It is officially cold and dry in Abu Dhabi and my once oily skin is a post partum Sahara. So I have been avoiding powders in general; when I do get the time for makeup, I prefer cream products. One of the easiest things for a literal no makeup look are cream blushes. They are… Continue reading By Terry! What a blush!
I will admit that Hourglass is a bloody pricy brand to invest in. I will also let you know that this year I feel quite underwhelmed by the beauty holiday releases. The only thing that made it into my cart from HG was their blush quad- I do own most of their single blushes; being… Continue reading Hourglass Ambient Ghost Quad
I have been vocal on my relationship of disappointments with liquid lipsticks. I don't like it when they are heavy, or too liquid, or too crackly and I have seldom found formulas that work for me. Till recently, that is. Dose of Colours as a brand is not available in store in UAE. I heard… Continue reading The Dose of (Lip) Colours
I have overly oily skin, so I abhor products like heavy oils which clog my face. It is quite hard to find a perfect balance of hydration and comfort within oils and the best one I have found till now, is the Vitamin E Serum in Oil from The Body Shop. I discovered it while… Continue reading The Body Shop Vitamin E Oil
Elizabeth Arden for me was such a mom brand because my mother had their skincare and perfumes. But that's not to say that it's a bad brand and I have started to appreciate them a bit more. Especially now that I have used and tested their Sheer Kiss lip oils. The weather in Abu Dhabi… Continue reading The Sheer Kiss Lip Oil Magic by Elizabeth Arden.
I love glowing skin, not oily and greasy, but that plump lit from within glow. I tried Cover Fx and Becca Skin Perfector liquids and while in less quantities they managed to do the trick, there was always the fact that they made it obvious I had some highlighter on my face. Enter the Charlotte… Continue reading Charlotte’s Glow Miracle!
You when you have oily skin, or even combination - you tend to get lured into those oil control, acne fighting face wash thingies which leave your face all tight, dry and uncomfortable. So I have shifted to creamy face washes which cleanse, but are gentle on the face. Sephora just launched a selection of… Continue reading Sephora’s Charcoal Exfoliating Cleanser
I have a "matte love" moment going on where I will only use matte eyshadows. They are less prone to spread glitter on my eyes and also, are more work appropriate where I am employed. And having to pull mattes from different palletes in a morning when you are rushing and crushing is so impractical!… Continue reading ON A MATTE SAFARI WITH NATASHA DENONA
Admittedly I am not a fan of the marketing faux pas by Huda when she blatantly copied Beauty Bakerie, but I will give credit if it is due. My search for a good setting powder is guided by Mel Thompson on YouTube. Based on her review and recommendation video, I purchased mine from Cult Beauty.… Continue reading Eating the Pound Cake (Huda Beauty)!
This month I have had the weirdest skin with the dry weather in Abu Dhabi. My skin felt dehydrated, especially under the eyes and nothing was even looking nice on top of it. Plus late nights and stress didn't help either. Enter my impulse buy in the form of Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer. This… Continue reading Nars Soft Ma(tte)de for me Concealer!!