Makeup Newbie? Here’s a Simple Yet Glam Look for Raksha Bandhan

Makeup Newbie? Here’s a Simple Yet Glam Look for Raksha Bandhan

Don’t have any makeup ideas for Raksha Bandhan? Don't worry, we've got you covered with this easy Raksha Bandhan makeup look!

The excitement surrounding festivals tends to make us giddy. Frivolous activities, gift giving and receiving, and feasting on endless snacks without worrying about calories: what's not to love?

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is one of those festivals that everyone in the country looks forward to. The occasion is usually an intimate family gathering celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters. However, even a small family celebration requires a show-stopping Raksha Bandhan makeup look. Adding a touch of glamor to your look has never been easier than this quick and easy makeup look.

#1 Apply a Moisturizer, Followed by an SPF—Start with the Basics

Firstly, let's give our skin the hydration it craves. The key to happy skin is hydrated skin. You can use any moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type. The moisturizer should be followed by a sunblock. Remember: even if you're staying home and spending the day with your siblings, SPF is necessary.

What’s the best way to skip all these steps—a hydrating foundation that has moisturizer as well as SPF 30

#2 Use Primer for an Even BaseMake Your Application Seamless 

Applying a primer is the next step. Simply spread a pea-sized amount to your nose and cheeks—or wherever pores are noticeable. As primer preps your skin and blurs imperfections, it creates a beautiful canvas for your makeup. 

A layer of primer will also help your makeup stay in place. Even if you have a long list of brothers or cousins (hey, no judgment here!), you can tie rakhi on all their wrists while looking fabulous.

#3 Choose a Natural-Looking Base Product—Even Out Your Complexion 

To master this simple glam look, it's essential to make sure your skin looks natural. Bypass the full-coverage foundation in favor of something with sheer coverage that you can build up. 

A tinted moisturizer has a soft milky texture that can be applied smoothly all over your face. With its lightweight finish, it gives you a peachy, natural glow, which is comfortable to wear all day. You can build up layers in areas where you need more coverage, and it blurs imperfections without creating a mask-like look. 

#4 Don’t Forget the Concealer—Subtly Boost Your under Eye Brightness 

When you apply concealer that's several shades lighter than your complexion under your eyes, you'll create a stark contrast rather than a natural glow. 

To brighten the under-eye area naturally, apply a lightweight, smoothening concealer in a shade lighter than your skin and blend with your fingertips. It will cover dark circles and illuminate the area without appearing harsh. 

#5 Contour Away—for a Sculpted Jawline

You can only go so far with a flawless complexion. When it comes to creating a killer makeup look, you'll want to sculpt your face to accentuate your features.

Use the bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks, side of your nose, jawline, and temples. Next, blend out any harsh lines using a fluffy brush.

#6 Apply Blush—and Give Your Cheeks an Instant Flush

A flushed cheek instantly brightens up your face. Use your fingertips or a blush brush to apply blush to your cheeks. 

If you want to cut down on steps, choose cream or liquid formulas to add glow to your complexion without a highlighter. And if you’re running low on that creamy formula, simply customize your own creamy blush by adding some moisturizer to a scrape of powder blush!

#7 Next Is Highlighter—Just Keep It Subtle

If you're one of those beauty gals who can't live without highlighters, you're totally welcome to add some shimmer to your look.

Use a stick highlighter to enhance the high points of your face—cheekbones, nose, and forehead. Just remember that Rakhi celebrations are a daytime affair, so don't go overboard.

#8 Create Soft Eyeliner—Bring Out Your Eyeshadow Palette

To maintain a soft makeup look for a Raksha Bandhan celebration at home, draw eyeliner using eyeshadow. Instead of creating a bold winged eyeliner with liquid liner, eyeshadow creates a more diffused appearance. 

Put some concealer to your eyes before applying matte eyeshadow with an angled eyeliner brush. Press the brush gently into your upper lash line. Lightly flick the brush outward to create a wing shape and lift your eyes.

You can even add some color to your soft winged eyeliner, any of your favorite shades from your eyeshadow palette, one that matches your outfit!

#9 Sculpt Your Brows—Add Some Much-Needed Definition

There's no denying the importance of bold, defined eyebrows when it comes to glam makeup.

You can create hair-like strokes with an eyebrow pencil and perfect your brow shape with eyebrow gel.

#10 Layer on Mascara—or Go All Out with Falsies 

It's impossible to complete a makeup look without mascara—especially a glam one! Adding some volumizing mascara to your fringe adds drama and lifts lashes.

If you want to add a bit more oomph to your look, you can define your lower lash more with the help of mascara on a tweezer.

#11 Apply a Hydrating Lipstick Formula—Pick a Shade That Matches Your Mood

A glam makeup look is not complete without bomb-looking lip color. In our opinion, liquid matte lipsticks are great because they hydrate the lips while creating a subtle glow on the lips. Plus, they don't dry out the lips or become flaky or uncomfortable throughout the day. 

Choosing a pink-toned nude makeup look for your Raksha Bandhan makeup look is a good option if you're looking for something light and muted. A deep wine, red, or maroon lipstick is a good choice if you want to choose a deeper color. Alternatively, you can choose a brown-toned nude lipstick if you prefer a color between the two families.

#12 Use a Setting Spray—Lock Your Look in Place

Make sure you set your look with a setting spray to ensure it lasts all day.

Setting sprays are better than powders when it comes to preventing powdery or cakey appearances. In fact, it even helps to spray makeup fixer after each step of your makeup.

The Bottom Line

When celebrating Raksha Bandhan at home with your mischief makers (A.K.A siblings), you need a makeup look that is subtle but still glam. You can create just that with our step-by-step guide above!

Would you like to see a post about a variety of different Raksha Bandhan looks to suit every personality? Comment below and let us know what you think!