#OnMyFace Tezzy’s Minimalistic Makeup Look for Ramadan 2016

I recently posted this #MakeupSelfie on Instagram, a rather minimal look that I think is perfect for Ramadan and late-night Iftar and Suhoor soirees. Quite a few of you have inboxed me on how to get this look, so without much ado I am sharing my Ramadan Makeup Look ‘recipe’ with you 🙂

Ramadan Makeup Look Beauty Tutorial by The Tezzy Files Dubai Beauty Blogger UAE

After cleansing and moisturizing (I always moisturize my skin before applying makeup), I used:

For the Base:

  1. Gosh Primer Plus+ Illuminating Skin Perfector: This has to be my favorite Gosh product from all the ones I’ve had the pleasure of trying so far. Read my complete review by clicking here.
  2. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation: I wear the shade Y335 Dark Sand.
  3. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer: I use concealer for reducing the appearance of blemishes, and also as a subtle contouring cream on the areas I want to highlight.
  4. Gosh Prime ‘n Set Primer & Mattifying Setting Powder: I dust this light, translucent powder over my base to let the makeup set in place.

For Contouring:

  1. Too Faced Cocoa Contour Kit: Absolutely love this nifty, chocolate-smelling kit. Click here for my earlier review. I primarily use the ‘Dark Cocoa’ on my cheekbones and around the edges of my face, then buffer it out for a softer look.
  2. Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer: I used this in place of a blush. I have an obsession with the sunkissed look as opposed to rosy red cheeks.
  3. Gosh Lumi Drops: I used a few drops on my cheeks, chin and forehead as a highlighter. I used the shade 004 Peach.

On My Eyes:

  1. Hi Impact Brows: I love this compact little palette. I used the third darkest shade on my brows, a combination of the second and third brown for my lids, and the black as a liner. One product, complete eye makeup look! Read more about it by clicking here.
  2. Shiseido Full Lash Volume Mascara: I finished off the look with a few lashes of this beautifully volumising mascara. It really does add volume and oomph to my barely-there lashes. I use it in the shade BR 602 (a dark chocolate brown).

On My Lips:

  1. Lush Santa’s Lip Scrub: I like to ensure my lips are as smooth as possible, especially before wearing a very matte lipstick. Matte lipsticks are very unforgiving and can highlight the minutest of lines. This lip scrub takes me back to the festive cheer of Christmas, and does a great job at sloughing away rough patches. It also has natural oils for hydrating the lips.
  2. Inglot Lipstick: I am wearing the Inglot 405, a beautifully matte dusky rose. It is just a few shades darker than my natural lips, and goes perfectly well with the minimalistic look I am trying to achieve.


Hope you liked this makeup ‘recipe’ 🙂 Do share your thoughts on this look. Promise to be back with more #OnMyFace posts soon.