10 Jan

How to Create Simi & Haze’s Coolest Make-Up Looks

From glossy lids to bold eyeshadows – we’ve got you

Written By Sofia Guellaty

LA-based Palestinian twin sisters Haya and Sama Abu Khadra (aka Simi and Haze) have been fashion fixtures since their early teens. First spotted by Karl Lagerfeld for their impeccable style, the duo are now heavily involved in film, music, and just about everything cool.

Whether they’re hanging out with Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner or DJing in Tokyo – the sister’s never compromise on style. But today, a good look is never complete without statement makeup, so we’ve rounded up our favourite looks and how to recreate them.

Glossy Eyelid

 

Eyeshadow primer

Using a synthetic flat brush apply the primer all over your lids for a smooth crease-proof base.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
127 AED / 34 USD
Sephora.ae

 

 

Setting powder

Setting powder is not just used on the face to keep makeup in check – it’s also perfect for the eyelids as it preps skin and removes excess oils, allowing the shadow to stick around longer. Apply with a fluffy brush or a Beauty Blender.

 

Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder
170 AED /46 USD
Sephora.ae

 

Eyeshadow

Apply The New Black (matte bright pink) shadow from the palette all over your lid. Try to keep it as clean as possible on the edges. The corrector can be useful to fix some mistakes.

 

Kylie Cosmetics I Want it All Palette
199 AED / 54 USD
Kyliecosmetics.com

 

Eye Gloss

This eye gloss is non-tacky yet highly smudge resistant and gives just the right amount of shine.

 

Kevyn Aucoin The Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss
126 AED / 34 USD
Net-a-porter.com

 

Brushes 

Sephora Pro Blending Brush #27
89 AED / 24 USD
Sephora.ae

Sephora Classic Must-Have Powder Shadow Brush #60
69 AED / 18 USD
Sephora.ae  

 

Everything is peachy!

 

 

Eyeshadow primer

Get used to it – eyeshadow primers are a new staple in your routine. Not only does it colour-correct the lids, it also preps the skin and it makes your shadow last longer. What’s not to love?

 

Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Eyeshadow Primer
130 AED / 35 USD
Wojooh.com

 

 

Eyeshadow Palette

One of this year’s most sought-after palettes has all the shades you need to realize this look. Start with a neutral colour in your crease and work the peach all over your lid for a deeper effect. Don’t forget to smudge some brown and peach under your bottom lashes with a thin brush.

 

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Collection Palette
269 AED / 73 USD
Sephora.ae

 

 

Matte Lipstick

This 90s-inspired look wouldn’t be complete without a dark brown lipstick. We love this shade from Middle Eastern beauty mogul Huda Beauty.

 

Huda Beauty Liquid Lips in Trendsetter
100 AED / 20 USD
Shophudabeauty.com

 

 

Brushes  

Sephora Pro Smudge Brush #11
85 AED / 23 USD
sephora.ae

Marc Jacobs Beauty – The Crease Brush
165 AED / 45 USD
sephora.ae

Make Up For Ever – 218 Medium Blender Brush
125 AED / 24 USD
sephora.ae

 

 

POP-ART

Courtesy of @simihaze

 

Cream Eyeshadow

Maybelline offers some of the most intensely pigmented, and long lasting cream shadows – perfect for this pop-art inspired look.

 

Maybelline Eyestudio Colortattoo 24hr Cream Gel Eyeshadow in Tenacious Teal
26 AED / 6.99 USD
Maybelline.com

 

 

Brow Pencil

Define your brow by applying short strokes with the brow definer. For this look condense the stokes for a real statement brow.  

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
102 AED / 28 USD
Sephora.ae

 

 

Lipstick

Choose a vibrant orange matt liquid lipstick to finish your pop-art masterpiece.

Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick Mai Tai
80 AED / 22 USD
wojooh.com

 

 

DANCING QUEEN

 

 

Eyeshadow primer

No eyeshadow can survive the day without a good base. Especially a glittery one, you’ve been warned. 

Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
140 AED / 38 USD
Sephora.ae

 

 

Eyeshadow

This palette is perfect for glitter lovers. The creamy formula locks in the sparkle and allows it to stay in place.

Urban Decay Moondust Palette
269 AED / 73 USD
Sephora.ae

 

 

Glitter Pigment

For added shine, bank on these high quality pigments. Tap with your fingers onto the Moondust shade and dab on to lids.

Inglot MC Pure Pigment Eyeshadow in color 63
62 AED / 17 USD
Inglotusa.com

 

 

Setting Spray

We love MAC’s Fix Plus spray. Its sticky formula blends all powders together for a smooth, dewy finish locking in your makeup for the entire day. 

 

MAC Fix Plus
101 AED / 27 USD
Maccosmetics.ae