A festival that every married Indian woman (especially in North India) looks forward to is Karva Chauth. A festival that is dedicated for the long and healthy life of one’s spouse, is observed with stringent rules involving application of mehndi on hands, an entire-day’s fast, receiving ‘sargi’ from mother-in-law, preparing and thereafter consuming a variety of scrumptious food post-fast, exchange of gifts and finally Karva Chauth pooja. Besides these, this wonderful festival gives an appropriate and brilliant opportunity for married women to dress up on the occasion and look beautiful for themselves as well as their partners.
As a married woman, if you are planning to make this Karva Chauth extra special, then in addition to following the rituals and customs with sincerity, do try and follow some beauty tips given below, that will assuredly help you look beautiful from head to toe.
Picking Your Outfit:
Say Karva Chauth and the colour red instantly flashes our mind. This classic and very popular colour exhibits richness and splendour, in addition to adding auspiciousness to the entire look you exhibit. However, if you want to stand out from the crowd, then some other traditional colours like maroon, pink, mustard, orange, mauve, sapphire and emerald can also be adorned, with silvery or golden borders and embroidery work. Though saris, salwar suits and lehengas are all-time favourites on this day, you can experiment with the draping styles, fabric and embellishments to give your personal touch to your getup.
What Accessories to Wear?
Karva Chauth is the time to look your best for your spouse. After all you are showcasing your love and dedicating the festival for your better-half. Bring out lots of bangles, statement earrings, nose ring and maang tikas this season and wear them proudly along with your mangalsutra. As far as possible, stay away from elaborately designed choker or jadau type necklaces to avoid looking gaudy or like an ornate doll.
Some Makeup Tips for a Glowing ‘You’:
Makeup can make or break your entire look, if you are not careful with it. Remember, Karva Chauth is all about looking stunningly beautiful yet being your elegant self. As with every makeup tip, start with light waterproof foundation that is similar to your skin tone. If you have breakouts, blemishes on your face or dark circles under your eyes, then blend in some concealer to give your face a flawless texture. To add a bit of glow, use a blush and brush some of it on your cheeks using upward strokes. For lips, go for deep and luscious matte lipsticks. Bold red lipsticks go perfectly well with outfits in red, golden and green colours. Pink lipsticks on the other hand can be teamed with outfits in pink, silver, blue and purple shades. Regarding eye-makeup, go for kajal / eye liner and mascara to create a doe-eyed look. For eyelids, go for simple pink or golden eye-shadow. Refrain from dark, caked smoky look for your eyes.
Easy to Maintain Hair Styles:
For a festival like Karva Chauth, try and pick a hair style that is comfortable and very easy to maintain. Some very popular, easy to make, less messy and stylish hairstyles include a traditional bun, a messy updo style bun, a French updo twist, a side ponytail, a loose sweep updo hairstyle, a simple or Dutch braid, etc. These hairstyles not only keep your hair in check but also allow you to adorn gajras, to complete your traditional look.