3 Evening Makeup Tutorials for Ramadan Nights
It’s Ramadan, and that means one thing - it’s time to glam up for the many lavish events that Ramadan nights bring. We’ve come up with our three favourite looks for you to try at home and wow your fellow party guests! Check out our Ramadan evening makeup tutorials below.
Elegant evening glam
The elegant makeup look is timeless and a perfect choice for Ramadan. Treat yourself by starting off your beauty regime with a face mask, but no ordinary mask, the Skin Republic 23K Gold Peel Off Face Mask will get you off to a luxe start. It will leave your skin feeling and looking radiant.
Apply a liquid foundation such as the Prestige Cosmetics Skin Perfector Liquid Foundation Essential. It’s lightweight, but offers a medium to full coverage, which is perfect if you’re staying up well into the night. What’s more, we have them in a variety of shades to suit every skin tone.
To define the face, use a contouring palette and this one from Prestige Cosmetics is one of our top picks. It is made up of four beautifully subtle shades to define and highlight the face. When applying, pay particular attention to the cheekbones and apples of the cheeks for a flattering look.
For the eyes, we recommend a soft smokey eye with hints of gold. Max Factor offer the brilliant all-in-one kit, Smokey Eye Drama Shade which consists of four brown to golden shades. Remember to add the light shade all over the lid, use the darker shades on the outer corners and blend well (use a brush from the Nascita Bronzy Glow Makeup Brush set). Add an eyeliner to really define and add a depth; the Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner is a liquid liner that is long-lasting and won’t smudge, or, you can use a kohl version by Maybelline.
Next up, add a lengthening mascara, and the Total Temptation Mascara by Maybelline New York gives a dramatic length that you can totally build to suit your look. To finish the eyes try the Rimmel Brow This Way Eyebrow Sculpting Kit. It is made up of a wax to shape and a powder to define. Your brows will no doubt be on point.
Finally, add a touch of class to the lips. The GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick Matte Baby Lips in the light pink and beige colourways will give plenty of elegant appeal. They’re highly pigmented and contain natural waxes as well as hyaluronic acid that will moisturise and hydrate the lips.
Golden eye and glossy lip shimmer
For sunny weather, we love the golden goddess look and for this, it’s all about warm metallic eyes.
Use a face serum to nourish the skin, the Skin Republic 10-Piece Collagen Serum Face Mask Set will give you a radiant glow. To add to further radiance (yes we can’t get enough), apply the L'Oreal Glow Liquid Highlighter which blends into the skin easily to both hydrate and illuminate.
For the eyes, check out the Absolute Gold Eyeshadow Palette which consists of a number of soft gold shades. Cover the whole of the lid in the lighter colour and use the darker gold tones towards the outer lid to create a more dimensional look. To ramp up the gold appeal, apply the Maybelline New York LASTING DRAMA Lightliner in ‘Starlight’ and flick outwards. Finish the eyes with a bold mascara such as the classic L'Oreal Paris Mascara to lengthen and define every lash.
Glossy lips are always a good idea, and you really can’t beat the Isadora Lip Gloss. Available in two enviable shades it offers a 3D mirror shine like no other.
Classic red lip and mascara
For this look, all the attention is on the lip, balanced with thick eyelashes, so we recommend keeping the rest of the makeup quite lowkey and simple.
Start by cleansing the skin with the Doll Face Invigorate Triple-Action Facial Cleanser. It removes dead skin to give a natural, fresh glow. It’s also super hydrating, which is great to combat the hot weather.
Follow up with a nourishing foundation that’ll cover and last all night such as Gosh X-Ceptional Wear Foundation. It’s long-lasting and gives a medium coverage so is light enough to feel fresh on the skin but will also even out and smooth the skin.
Everyone loves a highlighter and this is a must to accentuate glowing skin so why not try the Sculpt Light Highlighter from beauty experts, Bourjois? It’s made from a gel formula, so again, it is beautifully hydrating and it also sculpts for a sharp cheekbone appeal.
Next up, apply the mascara and we have plenty to choose from! Whether you want thick and full or super long lashes we have you covered. For this particular look we think you should go for thick and full lashes and you can achieve this by applying the L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Paradise Mascara with Argan Oil. It’s one of our best-sellers as it gives both incredible volume and length. It also contains Argan oil which is highly nourishing, so this product will take good care of your lashes too. Don’t forget the eyebrows! It is important to groom the brows and the oh-so-natural Brow Artist Plumper by L'Oréal defines and shapes the brows for a natural brushed-out look.
Saving the best till last is the statement lip in a rich red. For the best results use a lip liner like the Bourjois Velvet The Pencil Lip Liner and make sure you are precise when applying - practice makes perfect. A top tip to create fuller looking lips is to draw to the outer edge of the lips. Try it in the ‘Rouge Di'vin’ colourway. Then simply fill in with a matching lipstick; the Bourjois Rouge Fabuleux Lipstick will do the trick, and its ‘Cranberry Tales’ shade offers a classy statement that will be sure to turn heads.