How To Do Karvachauth Makeup At Home
It is one of the most auspicious festivals for all the married ladies tomorrow. Yes ladies! It is Karvachauth tomorrow and I love this fasting festival to the core. Although I don’t keep this fast as of now but I have always seen my mother observe this fast every year. The amazing food and the decking memories of all the married woman in my home is a beautiful memory of this fast. Women tend to keep a fast without eating anything for the whole day and only break their fast after seeing the Moon after performing some rituals. Some women also don’t drink water during the whole time which is something similar to what I do when I keep the Teej fast.
Well, less about the traditions now its time for what we love most about Karvachauth. Oh yes, you guessed it right. The elaborate “Solah Shringaar” i.e. decking up just like a bride.
Many of you might be observing your first Karvachauth fast and the zeal and enthusiasm is just as when you got hitched and became a beautiful bride. There are so many of us who prefer going to the salon and get decked up for the big day celebrations. While there are so many of us who love to deck up all by themselves and keep it sweet and simple. So, here we will talk about all those married ladies who can get ready all by themselves at home without going anywhere. Follow the steps and do checkout the product suggestions to make it easy for you to quickly get ready with your makeup and hair!
Prep For Karvachauth
First of all decide what you wish to wear. Be it your bridal lehenga or a new lehenga it is up to you! Or if you wish to wear a heavy saree like a banarasi or embellished saree keep it ready prior to the day of the fast. Make sure you try the outfits beforehand. If they are not clean, get them dry cleaned well in time.
How To Do Makeup
Coming on to the Makeup part as it is a little time taking and needs perfection. Since this is an yearly celebration you can always go heavy with your makeup look and opt for a bold makeup look. It will look a little different on you and definitely make the occasion more happy & memorable with your beautiful look.
Start with Wearing Your Choli/ Blouse First
If you are wearing a lehenga/ saree, the first thing to do is to wear your top/ blouse first. You can even wear the under-skirt of the saree beneath. Lehenga you should wear at last because it is heavy and you won’t be able to do your makeup if you wear it immediately.
Do your Hair
Comb your hair well and do the desired hair style you wish. You can opt for a simple and classy low bun and adorn it with fresh gajra or you can simply opt for a traditional braid look and wear the hair accessories like paranda and several other jewels on your hair.
Eye Makeup needs to be done after you applied your base makeup so that it gests time to settle on the skin and it doesn’t give you a whitish cast if you follow up with contouring, highlighting or blush just after blending your base!
After you are done with your eyes, start doing your face makeup by applying a moisturizer on the face. This will keep your skin nourished and the makeup will come out well. After this apply a smoothing primer. Apply it generously with your fingers. You can also apply a color corrector for the under eye darkness. Use a concealer on the dark spots and the area under the eyes.
With all this, you an now use a matte base foundation on the face. As per your skin type. If you have dry skin, use a serum infused foundation and if you have oily skin, use a shine-free matte foundation.
Some Foundation suggestions are-
Blend Your Base
You can use a beauty blender or a blending brush to make your foundation look uniformly applied. I personally love the WiseShe Cheek, Contour & Powder Brush for blending my foundation. It is really very soft and does the job well.
Do your Eyes
Now you can do your eyes and in the meanwhile your base sets to look almost natural. Choose a copper/ bronze shade of eye shadow if you are wearing shades like the traditional red, orange or pink for Karvachauth. You can also use a golden eye shadow but I think golden eyes with traditional gold jewellery might look a little out of place. So safe eye shadows are taupe, bronze, copper etc.
For other shades of outfits you can experiment with the shades on the eyes. Like for green saree you can use a mauve pink/ plum eye shadow on the eyes. For a navy blue outfit, you can go for brown/ coffee shade of eyes shadows and likewise.
You can create smokey eye looks, dual toned eye makeup whatever you like for the eyes. But since the hunger pangs start increasing with time, you can go for a single shadow all over the lids with perfect blending.
Eye Shadow Suggestions-
Line your Eyes
You can use false lashes with your look. Now line your eyes well for wings or opt for cat eyes as per your wish. Also apply a dash of kohl on the underline to complete the look. You can skip it if you have oily waterline. Alternately you can use a mascara and skip the falsies.
Coming to the face makeup again. Start by highlighting and contouring simultaneously. Apply highlighter on the forehead, brow bone, bridge of the nose, apple’s bow, tip of the chin, above the cheek bones & inner corners of the eyes. Apply bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks, near your hairline & below the jawline, sides of the nose bridge to give a chiseled look to the face. Blend everything perfectly well with a face brush.
Highlighters you can use-
- Makeup Revolution Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss
- Mac Prep + Pimer Bright Forecast Highlighter
- Cheapest Highlighter : Coastal Scents Hot Pot Flesh Tone
Don’t leave any streak lines after blending. Apply loose powder all over the face and sweep off any excess product residue from the face.
Apply blush lightly on both sides of the cheek bones. Blend well.
Your face makeup is all done.
Some Beautiful Blush suggestions are-
Now comes the last makeup product for the Karvachauth Look and that is the lip color. A bold red/ orange or deep maroon is an obvious choice of lipstick for most ladies who wear shades of orange, yellow and red. You can wear deep pink, hot pink shades with pink/ blue or green outfits easily.
- MAC All Fired Up
- Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick Girlfriend
- MAC Ruby Woo
- Loreal Paris Color Rish Moist Matte Lincoln Rose
- Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + matte Red Coat
If you have done an elaborate eye makeup, you can simply use a soft nude/ muted pink shade of lipstick to let your eyes stand out beautifully.
Well, this was all I had to share to do your entire makeup look for Karvachauth! Hope you like it. 🙂