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Festive dress up guide

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27 August, 2015: Girls love to dress up and look their best on every festive  occasion, but in the hot and humid season the skin loses its shine and needs toning and refreshment.

Beauty and hair expert Shahnaz Husain has shared tips to look fabulous on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

1. Use watermelon juice
Watermelon juice is a good skin toner and relieves dryness too. It cools, refreshes and softens the skin. Apply on the face and wash off with plain water after 20 minutes of application.

2. Eye make-up
For eye make-up stick to eye pencils during the day. Or line your eyelids with brown or gray eye shadow. This gives a softer effect. Then, apply only one or two coats of mascara, which helps to make the eyes look darker and brighter, but prevents the “heavily made-up” look.

3. Lipstick
For lipstick, avoid very dark colors, like dark maroon. Go for light pastel colors, pink, mauve, light browns, copper or bronze. The colors should not be too intense. Or, use only lip gloss. First outline the lips with a lip pencil, same shade as your lipstick. Fill in color with a lipstick brush. Obviously outlined lips are out of fashion.

4. Try new hairstyles
Long hair is very much the trend, with cascading waves or curly and bouncy hair. Go for the softer look, with curls or natural waves, in the lower half of the hair.

For a long face, wear a low pony tail and have a light long fringe falling straight down. For an oval face, wear it with a side-swept fringe. For a square jawed face, have wisps of long curls falling down on either side of the face, just beyond jaw level. It will suit a round face too. Or you can put the hair up with the help of hair clips.

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