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Updated: October 19, 2011 15:55 IST

Jazz it up

AMINA SAMREEN SALAHUDDIN
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What's your pick? Photo: Special Arrangement.
What's your pick? Photo: Special Arrangement.

Everyone wants to look their best for Deepavali. Here are a few ground rules.

This is a season of shimmer and colour. Light up your face this Deepavali.To help you do that NXg checks out what's in vogue this season on the make-up front.

Follow these

The rule this season is to keep it simple and glittery.

Buy water-based foundation in a shade close to your skin tone. Oil- based cosmetics tend to settle in the creases of your face.

Apart from the compact for the purse, buy illuminating loose face powder of good quality. Use it to play up the coppers, golds and bronzes and corals on your eyes.

Keep the colour dramatic and eyes well defined.

Use of shimmer and flecks of gold discreetly for that shiny shimmery look. Those whose skin is an earthy shade should try using tones of rose pink, plum and wine. Dab a bit on your hand and check out the intensity of the colour before you buy. This way you'll avoid a make-up disaster on D-day.

Mineral make-up is the new sensation. It is harmless and has multiple uses. It comes in matte and glitter shades. Use the powder as an eye shade and highlighter. Mix it in water and you get an eye liner. Sprinkle it on your nail polish for a complete look.

Coral tones are much in demand, as are matte lipsticks. Keep it subtle. Nude beiges are also in vogue. Go for improved volumising mascaras available this season.

Finally buy a set of make up brushes for flawless application. A typical set will have specialised brushes to apply lipstick, eyeliner, eye shadow and rouge. Check the brushes for fine finish.

Don't forget to wear that 10,000 Watt smile. It completes the dazzling look.

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