Huda Kattan dishes on ten makeup products that will change your beauty routine forever.
When you find a product that works, you stick with it through thick and thin. That is until it gets discontinued or something better comes along. However, unless you’re an expert, it’s hard to say what ‘better’ really is when it comes to the type of miraculous beauty products some of us spend a lifetime searching for. Many products share the same promises and ask exorbitant amounts of money for results.
Our beauty editor, Huda Kattan, spends her days in search of a better understanding of makeup and beauty, and her knowledge of products knows no bounds – even when dealing with the overwhelming influx of new products on the market every season. If you’re ready to change your beauty routine, change your life, and invest in ten products that will absolutely transform your appearance, this beauty guide is for you.
Chanel combines its unique twisted rubber applicator with a thickening formula to give us one of the most extraordinary, lengthening, and volumizing mascaras we’ve ever tried. Applying just one coat of this mascara will leave you with lashes so thick and long they could be falsies.
Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara, AED 165, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates
Not as pricey as its counterparts on the market, this powder is one of the beauty industry’s best-kept secrets. The super-fine powder sets makeup naturally, giving the illusion of an airbrushed finish. Nothing quite compares to its results.
Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder, AED 80, Nina Gallery, Al Khaleej Center
Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup Foundation is by far one of the most natural full-coverage foundations on the market. Used by celebrities around the world, this product will cover up any and all imperfections and blemishes. The result is a matte finish and perfect, oil-free skin.
Dior Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup SPF 15 Foundation, AED 229, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates
You will find many cream liners on the market today, but none compare to the darkness and wearability of Yves Saint Laurent’s Effet Faux Cils Cream Eyeliner. The pigment will make your eyes stand out and the long-wearing formula will ensure that your makeup stays perfectly in place all night long.
YSL Effet Faux Cils Cream Eyeliner, AED 173, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates
The beautiful blend of four shades in this bronzer makes for an incredibly natural appearance. The mix of light and dark tones will give your face a natural depth that looks like you’ve been vacationing on the Riviera.
Guerlain Terracotta Four Seasons Bronzer, AED 331, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates
The natural undertone in this blush makes it appeal to every skin tone. Its beautiful, deep pink color is a natural tone that will match any look you’re going for.
Dolce & Gabbana The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour in Mauve Diamond, AED 178, Saks Fifth Avenue, Burjuman Mall
This product is essentially the Ferrari of concealers. Its dry-yet-creamy consistency makes it last the entire day, while the light diffusers in the formula will leave you with airbrushed-looking skin. A celebrity favorite, this concealer is a must-have for every girl.
Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer, AED 280, Nordstrom.com
There is little we can do about large pores but conceal them. Luckily for us, Benefit Cosmetics has answered our prayers and given us POREfessional, every girl’s answer to flawed pores. This product is undoubtedly the best way to hide large pores and prepare your skin for flawless makeup application.
Benefit The POREfessional Primer, AED 144, Sephora, Mall of the Emirates
For wearability and longevity, shadows need to apply smoothly and stay moist in their container, which most don’t do. Shiseido’s cream shadows, however, do just that. They are by far the creamiest, longest lasting, shadows available. Their texture also remains perfectly creamy until the container is completely empty.
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color, AED 162, Harvey Nichols, Mall of the Emirates
Creating gorgeous, natural-looking brows is a problem of the past thanks to Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Brow. Its consistency allows you to easily apply the correct amount to achieve brows that look natural and won’t smudge or budge.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector, AED 200, Sephora, Mall of the Emirates