There are so many fresh Eid al-Adha makeup and skincare trends this year and, ladies, what better time than now to update your beauty wardrobe. You already have a glowing personality and great smile, so let’s get that skin to match. And remember, buying beauty products is good for the soul (wink wink).
In the 1990s, skin was a hybrid of both glowy and matte. Sort of a soft-matte. Dior Backstage Face & Body Powder-No-Powder (Dhs184, Sephora) is bringing back that look with their new multi-use powder. It simultaneously creates a mattifying yet luminous finish on the skin. The parodixical name is a play on the fact that the powder has a sheer and natural, non-cakey finish, making it perfect for those Eid selfies and family photos. This ultra fine powder can be worn alone, set on top of foundation, or even as a bronzer. The Powder-No-Powder diffuses the appearance of pores, reduce shine, and evens the complexion.
Every have someone look at you and comment on how tired you look? Us too…and it’s not fun. Whether you stayed up late texting your special someone or took the red eye back from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week (or both!), you can fake those 8-10 hours with the Tarte Shape Tape Creamy Eye Concealer (Dhs135, Sephora). This magic potion contains built in eye cream (amazing, right?!) to hydrates undereyes with hyaluronic acid, prickly pear, and mango butter. To use, simply swipe under the eyes and gently tap it into skin up towards the temple for a lifted and brightening effect.
Since we’re still staying safe and abiding by precautions, it’s essential we wear face masks. What’s not essential is our lip products smearing….everywhere. Liquid lipsticks are making a comeback this Eid but with a twist, nowadays more brands are incorporating hydrating ingredients into their formulas. Liht Cosmetics Colour-Intense Liquid Lipsticks (Dhs135, Debenhams) are organically made and infused with coconut oil and shea butter. Lips are soft and hydrated and the color stays put!
Sheen not Shine
We love skin to have a radiant sheen not an oily shine! With tempeatures sitting not-so-comfortably around 50C, it’s nearly impossible to look fresh-faced. Benefit Cosmetic’s The POREfessional Super Setter Setting Spray (Dhs167, Sephora) is the answer to your melted-makeup prayers with it’s 16-hour lasting power. This ultra-fine water-based mist blurs pores and reduces shine. Best part? No drop marks or stickiness left behind. With just a few spritzs, you’ll show up looking bright and fresh-faced to all your Eid events.
Sometimes a statement needs to be made. This Eid is all about statement eyes with bold neon eyeshadows. Ultra-pigmented vibrant eyeshadows and liners in shades of neon greens, purples, pinks, and blues will be on the eyes of the most fashion-forward this holiday season. Take it a step further with dramatic wings, negative space liner, or even pigment in only the inner corners of the eyes. Try Vision Flush by Danessa Myricks Beauty (Dhs91, Cult Beauty) for a not-so-subtle neon pop.