Get the perfect look: Easy make-up tips for special Iftar nights

A few tips and tricks to achieve the perfect Iftar look within a few minutes

Najla Kaddour
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The sunset meal to break the daily Ramadan fast, Iftar, can be a chance to come together with family, friends and colleagues, and for that you’ll want to look your best.

The key to mastering the perfect look for Iftar is balance, instead of piling on tons of make-up, go for statement lips or beautiful, stand-out eyes.


It has to be wearable and appropriate for Ramadan also, it’s important to look fresh and healthy. Here are a few tips and tricks to achieve the perfect Iftar look within a few minutes.


Simplicity is key

Not everyone is fortunate enough to have enough time on their hands to get ready for an Iftar gathering.

However, you can still look presentable without spending hours of doing your make-up. It shouldn’t be too heavy nor plain, just enough to enhance your best features - and to create the perfectly hydrated, healthy, glowing skin look.

Choose a product that gives an airbrushed finish to the skin, yet hydrates and moisturizes at the same time, such as a BB cream. Due to many of us not drinking enough water during Ramadan, the lack of hydration most likely leads to dark circles under the eyes. Usually I would recommend applying a color corrector before the concealer; however in the spirit of keeping things simple, a product that’s a color corrector and concealer in one will help you to get rid of any dark circles in seconds.

Finally, apply a rosy blush to complement the entire look. Go for a creamy texture, not only does this create a dewy finish; it also lasts longer than most powdery blushers!


Easy on the eyes

Tinted brow gels are the Holy Grail if you’re in a rush! It grooms the brows in the most natural way and it covers up any gaps, again this can also be done within seconds. Applying eyeliner and/or false lashes can take way too much time and since we don’t have time for that, go for thick lashes by layering on mascara. Not only is this one of the hottest trends this season, it also saves you a lot of time.


Statement lips will do

If you’re too busy cooking up a feast or perhaps just busy with work and you don’t have time to do your make-up at all, simply choose a colorful statement lip color. There are plenty of great waterproof lipsticks that don’t need a single touch up throughout the evening. A colorful lip color also draws away attention from the rest of the face (no one will even notice that you’re not wearing any other make-up)

If you’re not fond of flashy or dark lip colors, go for a shade that’s almost similar to your natural color such as rosewood or in some cases taupe (depending on the complexion).

Infographic: Get the perfect look

Infographic: Get the perfect look
Infographic: Get the perfect look

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