Your 101 Guide On All Things Fashion & Skincare This Holi 2020
Before you gawk at this one, allow us some time to explain this further. We understand that Holi is a festival of colours, love and great food but that doesn't mean you should step back on the beauty and style path. Dressing up for Holi might sound a little absurd to the carefree ones who just want to have fun, even makeup...we mean, nobody wants to douse themselves in colour with a 1000 layer of greasepaint on! But hey, post and pre-Holi care is important and as far as dressing up is concerned, it is only advisable to wear something that is comfortable yet trendy. No more wearing old clothes, y'all! It is all all about embracing the festive spirit by putting your best fashion foot forward. Don't forget active skincare and makeup is important too. And if you are still confused, then let us help you out with some handy fashion and beauty tips that will make Holi even more beautiful for you.
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Go Traditional With A White Kurta
You may have seen this in umpteen Bollywood movies but a white kurta is a must. Not only can you pair them with jeggings or jeans, but it is also versatile enough to take on all the colours, without making you look like a different person. What's more, it is super comfy too; just make sure you wear a trusty slip underneath it to avoid transparency when the colours or wetness stick to you.
Off White Applique Work Cotton Mulmul Kurta with Slip
A maxi dress is another versatile piece that goes well with Holi. The sleeveless one from Nicobar has an Aline cut that can accommodate all the yummy food and the brightest of colours. It is a soothing printed blue colour that works if you are having an outdoor party. You can even layer it with a shrug or a jacket for extra comfort.
This is like a no brainer! Jeans have always been a classic and for this Holi too, they deserve a special mention. They are comfy and can be paired with an oversized shirt or even a kurta. Plus, you don't have to spend hours washing it, as the colours will easily come out of the denim material. In fact, any added colour stains will only add to the appeal of the jeans. Now isn't that cool?
This is probably the most important garment you should own. A denim shirt can always come in handy for when you are feeling cold or just want to cover yourself up from a faux pas situation. It is super stylish, comfy and will make sure your Holi selfies on Instagram are well worth it!
This is a holy grail product that will work both as a pre and post-care Holi ritual. Before you get doused with colours, cold-pressed coconut oil massage will not only help you get off all that excess colour but will make sure those don't affect your skin. It acts as a protective shield and will nourish your skin at the same time.
Foundation and oily serums are a big no-no but Kajal becomes important. One because it helps you define your eyes and second because it helps bring out your facial features. At a time when your face and body will be covered with colours, a smudge-free kajal like this will help in defining your face.
You can opt for a more subdued nude lipstick too but there is nothing like a swipe of a matte red lipstick! It will instantly brighten up your face and also prevent your lips from accumulating all that colour. Just be warned to use a moisture-rich lipstick to avoid any flakiness on your lips.
A gentle body scrub like this is a very important post-Holi ritual that many choose to ignore. Sure, it is an extra step but it is important to not only wipe all the colour of your skin but also gently exfoliate any dry skin that can be a result of excess moisture. While this is a great step, care should be taken to not overdo it.
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