Get Ready for Diwali 2022 with These Bollywood-Inspired Makeup Looks

Get Ready for Diwali 2022 with These Bollywood-Inspired Makeup Looks

Let celebs like Katrina Kapoor and Alia Bhatt inspire your makeup look for Diwali 2022!

Just a few days remain until Diwali—the festival when bling and shine reign! By now, you've probably already finished buying your Diwali gifts and shortlisted your best festive outfits. But what about your festive makeup look? If you’re anything like us, you’re in desperate need of some Diwali makeup tips and inspiration. Luckily, you’re at the right place!

There is no better way to achieve the perfect festive makeup look than to turn to the celebs in B-Town. With their Instagram feeds already displaying all the trending makeup looks, we're all set to take inspiration from Bollywood's best this Diwali. To help you get ready for Diwali 2022, here are a few Bollywood Inspired Diwali makeup looks!

#1 Alia Bhat—Pink Isn’t Just a Color

This is where the word minimal became our favorite. The actress rounded out her desi look in a pink sharara, paired with pink lipstick, golden eyeshadow, and blushing cheekbones.

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Make sure your mascara game is on point and your eyebrows are well groomed to make this look extra noticeable. Don’t forget to put on a bindi on the forehead for an ethnic touch.

#2 Sonam Kapoor—Elegant Desi

The bridesmaid look Sonam Kapoor wore for Rhea Kapoor's wedding left us stunned and gave us a bazillion festive makeup ideas. The contouring of her cheekbones and temples with blush creates a snatched look that catches the eye. Her coral lipstick gives her looks a much-needed pop of color.

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Her shimmery bronzed eyeshadow, winged liner, and falsies create a captivating eye makeup look. Make sure you highlight the high points of your face for the lit-from-within shine. Complete the look with a pulled-back bun, floral gazras, and a heavy mangtika

#3 Katrina Kaif—Dewy Babe Alert

Is there anyone else you can trust to give you outfit and makeup inspo better than Katrina Kaif? Let us guess—the answer is a resounding NO! Taking cues from her dewy, sun-kissed makeup look is the perfect way to replace your standard Diwali makeup look this year.

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Try a dewy makeup base and fluttery lashes, paired with rose-colored eyeshadow. Make your eyes stand out with purple eyeliner, finishing at the outer corner. 

Brush your bronzer brush across your cheekbones and around the perimeter of your face. Make those cheeks shine like diamonds with your stick highlighter. You want your finish to be seamless, so blend well. Add a glossy pink lip to complement this makeup look.

#4 Ananya Pandey—When in Doubt, Wear Red

“Coka 2.0” from Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Pandey’s latest movie Liger is popular for more than just its peppy tune. That's right, we're talking about Ananya's hot avatar. Celebrate Diwali in style with your friends and loved ones by recreating this look.

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Using an angled brush, the actress smudged a kohl pencil across her lash lines to create smokey eyes. The contoured cheeks and heavy blush add a knife-sharp edge to her already-defined face. Fill in brows with a brow pencil and set with wax for on-point brows. Ananya here chose matte orange lips, but bold red lips will complement your ensemble as well.

#5 Kriti Sanon—Just Glow for It

Diwali parties are incomplete without golden lights, so why don’t we put on make-up like one? Those of you who have seen Kriti's glowy makeup look will know that it is perfect for festive makeup inspiration.

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Apply a poreless finish primer to your foundation base before beginning your makeup look. Adding a liquid highlighter to your foundation will give you a glow fit for a goddess, like Miss Sanon here. Kriti has bronzed her face along its perimeters and applied a subtle hint of blush in an earthy shade. A subtle brown smokey eye and strawberry lipstick complete this extra glowy look.

#6 Aditi Rao Hydari—Fresh Faced Beauty

Aditi Rao Hydari has been turning heads ever since she stepped into the spotlight with her porcelain skin and fantastic eyelashes. The fact that her features don't require much make-up makes her a good candidate for the minimal and 'no-make-up' looks. 

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This look starts with a natural base created with a thin layer of tinted moisturizer. The actress wore shimmery nude eyeshadow and mascara-covered lashes to keep things neutral. She looks natural, yet better, thanks to her orange-red lipstick and fluffy brows. Lastly, she pulls off that desi lehenga look with a black dot on her forehead.

#7 Tamanna Bhatia—Peachy Monochrome Glam

Here's Tamannaah Bhatia's flawless peachy look to get you started on your Diwali makeup look. The stunning mauve eyeshadow complemented her rosy cheeks and matte nude lips. To achieve the look, prepare your skin generously beforehand.

Just have a closer look at that eye makeup!

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This makes sure your skin doesn't dry out before applying makeup to create a healthy, glowing appearance. The cherry on top is a messy bun and brushed-back brows.

#8 Deepika Padukone—Mesmereyesing Smokey Eyeshadow

As part of Manish Malhotra's Mijwan Fashion Show 2022, the power couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone made their runway debut in royal avatars. And guess what? The bold makeup look Deepika wears this Diwali can help you show off your royal side too!

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Start on the base with a matte finish. Use a light, bronze shade along your cheeks and jawline to complement your glittery outfit. The eye makeup is the focus of Deepika's makeup, so her brows are lightly filled.

Her MUA went gaga over her eyes with dark eyeliner and black eyeshadow, but you can keep things a little more subtle with gray eyeshadow if you want. Finish off the look with a nude-brown lippie and a dash of highlighter on the cheekbones.


Choosing the right makeup looks for festive occasions is as important as choosing the right outfit. Make heads turn and leave hearts enticed by the glam you'll be putting forward with all the Diwali makeup inspiration you'll find on the list.

What’s your favorite style inspired by celebs for this Diwali? Drop your suggestions in the comment section below!