While each day of the Durga Puja festival has nine colors assigned to it, your makeup must generally depend on what time of day you choose to attend the rituals. If you decide to attend a daytime puja, go for a subtle and soft look.
Remember that pandal hopping and moving around on Durga Puja or Dussehra days is customary. As a result, make sure your skin is well-prepared for a day out. Dinesh Jain of Insight Cosmetics offers some advice on how to look your best for the warm weather festivities.
Moisturizing your skin before applying your base foundation will keep your makeup looking flawless throughout the day. Then, use a foundation as a base and concealer to cover up those pesky blemishes and spots. Keep in mind that Durga puja makeup is all about the eyes. So, first, use a light eyeshadow to enhance the natural shape of your eyes, and then line your eyes with kohl and eyeliner to draw attention to them. This will assist you in achieving the traditional Bengali bright-eyed look. If you want to go for a more festive look, use a light shimmer-based eye shadow. Finally, finish the look with classic red lipstick and a striking red bindi.
If you prefer attending the evening Puja, you can go heavier on the makeup. While you can keep the base makeup the same as the daytime look, select bolder colours like shimmery gold, copper or burgundy for your eyeshadow. Smokey eyes are prefered by many women when they have an evening of mandap hopping planned. Give your eyes a more significant bolder look by lining them well with eyeliner and kohl. Dab on some blush and highlighter for the Durga puja vibe, and complete the look with deep red lipstick in sync with your eye shadow colour. Remember, Durga puja involves rituals, greeting friends and family, and a lot of food and mandap hopping. To ensure your look stays fresh throughout, end your makeup routine with a spritz of setting spray.