From bronzing boosters to shimmery skin treats and summery scents, these must-have products cover all your beauty needs. Click through the gallery to find out what you need to be buying for your beauty bag this month.
Partnering with photographer to the stars David LaChapelle, Benefit brings you pure pigmented products for your peepers. The best-selling ‘They’re Real Push-Up Liner’ is now available in green, purple, blue, and brown – the perfect way to add some holiday hues to your look. Longwearing, waterproof, and easy to apply thanks to its slanted shape, it’s the ultimate way to turn your cat eye up a notch.
Benefit ‘They’re Real Push-Up Liner’, AED 125/SAR 140, Sephora, City Walk
Summer weather can leave us looking sweaty and shiny, as well as make pores more visible due to the heat. Combat pore problems with Clinique’s clever new mask, which uses charcoal powder and a blend of clays to purify, detox, and mattify skin. Algae extracts help remove excess oils whilst caffeine and hyaluronic acid leave skin feeling soft and smooth.
Clinique ‘Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask’, AED 190/SAR 194, Debenhams, Mall of the Emirates
In celebration of the colors, textures, and patterns of the African landscape, Carolina Herrera drew inspiration from aerial photographs of Africa to create this new fragrance. A sensory journey through the continent, with notes of orange zest, incense, cinnamon, and iris flowers, this scent will take you from the savannah to Somalia in just a spritz.
Carolina Herrera ‘Africa Women EDT’, AED 450/SAR 460 for 100ml, Paris Gallery, The Dubai Mall
Get your summer sizzle on with this heavenly highlighter from MAC’s latest ‘Wash and Dry’ collection. It features a gradient of shades, from a yellow-spun gold to a pinky coral, meaning you can blend as you please to perfect your look. Strobing is the makeup trend of the moment after all, so what better excuse do you have to get your shine on?
MAC ‘Wash and Dry High-light Powder in Freshen Up’, AED 180/SAR 184, Dubai Marina Mall
Freshen up your face with this micellar water cleanser from Guerlain. Not only does it clean skin, remove makeup, and tone, but it also gives you a burst of instant refreshment and is gentle enough to use on eyes. Infused with nigella flower oil, known to help neutralize the chemical reactions caused by UV rays and pollution, it helps boost skin’s antioxidants to protect and perfect whilst ridding you of daily dirt and grime.
Guerlain ‘Eau de Beauté Cleanser’, AED 238/SAR 243, Paris Gallery, The Dubai Mall
A tinted moisturizer and protecting product all in one, Nuxe’s new DD cream creates beautiful skin from the inside out. Offering triple protection against environmental factors and an SPF30, it also moisturizes for eight hours. White-tea extracts and mineral pigments boost radiance and help fade imperfections whilst giving skin light, natural coverage, and its delicate scent lingers on skin to leave you smelling sublime.
Nuxe ‘Crème Prodigieuse DD Crème’, AED 119/SAR 122, Sephora, Dubai Mall
Bringing the sumptuous scent of ripening nectarines and the refreshing taste of peach sorbet to a body cream, this is one delicious and indulgent treat for the skin. With hints of blackcurrant, plum, vetiver, and sweet acacia honey, its rich texture will pamper you to perfection and leave you feeling fruity and fabulous.
Jo Malone ‘Nectarine Blossom & Honey Body Crème’, AED 385/SAR 395, Mall of the Emirates
If you’re worried that your tan is rapidly fading due to summer hibernation, do not fear – this revolutionary tanner will change your life. Designed to deliver a made-to-measure, natural-looking tan for 365 days of the year, it also moisturizes and firms skin whilst leaving you looking sun-kissed sans fake-tan smell or streaks. Add a few drops to your regular moisturizer and use until your desired shade is achieved.
Clarins ‘Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster’, AED 180/SAR 180, The Dubai Mall
Get tantalizing talons with the new ‘Sea Glass’ nail collection from Formula X. Made from volcanic micro-particles, the polishes shimmer like the seabed and are the perfect accessory to your summer tan. Try ‘Marine’ for a sparkling aqua blue or the deep, dark ‘Tide’ for a touch of sophistication on a summer’s night.
Formula X ‘Sea Glass Collection Polishes’, AED 59/SAR 59 each, Sephora, The Dubai Mall
This ‘Super Face Serum’ from 3Lab really is – you guessed it – super. Using smart skin technology, its super-charged formula reverses the signs of aging by delivering collagen- and elastin-producing peptides straight to damaged cells to help them regenerate. It enhances skin’s luminosity, boosts moisture, heals damage, and slows down the aging process thanks to stem cells from rare Swiss apples. Amazing.
BUY NOW: 3Lab ‘Super Face Serum’, AED 1,142/SAR 1,166, Net-a-Porter
The perfect palette for your holiday makeup bag, this sleek limited-edition compact will bronze up your face and bring your eyes to life. Alongside a bronzer to sculpt and a highlighter to strobe, there are also three eyeshadow shades to take you from day to night. Use the translucent shimmer for a subtle sheen, or add depth and smoke it out with the darker shades.
Estée Lauder ‘Limited-Edition Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Face & Eye Palette’, AED 320/SAR 327, Sephora, The Dubai Mall
Heat and humidity can lead to dry, damaged locks, so give your hair some tender loving care with this all-natural conditioner. A moisturizing blend of Shea butter, avocado and sunflower oils, and lupine seed extracts, it nourishes deep into the hair shaft to boost shine and put life back into tired locks.
Human + Kind ‘Orange Conditioner for Dry Hair’, AED 49/SAR 50, The Change Initiative
Fusing fashion with beauty, Gucci has taken one of its signature design features, bamboo, and used it to create the bottle of this new feminine fragrance. Inspired by bamboo’s strength and ability to flourish in extreme conditions whilst staying slender and elegant, it blends warm sandalwood, heady Tahitian vanilla, and gray amber with soft, exotic florals to make for a delicate, yet deep, scent.
Gucci ‘Bamboo Eau De Parfum’, AED 350/SAR 357 for 50ml, Harvey Nichols – Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
Don’t let the word “acid” put you off, for this perfecting peel deeply cleanses, exfoliates, and reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles to brighten and rejuvenate skin. Containing key resurfacing fruit acids, enzymes, and probiotic technology, it protects skin from daily aggressions, boosts hydration, and creates a clear, youthful complexion.
Rodial ‘Super Acids X-Treme Acid Rush Peel’, AED 495/SAR 506, Bloomingdale’s-Dubai, The Dubai Mall
Rita Ora is famed for her loud lips, so it only makes sense that she’s gone and created her own collection for Rimmel. Inspired by the free-spirited festival scene, it’s all about high-shine, glossy color, from pearlescent peach to hot pink to rich, ruby red. Thanks to its argan oil and vitamin E content, your smile will stay smooth and nourished while color stays put for six hours. It’s time to pucker up.
Rimmel ‘Oh My Gloss! Colourfest Lip Collection by Rita Ora’, AED 42/SAR 43 each, Boots, The Dubai Mall