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Face Art: A Journey from Traditions to Trends

Face Art: A Journey from Traditions to Trends

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Sep 2018 12:41 PM GMT

Face art has special significance in different countries and social systems. Some social systems give utmost significance to this form of face art and for some others, it is just an act of fun or merriment. Face art has different usages and types and obviously, it differs based on the geographical differences and the traditional practices. Face art in India has a lot to do with the countries traditional and cultural practices and being a country rich with diverse religions and races, there are innumerable varieties in face art and the customs related to it.

In our country, face art does play some vital roles. The indigenous tribes inhabiting in different parts of the country are accustomed to face and body art in a more or less proportion and there are instances of several festive occasions and traditional dances wherein the dancers use to paint their whole body or the face. Such face art helps of the artists or the dancers to reflect the proper facial expressions that are required in the particular dance practice.

With the passage of time and with the advancements in thought processes and fashion trends, the concept of face art too has changed now. It is today not limited to being a tribal heritage with limited festive practices and we can witness many fashion giants suggesting to go for face art on particularly special occasions. In fact, we can today name face art as a vital part of the fashion shows and ramps. Face art today, in terms of fashion, is no more covering the face with multiple colours, rather there are particular patterns and rules of face art by following which one can very well follow the latest fashion trends.

Here are a few types of face art that are quite trending these days:

Highlighting the eyes

Using striking colours or glitters to highlight to eyes too is one of the face arts that is widely in trends these days. Strong and catchy eye make-up like using dark and glowing eye shades, sparkling eyeliners and glittering mascara and keeping the rest of the face bare makes one look really striking and in fashion.

Colourful Lips

Coloured lips are a common sight, but how about a pair of colourful lips? Fashion gurus today are greatly encouraging to go for colourful lips, which mean using multiple shades of colour blocks on both the lips. However, another trend high in demand these days is using two different colours on the two lips, i.e., pink for instance on the lower lip and orange on the upper lip.

Upper cheek enhancing

Enhancing the single upper cheek with sparkling glitters is so much in fashion these days that you can also call it a must for night parties. Some use glittering tattoos either on the left or on the right upper cheek and trust me, this is one instant shortcut to get gorgeous for a night out!

Striking forehead

The bindi concept prevalent in the Hindu society has got a new make-over now with the magic wand of the fashion gurus showing new twists in forehead enhancement. Colourful images being drawn in bigger or smaller dimensions add a different look and impression to the lady carrying it. However, such fashionable forehead highlights are done especially in special dance performances or in occasional celebrations.

Face art, thus, has undergone great changes down the ages and have ensured a significant position in the fashion world. In fact, not only Indian, but the international fashion platform has also been greatly influenced by the face art philosophy. Try one out this time on your face and check out the eyes chasing you.

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