Beauty

The Ultimate List of Beach Beauty Essentials

What’s in your beach bag? No, we’re not talking about your slippers, swimsuit and towel. We’re talking about your beach beauty bag, which will carry the secret to your wonderful look after a day in the sun!

What’s in this bag is set to give you the healthy, glowing look you’ll be flaunting all summer long! Consider your visit to the beach a chance to benefit from a balanced skin care routine coupled with the golden sunrays that will ensure you a bronzed complexion every woman wishes for.

Your beach beauty pouch should not only carry products for your skin, but also for your hair and lips. Keeping yourself moisturized is essential when you’re exposing your body to the sun, so make sure to drink plenty of water and choose the right products to tan without getting burned!

Check out our list and start getting beach-ready to perfection!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

For the Beach
By Terry, SPF15 Baume De Rose Lip Protectant
Via Net-a-Porter
 
Moroccanoil, Sun Oil SPF 15
 
CHANEL, UV Essential Multi-Protection Daily Defense Sunscreen Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50
 
Balmain Paris Hair Couture, Detangling Spa Brush
Via Net-a-Porter
 
Sisley, Hair Rituel by Sisley Protective Hair Fluid
 
Elizabeth Arden, Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist
 
Dior, Diorshow Waterproof Mascara
 
Smashbox, Brow Tech To Go Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil and Gel
 
Post-Tanning
Sisley, After-Sun Care
Via Net-a-Porter
 
Clinique, Take The Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes For Face & Eyes
 
Tarte, Shape Tape Contour Concealer
 
Benefit, Galifornia blush
 
Fenty Beauty, Poutsicle Juicy Satin Lipstick in Tropic Tantrum

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Skincare Obsession

When it comes to skincare, I am very extreme; either I am doing 10 steps, or I am going to bed after wiping my face with a makeup wipe. Just like the gym though, skincare is something that you have to not only be passionate about, but also disciplined for.  No matter what the products I use, I have noticed that when I stay consistent and repeat the same routine every morning and night I always see results.
One silly way I get motivated is by watching skincare routines on YouTube. I love seeing how celebrities or influencers start their morning, or get “unready” in the evening. One tip they always have, is to no matter what, at least wash your face every night. If you are a product junkie like me, it’s hard not to try every new product that’s out there. But keep in mind, if you’re doing this, it might be hurting your skin. Always remember your skin type, and what works for your best friend might not work for you.
With any skincare routine there are a few really important steps that I never skip. I call these my “ride-or-die-can’t-live-without” products. I have to start every day with some Vitamin C. If you have never tried Vitamin C, try CLINIQUE Fresh Pressed 7-day System with Pure Vitamin C for one week, and your results will speak for themselves. The second must have is a hyaluronic acid; I use this after my Vitamin C and again at night. For that, I love the Moisture Surge™ 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator because it’s lightweight and I also use the eye cream from the same line.

Article Written by Aline Agopian

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Show Your Pout Some Love with These Hydrating Lipsticks

Cover Photo Courtesy of L’Oreal x Karl Lagerfeld

When the temperature drops, not only does your complexion gets dry but so do your lips. So, taking care of them is as important as following the right skincare routine that gets you through winter in a healthy, youthful look. Have we got your attention yet?

In fact, dry skin can really show age signs and ruin your beauty if not treated with the right products – and the same applies to your lips. Luckily for us, the beauty industry has, thanks to advanced research, come up with the concept of lip products that provide your pout with the care it needs while giving it a gorgeous look that perfectly fits your makeup. With so many textures made available, every woman out there will find the perfect lipstick for the cold season.

Whether you opt for a matte lipstick, a glossy one or one that plumps up your lips, wear that gorgeous smile and fight the cold with stylish, well taken care of lips! Join us and take a look at our 15 picks.

 Article Written by Mirella Haddad

CHANEL, Rouge Coco Flash in 212 Contraste
 
Givenchy, Encre Interdit in Nude Spot
 
Marc Jacobs Beauty, Le Marc Lip Crème in Slow Burn
 
Guerlain, KissKiss Liquid in Candid Matte
 
Charlotte Tilbury, Collagen Lip Bath in Peachy Plump
 
Dior, Rouge Ultra Care in Bliss
 
Hourglass, Girl Lip Stylo in Achiever
 
Laura Mercier, Rouge Essentiel Silky Crème Lipstick in Rouge Muse
 
CHANEL, Les Beiges Healthy Glow Lip Balm Intense
 
Givenchy, Le Rose Perfecto in N750
 
Marc Jacobs Beauty, Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick in Mocha Choco Lata!
 
