Karva Chauth 2011 Dress and Makeup Suggestions| Ask IMBB

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Karva Chauth
Karva Chauth

Hey Rati,
I want a query to be posted.

As Karva chauth is approaching, I want to take help from you Imbb beauties. Many of the bloggers here are also married and this is my first karva chauth so please share your experience as well. I will be wearing a Red + Green silk saree. I want to ask how should I dress up?
1. What kind of eye makeup (suggest a look)
2. nail paint colour (brand)
3. lipstick shade
4. if possible tell me any draping style for saree (bored of normal drape and for silk I really want to try something different).

Thanks in advance.   🙂

Happy festive season


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Karva Chauth

Karva is another word for ghada (earthen pot) (a small earthen pot used to keep the water cool, and also used for puja in this fast. Ladies exchange their earthen pots 14 times while celebrating. At the end they will get back their own pot) and chauth means ‘fourth’ in Hindi (a reference to the fact that the festival falls on the fourth day of the dark-fortnight, or krishna paksh, of the month of Kartik)

Women begin preparing for Karva Chauth a few days in advance, by buying cosmetics (shringar), traditional adornments or jewelry, and puja items, such as the karwa lamps, matthi, henna and the decorated puja thali (plate). Local bazaars take on a festive look as shopkeepers put their Karva Chauth related products on display. The fast begins with dawn. Fasting women do not eat during the day, and some additionally do not drink any water either. In traditional observances of the fast, the fasting woman does no housework. Women apply henna and other cosmetics to themselves and each other. The day passes in meeting friends and relatives.

In the evening, a community women-only ceremony is held. Women dress in fine clothing and wear jewellery and henna, and (in some regions) dress in the complete finery of their wedding dresses. The dresses (saris or shalwars) are frequently red, gold or orange in color, which are considered auspicious colors.

Once the moon is visible, depending on the region and community, it is customary for a fasting woman, with her husband nearby, to view its reflection in a vessel filled with water, through a sieve, or through the cloth of a dupatta. Water is offered (arka) to the moon (som or chandra, the lunar deity) to secure its blessings. She then turns to her husband and views his face indirectly in the same manner. In some regions, the woman says a brief prayer asking for her husband’s life. (source: Wikipedia)

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    1. :thanks: so much aruna… U are looking really prettyyy in saree… :teddy: :teddy: .. I will try this draping style for sure.. :yahoo:

  1. Thnks u so much rati for posting… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: .. I am super duper excited… :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: .. and thanks for adding up the info and the pics.. :thanks: :teddy:

  2. wear nude lips…..dark smoky brown eyes gold blouse / corset blouse with dupata draped on the neck since corset gives it the western touch…..
    if ur going indian- wear either statement earrings with bangles…..if ur doing indo western….u can experiment with no earrings and wear a statement necklace instead….

    this is my first karwa chauth and im going indian im wearing an anarkali but going for light champagne color and it has diamonte work on it……ill go with earrings and bangles and high heels with diamonte work on it….

    1. Thank u sharavari.. i am sure u r gonna rock ur karva chuth with ur looks.. 😉 😉 ..
      i think i will prefer indian style :yahoo: :yahoo:

  3. I didn’t know that karva chauth is so complex. :stars: :stars: (I am telugu girl O:) )

    1.Go for warm,metallic smokey eyes based on earthy colours. Perhaps match your lid shade with your outfit,keeping the rest a little dramatic?
    2. Avon simply pretty coffe bean,maroon magic,champagne shimmer ; Warm,mauve/brown based pinks. That’s all my stressed out head can think of. :tongue:
    3. Since it’s likely that yo will be doing dramatic smokey eyes,go grab at your favourite mlbb/natural lippy. :haanji:
    4. http://www.sarisafari.com/howtowear.html
    I only know how to drape it nivi style so I just gave you the link. :hihi: :hihi:

    1. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: PD… would like to go for your suggestions.. :yahoo: :yahoo: ..
      Though u r a kid still u made efforts to help me out…. :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

      1. It was all my pleasure. :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
        And please don’t call me a kid. 😥 I don’t like to be related to a baby goat. :yikes:
        I’m ok with being called a child. O:) O:)

  4. Poo I love to wear nail paints co -ordinating to my dress., but if you want to go traditions lovely reds and marron nail paints also look good. You can really wear a nice bright pink lipstick , it will make your look fresh. and shimmers on eyes never hurt. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    I mostly wear fancy suits on karwachuath coz i dnt know how to drape a saree. 😛 😛

    1. Haw! sacchi. In my college, they make you wear saree for the first whole month :yikes: :yikes:


      wear red nail paint, it ll make your nails look :love: :love: ….I like the colorama graus in all the reds that I have seen.

      It has nothing to do with your question but a frnd of mine is going to fast for her boyfriend and is planning on wearing a red saree with that rajasthani-style round kind of maang tikka….you can try it too 🙂

      1. thnksss Mansi.. I wil wear Red only as its my fav on nails.. I have one from Lotus n lakme.. will try them only.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: ..
        N yes karva chauth in hostell.. u reminded me my college dayz.. lots of girls kept that fast for their BF.. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ..
        will look for rajasthani style..

        1. hi dear u dnt knw me bt i want to ask an ques i am confuse about wht to wear on my first karwachauth ma family saying to wear wedding lehnga is that f9 or it will look so heavy?

          suggest me…. 🙁

    2. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: Rati.. i think i will go with red only on nails.. and yes pink on lips.. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: Rati try to drape a sarree this time.. i assure u will look just awesum.. 😉

    1. awwww chand.. :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: dont feel bad… u can anytime keep a fast and ask ur hubby to take u to shopping for karvachauth… 😉 😉 😉

  5. i m plannin to wear a red n Green silk saree too.. Matchin bangles.. Bronze n shimmery eyes n nude but glossy lips wit champagne nail paint fm Avon

  6. hey Poo, First Karvachauth… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: wow!!…u reminded me of my first .. Though I’m a bengali and we don’t follow Karvachauth as a community, but the idea behind the festival inspired me to go ahead with it… :thumbsup:
    well,I’ll tell you what I wore just to give you an idea… A RED benarasi saree it was, and bright sindoor,and a round red bindi, but very neutral/natural lips and deep kohl lined eyes and gold filigiri bangles, and a long chain mangalsutra….I loved RED, I insist that you wear RED only…looks great on newly-wedded girls….you can also try plain french manicured nails ..they’d look great with a heavy outfit, just to balance out the look…. happy Karwachauth :hughright: :hughright:

    1. I love Bengali’s.. they are super sweett.. like their Rasgullas… :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: .. I am nowadays.. loving their sareee draping style as well and their large round Red bindi.. :love: :love: :love: :love: ..
      Me also Red lover.. ..

  7. hi,

    since your saree is red and green I would suggest MYSTIC lipstick from MAC. It is such a nice maroon shade that goes well with indian skin. Let me know if you like the color or not. As for eye makeup, golden color on the lid (woodwinked by MAC) and cranberry (MAC) or RUSTIC (NYX) in the crease, with heavily lined eyes in black would look good…Also, a coppery bronzey blush…..:) let me know if u like it

  8. Thnks a lott.. Tina.. I dont own the Mac cosmetics yet.. :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: but will look for their dupes in my collection. 😉 😉 😉 .. will try the look.. for sure.. :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy:

  9. I am a bengali too… as we don’t have this festive …. however I like the idea of this puja & the celebrations…. I can feel that how much of love is inside the name KARVA-CHAUTH …. this year I too celebrate the love with this festival for my hubby…

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