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Prepped for Pujo: Bold Bengali Makeup Look for Durga Puja

Look who’s already doing dress rehearsals for Durga Puja with their Laal Paar Sarees and tinkling jhumkas? Well, we are as excited as you are.

And to further add to the hotness quotient this Pujo season, we are here with a bold and dramatic Bengali makeup look for Durga Puja inspired by the Bengali actress Monami Ghosh.

We have chosen this makeup look for Durga Puja for obvious reasons. Monami has centered this look around her eyes by making them as intense as possible. As far as the base goes, she has kept it minimal to make the eyes stand out but also ensured to make it as radiant as possible. And what is a Bengali makeup look without striking eyes and an ethereal glow?


Know how you can pull off this Durga Puja makeup look with Monami’s smokey kohl-rimmed eyes and celestial glow using bestsellers from Colorbar Cosmetics.

Let’s dive into the Pujo bling right away, starting off with some skin prepping - a step you should absolutely NOT miss out.

Start off by giving your face a thorough cleanse with a face wash to get rid of all the dirt and grime. To remove dead skin cells, exfoliate your skin using a face scrub. Next, tone your skin with a toner to flaunt tighter and firmer skin.
Moisturize your face with the hydrating Instant Glow Cream. This is the best moisturizer to wear under your foundation as it gives you a natural glow.

Prime your skin to reduce the visibility of imperfections and help the makeup look to last for long. Squeeze out a teeny bit of a primer and gently dab it all over the face.

These steps will not only help your makeup last long and but also make your skin look healthy and flawless.

Now we break down the makeup steps for you.

Glowy base, killer eyes & pretty lips for Pujo Scenes

Be ready to stun everyone as you enter the pandal. To get Monami’s gorgeous base, eye, and lip makeup, follow the given steps:

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To get an even-toned base makeup like Monami’s, choose 24 Hrs Weightless Liquid Foundation as it imparts a satiny matte finish to your skin. Blend it using our Pro Foundation Brush to get a non-patchy and hydrated base.

Take a concealer in a shade lighter than your skin tone to hide dark circles. Dot and blend it on the under-eye area to correct the darkness and brighten it up.

Now set your concealer and foundation to prevent them from creasing. If you have dry skin, pat some compact power on areas that tend to get creasy, while those with oily skin types can mattify the base by applying a loose powder all over.

Monami sports a natural hint of coral on her cheeks for her Puja makeup look. Use our Cheekillusion Blush in the shade Coral Craving and lightly sweep it on the apples of your cheeks.

To make the face pop further for this festive makeup look, highlight the high points of your face like cheekbones, nose bridge, and the cupid's bow.

We come to the highlight of Monami's makeup look. Her bold eyes are a great example of the quintessential Bengali Eye makeup. Here’s how you can achieve it.

Prime your eyelids using a concealer. Dust off some loose powder to prevent it from caking.

For Monami’s sculpted eyebrows, fill in the sparse areas of your brows by drawing feather-light strokes in an upwards direction. Next, run a spoolie through your brows up and out to groom them. Sweep some highlighter under the outer tail of your brows.

To intensify the eyes, take a warm brown eyeshadow shade from our Nectar Crush Eyeshadow Palette. Blend it all over the eyelid area, along the crease, and on the outer corner with Emphaseyes Eye Blending Brush.

It's time to line your eyes with sultry smokiness. Taking our Just Smoky Kajal in black, line both upper and lower lash lines by drawing thick bold strokes. To achieve the smokey kohl effect, smudge out the edges with the in-built smudger.

Place a highlighter on the inner corner of your eyes to make your eye makeup pop.

Add some mascara to the eyelashes. Add more flutter and drama to the lashes like Monami using false lashes.

Now we come to lips. Monami has balanced out the dramatic eye makeup with a pretty nude lip that has got a light flush of coral. Here’s what you need to do:

Hydrate your lips using a lip balm. Then dab some concealer on the lips to prime them.

Line your lips using a nude lip liner. Fill in the lips with Sinful Matte Lipcolor in the shade Stripped, which is a nude coral color. This is a transfer-proof creamy matte lip color that will ensure that the color stays on even as you gorge on that plate of Biryani; Kathi Rolls!

And your Bengali makeup look for Durga Puja is complete!

Ready, SET, Go for Pandal Hopping

Now it’s time to lend a finishing touch to the makeup look. Spritz the Stay the Day Finishing Mist onto your face to set your makeup. This will ensure that none of the makeup moves or slides off as you lose yourself in the festive revelry.


And how can we forget the star of this Bengali makeup look - Red Bindi? Put it on and have it reviewed by your peers to see it is placed right in the middle. You must not go wrong with that.

Complete this look with the heaviest silver jhumkas you own in your jewelry box and a nose ring. Pinning some gajras into your mane won’t hurt either.

Get the pujo fever on with this scintillating Bengali makeup look and cast your magic everywhere you go!

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