Dazzle this Diwali

With the festival of lights just around the corner, it’s time to start planning a beauty look that’s as lustrous as the occasion. Radiant skin, eyes that sparkle and high-impact lips are guaranteed to dazzle this Diwali.

A radiant base can only be achieved with well-prepped skin. After cleansing and toning, apply a nourishing moisturiser, followed by a primer. Blending a primer over your face and neck will smooth your skin, helping makeup last for longer.

Use a concealer to cover-up bags, blemishes and any discolouration. A tip from the pros is to use a concealer in nude pink to naturally highlight your cheek and brow bones. Blendfoundation over your entire face and neck and finish with a light dusting of powder to mattify your base. Finally use a large brush to apply a bronzer, using swift circular motions – we love bronzing pearls for creating a shimmering effect.

What you’ll need: True Perfection Perfecting Day Moisturiser, The One Illuskin Primer, Concealer and Powder, The One Everlasting Foundation and Giordani Gold Bronzing Pearls.

”As it's the Festival of light, you want eye makeup that twinkles and glitters..”

As it’s the Festival of Light, you want eye makeup that twinkles and glitters. Apply a cream-based rose gold eye shadow to your eyelids, adding definition with a darker shade at the crease and at the outer corners.

Create a dramatic cat-eye, lining your upper lashes with black liquid eyeliner and finishing with a flick. Rim your upper and lower waterline with a dark eyeliner pencil, finishing with a coat of mascara for eyes that pop! 

What you’ll need: Eyeliner Stylo Black, High Impact Eye Pencil Onyx Black, Lash Resistant Mascara, Color Impact Cream Eye Shadow in Rose Gold and Golden Brown, all by The ONE.

Outline your lips using a lip liner that’s the same colour as your lipstick. Fill in your lips with a high-shine lipstick – we love anything with shimmer for the festive season!

What you’ll need: The ONE Colour Stylist Lip Liner Smoke Red and Power Shine Lipstick in Red Ovation.


Tidy your nails by pulling your cuticles back, removing any dirt and trimming your nails. Start with a transparent base coat to prevent staining or chipping, then once dry apply two coats of metallic nail polish – select a gold colour to match your eye makeup. Finish with a topcoat and you’re ready to celebrate in dazzling Diwali style!

What you’ll need: Very Me Metallic Nail Polish Gold Rush and The ONE Base & Top Coat 

Words by: Photographs by: Oriflame