To describe Majida El Roumi’s beauty look in one word? Classic. She has perfected the art of elegance that will and has stood the test of time. The iconic Lebanese singer even at the beginning of her 45-year-long career honed her signature look. Never seen without a tousled blowdry or perfectly placed updo, her makeup was kept simple. A soft glowing base was touched up only for stage and at most, she wore a sweep of kohl on her eyes and when daring a red lip, although she preferred a subtle rose. Here, we look at some of her most iconic looks from the beginning of her career to her Vogue Arabia cover.
Ana Albi Dalili, 1974
Even at just 16 years old El Roumi kept things simple. Donning a ribbon in her hair for Tele Liban’s Studio el Fan talent show, she showcased her natural beauty performing for Egyptian singer and actor Leila Murad. She won the gold medal for the best female singer.
In this video where El Roumi performs her debut song Wadaa (The Farewell) which was released in 1977, she wears her hair in a soft tousled blowdry. Although it was the 80s this style is still popular today. For her makeup, a light smoky eye and rosy lip completed the look.
E’tazalet El Gharam, 2006
One of her most iconic videos, El Roumi is seen arriving backstage. Removing her wide-brimmed hat to reveal glossy curled locks, she then moves to her vanity to touch up her makeup. Starting by smudging some kohl on her lower lash line, applying a dusty nude shade to her lips, and powdering her face she then takes to the stage.
A Love Letter to Lebanon, 2020
For her debut Vogue Arabia cover, El Roumi proves that a classic look is timeless. Wearing a half up half down hairstyle that shows off her glossy locks, her makeup has been perfected by legendary makeup artist Bassam Fattouh. A flawless base is accentuated with a sweep of highlight and flush of blusher, a signature also of Fattouh.