When we talk about real beauty, we need to go back to the foundations—and we don’t mean the kind that you put on your face over layers of moisturizer, primer, and anti-aging creams; we’re referring to the natural allure of our Arab women. Here, we bring you five features that our region’s women are genetically blessed with.
1. Big Eyes
Arab women have big, almond-shaped eyes that come in an array of sparkling colors. Glistening pools of green, hazel, or stark black are framed with thick lashes that don’t need to be curled.
2. Full Eyebrows
While many women around the world pencil in their eyebrows or even go as far as getting transplants, the average Arab woman is genetically blessed (or cursed) with dark, coarse hair that calls for multiple threading sessions throughout the month.
Luckily, the typical Middle Eastern beauty never has to worry about the continuous shift in trends—thick eyebrows are fluid and can be trimmed or tweezed to be thinner and pointier, or grown out to be worn naturally.
3. Natural Curves
Even without the help of a personal trainer, the typical Middle Eastern beauty can “break the Internet” with her curves. Hourglass figures, which comprise tiny waists and generous hips, are common among Arab women—no uncomfortable waist trainers required.
4. Olive Complexions
There are many advantages to being naturally tan; women with olive complexions generally have more options when it comes to what colors they can sport. They can pull off bright clothing and makeup without looking washed out.
5. Thick Hair
What do Kuwaiti makeup artist Fouz alFahad, Persian social media sensation Negin Mirsalehi, and Lebanese songbird Myriam Fares all have in common? Long, beautiful, and glossy manes that most women can only achieve with the help of extensions and an array of styling tools. Thick waves or curls that grow at a breakneck rate are a trait that Middle Eastern women are lucky to possess—think about that the next time your hairbrush snaps in half during a detangling sessions.