Get primed, ready + set for the festive celebrations ahead

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Words: Leila Petersen | Images: Vogue

Eid is one of the most important celebrations in the Muslim calendar. Marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan it’s a day spent reconnecting with family and friends, feasting on delicious meals and wearing the finest fashion. Your makeup look is equally important. And with a plethora of beauty products out there, there are multiple looks you can create. To help kick-start your preparations and get the best beauty products on board to help you achieve your quintessential Eid look, we've compiled a list of makeup must haves for the auspicious day.

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1.REN Perfect Canvas Clean Primer R980

Ramadan season can take a toll on your skin. This primer, brimming with natural and enriching ingredients is the ideal product to create the perfect canvas on which to apply your makeup, ensuring longevity of your look while enhancing your complexion.

2. Estèe Lauder Double Wear Foundation R655

Offering flawless coverage, this lightweight buildable foundation is long-wearing, oil controlling and humidity resistant- perfect for a long day packed full of celebrations.

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3. STILA Road Less Travelled Eye Shadow Palette R770

Whether you’re looking to serve up some serious edgy looks or keep it more natural, this palette from Stila allows you to dress up your eyes in multiple ways.

4. Clarins Everlasting Concealer R400

Hide any signs of dehydration and lack of sleep with the latest concealer from Clarins. Rich in horse chestnut aescin, quinoa and oat sugar extracts, it brightens the eyes and blends into the skin thanks to the ultra-light texture.

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5. Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder R870

A highlighter is essential if you want to brighten and lift your overall makeup look this Eid. This one from Bobbi Brown is infused with light-reflecting particles giving you a high-impact glow with metallic shimmering effects.

6. Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil R37

A quick slick of black eyeliner along the waterline has a way of pulling all looks together in a matter of seconds or why not create the ultimate smokey look by smudging some above the lashes.

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7. Benefit They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Mascara R460

Frame your face and make your eyes stand out even more; mascara is non-negotiable and no makeup look is complete without it. This innovative and unique mascara from Benefit takes your lashes to extreme lengths with the help of magnetic force.

8. Too Cool For School Check Jelly Blush R299

Instantly able to perk up your complexion, a blusher is essential to lift lacklustre skin. This super flattering blush, which melts imperceptibly into the skin, gives it that radiant glow we’re all in dire need of after Ramadan.

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9. MAC Retro Matte Lipstick R260

Add an instant wow factor to your Eid look with a bold and bright pout. This brilliant red shade from MAC is classic, chic and universally flattering.

10. Smashbox Photo Finish Longwear Setting Spray R565

The final and most important step in makeup application is to lock in your look with a setting spray. Smashbox’s spray is a standout. Lightweight and non-sticky, it makes makeup transfer-proof and lasts up to 16 hours.

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