best of beauty from El Gouna Film Festival 2021
Reem El Sharif’s dazzling skin was front and centre at El Gouna Film Festival 2021. (Instagram @reemelsharif)

Here at Grazia Middle East, we love (and we mean love) El Gouna Film Festival. With so many beautiful and talented women storming the red carpet, we’ve decided to create our own awards categories, naming the best of beauty from El Gouna Film Festival 2021. Check out who won in each of our coveted spots this year and find out the products to use to recreate these looks at home.

Best Skin: Reem El Sharif

best of beauty from El Gouna Film Festival 2021
Reem El Sharif’s skin looked as shimmery as her dress. (Instagram @reemelsharif)

Glowing skin is always in. This year, Reem El Sharif’s skin was as shimmery as her gorgeous Mikhail Chamoun silk dress. The subtle sheen reflecting from Reem’s skin made her look like a real-life goddess. To get the same glowing effect for your skin, use Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Fluid Highlighter (Dhs230, Bloomingdales). This liquid highlighter gives a luminous, ethereal and healthy glow for both the face and body.

Best Highlight and Contour: Yasmine Sabri

Yasmine Sabri’s cheekbones deserve an award of their own. Her contour and highlight look flawless on this beauty’s face. To carve out your own work of art, use Tom Ford’s Shade and Illuminate palette (Dhs410, Galeries Lafayette). These highlighting and shading creams give skin a gorgeous glow and dewy finish.

Best Nude Lipstick: Dorra Zarrouk

Dorra Zarrouk’s nude lip beat was a hit on the red carpet. We love the soft matte finish that gives her lips the right amount of sheen without looking too glossy. To recreate her nude lip look, opt for Natasha Denona’s I Need A Nude lipstick (Dhs100, Sephora). These lipsticks come in 20 different nude shades to complement your natural lip and skin tone.

Best Blush: Nathalie Fanj

We love the subtle pink glow gracing Nathalie Fanj’s cheeks. This beauty dazzled on the red carpet in her Tony Ward dress and feminine makeup. To get a pop of rose to your cheeks, use Guerlain’s Rose Aux Joues blush (Dhs256, Sephora) in shade Chic Pink. This lightweight blush formula gives cheeks a kiss of pink akin to natural flush from spending time outdoors on a chilly day.

Best Smokey Eyes: Mahira Abdel Aziz

Smokey eyes are a red carpet must and Mahira Abdel Aziz schooled us all in how to expertly craft this sultry look. To create your own smokey eyes, use Huda Beauty’s Brown Obsessions eyeshadow palette (Dhs132, Huda Beauty). This palette contains shimmery bronze shades as well to add a little fire to your look.