When applying makeup, amid all the priming, prepping, blending, and setting, one is bound to make a mistake somewhere. But some blunders are so heinous that they should be considered a punishable offense—especially if the person committing the offense has a professional makeup artist on hand. We’ve rounded up six major makeup crimes committed by Arab stars.
Alert: These Six Arab Celebrities Are Guilty of Makeup Crimes
The Accused: Najwa Karam Charge: Eye(shadow) bags Evidence: The brown shadow coupled with the black eyeliner smudged on her waterline makes her look tired and older than her age. Verdict: The Lebanese singer should ditch the eyeshadow and liner for a white pencil, so that her eyes appear bigger for a fresh look. Sentenced to use: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Yeyo US $20; AED/SAR 73 www.sephora.com
The Accused: Diana Karazon Charge: Mismatch mishap Evidence: The Jordanian singer’s tanned face and pale neck suggest that she has either been tanning with a turtleneck or that she doesn’t know how to properly blend her makeup. Verdict: The face and décolleté should always blend with the rest of your skin tone. A tinted moisturizer set with a translucent powder creates a more natural finish. Sentenced to use: Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance tinted moisturizer SPF 20 US $49; AED/SAR 180 www.sephora.com Estée Lauder Perfecting loose powder US $40; AED/SAR 147 www.sephora.com
The Accused: Ahlam Alshamsi Charge: No-lip lip Evidence: The Emirati star looks like she has been eating powdered donuts all day. Verdict: When opting for a nude lip, Alshamsi should go for a shade with a brown undertone to avoid looking washed out. Sentenced to use: Christian Dior Dior Rouge 310 in Paname US $34; AED/SAR 124 www.nordstrom.com
The Accused: Dominique Hourani Charge: Tarantulashes Evidence: At first glance, it appears as if the Lebanese star has squashed spiders on her eyelids. Verdict: Clumpy eyelashes are in this season but the look should be created without being stubby and clustered. Sentenced to use: Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Chaotic Lash Washable Mascara US $8; AED/SAR 29 www.maybelline.com
The Accused: Rola Saad Charge: Sharpie eyebrows Evidence: Rola Saad’s eyebrows look like they’ve been drawn on with a marker. Verdict: Instead of using a dark pencil to fill in her eyebrows, the singer and model should opt for a wax-based eyebrow filler and a powder. Sentenced to use: Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zings US $32; AED/SAR 117 www.benefitcosmetics.com
The Accused: Alice Abdel Aziz Charge: Blending blunder Evidence: There is a very fine line between wearing a full face of makeup and looking like a circus clown—the lip line to be specific, in this “Lebanese Kardashian’s” case. Verdict: Instead of lining her lips with concealer, the reality TV starlet should use a lip primer to prevent her lipstick from feathering and bleeding. Sentenced to use: Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose primer pencil US $16; AED/SAR 59 www.sephora.com