By Alana Stanislaus
Possibly the most popular East Indian festival in the world, Divali celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. For as long as I can remember, this Hindu Festival of lights has been a fascinating one to me. The beauty of the Indian woman adorned with magnificent gold jewellery and wrapped finely woven silk saris inspired me to create this look on model Rennitta Achan.
No matter how ornate a sari is, these is something about a well made up face that just completes the look. Here is a step by step of how to get a perfectly glamorous look for Divali night that you can do for yourself.
Getting the Look
- On Rennitta’s already clean, moisturised face, concealer was applied to her under eye area to cover up any dark circles
- Next, a cream foundation was applied to her face and blended onto the concealer and below her jaw line to ensure a smooth finish without any demarcation lines.
- A light dust of powder was then applied to set her foundation
- For Rennitta’s eye makeup, I used a lot of richly pigmented eye shadow colours to compliment her beautifully decorated sari. Her under brow was dusted with a rich gold while a copper coloured shadow was dusted across her eye lid. In the crease of her eyes, a deep purple colour was applied to the crease and blended into the other two colours. Next, her eyes were rimmed with a black kohl pencil and then the line was smoked with the same purple colour that was used in the crease.
- Rennitta’s brows were already well shaped so they were lightly brushed through with a brow brush to remove any powder residue.
- Her cheeks were lightly blushed in a warm, neutral tone to highlight her cheekbones.
- The final step to this makeup was mascara. Black mascara was swept across her bottom lashes then the top lashes were given about 3 coats of mascara to give the final touch of drama to complete this look.