Beauty

Pamper Her with a Captivating Oriental Perfume this Ramadan

Cover Photo Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

There is something about the Holy Month of Ramadan that draws us back to our oriental roots. From an Iftar with friends to a Suhoor with family, everything about this time of the year screams authenticity and joy. So, imagine adding an oriental scent to all of this that awakens your senses and the senses of those around you.

From amber to agarwood and all the warm notes that could ever come to your mind, many ingredients can make the perfume you choose to wear quintessentially oriental. And when it comes to heavy scents, you might feel confused about whether the one you like is a masculine fragrance or a feminine one. However, what you might not be aware of is that probably most of these perfumes are both for men and women – so just follow your gut, choose the one you like and wear it with confidence.

To celebrate these festivities, we have gathered a list of oriental fragrances that will add the perfect final touch to your look for a day at work or a gathering with family and friends. These could also be an ideal gift idea for a loved one on this occasion so, check out our picks and choose your favorite!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Givenchy, Dahlia Divin Nectar de Parfum
 
Huda Beauty, Kayali collection, Elixir|11
Narciso Rodriguez, Pure Musc
 
Louis Vuitton, Les Sables Roses
 
Guerlain, Cuir Intense
 
Cartier, Oud & Menthe
 
Tom Ford, Arabian Wood
 
Givenchy, Encens Divin

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Lip Fillers

My girlfriend just called me to ask me if she should get her lips injected; “just a little bit” she said. Of course, my response was “do whatever makes you happy.” But let’s admit though, we all have that one friend that became addicted and is labeled “duck lips” because of her Instagram selfies.
Lip injections have become out-of-control-popular with even super young girls asking for them nowadays. If done right they look pretty amazing. But the idea of a needle going anywhere near my lips is frightening to me. That said, I do always stare at this one influencer’s lips in envy.

So, if you are self-conscious about your lips and the lip liner just isn’t cutting it, here is everything you need to know.
First off, the safest form is a hyaluronic acid injection. Collagen is a thing of the past and fat transfer is too permanent.

Go to a doctor that understands the look you are going for. For example, for a more natural look don’t do the corners of your mouth.

There are different injecting techniques so get more than one consultation.

It lasts about 4-6 months the first time and kind of dissolves on its own.

It does hurt a lot unless you get really numb and you might bruise from a couple of days to a week. Happy pouting!

Article written by Aline Agopian

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Redefining Charm with Musky Fragrances

Cover Photo: Bvlgari’s Le Gemme Collezione Murano Noorah fragrance

The weather is getting colder and as the temperature drops, you might be considering  a warmer fragrance. However, going for a perfume with warm notes doesn’t necessarily mean that the one you choose must have a strong scent. Here’s where the musky fragrances come in to offer you a great substitute for strong scents that are ideal for those colder times of the year.

Becoming rarer with time, musk in fragrances acts like the white canvas on which all the other notes lie. Why is it so important in the fragrance industry? Well, it’s all thanks to its ability to add a perfect balance to the perfume’s composition while adding a subtle touch of sensuality and warmth to it and making the perfume last longer as it reduces its evaporation rate.

Priced at almost $45,000 per kilogram, musk is one of the most precious ingredients used in perfumery. In fact, it’s not only precious in price, but its scent also adds an unparalleled luxurious feel to the fragrance. For the love of this sophisticated ingredient, we’ve gathered a list of perfumes that make musk their base note to get you ready for the colder days. Join us below and check it out!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Dolce & Gabbana Beauty, Velvet Oriental Musk
 
Gucci, Guilty Absolute For Her
 
Louis Vuitton, Le Jour Se Lève
 
CHANEL, Coco Mademoiselle
 
Guerlain, Musc Noble
 
Narciso Rodriguez, Pure Musc For Her
Elie Saab, Le Parfum in White
 
Hermès, Musc Pallida
 
Givenchy, Eau de Givenchy
 
Kenzo, Flower By Kenzo Red Edition
 
Ermanno Scervino, Ermanno Scervino The Perfume

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New York, the Land of Beauty

Call it whatever you want to, but we will refer to New York City as the land of beauty. Believe it or not, fashion was only a small part of this fashion week. In fact, here’s something that would make every beauty guru out there happy with a big smile on her face: the runways witnessed a beauty phenomenon like no other! Indeed, they were filled with makeup looks that would make your heart skip a beat. 

