As Diwali—known as the festival of lights— approaches, South Asian communities around the world are gearing up to celebrate this joyous occasion. Diwali represents the triumph of good over evil, and the celebration includes decorating houses and public spaces with lights, candles and colourful rangoli patterns. Festive music is played to lift our spirits and delicious Indian treats are distributed to sweeten up the year ahead. What better way to complement all the vibrancy, sparkle and shine than with a stunning makeup look? This year’s makeup trends are a fusion of traditional elements and contemporary aesthetics, offering a myriad of options to celebrate the spirit of Diwali.
Scroll on for the Diwali makeup looks I’ll be trying out for this year’s celebrations, along with the products I recommend to help you re-create them.
Transform yourself into a radiant goddess with intricate gold and silver detailing, reminiscent of traditional Indian jewellery. Adorn your eyelids and face with shimmering metallics, embracing the opulence of Diwali.
Amplify your eye-makeup game with bold jewel tones like emerald green, sapphire blue and ruby red. A smokey eye with a modern twist will captivate everyone.
Embrace the beauty of flowers with floral tones in your makeup. From rosette-adorned cheeks to petal-painted eyelids, a floral palette will add a touch of nature’s beauty to your Diwali look.
Achieve a radiant glow with dewy skin emphasised by natural, golden highlights. The focus is on a flawless complexion and minimalistic elegance.