How To Dress Up This Eid? The Perfect Makeup And Outfits

Written by Chaitra Krishnan, MA (Journalism & Mass Communication)  • 

As Eid-ul-Fitr, the day that marks the end of Ramadan is almost around the corner, fashion aficionados are going gaga over outfits and makeup. Gone are the days when you simply wore a saree or a salwar suit to abide by traditional rule book of festival fashion. Now there’s so much more room for trendy and super stylish outfits and bold makeup, isn’t it? Thanks to the hijabi fashionistas, new looks have flooded the closets this festive season. Cuts, patterns, textures, colors, silhouettes, and accessories, well, everything’s minty fresh.

Designers and models on social media are giving us serious #fashiongoals this Eid and we can’t help but make heart-eyes over some of their looks! If you’re one of those people who are thinking too hard and are confused about your Eid-dress this year, you’re in the right place. We’re going to help you decide what kind of outfit and makeup to wear for the celebration. Here are some of the best looks that we’ve picked up for you.

Devine Denim

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No matter what the occasion is, denim is always welcome to the party. Team it up with a striped t-shirt and a matching colored coat, and you’re good to go!

Black Magic

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If you’re attending an event where you need to play it a little loud, what can be better than a glittery black dress?

The Royal Salwar Suit

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Is it going to be a traditional evening with prayers and relatives at home? Maybe you’d like to stick to a pretty salwar suit.

Office Party?

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Iftar party at the office? Turn the color volume up and slay in some yellow. If the party is during the day time, bright colors like yellow, orange, and light green are the perfect choices.

Simply Skirt

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If you’re someone who likes to keep it simple, go for a multi-layered skirt with a floral or plain top. You can either go for light shades like peach, white, sky blue, and baby pink or go with darker shades like teal, magenta, black, brown, or emerald green.

Classy Green

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A bit of a gold doesn’t hurt as long as it’s added tastefully. This floor length dress is a perfect example of that.

Princess Peach

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A pretty net gown is another option for you if you want a grandiose look. Since the design is a bit sophisticated, you may want to go for a lighter color like peach or mint green.

Vanilla White

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Ah, the love for white never subsides for some. White is simple; but it can really look pretty if you know how to pull it off. Add some basic shimmer, accessorise, and Eid Mubarak it is!

The Good Old Saree

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We can never get enough of some things no matter how many times we’ve seen them or tried them. Sarees fit in that category and can give you a classy look without even trying.

Guide To Basic Makeup

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Now that you know what to wear, go for a makeup that matches the color of your dress as well as your overall look. If you’ve no clue how to go about it, let’s take a look at how to start with the makeup. If you feel that you’re just a beginner, it’s okay! All sweet things take time to ripe.

The first step is to prep your skin for makeup. Clean your face with a good cleanser first and pat it dry. Use a toner if needed and a moisturizer too. While a primer is not absolutely necessary, you can use one to enhance the flawless look. It fills in the pores and makes your skin look smoother. Then comes the concealer that will cover up your wrinkles, spots, and dark circles. Once you apply the concealer, you can use your foundation to finish the base makeup. Always make sure that you’re getting the right colored foundation. Cool, neutral, and warm undertones are the most common skin undertones and you need to pick a foundation according to yours.

The eye makeup needs to begin with a well-blended eyeshadow base. You need to start with a lid color which is usually a lighter color and then apply a darker shade only in the crease of your eyelid. If you want, you can add to the glam with a middle color that comes as a vertical segment on your eyelids. Blending with a good brush is very important so that your eyeshadow doesn’t look like a palette of different colors. Draw your eyebrows right and use a good liner to define the shape of your eyes. Invest in a good mascara because there’s no good makeup without mascara and if you want to add to the drama, false lashes are always an option!

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A blush, bronzer, and highlighter can be used to define the shape of your face if you want to take a step ahead from the basic makeup. Good contouring can totally glam up your look! Once that’s done, you’ll need to choose a lip color according to the color of your outfit and the kind of makeup you’re wearing. It’s always better to either have your eyes or your lips highlighted.

Remember that smokey makeup goes better for night events and a bright makeup slays your daytime looks. Now that you have nude makeup as an option, you don’t even have to worry! These shades go with every outfit and you can wear them for the night as well as during the day. What are you planning to wear this Eid? What kind of makeup do you usually like? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you!

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