Kuwaiti socialite turned world-famous makeup artist and vlogger, Fouz Al Fahad, was the guest star of Le66’s annual “Ramadan Nights” event, which counts down the days to Ramadan with an exclusive kaftan-oriented display. The Real Fouz, as she is known to cadres of fans around the world, is such a social-media sensation that she’s no stranger to street style edits that place her Ramadan looks in the spotlight. What – and who – she wears acts as a lightning rod for those interested in perfecting their own special ensembles for the Holy Month.
In an exclusive interview with Savoir Flair, Fouz discusses changes to her beauty routine for Ramadan, her plans for the Holy Month, her personal style preferences, and more.
What are you looking forward to this Holy Month?
What I’m looking forward to most is meeting up with family and friends. This entire year has been so hectic for me, so I can’t wait for gatherings and just being around family. I’m excited to have a relaxed month.
What is your favorite Ramadan memory?
Gathering with family and friends; you get to see a lot of everyone. There’s always a memory every time you sit down with a certain group you’re with.
Where are your Ramadan nights usually spent?
Either our house, our grandma’s house, our cousin’s house, or a friend’s house! It’s always someone’s house – that’s the whole Ramadan vibe.
What is your favorite Ramadan tradition?
Iftar or suhoor, but it’s all about gathering with loved ones. And good food!
Just distract yourself.
What is your top survival tip for the month?
Just distract yourself. People tend to stay home all day, and I think that’s what kills you. If you’re out, you’re good. I go to the gym about an hour before iftar, and all day I’m at the salon or grocery shopping. I don’t even cook! I just try to distract myself with anything.
Do you find that you need to make adjustments to your beauty routine during this time? If so, what are they?
I focus more on moisturizing and hydrating my skin. Ramadan is in the beginning and middle of summer right now, so not drinking water when you’re out all day will really dehydrate you. You need to make sure you do everything you can to hydrate your skin and your body.
Describe your usual Ramadan style. What will you be wearing this year?
I like the more modern kaftans that you see. They’re more simple. I focus more on the bracelets, the accessories, the tan – I’m into the whole tanned look for Ramadan.
What’s the best styling tip you’ve ever learned?
To go for something that’s more for your body type. People might opt for flowy when, in reality, something tight would look better on them. You should go for whatever suits your body type, skin tone, etc.
How would you describe your style?
Simple and modern. I just like that clean straight cut in whatever I’m wearing, whether it’s Ramadan or not.
Do you wear anything now that you never thought you would?
I’m not really girly, but Ramadan brings that side out in me, so I’m always in something more feminine than I would usually wear.