When you’re young, everything goes on Eid — from a princess frock in pink to an embellished gharara in yellow. But when you’re all grown up, even drumming up enough enthusiasm for the day and picking out the right outfit takes alot of effort.
Considering all the duties and responsibilities that come with this holiday, no woman wants to be all decked up early in the morning. Still, you can’t be wandering inside the living room all groggy eyed in your pajamas. So here’s what you do this Eid.
No one wants their hair overly coiffed, teased and sprayed for Eid. So resist the urge to get a blowdry at a busy, expensive salon.
1- Try a simple braid in the morning. Always keep it messy to give that I-didn’t-make-an-effort-but-I-still-look-so-damn-good look.
2- Curl it at home with an iron or rollers for a flowy, pretty look for lunch.
3- Tie it up in a messy side bun for a glamourous night out.
Unlike shadis, Eid is one time that you can totally be experimental with your look.
1- Resist the urge to put on too much makeup during the day. Keep it minimal with a clear gloss and mascara.
2- Keep eyes simple and your lips in a funky bright shade like fuschia, magenta or tangerine.
3- Smoky eyes and scarlet lips might be a no-no together. But for Eid, you can definetly make an exception — it’ll give you that instant va-va-voom factor.
Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, August 12th, 2012.