding season. And, here’s what we have settled on! So, get your festive makeup fix, ASAP.

Primer

Primer fills the open pores in your skin. Thus, giving you a smooth base for your makeup. (Source: Getty)

Using a primer may often seem unnecessary but when your makeup won’t move until the end of the day, you will than the product. The primer ensures your makeup stays put while you are dancing it out at a party or even moving from place to place. Primers ensure that the open pores in your skin are filled, thus providing a smooth base for the foundation to easily glide on.

A medium to full-coverage foundation

A little goes a long way with a foundation that provides medium to high coverage. (Source: Getty)

A heavy-duty foundation not only provides an even base but also hides imperfections. It acts as a foundation as well as a concealer. Isn’t that a win-win for all the times we didn’t want to slap on heavy makeup? A little goes a long way with a foundation that provides medium to high coverage, and it won’t make you feel cakey at the same time. 

Eyebrow pencil/powder

Believe it or not but, that eyebrow arch will make all the difference to your face. (Source: Getty)

You can be sure that great eyebrows will always make you look sharp and polished. The better the arch of your eyebrow, the better the difference it will make. If you have dark brows, use a pencil or a powder that’s slightly a shade lighter. Go for eyebrow pencils if you just want to define the arch of your eyebrow. Opt for an eyebrow powder if you need help filling in the little bald spots in the brows.

Neutral eyeshadow palette

Neutral eyeshadow palette can be used for an everyday subtle look too. (Source: Alia Bhatt/ Instagram)

A neutral eyeshadow palette can go a long way in your makeup playbook. You can not only use it just during the festive season but also for an everyday subtle look. A good neutral eyeshadow palette consists of tones of brown, two shimmer shades for that extra oomph and, if you’re lucky enough, a black eyeshadow too! You can create a smokey black eye to soft brown to a shimmery neutral look. Choose whatever suits best because no doubt you would be letting your eyes do a lot of the talking.

Lipstick: Red and nude brown shade 

Apply a lip balm before applying matte lipsticks as they tend to make your lips dry and chapped. (Source: Anushka Sharma/ Instagram)

If two lip shades will never go out of style then they ought to be the classic red and nude brown shade. Transfer-proof matte lip shades go a long way when you are sipping cocktails and eating sweets because you don’t want half of your lipstick stained on the glass. However, before applying a lip shade, exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub or a towel slightly dipped in lukewarm water so that your lips don’t appear flaky post applying the lip shade.

Blush

makeup tricks and tips, how to apply blush, tips to apply blush, what blush shades are available, makeup hacks, indian express, lifestyle Blending is the key to applying blush. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Who doesn’t like pink rosy cheeks? Blush can instantly brighten and give dimension to your face by adding colour to your plain base. On days when you do not like to apply makeup, you can just do a few swipes and you will be good to call it a day. You can opt for cream blushes for a softer and a dewy look.

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