7 Celeb Festive Makeup Looks To Bookmark For Diwali 2023

Unsure of the festive makeup for Diwali 2023? Here are 7 Bollywood divas to be inspired from.

Published On Oct 28, 2023 | Updated On Mar 05, 2024


The festive season is here, and so is the long list of parties, soirees, events, and festivities to tend to. We know you want to look your best at all of these and have curated a list of celeb makeup looks you can take inspiration from. 
While traditionally festive makeup has meant dark shimmery looks, we understand that might not work for everyone, and even might not be what you want to look like. Thankfully, with so many celebrities and makeup artists sharing tips and tricks on their social media, it is much easier to find inspiration for a variety of festive makeup looks.

Irrespective of what look you go for, it is important to prep your face before applying makeup for a perfect base.

Here are 7 celeb festive makeup looks you can be inspired from

 A modern twist on the classic red lip, this is a fuss-free look you must try. Keeping her face clean, Katrina Kaif has accentuated her eyes with subtle brown eyeshadow. The Bollywood actress has used black mascara but you can also opt for brown for a softer look, and finish it with a red glossy lip for a glam look.

 Seen sporting the look in her latest Rocky Aur Raani Kii Prem Kahaani, Alia Bhatt won the beauty game with her kohl-rimmed eyes and a muted lip colour. Keep the base matte for this, and go with classic nude lip shades to keep the focus on the eyes.

Keeping the focus on her eyes, Deepika Padukone was recently seen sporting this look at a promotional event for Jawan. This Cleopatra-esque eye look works as perfectly with a glam western outfit, as it does with an elegant saree. Win-win, we say!

It being her signature eye look for so long, nobody does a smokey eye better than Kareena Kapoor Khan. With this elevated take on a classic smokey eye, make sure you keep the base perfect. You can also go for a grey or brown smokey eye, should you want to keep it subtle, yet as striking.

If playing up eyes is not your thing, don’t worry. Classic dark lips are here to say the day! Like Janhvi Kapoor, opt for a dark shade that compliments your undertones. Always line the lips before applying dark shades for definition. Pair it with a coat of mascara, and you’re good to go.

 Metallics are a staple in festive makeup looks, and this look on Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is just the inspiration you need. Keeping the rest of the face subtle, makeup artist Namrata Soni has let the golden eyeshadow take centre stage. Paired with a soft pink lip colour, this is an easy festive makeup look you must try.

While all other looks focus on either eyes or lips, Sobhita Dhulipala’s glowing skin and blinding highlighter are just what to go for if attending a day event. This celeb festive makeup look is easy to achieve and will instantly make you the talk of the town. We also recommend using body shimmer for a coherent look. 

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