The high temperatures in the Middle East may not be conducive to achieving a natural sun-kissed summer look. But with a little help from the cosmetics squad we’ve got it covered. Check out our monthly selection to find your key products for the season.
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil. This innovative lipstick has been created with the idea of mixing lip care and make-up. Clarins used its expertise in plants and oils to formulate this pampering cosmetic with nourishing, comforting and soothing ingredients such as organic jojoba and hazelnut. Plus, each lipstick comes with its own beneficial plant and flavour. Available at all leading retailers.
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil. The brand has taken its expertise in waterproof and long-wear cosmetics a step further and the revamp of its Aqua line has started with the eye-liner. The new formula is resistant to rain, tears, long days at work and long nights of partying. It has a glide-on texture that blends easily after application for optimal comfort. Available at all leading retailers.
Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara. This triple effect mascara is designed to deliver an increase in lash length, volume and curl. The glossy, long-wear and water-resistant formula promises to coat lashes to separate, extend and intensify their appearance. Available at all leading retailers.
Kiehl’s Smoothing Oil-Infused Haircare. Dryness and frizzines can affect all types of hair. Kiehl’s introduce its new line of shampoo, conditioner and leave-in developed to de-tangle and smooth down the frizz. The formula features natural ingredients such as restorative and protective argan oil and babassu oil. Available at all leading retailers.
Bourjois Paris Arty Chic Smoky Stories. Every season, this line reinvents the smoky-eye with new colours. The quad eye-shadow palettes have three pre-coordinated shades and a light touch. The new summer hues are E-blue-issant n°11, with denim and metal grey and Sau-mondaine n°12 with nude shades. Available at all leading retailers.
Valentino Valentina Myrrh Assoluto. The new fragrance from the Italian fashion house joins Rosa Assoluto and Oud Assoluto in the Valentina Assoluto collection. The scent layers Indian jasmine, myrrh and leather with notes of vanilla, ylang ylang and musks. Available at all leading retailers.
Ajmal Oudesire. The unisex fragrance combines a blend of oudh and musk with lighter top notes to create a unique scent that combines the heritage of Middle Eastern perfumeries with Western influences. It has floral top notes, a spicy and fruity core and oudh as its base note next to amber, sandalwood and musk. Available at Ajmal.
Sephora Fingertip Eyeliner. Designed to deliver a precise line, the trick is in the application. The index finger stays in the hollow part of the lid for easy sliding and mess-free use. The eyeliner is offered in five shades. Available at Sephora.
Sally Hansen Nudes Collection. This limited edition of nail polishes consists of six soft nude shades that flatter any skin tone. The new silky hues appear natural and elongate the nails to give a neat manicured-hands effect. Available at all leading retailers.
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Make-up Collection. This offering is composed of products that will make skin glow and shine with a touch of bronze. The 2016 collection includes two new palettes, a new multi-tasking lip and cheek essential, a liquid illuminator and a bronzer. Available at all leading retailers.
Guerlain L’Eau Halee. This cooling bronzing water for face has a gel-like texture for smooth application. Its single universal shade offers an adjustable bronzing result and its no-transfer formula leaves no stains or marks. It can be applied on its own or added to a treatment cream. Available at all leading retailers.