Five Favorite Beauty Buys to start 2020

January 3

Brows: Hourglass Brow Micro Sculpting pencil
I’ve been growing out my brows for the past year and during the day, I like using a brow gel. At night, I love lightly filling them in and then applying a tinted brow gel over. This new one by Hourglass came highly recommended by a Beauty Blogger I follow, and have fallen in love. One side is a brow brush, and the other side is a micro pencil, which is perfect for a natural finish.
Available at Sephora

Setting Spray: Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face Waterproof Setting Spray
I never leave home without a setting spray and have specific favorites depending on the make up I have on and where I’m going. I love this one by Huda Beauty for long or big nights out. Smells beautiful, it has a matte finish and waterproof finish.
Available at Sephora

Cleanser: Dr Lancer The Method: Cleanse for Oily-Congested skin
I’ve been on the hunt for a really good cleanser recently, and this has been my new favorite. A light cleansing gel, perfect for oily skin – makes the skin feel squeaky clean, without drying it out. Enriched with natural exfoliators, oil-fighting agents and peppermint oil.
Available at Apotheca Beauty (in store at Nakheel Mall and online)

Skincare: Eminence Clear Skin Willow Bark Exfoliating peel
Two things I don’t really do are – get extractions done and second, use harsh scrubs on my skin. To exfoliate, I like to use acids and peels. As I absolutely love Eminence (an all natural brand), I started using their exfoliating peel around twice a week. I apply a few drops on a cotton pad (like a toner), and the gentle salicylic acid removes dirt and impurities, while the Wlllow bark calms the look of the skin, the lilac and azelaic acid helps reduce redness and inflammation – and the synergistic action of biosulphur and tomato helps balances sebum.

Illuminator: INGLOT powerpuff girls illuminator
1) I love Inglot’s pigments 2) I love the Powerpuff Girls 3) I love limited edition beauty collaborations. I’m in love with this whole collaboration including the glitter pigments and the lipglosses but I love the Highlighter in Girl Gang (which is a rose gold, bronze shade). Quite pigmented, but I still like applying it over a liquid highlighter for a more intense finish.