There are ample reasons to celebrate the festivities of Eid. As the one-month holy fasts end, hearts are filled with the joy of new beginnings of the Islamic New Year.
I’ve always fancied the way women from the Middle East dress up. The choice of their clothing, their hairdo and most importantly the kind of flawless makeup they complement their looks with is something we all aspire to achieve. Their features and facial precision are appreciated globally. I thought what better occasion than Eid to pay a tribute to the stunning ladies of Middle East.
‘Lime’ it up
I chose a lime yellow gown with cape-like sleeves, the two front slits blend contemporary with the classic. The flowy feel of the look makes it easy for all types of body structures to sport with ease. I like plain gowns with little or no embellishment as it leaves room to experiment with jewelry. This dress expresses the feminity of cuts and a little tease with the slit.
Complete it with jewels
I wore a pair of extremely heavy traditional earrings also known as ‘chand bali’ which was enough to break the attention from the sober appeal and make it dressier. Though the earring is inspired by traditional Indian look, the shape of the crescent moon is quite Arabic. The Arabic hand chain has influenced fashionistas all over the world, the hand chain matches the heavy earrings and skips the need for any other accessory. If one wants to experiment with a plain gown, a long neck piece and a statement ring can also do wonders.
Slay the ‘Arabic’ way
A large round donut bun was a necessity to flaunt my makeup. I love to notice makeup and pay attention to the detailing, but I must admit it takes an artist’s skillful hands to get the perfection needed. Zoya, who is a dear friend and a makeup artist ensured that the overall appeal reflects the Arabic look.
Zoya started by using an extremely light coverage foundation, she then concealed my under eye and few imperfections with a concealer. Shaping the eyebrows by giving the perfect arch and a dark tone; Zoya then insisted on working towards enhancing the eyes with an inward and outward winged eyeliner and a thin shimmer line on the top, thick luscious lashes were her best friend to get the eyes on point. She started with a neutral base and then bold eyeshadow and completed the eyes using a thick mascara to give an edgy definition to the eyes.
Zoya highlighted the cheeks with a nude brown and added a lot of shimmer to define my already high cheekbones. The beauty of her make up technique is that it didn’t seem chalky or over the top. Bold deep purple lipstick was enough to lift the entire avatar.
Not forgetting my super stylish transparent heels, Oh! Aren’t they a must have? Online shopping game got stronger.
This look is super simple and fun to experiment with. This Eid lets get trendy and give those heavy accessories a chance to flaunt.
Makeup: Zoya Shamsi
Captured by: The Tilted Lens