Makeup and hair tips for Holi

crop4_240x240_6mar15Holi is synonymous with colors. Let’s take a look at how to incorporate color in our makeup and ensure it is long lasting.

Water proof long lasting lipsticks from brands like Lakme, L’oreal, Mac and Colorbar can be used on this day. Matte nude shades like petal pink, coral, peach and earthy colors are the coolest lip colors for this Holi season.

Same goes for eye shadow shades. Smokey cake eyeliners in shades of green, blue, black, brown and burgundy go well with this.

The best skin protection for Holi season is the Dr Vichy’s waterproof matte finish sunscreen cream with SPF 50. This protects the skin from the colours and tanning.

Hairstyles and care:
You should make sure you keep your hair tied up before playing Holi as open hair would fall all over the face and hamper while playing and also colour catches quickly on open hair. So it is not advisable, because colour has chemicals that makes the hair shaft brittle and dry if left open.

The Best hairdos for Holi is a top knot unkempt bun, fish tail braids, braided high buns or a high sleek ponytail. This will prevent the hair from coming on the face while playing with colours.

It’s always advisable to apply a blend of olive, castor, coconut, almond, Argan and amla oil on your hair before doing the hair do. Oil plays the role of a sunscreen for the hair. It protects the hair from the damage that colours can cause.

Outfit trends:
‘White’ is the national dress code for Holi but I feel Holi is a festival of colors, so we not try out some vibrant neon color attires this Holi and make it more colorful?



Ruhee M. Bindra
Celebrity Make-Up and Hair Designer

Ruhee M. Bindra is a Celebrity Make-Up and Hair Designer. She has worked with all the ace production houses and celebrities in the Indian film and television industry. Her forte is make up and hair designing for features, reality shows, brand endorsement TVCs, fashion magazine covers, red carpet events and fashion shows.

She has been honoured and nominated at the IIFA Awards for designing make-up and hair for Yash Raj award winning prestigious films like ‘Chak De India’ and ‘Rocket Singh’.

Her client list includes Gauhar Khan, R Madhavan, Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Sidhu, Shazahn Padamsee, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor, Genelia D’Souza, Nisha Rawal, Saina Nehwal, Amy Jackson, Karan Mehra, Tarana Raja and Claudia Ciesla.

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