Thursday, 8 August 2013

EID UL FITR - Head To Toe Beauty Tips

As Ramadan comes to a close, we get ready to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr – The word “Fitr” meaning break.  This year Eid falls on the 8th of August.  Traditionally Eid is observed on the first day of Shawwal, not as a celebration that Ramadan has ended, but to thank Allah for giving followers the strength to endure the fasting and abstinence from “evil habits”.

Some of you may be celebrating Eid on the 9th August, and I am sure that you must be well in to preparations for Eid-ul-Fitr, looking for that perfect dress, shoes and jewellery for looking perfectly dressed on the special occasion of Eid.

Whenever you celebrate Eid, here are my 8 tips to make you feel beautiful head to toe.


1.  Flawless Face

This Eid, let your eyes do the talking and keep the rest of your makeup elegant and simple.

Tip: After moisturizing, apply a shine-free foundation for perfect skin.  Set the foundation by dusting a light loose powder and a bronzer to add warmth.


2.    The Eyes

Coloured eyeliners and mascaras are big this season. Switch your usual black eyeliners with a coloured one for a trendy change.  Using a coloured eyeliner with matching mascara can really make your eyes stand out.

Tip: Don’t match your eyeliner to your outfit.  Instead, choose neutral coloured eyeliners like olive green; which will actually compliment your eye colour.
Brown Eyes: Dark Blue/Green
Green Eyes: Dark Purple
Blue Eyes: Dark Brown


3.    On the Lash

With so many new mascaras on the market, ultra-long dark lashes are more popular now then ever.

Tip: Try priming your lashes with lash primer before applying your mascara for longer & more full lash this holiday season. 


4. Deep Dark Pout

From violet to burgundy, deep berry coloured lips are on this season. Keep the rest of your makeup simple and wear a statement bold lip to add some personality to any Eid event.

Pale Skin: Try cool shades to prep your complexion
Olive/Dark Tones: Try warm shades to compliment your skin tone
If you prefer a softer option add a soft violet or burgundy hue with a lip gloss instead. 


5.     Body Beautiful

For silky soft skin this Eid, massage a body exfoliator that contains papaya.

Tip: After you’ve exfoliated in the shower.  Mix half portion body moisturizer with half portion foundation.  Rub it in. The foundation gives the effect of sheer even skin, while the massage gives you a glow. 


6.    Shimmer & Shine

If you’re going to a fancy party, glamour it up with some body shimmer. Dust loose powdered body shimmer with a large powder brush on your arms, feet or legs.  Also highlight the apples of your cheeks with a sheer mineralized blush for a natural shine.

Tip: For long lasting shine, apply shimmer body lotion all over the body and then dust on a matching shimmer powder for ultimate glow. 


7.  Heavenly Hair

With all the busy activities of Eid, our hair can get pretty flat by the end of the day.  To help keep hair volume, try backcombing the crown of your head and spraying on some hair spray to keep it in place.  Ideally, it should be used to create volume without looking like it’s been backcombed.

Tip: When backcombing you can get a little carried away.  Use a hair spray that can easily be combed out just in case you add a little too much volume to your hair.


8.  Nail Perfect Manicure

You don’t have to wear nail polish to have polished feet.  If you are worried about missing your prayers, keep your nails neat and short for real impact.  Go square to add an elegant touch!

Tip: If your nails tend to break easily rub fresh garlic on them before you sleep for rock solid nails for guaranteed results!!

Eid Mubarak Beautiful's!
May Allah swt accept all our fasts and prayers. Hope you all have a wonderful Eid whenever you celebrate it.
Sofia x


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