Festive season calls for weddings, family dinners, attending multiple festivities and managing tight schedules. With so much going on, sometimes you hardly have time to make a pit stop at home and change your entire look and makeup. And when your work overruns your party schedule, you need to pack essentials in your bag that help you transform your festive makeup look from day to night!
While day looks are more about subtle glam, where everything from your clothes to the shades you pick to apply on your face range from nudes to light pinks, night looks are entirely about making a statement with bolder hues. It is also the time of the day when most of the events take place, and there is a sense of grandeur in the settings as well as in the outfits. Night makeup looks are more about picking deeper hues, such as reds, oranges, and maroons, for the lips and playing along with shades for the eyes.
Makeup for such grand settings needs to be in a way that adds colour and highlights your defining features on the face! This, however, does not mean you need to pile it on and have a cake face, but just a few easy steps will help you stand out and make the switch from day to night much smoother.
Carry Qtips to erase errors: Carrying Qtips always comes in handy. More than just a cotton swab to clean ears, Qtips have the possibility of getting rid of so many makeup errors. For days when your eyeliner is unequal, or when your lipstick begins to bleed and spreads across your teeth, or when you need a quick fix for that clumpy mascara. All you need to do is apply moisturiser on the cotton swab and carefully clean the error without redoing the entire makeup.
Face Mist to freshen up: Keeping a toning mist handy is always a great idea when you have back-to-back schedules lined up. A toning mist helps control excessive oil production on the skin, instantly hydrates and has a calming and soothing effect. The Ayurvedic-formulated Fragrant Jasmine Toning Mist by SoulTree is prepared with pure Jasmine from the Himalayas and prevents acne breakouts with regular usage. Its detoxifying properties help unclog and tighten facial pores and keep skin supple and even-toned.
Begin with a Good base: A good base lasts all day long and is the best and quickest way to transition from a day look to a night look. Ensure to adequately hydrate and moisturise your face before applying the base, as this will help keep your skin soft and prevent it from drying out over the day. A lightweight herb-infused Ayurvedic BB cream by SoulTree is an ideal choice, as it effortlessly blends into the skin and helps achieve the ‘no makeup, makeup look!’ The ingredients' nourishing properties boost glow and act as a barrier between your skin and environmental pollutants. It also helps in reducing the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne and acne scars with frequent usage. This Ayurvedic-formulated BB cream is suitable for daily use, repairs damages, and evens skin tone.
Add a bit of shimmer: Night looks call for a little bit of shimmer for that subtle glam feel. Adding shimmer as a highlighter over your eyelids, on the tip of your nose, on the high points of your cheeks, on the cupid's bow and the middle of your forehead adds glam to the face. While day looks call for refreshing light makeup looks, you can always play around with makeup at night.
Enhance the eyes: The easiest way to transition your day makeup to night is by enhancing your eye makeup. Try experimenting with bold colours that make your eyes pop and give them a bit of shimmer. To transition from day to evening, you can begin with the lightest base as the eyeshadow. For the evening look, go for a layered look or subtle smokey eyes that can be created using your fingers. Finally, play using the colours for the night look and create classic options for the eyes, such as smokey or winged eyes using colours that have shimmer. To finish the look, line your eyes with a black Kajal to define them and create a bold look.
Take your pick from SoulTree’s Ayurvedic Kajals formulated with Organic Ghee for an easy transition from day to night. Made using a traditional Ayurvedic recipe using a 3000-year-old process, the organic Kajals soothe, calm, and cleanse the eyes. The Kajal have a creamy texture with a light shimmer that makes them ideal for eyeliner and eyeshadow! Line your waterline, swipe the Kajal along the lashline or smudge using your fingers over the lid for a subtle smokey look. Complete your eye makeup by applying double coats of Ayurvedic Mascara from SoulTree, which nourishes the lashes and promotes growth of the lashes as well.
Amp up the Lip colour: Lipsticks have the power to amp up any look, be it during the day or night. Begin by applying a slick of neutral shade of lipstick during the day and work your way up by layering over bolder shades such as orange, red and maroon. You can also change the lip shades as per your outfit and get a neat, clean finish with the help of the Qtip. Balance out subtle eyes with a bold lipper, and go for subtle and nude shades with smokey eyes. The creamy, rich Ayurvedic-formulated Lipsticks by SoulTree are enriched with Organic Ghee that keeps your lips soft, smooth and hydrated throughout the day. The lipsticks act as a natural barrier against environmental aggressors that nourish & beautify your lips at the same time.
Add that touch of sheen to your lips with lightweight Ayurvedic Lip gloss that deeply moisturises, nourishes and heals the lips with every use. The top gloss coat of the lip gloss further amps up the entire look, and it’s a great way to bring softness and shine to them.
Carry a fragrant body mist or perfume: One of the essential things to pack in your bag is a fragrant body mist or perfume to transition from day to night smoothly. Brush off the day’s tiredness and any other unpleasant odour by spraying a few pumps of your favourite fragrance on the pulse points to feel fresh as a flower.