Whether you are hosting cordial dandiya night at home or hopping to three different Durga Pujas, or simply catching up with your cousins, you’ll indeed have a packed calendar for these coming glistening and colourful 9 days. With Navratri just around the corner, there is so much to do, and if you are anything like us, you’d probably check your OTTDs, with matching jewellry and book an appointment in the salon. But what about the makeup for Navratri?
Be it garba makeup look or pandal hopping glam up, zeroing down each day’s ensemble can be daunting. But no worries, because here we are to do what we do best—bookmark these Navratri makeup looks for each day because looking gorgeous whilst praying never goes out of style.
Day 1: Soft Orange Creamsicle Pop
Begin the enchanting nine-day ceremony with a colour that signifies energy and happiness. Also known for vibrancy and pop, orange eyeshadow will add serious brightness and sparkle effect to your Navratri makeup look. Achieve the look with high pigmented eyeliner similar to Eye Lit You So! Vivid Eyeliner in 02 Orange Honey on your crease and create a wing. Keep the overall look relatively simple. Finish it off with a swipe of burnt orange lipstick just like Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick in shade 41 Gotta Terracotta.
Day 2: Artistic Abstract White
Live a maximalist life by DIYing this major eye inspo with a colour that signifies purity, peace and meditation. Make a statement with this Navratri makeup look by experimenting with the cult-favourite white ASAP. For a bold, dramatic and slaying look, use a flawless coverage concealer like Magic Wand Waterproof Concealer that fades fine lines and conceals dark eyes. Grab a highly pigmented matte eyeliner similar to Eye Lit You So! Vivid Eyeliner in the shade 06 White Heat and show your artistry.
Day 3: Turning Heads with Red
In the realm of neutral eyeshadows, red crashed the cliché with its versatile and cinch nature. From backstage beauty at fashion shows to hotshot celebrities’ red carpet looks, the colour of beauty and fearlessness is everywhere and now on your lids. Simply blend a warm nude shade as a transition eyeshadow above the socket of your eyes and merge a deep red shade onto the top. Select a highly pigmented eyeshadow similar in Wonder Woman Mixed Palette -02 Primal President. Follow it up with rich matte red lipstick, and voila! Hey gorgeous.
Day 4: Playful Blue for the Win
Give credit to the eclectic array of colours this beauty offers. Whether you are in the mood for soft smoky cyan or bright blue eyelids, this colour of good health and prosperity will promise your eyes to look their best. To recreate this Navratri makeup look, colour correct your eyes, choosing a shade suiting your skin issue. Use a neutral eyeshadow to create an even base and finish the look by using a blue eyeshadow crayon just like Eyes And Shine Shadow Crayon in 01 Sapphire Sizzle onto your lid.
Draw a line from the inner to outer corner of the eye or the entire eyelid. Blend smoothly.
Day 5: Have Fun with Mellow Yellow
The pale shimmery eyeshadow is old news now—the versatile yellow is everywhere, from red carpets to Instagram feeds, plus it suits all skin tones, which is even more of a reason to test out this Navratri makeup. Get this look by priming your eyes with a nourishing eye cream similar to SUGAR Coffee Culture Firming Eye Cream that’ll instantly soothe your puffed up eyes. Follow along with a brown transition shade and merge it with a yellow pop eyeshadow.
Day 6: Make way for the Emerald Green Hue
Give this magical colour of a new beginning and growth a fair chance. Add a pop of green to level up your Navratri makeup in ways you might not have thought of before. Start by priming up your eyes, and using a medium brown shade. Go back and forth on your crease to make that transition shade even. Follow it up with a black eyeshadow easily found in SUGAR Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Palette 02 WARRIOR.
Day 7: Glance through Celestial Grey
Whether it’s monochronic or paired with smokey eyeshadows, the colour of strength and transformation—highlights your black and brown eyes in the best way. To level up that Garba makeup looks, apply a soft shadow onto your lids and follow up by blending grey eyeshadow in the crease. Need some help? Grab your white and black liner similar to Eye Lit You So! Vivid Eyeliner in the shade – 06 White Heat and Arrested For Overstay Waterproof Eyeliner in 01 I’ll Be Black to that sexy stare. Isn’t this Navratri look makeup super gorgeous?
Day 8: Doll up Glittery Pink
A flash of fuchsia will grab anyone’s attention. The colour of inner peace and joy with a punch of sparkle will instantly transform your makeup for Navratri into a more alive, fresher, and happier look. Apply a dewy primer for a glowy eye base and a lustrous pink eyeshadow shade to go with it. Blend it out into your crease and line the lash line with a long-lasting eyeliner similar to Eye Warned You So! Double Matte Eyeliner and finish off with long falsies.
Day 9: Violet Haze Smoulder
Are you craving a switch-up in your eyeshadow look? Try the colour of intellect and peace that’s been popping all over the red carpet. This pigmented, jewel-toned violet lid will give an instant pop to your Navratri look. Using an eyeshadow with glitz is vital to recreating this look. To get the precision like hers, take a matte purple eyeliner like SUGAR Eye Dared You So! Metallic Eyeliner in 02 Purple Pirate and create a wing. Layer it up according to your desired thickness.
So are you impressed? Try these eye makeup looks and level up your Navratri glam.
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