5 Steps Guide To Create A Stunning Lohri Makeup Look and Shine Brighter Than The Bonfire

Lohri marks the end of the winter solstice and welcomes the longer days that are to come. This festival is the celebration of the harvest season, where people pray around the bonfire and express their gratitude for the crops. So, when a celebration that is full of life, love, hope, fun and dance, why should you not look your glamourous best. While you might have your desi outfit ready, there’s something else that you need to take care of - your Lohri makeup look. Not sure how to have your Lohri look on point? Don’t worry as we’ve got your back. Here’s a stepwise traditional Punjabi makeup look that will surely make you look like a ‘soni kudi’ this festive season.

Stepwise Lohri makeup look

  1. Step 1: Create a luminous base
  2. Don’t skip the base if you want your Lohri look to appear flawless. Opt for the glowy, dewy base to nail your Punjabi makeup. Start by cleansing your face and follow it up with your go-to skincare routine. Then, apply primer to create an even base for the rest of your Lohri makeup look. Alternatively, you can mix a few drops of serum with your foundation to achieve a luminous base. Once done with the foundation, use a concealer to cover dark spots, acne marks, and uneven skin and banish the blemishes with ease. Lastly, use pressed powder to control oil, shine, sebum and sweat on your face and lock your base.

  3. Step 2: Add colour and shine to your face
  4. Add a pop of colour to your face by sweeping some blush on your cheeks. This will give your skin a natural flush from within. Further, apply a highlighter on the high points of your face such as the cheekbones, bridge of your nose, and cupid’s bow to enhance your features like a pro. Next, take your Lohri makeup look up a notch by using a contour to give your face a more sculpted, chiselled effect.

  5. Step 3: Paint your eyes gold
  6. Start your eye makeup by shaping your eyebrows. Then, apply the shimmery, gold eyeshadow shade all over your eyelids and creases to create a show-stopping Lohri makeup look. Next, diffuse the edges using a clean blending brush. Now, use the same golden eyeshadow shade and run it along your lower lash line as well. Finish off by applying a hint of glitter to the centre of your eyelid.

  7. Step 4: Smoke it out
  8. Grab your eyeliner and create the winged liner look. Then, take a kajal to define your eyes and smoke it out to add a little more drama. Complete your eye makeup by applying waterproof mascara to get voluminous, lifted and long lashes.

  9. Step 5: Nail that pout
  10. Begin your lip makeup by using a nourishing lip balm to heal, soothe, and protect your lips from the harsh UV rays of the sun. Then, outline your lips using a lip liner and apply the classic red lipstick to complete your Lohri makeup look and stand out from the rest this festive season. You can also opt for a poppy lip gloss if you wish to.

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Now that you’re confident about your Lohri makeup look, below is a stepwise skincare routine that will ensure your Lohri makeup looks impeccable

Pre-Lohri makeup skincare routine

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  2. Use a foamy facewash to get rid of dirt, dust, debris, and impurities from the skin. Cleansing is the most crucial step that you shouldn’t miss regardless of the look you want to create.

  3. Step 2:
  4. Exfoliate well! Scrubbing helps to eliminate dead skin cells from the skin and allows oxygen to travel through the blood, making your skin look radiant and glowing.

  5. Step 3:
  6. Use a hydrating toner to remove leftover impurities and dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This step will prepare your pores for the skincare products that follow.

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  8. Apply a brightening serum to nourish your skin, and reduce dark spots, dullness, and uneven skin tone.

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  10. Use a day cream with SPF to keep your skin soft, supple, protected, and healthy all the time.

Pro tip: We recommend pampering your skin with the warmth and goodness of a face mask at least twice a week.
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Now that you have everything in place, what are you waiting for? Keep the above-mentioned things in mind and try your hands on the aforementioned Lohri makeup looks to shine brighter than the bonfire this Lohri!