Guerlain, KissKiss in Red Brick
 
Charlotte Tilbury, Superstar Lips in Pillow Talk
 
Dior, Dior Addict Stellar Shine in Pink Meteor
 
Laura Mercier, Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm in Cherries Jubilée

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Fall Blush Tones

Blush is one of those products that instantly makes you look healthier and happier.
How many times have you left the house without blush and everyone starts asking you if you are feeling ok? That rosy glow just gives off the illusion of well rested youth. But is rosy right for you, or are you more of a peachy babe? If you have really fair skin, lean more towards a pink shade. Surprisingly, peach is pretty universal and looks great on fair skin. A plum shade will work just as well, but make sure it’s not too bright for you.
If you have medium skin tone, a more brownish peach shade works better for you. Mauve or Berry are also options to play with in the Fall. 
If you have olive skin, don’t be scared to go a little orangey; it will compliment your skin. Rose is also a great fall option and my favorite is “bronze.”

For dark skin think, vibrant deeper shades like brick or berry.
So what are some of our options for Fall? We chose from one of our favorite blushes from NARS: 

Fair Skin “Angelika”
Medium Skin “Luster”
Olive Skin “Dolce Vita”
Dark Skin “Sed”

Article Written by Aline Agopian

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Honeymoon Beauty – 2-Minute Hairstyles

You’ve passed the beauty test on your big day, but your mission is not over yet. You need to think of your honeymoon as an additional chance to flaunt your beauty before going back to your real life. Whether you’re heading with your better half to a sunny destination or to a cold one, your hair can be quite a hassle especially if it already tends to get frizzy and messy.

We all know that on your honeymoon, you spend your day enjoying activities that you don’t get the chance to do in your daily life, so needless to say that there’s no way you’re spending your morning fixing your hair and getting prepared to head out and explore your surroundings. And that’s exactly where the 2-minute hairstyles become life saviors.

Think braids, buns, ponytails, half up-dos, stylish pins… all these ideas come in handy when you’re squeezed for time. To help you out, we’ve gathered a list of hairdos from the runways that could offer you a huge source of inspiration. Now let’s check them out!

 Article Written by Mirella Haddad

David Koma
 
Paul Costelloe
 
Byblos
 
Roksanda
 
Cividini
 
Max Mara
 
Salvatore Ferragamo
 
Versace
 
Altuzarra
 
Stella Jean

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Celine Haute Parfumerie Graces the Dubai Mall

We have been admiring Celine’s perfume line from afar for a while now, and we fell in love with it just by looking at its wonderful bottle – oh that black cap! Fortunately, starting November 15, we will be able to smell each and every one of the 9 released perfumes at the brand’s boutique in the Dubai Mall; it seems like we have to wait some more to get our hands on the whole collection as two other charming olfactory creations – Bois Dormant and Rimbaud – will be released in 2020.

With classic black and white colors that took over the boutique with an amazing set of mirrors that reflect the bottles’ details in the most perfect way, Celine set new heights to what a perfect perfume is all about, thus – once again – managing to take our breath away! Take a look at the video below and feast your eyes on that beautiful world that will give you the chance of a lifetime as Celine’s perfumes will turn your olfactory senses upside down.

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Winter-Perfect Foundations

Cover Photo Courtesy of Guerlain

The cold is knocking on your door and your skin is about to get very dry and who wants that? Foundation is the base of your look and choosing one that perfectly caters to your skin’s needs with the weather change is key to achieving the perfect beauty look – whether for a day at the office or a night out with friends. Luckily for us, the industry has come up with lab technologies and formulas that bring together beauty and care, which makes the task a whole lot easier.

Below, you’ll find our top 5 picks!

Givenchy’s Tein Couture Everwear is a foundation of soft texture that provides your skin with a buildable medium to high coverage. Using your fingers or the heart-shaped brush that Nicolas Degennes especially developed for this unique new formula, you can apply as much as you like from this smooth, hydrating and waterproof foundation to achieve the desired result.
If you’re looking for a lighter formula, Laura Mercier’s new Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector is your way to improve your skin and achieve a no-makeup makeup look with a sheer hint of coverage. This novelty will also leave your skin dewy and glowing while reducing the signs of dryness.
Offering an original vision of foundation, CHANEL’s Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint gives your complexion a one-of-a-kind freshness, as well as a natural, luminous and sheer finish thanks to its formula that bring together water and oil. Talk about comfort!
With buildable coverage, hydration, balance and protection being what sets it apart, Guerlain’s L’Essentiel foundation reinvents the combination of makeup with skincare benefits. With its light to medium coverage, it will give your skin a silky smooth texture like no other!
Have you ever heard of smart foundation? Well, Becca’s Skinlove Weightless Blur Foundation will introduce you to this concept through its formula that adapts to both your skin type and skin tone. Although it provides your complexion with a natural velvety finish, it also hydrates it with its blend of cold-pressed avocado and melon extract.

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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