This 'Raksha Bandhan' don Lehenga with matte lipstick to look trendy
New Delhi: So here comes the festival of Rakhi, also known as Raksha Bandhan, celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana in India. This frail of thread of Rakhi is considered as stronger than iron chains as it binds the most beautiful relationship of brother and sister in an inseparable bond of love and trust.
...and when the occasion finally arrives, few of the questions that strike our mind is what to wear...? How to dress up... Which make-up should be used...?
So, keep calm..take a deep breath because here is the solution to your problem. Below are few ideas that will help you to dress-up and look gorgeous on the occasion of the 'Raksha Bandhan'.
Go for bright colours like royal blue, parrot green, dark maroon, red and fuchsia pink.
A bling kurta and churidar with a bandhani dupatta look good. Accessorise with big jhumki earrings and have light make-up.
For the Indo-western look pair a bling top with an ethnic printed silk skirt. The dupatta is optional.
For the western feel with a touch of ethnic wear, a long flowy gown in ikat and mangalgiri can be a good choice. Finish the look with ethnic jhumkas and rustic silver neckpiece.
A bridal attire can be easily re-used by putting in some simple changes:
Wear the blouse with a plain georgette or chiffon sari in a contrast colour. This will balance the heavy blouse. If the blouse is a corset then it can be paired with a long flowy in georgette or chiffon with a thick border for functions in the day or the evening.
Accessorise with a party clutch.
The dupatta can be worn with a simple suit with a simple border. Accessorise with a classic watch and a party clutch. The dupatta can be worn with a short tunic paired with palazzo pants.
The lehenga can be worn with a plain raw silk blouse or corset of the contrast colour. The dupatta should have minimal embroidery subtle the lehenga. Wear minimal jewellery and carry a party clutch to complete the look.
Make your eyes pop with a blue kajal applied on both the upper and lower lash line and skip the eyeshadow all together. But go for a smudge proof kajal because this hot and humid weather can spoil the look.
Swipe a hint of peach blush on the cheekbones for a natural looking flush and avoid the pink blush altogether. As a general rule, always go for warmer shades of blush for a more natural looking finish.
Don't forget to fill the lips with a nice lipstick shade. Opt for nude shades. Dab a little balm on the lips if they are dry or cracked. Slick on a layer of gloss to help the colour last for long. Apply matte orange or light pink lipstick.