Looking street-chic isn’t rocket science. With the right wardrobe, makeup and accessories, you can go from drab to fab in a jiffy.
CT tells you how to nail the perfect look this Puja…
– Head gears are big this season. These go with traditional as well as Indo-western outfits. Don’t go overboard. Opt for a modern chain-style headgear that doesn’t attract too much attention.
– Ear candies make for great accessories. Ear cuffs, ear hoops, feather earrings are edgy and make a strong style statement. Available in a variety of styles — embellished, wrapped behind, winged, hoops and cuffs will make sure you stand out in the crowd.
– Team traditional kurtis with colourful bandanas.
– Going matte during October is no mean feat. As the temperature sores, your makeup tends to drip — making your skin look uneven and might we add, scary. This year, go fresh with dewy makeup that gives your skin a healthy glow. Prep your face with a moisturizing primer, followed by foundation. Apply highlighter at places where light would naturally hit like on the bridge of the nose, cheekbones and forehead. Finish off with cream foundation and nude lipstick. Hello, luminescent skin! “To keep your face looking natural, you need to keep your base minimal. Try not to go light on your skin tone or makeup tends to look like a mask,” suggests Aniruddha.
– In the morning, opt for lighter eye makeup in shades of beige, baby pink, and cream. You can try sultry bronze in the evening. To get a smoky bronze look, dab some copper eye shadow over the lid, softly blending the edges. Apply a line on your lower lid with the same colour. Now, take a lighter shade of copper and apply it on the middle and corner of the eye. Tighten the lash line, apply kohl followed by mascara. Offset the dramatic eyes by keeping the lip colour lighter.
– One thing that we took away from 2015 fall fashion weeks is that there’s more than one way to rim your eyes. This Puja, try opting for cat eyes or dramatic spin-offs of the winged eyeliner.
– Unless you are planning on hitting the salon every day during Puja, easy-to-do hairstyles may come in handy. Up dos not only make your hair look voluminous, it is also fuss-free and perfect when the mercury rises in the day. Do a deep middle parting and make a ponytail. Roll the ponytail and secure it with pins. Finish with a glossy hair spray that will help the chignon stay intact for 3-4 hours.
– If you have long hair, but would like to sport a shorter hairdo, go for a faux bob. Section the hair, taking each and wrapping it near the nape with clips. Once you have done that to all the sections, use setting gel or spray to seal the look. Ace makeup artist Aniruddha Chakladar suggests, “You can create umpteen different looks with long hair — from messy braids to classy sleek back bun. If you have short hair, just use a hair spray and leave it.”
– If you have thin tresses, add volume to it by blow drying and then back-combing it. Tie it into a ponytail and secure with hair spray. Alternatively, you can also curl the hair, which will give the ponytail a fuller look.