Step-by-Step Guide on Pongal Makeup Look
Read on to know how to create a stunning and mesmerising Pongal makeup look:
Pongal Makeup for Face
Start your face makeup by applying sunscreen if you are planning to step outside after wearing the makeup. Sunscreen provides maximum protection against harmful UV rays. The next product you must apply on your face is Primer. This base makeup product helps you create a smooth canvas for makeup so that your skin can hold other makeup ingredients that you apply on top of it.
Pro tip: You must wait a minute or two before applying foundation, concealer, and other makeup products.
We recommend you use the L'Oréal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer and L’oréal Paris UV Defender Serum Protector Sunscreen Moist and Fresheam.
Take a liquid foundation and dab the product all over your face and blend it well with a damp sponge. Doing the base makeup properly will give you a dewy Pongal look.
We recommend you choose from the range of L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Liquid Foundation (available in 14 shades). You can choose L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Liquid Foundation (Rose Vanilla 2R2C2K) or any other shade as per your skin tone.
For contouring, use a darker shade of foundation. Take a little amount of a darker shade of foundation and apply it on the sides of your temples, the area under the jawline, side of the nose, and the hollows of your cheekbones with sponge or brush.
We recommend you use the L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Liquid Foundation (Cocoa 10N) or L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Liquid Foundation (Nut Brown 8R8C), or L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Liquid Foundation (9.5D/W Mahogany)
To create a flawless Pongal look, conceal your dark circles and other skin imperfections by applying concealer under your eyes, above eyelids, T-zone, chin, nose bridge and other areas of your face as required. Set the base of your Pongal makeup with a setting spray.
We recommend you choose from the range of L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Concealer. You can go for L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Concealer (2N Vanille) or L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Concealer (4N Beige). You can choose the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray to set the base of your Pongal makeup look.
Pongal Makeup for Eye
Now that your Pongal makeup base is sorted, let’s move to the eye makeup.
Start by shaping your eyebrows using a brow pencil, to get defined and fuller-looking brows.
To get perfect brows for this South Indian makeup look, go for the range of L'Oréal Paris Brow Artist Xpert. You can choose L'Oréal Paris Brow Artist Xpert (107 Cool Brunette) or L'Oréal Paris Brow Artist Xpert (109 Ebony).
If you are planning to create a simple yet glam South Indian makeup look, choose an eyeshadow that closely matches your skin tone and is a little bit shiny. Bronze eyeshadow is perfect for this Pongal makeup. Apply the bronze eyeshadow on your eyelids and across the lower lash line with a flat eyeshadow brush.
We recommend you use the L'Oréal Paris La Petite Eyeshadow Palette (Maximalist).
Highlight your inner eye corner and brow bone with a highlighter. Add some definition to your eyes by applying kajal to the lash line. It’s okay if you can’t apply kajal perfectly as you have to smudge it out later. Now take a small pencil brush, smudge the kajal on the area close to both of your lower and upper lash line.
We recommend you use the L'Oréal Paris Kajal Magique-Bold and L'Oréal Paris Le Blush Bar Highlighter 16 Passionate.
Curl your lashes and then apply mascara. If you want your eyes to look bigger, use false eyelashes and then apply mascara again.
Once you are done with your Pongal makeup for eyes, apply highlighter on your cheekbones to enhance your bone structure, and blusher to give your complexion a natural flush.
We recommend you use L'Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara (Washable, Black) and L'Oréal Paris Le Blush Bar Matte 10 Play with Me.
Your Pongal or South Indian makeup look is now complete! What’s left now is to get that perfect pout.
Pongal Makeup for Lip
Since you are creating a simple yet elegant Pongal look, you should wear a lip shade that will enhance your natural lip colour. You can go for shades like mauve, rosy or peach.
We recommend you to choose from the L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Liquid Lipstick. You can take the lip game to the next level with L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Liquid Lipstick (121 I Choose) or L'Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Liquid Lipstick (105 I Rule).
Now that your Pongal look is finished, complete the look with a silk saree, light jewellery, jhumkas, and flower accessories. Wear these accessories along with a bindi and celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal with your family. If you are unsure about the outcome of this Pongal makeup look, head towards the L’Oréal Paris Virtual-Try-On tool
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