Is Your Makeup Kit Ready For The Festive Season?

Prashansa Daniell
Makeup Organisation
Makeup Organisation

It’s officially the most fun time of the year – When the nights are long and the dancing never ends! From Navratri to Diwali to the 15 other weddings you probably need to attend, the festive season demands a special kind of prep altogether. Our OCD side has already got us mentally planning our outfits and beauty looks for all these special days.

While you might need different kinds of OOTD’s for all of your events, these five essential products in your makeup kit can be enough to create various looks for day or nighttime festivities.

1. A Versatile Eyeshadow Palette

Choose an eyeshadow palette that has a range of shades to complement day as well as nighttime events. Whether you want to do a smokey eye or go with subtle pinks and nudes, an eyeshadow palette that has an array of shades is your best friend.

Source: Urban Decay
Source: Urban Decay

2. Must-Have Lipsticks

Ah! What would we do without lipsticks? If you’re confused about which ones to carry in your festive makeup kit, these three shades of lipsticks (other than your usual ones) are our festive season favorites! A classic red, a sexy nude and a cute pink – one for any kind of mood you’re feeling.

bareMinerals GEN NUDE™ Matte Liquid Lipcolor (Source:
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Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Beauty (Source:

3. Essential Brow Pencil

Your brows are what frame your face-a feature that can make or break your beauty look so don’t forget to carry a brow pencil to make that festive look Instagram-worthy!

Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil
Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil

4. A Shimmery Highlighter

We’re especially thankful to the makeup gods for giving us a product that can amp up the glam in seconds! A well-tinted highlighter can work magic into any outfit you wear. If you don’t want to invest in a highlighter, a silver or gold eyeshadow can do the magic as well!

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter

5. Voluminous Mascara

Long, luscious lashes will never go out of style, hence, a mascara becomes an absolute essential for your festive kit. Make sure to pick a waterproof one with a wide wand for maximum lash effect!

Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket Washable Mascara
Maybelline Volume’ Express The Rocket Washable Mascara

Let us know what other products you think are festive season essentials in the comments below!

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