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How to get party ready

Last updated on: December 29, 2015 18:36 IST
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Whether you're partying with friends, family or colleagues, you have every right to look awesome and we tell you how!

Come December 31st, and you will feel the pressure to look your best.

Be it a big bash at a plush night club or a intimate family affair, we have it all covered for you!

Big party

Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza shows us how to sport a bright red lipstick to complete the look. Photograph: Courtesy Sania Mirza/Instagram

With brands like Forever 21, Zara and now H&M India (opening in Delhi) dictating the urban party scene, outfits are limiting when it comes to uniqueness.

But your hair and make-up is something you can really get creative with.

For a bold too-cool-to-care look, you can amp up the natural texture of your hair by back brushing or blow drying at odd angles while flipping your hair.

Smoky eyes are advised, if not recommended.

You can pair electric blue or snowy white eyeliner with your regular smoky eyed routine, to cut out of the generic look.

You may need a fine layer of foundation to look good for the 12 o'clock picture, especially if you plan on dancing the year away.

A loud colour for the lips is almost complimentary to a big bash, so you can don a bright red or peppy pink to complete your look.

Small get-together with friends


Malaika Arora Khan's maroon lips compliments her baby pink dress. Photograph: Courtesy Malaika Arora Khan/Instagram

A small get-together is a big deal. You can’t be overdressed, but you can’t look like you didn’t care enough to dress up for this.

So the best way is to go for a pretend-natural look, like beach waves for your hair.

A fun girly hairdo requires a fun girly lip colour like baby pink or orange and keeping in sync with the casual yet classy look try to execute a winged eye liner.

But if that's too much of rocket science for you, you can simply add extra volume to the lashes (mascara with curling brush) and keep the eyeliner simplistic.

As for your skin tone, a very negligible layer of foundation is advised, which you must apply such that it blends with your complexion to pull off the 'I-woke-up-like-this look'.

Family dinner

Tisca Chopra

Tisca Chopra's neat plait and minimal make-up is all your armour for a family do. Photograph: Courtesy Tisca Chopra/Instagram

Every affair with the family calls for you to look innocent and cute while disguising your ability to drain a beer bottle in 40 seconds or other abilities along those lines.

And nothing spells 'cute' like face framing braids, pinned to the side.

It is something that compliments both long and short hair and takes minimal effort.

A pastel shade of lip colour or a swipe of gloss will be complimentary to your hairdo, while minimal or no foundation is the way to go.

Although you may put on a fresh layer of BB cream to freshen the charm of your skin.

Subtle eye make-up will do wonders for this look, but you can add grace to your eyes with a light dab of a funky eye shadow.

Office party

Sophie Choudry

Take a cue or two on how to accentuate your eyes and highlight your cheeks from Sophie Choudry. Photograph: Courtesy Sophie Choudry/Instagram

Office parties are fun because people get to see a side of you that is way different from your regular 9 to 5 self, but you are never sure on how much of that side you should show.

For a professional yet casual look, French twist a loose bun and use bobby pins to sparingly anchor the hair to scalp.

Contrast your regular eye make-up with voluminous strokes or go for a doe eyed look to create a eased up appearance.

Highlight cheeks and lips with the same crème based colour to add elegance.

All pictures used for representation only.

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