With over 1 million followers on Instagram, Fouz Al Fahad (whom you may know better as @TheRealFouz) has taken the social-media world by storm and is one of the biggest beauty influencers in the region. This makeup artist and beauty buff’s tutorials are watched by hundreds of thousands of women and, when it comes to anything beauty related, she sure knows what she’s talking about.
Savoir Flair caught up with the Kuwaiti stunner to discuss all things beauty, from what she does first thing in the morning to what she does before bed – and everything in between.
What’s your morning beauty routine?
It’s all about de-puffing! I use a little bag of ice on my face in the morning to get rid of any puffiness before I apply my moisturizer and makeup. It works wonders at tightening skin and leaves you looking fresh and well rested.
What’s your nighttime beauty routine?
I always go for a good moisturizer and a body lotion to moisturize everywhere, and, of course, I remove all my makeup.
What three beauty products are always in your bag?
I always have a mascara, a lip liner, and a lip-gloss with me.
What’s your signature scent?
I wear Hermès ‘Rose Amazone’. I don’t like very strong fragrances and this one is perfect as it’s really subtle and can take you from day to night and spring to summer. It’s just amazing!
What are your favorite beauty salons in the GCC?
In Dubai, I always go to Belle Femme; the staff there are very professional and they work really hard. In Kuwait, I only trust Rola’s Beauty Lounge with my hair. Both of these salons are amazing and have amazing people working there!
Who is your ultimate beauty icon and why?
Cindy Crawford. She is the definition of true beauty!
What’s the biggest beauty mistake you’ve ever made?
I always used to use darker makeup shades than my actual skin color, which looks so fake and so off!
What is your secret to having such amazing hair?
Definitely my Pantene ‘Oil Replacement’. I always use it after I shower, after I swim, after I go to the beach… It locks in moisture and keeps my ends healthy.
What’s the best piece of beauty advice you’ve ever been given?
Always have confidence; carrying yourself with confidence is just the greatest tool and weapon you can have.
What’s your favorite beauty look?
Always a good brown smoky eye with a nude lip!
What’s your top tip for taking the perfect selfie?
It’s definitely all about good lighting and finding your perfect angle; every girl has one! Good lighting shows your makeup better and complements your hair color and your skin. It gives you a better resolution for the photo.
If you could invent any beauty product, what would it be and why?
An eyelash bag to put all of your used eyelashes in. They might already be around, but I don’t have one!
Complete the sentence: To me, beauty is…
Confidence and education.