The no-makeup makeup look took new dimensions with the freshness of a dewy skin from here and rosy cheeks from there. As for those who are fond of vibrant colors, they will surely find what they are looking for to rock their way through spring and summer with a makeup look that exudes joy in the best possible ways. Red lips remained a classic choice for some and were paired with a flawless complexion and a simple eye makeup. 

Oh New York, you truly deserve to be the starting point of new beauty trends!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Marc Jacobs

 
Tory Burch
 
Elie Tahari
 
Jason Wu
 
La Petite Robe
 
Christian Siriano
 
Badgley Mischka
 
Ralph Lauren
 
3.1 Phillip Lim
 
Carolina Herrera
 
Oscar de la Renta
 
Brandon Maxwell
 
Prabal Gurung
 
Bronx & Banco
 
Proenza Schouler

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Update Your Brush Collection

I don’t know about you but my brushes are like my babies. I take such good care of them because they are part of my everyday life. If I’m good to them they are good to me and stay with me for a long time. With that said, I have decided to add a few more to my collection and here are some incredible choices.

Fenty Cheek Hugging Bronzer Brush 120- First off it’s shaped like a shark tooth, how cool is that? But what is the point of that shape? Well our faces aren’t flat so when you put a regular brush against it, the product doesn’t go on correctly. But when it “hugs” your face it does exactly what it’s meant to do. 

Smashbox Fan brush- When using powder if you want a really light hand this is a must. It’s almost like a little tickle. Use it to gently apply setting powder, bronzer, highlighter and blush.  

HUDA BEAUTY Bake & Blend Brush- This double-sided brush is great for applying dense amount of product and then blending it out. Since I’m not much of a “baker”,I love using it when I contour with my cream bronzer.

 

Article Written by Aline Agopian

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A Natural Beauty Kind of Affair

New York Fashion Week is far from being over, and the city’s runways continue to treat fashionistas with what they desire. Fashion certainly comes first, but there’s more to these shows than meets the eye. Besides swooning accessories, beauty plays a big role in the models’ appearances. When they first walk the runway, the eyes scan their wonderful outfits then move to details such as their bags, shoes, fashion jewelry and of course, their makeup! During these few days, natural makeup stole the light and not in a normal kind of way.

With every passing season, the no-makeup makeup trend is taking new dimensions – proving more than ever that it’s here to stay. The glow of that dewy skin, those perfect rosy or peachy cheeks and those charmingly simple eyes… what more could we ask for? With this in mind, we’ve gathered a few looks that you will definitely want to master!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Tory Burch

 
Bronx & Banco
 
Gabrielle Hearst
 
La Petite Robe
 
Elie Tahari
 
Kate Spade New York
 
Carolina Herrera
 
Jonathan Simkhai
 
Rag & Bone

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A Look at This Fall’s Makeup Trends

Every season comes and brings with it a load of makeup trends that a fashionable woman waits so impatiently to master. Looking fabulous at all times is what we certainly love and aim for no matter what, and luckily for us, all we need to know in beauty has already made its appearance on the runways of the four biggest fashion capitals of the world.

The Fall/Winter 2019-2020 fashion shows were full of inspiration. While some designers used colors and fresh hues to interpret fall in their own way, others kept things classic with autumn shades of brown. However, black eyeliners, smokey eyes and red lips are definitely timeless go-to-looks for those who love them and some designers know a thing or two about this.

With something bold, something romantic, something simple and something ecstatic, the beauty world is ready to immerse you in a selection of makeup trends that will please every woman. Just define your style and pick the look that suits you the most in order to master it in no time. Below, you’ll find a list of makeup looks that we’ve carefully gathered for you.

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Alberta Ferretti
 
Michael Kors
 
CHANEL
 
Aigner
 
Cushnie
 
Elie Saab
 
Marni
 
Dior
 
Altuzarra
 
Ermanno Scervino
 
Afffair
 
Dolce & Gabbana
 
Blumarine
 
Agnes B
 
Fendi
 
Antonio Marras
 
Emporio Armani
 
Oscar de la Renta
 
Andrew GN
 
Giorgio Armani

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