From dramatic reinventions to showcasing natural beauty that shines from within, scroll through the gallery below to take a look at our most impactful beauty looks that notably broke the mold, and helped to tell an unforgettable story.
Makeup: Yadim Carranza
Taking inspiration from a bold metallic palette that harks back to the early 1980’s, this look was shot for Vogue Arabia’s debut issue.
Iman Abdulmajid & Imaan Hammam
Makeup: Porsche Cooper
Hair: Oscar James, Tomo Jidai
Following the story of two generations of pioneering models, this now iconic cover was shot for Vogue Arabia’s second anniversary cover. A perfect example of less is more, Porsche wanted to let their natural beauty shine through, opting for a natural dewy skin and a gentle contour to accentuate the eyes.
Arab Girls Rock!
Makeup: Lisa Eldridge
Bringing together five girls from across the Arab world in one cover, Lisa Eldridge used five matte pop colour shades to accentuate their faces, in an image that represents youth culture and unabashed fun.
Makeup: Hung Vango
Hair: Joey George
Shot in the desert just outside of Los Angeles this beauty look is one of Kim’s most iconic images of all time. Based on the paintings of Salvador Dali and surrealism, make up included a bronze strobe eye and dark lip, and was offset by a braid so fabulous it had its own following.
Winnie Harlow and Shahad Salman
Makeup: Kate Mur
Hair: Nabil Harlow
Gracing Vogue Arabia’s second Saudi issue cover, makeup artist Kate Mur used a clever double liner to accentuate the raw beauty and similarities between the two models with vitiligo in Saudi Arabia’s Sadus heritage village to a mesmerizing effect.
Makeup: Daniel Kolaric for Pat McGrath
Hair: Ali Pirzadeh
Celebrating beauty and creativity for the December party issue of Vogue Arabia, Daniel Kolaric used a palette of molten metallics, mixing matte and gloss for a dramatic outcome.
Hair and Makeup: Manuel Losada
Showcasing the perfect cat eye and luscious 60’s lashes, Yasmine Sabri takes on the role of a sixties icon.
Makeup: Diana Harby
Hair: Shady Hasheem
Defining her natural features, with a modest cat eye and matte skin, the much loved Egyptian icon showcased a paired down, demure look for her Vogue editorial in the November issue.
Makeup: Mattie White
Hair: Gilles Degivry
Shot in the magical Kasbah Bab Ourika in Morocco, this was the perfect example of letting inner beauty speak for itself with simple skin care and subtle contouring.
Her Dark Materials
Makeup: Alice Ghendrih
Hair: Jean Baptiste Santens
Showcasing the best of couture for the December issue, this dramatic look was based on the glam rock movement and showcased wonderfully over the top matte eyes and brave lip tones.