Let Your Beauty Shine Bright This Ramadan
They say beauty begins from within, first and foremost. Maintaining beautiful, radiant skin starts with the right nutrition, hydration, and skin care, which is even more important if you are fasting during the holy month. Once these essentials are taken care of, you can then try our gorgeous makeup tutorials below to flaunt what you’ve got and let your beauty shine even brighter.
Radiant skin begins from within
Hydration: Drinking enough water is one of the most important things for healthy, supple skin. If you are fasting during the day, make sure you are having plenty of water after iftar. Try to also avoid sugary or caffeinated drinks as these are very drying.
Nutrition: At iftar, despite the huge range of food that is usually on offer, try to choose wisely. Eat more fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables and fish as they are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These little nutritional powerhouses will keep your skin young and smooth.
Exercise: We know fasting often means limited activity in the daytime in order to conserve energy, but there is nothing stopping you from getting your steps in after the sun sets! Moderate exercise will provide blood circulation throughout your body and give you a rosy-cheeked natural glow.
Skincare: When it comes to your skin care regime during Ramadan, the main goal should be to combat dryness and fatigued skin. First, be sure to moisturize your face and lips regularly with SPF, especially after showering and as the day progresses. Add an oil to your routine, like GOSH Overnight Night Oil Essence, which also comes with GOSH Primer Plus Pore Minimizer – perfect for keeping the effects of summer away. To help combat dark circles, take care of the area around your eyes by using a serum daily, like GOSH Donoderm Collagen Booster Serum.
Get the look: Fresh-faced and fabulous
It’s 2019 and healthy skin is definitely in style. In an effort to keep your skin as hydrated as possible, go for the on-trend dewy look to enhance your natural beauty. This is the perfect day-to-day makeup, but can also work at night too for a more casual affair.
Step 1: Start with a hydrating base all over the face, such as Bourjois Healthy Mix BB Cream. For this look it’s always best to stick with light, illuminating and water-based makeup, avoiding anything oil-based.
Step 2: Add a touch of glow to your cheekbones with NYX Professional Makeup Away We Glow Liquid Booster. We would suggest a liquid highlighter rather than something powder-based, to retain your skin’s moisture and hydration.
Step 3: Create bright, big eyes by adding white eyeliner to your waterline, with L'Oreal Paris Khol Superliner and be sure to apply an undereye cover, like Bourjois Paris Always Fabulous Long-Lasting Stick Foundcealer. We love this product as it is also infused with jojoba seed oil to deliver even more hydration to your skin.
Step 4: Nothing says happy skin like some colour on your cheeks, and Isadora Blush & Glow Draping Wheel is a great choice. This all-in-one blush, highlighter and glow palette will make you look more healthy and vibrant.
Step 5: For moisturized and plump lips that will bring out the best of your complexion, go for a glossy or creamy textured lipstick in nude or soft peach, like Bourjois Rouge Fabuleux Lipstick.
Get the look: Sun-kissed for summer
Ramadan falls at the start of summer, so we’ve got just the look for you’re looking for a flawless sun-kissed glow. This is not only a great look for the summer, but also works beautifully for evening too.
Step 1: Our top tip for an even-toned base, without the need to use heavy foundation, is to colour correct first with Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Concealer. It will hide dark circles and dull skin, making you look as fresh as possible.
Step 2: Choose a foundation that will boost your skin’s radiance, such as Max Factor Radiant Lift Foundation. This foundation has been designed to refresh tired-looking skin with a healthy and natural glow that lasts all day and night.
Step 3: Create a shimmer for the eyes by using shades of nude and gold together to add dimension. It’s best to use a palette, like Profusion Cosmetics Nude Eyes Eyeshadow Makeup Case, which will give you a whole range of sun-kissed shades.
Step 4: For the ultimate glow, add highlighter to your cheekbones and nose bridge, using Profusion Cosmetics Highlight Makeup Case. The palette comes with various tones so you can either match your natural complexion or create a unique look.
Step 5: To finish off, apply a nude lipstick, like Profusion Cosmetics Mixed Metals Lips Set. Go for a slightly darker shade for a more evening-friendly look or if you simply want to make your tan pop, opt for a pink.
Get the look: Glitz and glam girl
We all know that Ramadan comes with invites from all sides, to attend more formal iftar and suhoor events. This is the perfect time to be the belle of the ball and glam it up in style.
Step 1: For a full coverage foundation with a flawless finish, we recommend NYX Professional Makeup Can't Stop Won't Stop Full Coverage Foundation. The lightweight, creamy foundation works to control shine and mattify your complexion all day long, which is perfect for warm summer nights.
Step 2: Create glam eyes easily by first applying a neutral eyeshadow base over the entire lid to even out the skin tone. Then start to blend in a darker colour around the outer crease of your eye, ensuring to blend up towards your brow bone. Gently dab a light, shimmery shadow above your upper lash line and finish off by adding a lighter neutral shade along the inner corners of your eyes, to brighten them. We suggest a palette like Makeup Revolution 32 Eyeshadow Palette, which gives you plenty of options to play with.
Step 3: Generously apply mascara, like Rimmel Wonder Luxe Volume Mascara, for maximum lash allure.
Step 4: Achieve the full-eyebrow effect by lightly outlining your brow with Bourjois Brow Reveal Eyebrow Pencil and fill in gently following your natural brow direction. It’s best to gradually build it up the coverage so that it looks natural.
Step 5: For a long-lasting and precise lip colour, use a lip liner like Bourjois Velvet The Pencil Lip Liner. We love this pick because its soft and creamy texture further enhances your overall look, creating extra volume and moisture.
Whether you choose to rock an everyday fresh-faced look, that summertime sun-kissed glow, or full glam for the more luxurious Ramadan events, we want to help you shine this Ramadan.
We are giving you an exclusive Ramadan Beauty Offer, for the whole month of Ramadan! You can buy two beauty products and get one free, available on all beauty products.