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The Makeup Trends From Lakmé Fashion Week Winter / Festive 2017!

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Last night, LakméFashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 wrapped up with a star-studded Manish Malhotra finalé, but of course! Now, as usual, it’s time for me to sift through all the shining, matte, contoured, holographic and what-not makeup trends from the week-long extravaganza. And, like always, there are a few looks that stood out above them all.

Feast your eyes on the coolest makeup trends from Lakmé Fashion Week Winter / Festive 2017.


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1. Masaba Gupta

After Masaba’s recent lip launch with Lakmé, we weren’t expecting anything less than this avant garde look on her runway. The candy-coloured lips add a pop of colour to those stark brows. And talk about highlighting the inner corner of your eye! Gold, liquid foil should do the trick.

#HauteTip: While the runway always seems to go for an exaggerated version, highlighting the inner corner of your eye really is the quickest way to make your eyes look more fresh and awake.


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2. Sunita Shanker

The attention is still on the lips, whether you’re looking at Instagram or the runway! High pigments, high gloss, high definition, and glitter of course! We love the sparkles on this well-defined, red lip.

#HauteHack: Metallic lips, glitter lips, or strobe lips… all the Youtubers of the world are showing you how to get the look. This isn’t just for models anymore. The statement lip has become super wearable.


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3. Paramparik Karigar, Rouka, & Aranya Natural

To amplify the boho vibe of the silhouettes, the makeup pros at LFW drew face art on the models. Flower face painting adorned the side of their faces as they walked down the runway.

#HauteHack: Not planning to go to a music festival anytime soon? That’s alright; you can still wear this look. Got a big night out? Cut out stencils like you used to back in school, stick them to your face and fill them in with liner. To keep it subtle, try smaller patterns.



4. Akaaro

Makeup rule numero uno? Always bring out the centre of your face and shadow the sides for the appearance of a thinner face. Isn’t that the rule of contouring and highlighting? This silver, metallic look for Akaaro is practically the same thing, just way more amplified.

#HauteHack: Use this as a chart and start highlighting places that aren’t just the top of your cheekbones!


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5. Indegene, Sayantan Sarkar, & Sailesh Singhania

Let me introduce you to the “imperfect” lip. It’s like a blur lip, or a stained lip, but it runs out of the lines. It’s messy, but also beautiful, isn’t it? We love the undone feel to the entire look, like the model was trying to remove her makeup, but the wipes ain’t cutting it. We’ve all been there!

#HauteHack: Opt for the blur lip trend by applying a nude on your lip and a pink, orange, or red stain in the center of your lips. Then, dab to get the desired effect.


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6. Manish Arora

If you love pearly skin, then Manish Arora’s show took that to a whole new level by applying pearls on the highlight zones of his models’ skin. The look also features a very prominent, warm contour and millennial pink dusted on the eyelids.

#HauteHack: Use different shades of pink blush to create a millennial pink eyeshadow look that’s super on trend.


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7. Nachiket Barve

The experts at LFW created a holographic liner, a la Instagram, for models walking the Nachiket Barve runway. There was little else on the face, giving the models an almost futuristic look.

#HauteHack: Try creating a 3D effect on your liner by adding different colours to one liner look. Start with silver and end the wing with gold. Use metallic colours for a cool finish.


8. Divya Reddy & Jayanti Reddy

The models at the Divya Reddy, and the consecutive Jayanti Reddy show, were glimmering with tears of liquid gold. It looked very Instagram-inspired, over the top, and absolutely gorgeous!

#HauteHack: Since metals aren’t going out of style anytime soon, play around with metallic eyeshadow and a few drops of lens solution to create that pigmented liquid effect!



9. Rara Avis by Sonal Verma

Plums and browns aren’t going anywhere this season! Both, Rara Avis makeup looks consisted of a smoky cat eye with a super sultry effect.

#HauteHack: I would tell you how to tone this look down, but we don’t need that! When in doubt, a smoky cat-eye always brings a twist to your makeup look. Just make sure you add some color under your lower lash-line and smoke that out too, in order to complete the look.


Our beauty writer is also an amazing makeup artist (check out some of her awesome videos on the site!). This skincare enthusiast is also a bonafide globetrotter and boss babe.

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