Diwali (Divali/ Deepawali), or ‘Row of Lights/ Festival of Lights‘ is a five (5) day celebration marking the New Year for Hindu’s all around the World. It takes place on the darkest night in October/ November but is a true celebration of light. The fireworks have already begun in my area, lighting up the sky. For more information about Diwali, click here.
We celebrated Diwali at school prior to the half term but I wanted to wait until it began to do an inspired look. This is a simple look and if you want to recreate it here are the steps below.
- Start with a clean and moisturised face.
- Fill in brows with pencil or powder products of your choice. As this look is focused on the eyes, brows should be dramatic and well defined.
- You can use any colours you want for your eye look. I choose purple to compliment my fuchsia Sari.
- Use a dark purple eyeliner as a base on the eyelid. A lighter one on the inner corner.
- Then pat a purple shadow from the middle of the lid to the outer corner.
- Blend any harsh edges.
- Apply a shimmery purple on top of the lighter purple base at the inner corner of the eye.
- Blend! Blend! Blend!
- Use a warm brown or shade close to your skintone above the crease and a reddish brown in the crease to blend any edges of the purple.
- Add mascara and lashes. (You can also add liner to top lashline- I opted to not go for liner on top).
- Line waterline with a grey/ black eyeliner.
- Add foundation (concealer if you want)- allow to set before going to next step.
- Contour with blush around hairline and hollows of cheeks.
- Add a reddish blush.
- Finally use a rose pink or bold pink lipstick. Choice is yours!
- Add Bindi and your look is complete.
- Pin hair up or let fall loosely
- Add bangles, bindi and earrings. You can also add a necklace if you so desire
- Fuschia and Silver Sari with a white camisole vest
Here is my completed look!
I chose to keep it simple with regards to the colour on the eyes because I added some green contacts to the enhance the purple some more. I haven’t worn coloured contacts but for the once way back in College! It is crazy how much your eye colour changes the way you look!
Which is your favourite?
Happy Diwali to those who are celebrating!
Love and Light to everyone!
Tommorow’s blog is a Nail spotlight feature on my wonderful nail genius friend Charli Jepson! You won’t want to miss it!
Coming up later in the week:
Face of the Night look/ 30 Day Water Challenge/ Male Skin Care in the Winter months and lots more!