BEAUTY BUZZ: February 2013

February 26

Perfume: Michael Kors woman
The fragrance I’m using this month. I love anything Gardenia, and even though this is not a new fragrance, it’s one of those I like bringing back every 2 years.

Brushes: Dior brushes
I’ve only really used MAC brushes but I’ve recently been using Dior ones…. who ever knew Dior brushes were so great? The quality is just divine and I’m a huge fan of the powder and fluid foundation brush.

Lotion: Sephora body lotion in Chic Guimauve
I am a fan of  Sephora lotions, and for the holiday season this year, they gave out with a holiday scent that smelt like candies (smells so good and sweet, but isn’t too sweet to give you headaches). They are bottled in chic limited edition monochrome prints. Sephora, how about you make this part of your permanent collection?

Foundation: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua hydrating cream compact
I’m not usually a fan of cream based foundations but this one is just great – great coverage, doesn’t oil up the skin yet my skin looks extremely hydrated once I put it on. It also has  SPF 15 within. I love it in the 40 Beige shade!

Body: Vaseline Total moisture creams
A drug store product I love… Vaseline’s Total moisture lotions are just fab – they keep my skin super moisturized, they smell so good and they are just as good as luxury creams… except you spend less 🙂 My favorites would have to be the Cocoa Glow – yummy!

Teeth: Yumaki toothbrush
Minimal toothbrush from Vietnam, super chic – one to introduce to your toothbrush cup! For more, check out their site here

Sunscreen: Elemis Liquid Layer SPF 30
I’ve been looking for a great sunscreen for some time and as a huge fan of Elemis Skincare products, I thought I would give their liquid layer one a try. With SPF 30, and a light liquid base – this one glided well and was absorbed quickly once applying on the page. I didn’t need much time till I was able to apply my primer right over… Easy to carry in the bag too! 

Hair: Kerastase Initialiste
I am a huge Kerastase fan, definitely one of my top favorite haircare brands. This product is perfect as a hair and scalp treatment, smells so good, easy to use with the droplet applicator, and makes my hair so shiny. PS you need to use this for 5-6 weeks to see results. I’m giving away a bottle on – Don’t forget to enter! Competition HERE

Primer: Laura Mercier foundation primer
I mean, who knows better about the flawless face than Laura Mercier? Laura and her brand is all about getting that perfect base. I’ve been hearing so much about her primer, and I finally got the chance to get myself a tube. Easy to use, apply it on your fingers and evenly apply on the face – it makes my skin dewy, and my make up stay put. PS the brand is relaunching at Bloomingdales Dubai.

Drugstore Range: Maybelline Fit me range
I tried out Maybelline’s fit me range including the foundation, concealer, blush and pressed powder. My foundation shade was a little too orange, but I loved the dewy finish it gave off. The pressed powder would have to be my favorite – it kept my skin looking hydrated, but definitely blotted out the excess oil look.

Trend: Clinique’s ‘The New Arabic Smokey Eye’
Clinique Middle East have come out with a new trend for the month of February called ‘The New Arabic Smokey Eye’ which features the following products: Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Ebony (great gliding eyeliner), Even better Makeup SPF15 in Cream Rose (light, with great coverage), High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara in Black (what you need for the perfect smokey eye), Bottom Lash Mascara (my latest obsession) and a Long last lipstick in Runway Coral (this was used for Karen Walker’s last show and I couldn’t wait till I got my hands on it) All are available at Clinique counters in the Middle East.