Protect your skin during Holi

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Protect your skin during Holi

To wholeheartedly indulge in the festivities of Holi, you need to put all shyness and worries aside. While the market is filled with numerous herbal and aromatic colours that are safe for your skin and hair, there’s no way to know what your friends and family bring to play.

However, by wearing smart make-up, you can be prepared. This will not only make you look stunning; but also protect your skin from chemicals present in artificial colours.

Ahead of the celebrations, massage your entire face, hair and body with ample amount of olive oil or coconut oil. This will work as a shield and protect you from damage.

As Holi falls in the season of spring, it becomes important to apply a waterproof base for your make-up. You can use a mousse for a light yet lovely look. Or, as a quick waterproof base, just apply a two way cake (a two-in-one foundation and powder compact that creates a matte finish) after wetting the sponge to attain a smoother finish.

Happiness comes with a blush on your face. Therefore, using a light blush is recommended on this occasion of happiness.

Apply a peach or pink shade of blush-on according to your skin tone to adorn your cheeks this festive season.

As colours mark the festival, don’t shy away doing up your eyes with colourful make-up. Try on different hues like yellow, pink, red and green. Use these colours in both single and double eye-shadow pattern to mesmerise. The eye make-up will not only add oomph to your look, but also protect the area around your eyes from the effect of the colours.

Follow this by applying a cobalt blue, emerald green or fuchsia pink winged liner over your upper lash line for a doe-eyed look. Now, to make your eyes appear dramatic, apply a coat of mascara. This will not only make your lashes appear longer and thicker, but also protect your eyes from the adverse effects of the colours.

Go for lighter shades of lipstick if you have made your eye make-up bold. Otherwise, for a vibrant look, you may round upon a few bold lip colours such as crimson red or plum.

Make sure you choose long-stay and matte lip-colours to protect your pout from being ruined or harmed during Holi. You must avoid glossy and creamy textured lip colours as they can make the gulal enter your mouth.

Oil your hair well before you set out to play. These days, braids and buns are very much in trend and are best suited for this cheerful season. And, as your hair is already oiled, styles like messy, Dutch or French braid or a messy, side or Korean bun can be flaunted with utmost ease. You can further add funky bandanas to this look to have an edge over the others as well as protect your mane from colours.

(The author is founder-director of ALPS Beauty Group)

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