I’m loving the season’s big beauty essentials- clean supple skin, smokey eyes and grunge inspired dark lips, big lashes and glossy lips. Here are my top beauty and skincare go-to products for the season:
5. Herbline Essentials Aloe Vera and Honey Moisturizer:
I’ve been using this ever since the weather started to drain the color off my face- I detest dry winters for what they do to my skin! I can’t thank the Herbline Essentials Aloe Vera and Honey Moisturizer enough for giving me the much needed instant moisture boost – I think of it like it’s my skin baby-sitter for the winter months. An absolute essential for dry weather skin and the darn air-con offices all day.
Available at pharmacies in the UAE, including Boots, Bin Sina, Health First and United Pharmacies, including the Dubai Duty Free pharmacies. Also available at www.herbline-essentials.com with worldwide shipping.
4. Marc Jacobs Beauty- Sephora
I seem to love everything this man does, so when he launched his own beauty line exclusively for Sephora, I was first in line to see what was in store. I found that not only did the sleek packaging live up to Jacob’s reputation but upon trying them out, I found the product to be just as incredible. Particularly the high gloss lip color and the felt eye-liner pen. My only issue with the liner was that it’s a bit difficult to take off but nevertheless, it’s super long lasting and allows for precision.
Available exclusively at Sephora.
3. Bulgari Omnia Chrystalline
Fruity, light and so sensual, the Bulgari Omnia Chrystalline is definitely my fragrance du jour. I’m loving the scents of bamboo and exotic Asian fruit Nashi, along with a hint of apple and pear- the perfect day perfume for winter!
Available across stores in the UAE.
2. Philosophy: Hope In A Jar- Night
This is the mother of all night creams! At first, I thought the super rich, luxuriously creamy emulsion would make me greasy at night but it turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to my skin. I was left wondering as I looked into the mirror the next morning- whoa, where did that soft glow come from? Where are those nagging fine lines on my forehead that I see every morning? Poof! Highly recommended.
Available at Sephora in Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Festival Center.
1. Dolce &Gabbana Passioneyes Duo Mascara
The duo clearly haven’t skimped on the glam factor in this curling and volumizing mascara in a sleek gold bottle. Discreet, it’s not!
I love all three colors- Blu Indaco, Terra and Nero, my favorite being the gorgeous blue shade. Loving the oomph it has added to my make-up kit this season.