It's almost here! Hari Raya Aidilfitri is just around the corner. Whether you're a Muslim celebrating Aidilfitri or a non-Muslim looking forward to open houses and Hari Raya dishes, Hari Raya Aidilfitri is for everyone. We all know that new baju raya is a must, but do you know that the right skincare and makeup are as (if not more) important as new Raya outfits? Let's take a look at six beauty essentials that you will absolutely need to glow this Aidilfitri.
1) Beauty Masks
Beauty sheet mask is an excellent skin pick-me-up, especially for dull, dehydrated skin. It's a fact that when we fast in the holy month of Ramadhan, skin dehydration is always an issue. We can't let that get in our way of looking flawless on Raya morning, can't we?
Put on a good sheet face mask before bedtime and you’ll be amazed with the result when you wake up. We love Skin Inc’s Sooth-n-Purify Black Gold masks are infused with vitamin C with a blend of soothing and natural skin-loving plant extracts, enhanced with purifying Charcoal and precious Pure Gold. Just like the name, it’ll make you glow like pure gold!
2) Eye Cream
News flash: eye cream is a MUST in your skincare routine. We know that not all skin is created equal. The skin around your eyes is thinner than other part of your body, and because of all the tiny muscles in the area, it's more sensitive and prone to a variety of issues, like puffiness, discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, there are minimal oil glands around your eyes to help keep the skin naturally hydrated. (fasting makes it worse). Finding the right eye cream can help shoo off numerous complexion concerns.
Burst your budget on baju raya? Fret not. Save on this marvelous eye cream by COSRX. Enriched with all-natural ceramides and honey extracts, the Honey Ceramide Eye Cream works to hydrate, moisturize, and strengthen the moisture barrier of the sensitive skin around the eyes.
If you have a few Ringgits to spare, splurge on Murad Professional Eye Lift Treatment. This professional-strength treatment infuses the delicate eye area with exclusive, proprietary surface-filling and firming technologies that instantly lift, firm and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
A good foundation is the key to a smooth and long-lasting makeup. Who has time for multiple touching-up while busy going house to house, celebrating Hari Raya, right? The Infallable Pro Matte Liquid Foundation by L’oreal is one of the drugstore-quality foundation that is on top of most beauty must-have lists. The ultralight liquid quickly dries to a believably matte finish and stays that way for at least 10 to 12 hours.
Or you can splurge on Sulwhasoo’s Perfecting Cushion Set. It offers high and perfect coverage that can conceal spots or any sign of wrinkles that lasts up to 12 hours! It has SPF 50, so you do not have to worry about sun damage. Talk about multipurpose, right?
Makeup artists and the Kardashians swear by highlighters. When applied the right way, highlighter can give the illusion of high cheekbones and that healthy glow which seems to come from within. To make your eyes look bigger or brighter, apply it around your tear duct or dotted onto the center of your eyelids — you get a flash of brightness every time you blink or wink!
We love Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Liquid Strobe (save!) and Benefit’s The Complexionista (splurge!) highlighters – a complete contouring, concealing and highlighting palette. Get one (or both!) of them and glow this Raya!
There is something extra about lipsticks that makes them THE must-have item in every woman’s beauty pouch. Sure, we need mascara and we love a good curling iron, but there’s something about lipstick that makes it the one product you need to change your entire look.
For the gal who loves neutral hues, support local product by getting Nita Cosmetic’s Sago Warung Matte Liquid Lipstick. Its seashell nude color is the perfect combination of pink and nude. If you love bold lip colors, opt for Fame’s Soft Matte Lipcream in Wild Red. It’s the kind of red that captures attention!
6) Hand lotion
Last but not least, you will absolutely need a good hand cream to protect your hands from the endless dish-washing duties this Hari Raya.
We love the Almond Milk & Honey hand cream from The Body Shop. Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.
These are our beauty picks this coming Hari Raya. Head to ZALORA Beauty page to shop these items before they run out of stock! Do you agree with the list or do you have other essential items that you would like to add on? Tell us in the comment section below.