Eye make up remover: Sephora 2 in 1 waterproof eye makeup remover gel
This eye make up remover is Refreshing and great for stubborn eye make up – it doesn’t oil up the skin either.
Serum: Skinceuticals Blemish + Age Defense
If you’re one that has problematic and Acne skin, this skinceuticals salicylic acid treatment is great. The acid reduces excess sebum production and Acne bacteria, which decongests clogged pores and helps prevent Acne and the visibility of fine lines. All you have to do is apply a few drops on your hand and spread across the skin, which will absorb quickly, giving your skin a light tingle.
Cleansing brush: Philips VisaPure
I’ve been hearing so much about Clairsonic and the rise of the cleansing devices that are taking the beauty industry by storm. I was recently introduced to the Philips VisaPure device that is an easy to use gentle cleanser where you just apply a tiny dollop of cleansing liquid, turn on and it gently deep cleanses your face removing make up, oil and dirt. The stimulation also gives your skin a squeeky clean glow – I am in love. Pricey, but worth it.
Antiaging range: Immupure
Dubbed as the next Creme de la Mer – introducing Anti Aging beauty range, Immupure. A range to smooth wrinkles, repairs and restores youth. The products are clinically tested, and include a range of B complex vitamins, minerals and amino acids. A high price range, but worth spending on your skincare – the range is available at top stores such as Henri Bendel’s in NYC, and Cult Beauty in the UK & is now available in the UAE! To shop the products, contact Gulf Dermacare – +971 50 4509803
Bronzer: MAC Bronzing powder in Soft Sand
I’m a sucker for glowing and luminous skin. I’m all for finding great bronzers. I’m currently using MAC’s bronzing powder for a healthy, warm and radiant glow. Due to the high pigment in MAC make up, just make sure to tap your brush to remove the extra powder, for a subtle all over glow – I love the light shimmer within, which give off a beautiful reflection under the sun.
Mascara: L’Oreal Paris False Lash Wings Mascara
If there is one brand of Mascaras I grew up using, it would have to be L’Oreal. They have just come out with their False Lash Wings Mascara – Milla Jovovich was recently wearing it at the Cannes Film Festival. The first double winged brush ensures it catches every lash, as well as the other side to lift them for a glamour effect. The mascara costs 93AED.
Primer: Tom Ford illuminating primer
SPF? yes. Primer for flawless skin? yes. Illuminator for radiance? yes. After trying Laura Mercier’s radiant primer, I can’t live without one. With my LM tube nearly done, I went for this Tom Ford one, and I love it. Wish it was slightly dewier, but for some, a dry finish is the perfect kind of primer. Keeps my make up on all day, and I like the illuminating element.
Moisturizer: Clarins SPF Daily Energizer Lotion
I love this moisturizer for the mornings. Smells beautiful, a great pick me up, gives my skin the hydration it needs, and that fresh glow. oh, and it has SPF 15 within!
Face pads: Bliss Steep Clean mattifying toner pads
I love the ease of using pads so I was instantly intrigued to check this specific product out. The pad is soaked in a solution which includes Salicylic Acid (if you have oily or an oily combination, salicylic is amazing for drying that out.) I love how the pad also has a gentle exfoliating texture (which really is multi-fruit exfoliators that help minimize pores.) I love using it right after I’ve cleansed my skin, and before applying my serum and moisturizer – it gives my skin a mattified finish, removing the excess sebum and shine.
I love niche fragrance brands and was recently introduced to a Middle Eastern one called ‘Tola’, a fragranced launched by Dhaher bin Dhaher. If you’re a fan of strong fragrances, this is definitely to check out. I personally liked the more modern scents. If you’re one like me, check out Misk Begum.
BB cream: Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB cream
I only wear BB creams in the day – much lighter than foundation, and a great skin perfecter. I was eager to try out Guerlain’s take on one of my favorite day skin products. Not heavy, and not too light – which ends up giving great coverage, my skin was left dewy and hydrated, not to mention SPF 30! I have been using the Medium shade, which gives me a bronzed finish. A BB cream winner.
Nude lip: Chanel’s sentiment
My current favorite nude lip which has a slight gold and beige undertone. Glides over the lips and gives off a slight shine.
Night Fragrance: Chopard Enchanted
I’m currently using this Chopard fragrance for the night time or a dressier daytime outing. I’m in love with anything that has a high note of White floral, so it’s no surprise I loved this… It’s quite spicy, with a tint of musk and quite long lasting.
Range: L’occitane Jasmin & Bergamote
I love L’occitane and constantly discover great products that join my everyday essentials. As a Jasmin scent lover, I’m not surprised that I adored this range
Lipbalm: Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm
A cult product by Nuxe from their honey range, one balm is sold every 28 seconds. Going in to AC, and coming out to the humidity, my lips are constantly dry and need heavy moisture. The lip balm is made to restore chapped lips, nourish, repair, and protect… as well as a delicious honey scent and texture. A winning product for lips.
Face wipes: Korres pomegranate cleansing & make up removing wipes
There’s nothing I love more than great wipes after a long night out, and all I really want to do is jump into bed. I recently discovered Greek beauty brand, Korres and I’m in love. The cleansing wipes are best for oily/combination skin. The scent is super refreshing (make sure you like pomegranates.) Removes dirt, make up oil instantly and doesn’t include any kind of parabens or sulfates.
Legendary product: Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm
I couldn’t wait till I got my hands on this product. If there’s one skincare product I can’t live without, it’s Clarin’s Flash beauty balm so I couldn’t wait to try Elemis’s version of a Flash balm. The product is a 3 in 1 – a radiance booster, moisturizer, and primer – the texture is smooth, smells great and really gives my skin the pick me up it needs. Ingredients include Purple Orchid, Acai, Noni extract and Silk Mica.