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Vogue Arabia’s Top Ten Beauty Looks of All Time

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.

Gigi Hadid photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for Vogue Arabia

Gigi Hadid

March 2017

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 photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Arabia

Iman Abdulmajid & Imaan Hammam

March 2018

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.

Photographed by Dan Belieu for Vogue Arabia

Photographed by Dan Belieu for Vogue Arabia

Arab Girls Rock!

December 2019

Makeup: Lisa Eldridge

Hair: Teiji

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.

Kim Kardashian photographed by Txema Yeste for Vogue Arabia

Kim Kardashian

September 2019

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 photographed by Dan Belieu for Vogue Arabia

Winnie Harlow and Shahad Salman photographed by Dan Belieu for Vogue Arabia

Winnie Harlow and Shahad Salman

June 2019

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.

Fatou Jobe photographed by Desiree Mattsson for Vogue Arabia

Fatou Jobe photographed by Desiree Mattsson for Vogue Arabia

Fatou Jobe

December 2019

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.

Yasmine Sabri photographer by Mann for Vogue Arabia

Yasmine Sabri

September 2018

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.

Fifi Abdou photographed by Julian Torres for Vogue Arabia

Fifi Abdou

November 2019

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.

Tilila Oulhaj photographed by Elizaveta Porodina for Vogue Arabia

Tilila Oulhaj photographed by Elizaveta Porodina for Vogue Arabia

Tilila Oulhaj

January 2020

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.

Photographed by Nick Hudson for Vogue Arabia

Photographed by Nick Hudson for Vogue Arabia

Her Dark Materials

December 2018

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.

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