Gigi X Maybelline
Gigi Hadid will soon be launching a make-up line with Maybelline. The model revealed on her Instagram account this week that she has partnered with the beauty brand to create her own collection; GigiXMaybelline. Although not many details of the collaboration have yet been revealed, Gigi captioned her post ‘a year in the making,’ suggesting she has been working on the project for some time. Her Snap reveals a full make-up collection including lipsticks, brushes and palettes. Stay tuned for full details as soon as we receive them.
Sephora opens new store
Abu Dhabi residents are getting a brand new Sephora store this month. Opening in Marina Mall, the huge store will stock all your favourite Sephora brands, and will also include a Beauty Hub where shoppers can try out the latest products and get the advice of make-up artists. It opens this week.
MAC has just unveiled a range of 10 mini lipsticks. The shades are part of the My Little MAC range of handbag-sized products, perfect for applying on the go. The shades include popular colours Ruby Woo and Velvet Teddy and as well as the lipsticks, you can also get My Little MAC Lipglosses – a range of shiny lip tints that come in bitesize packages. Prices start from just Dh36, available at MAC beauty counters and online.
Every Wednesday The Heavenly Spa at The Westin, Al Habtoor City, is offering women amazing discounts on treatments – 50 per cent off on a selection of 20 treatments including facials, massages and hammam experiences. As well as that, guests also get access to the gym and rooftop pool until 9pm, so you can relax with a view of the Dubai skyline after your treatments. Massage prices start from around Dh255 before the discount. 04 437 3300 to book.
Lips to kill
Rouge Dior and Double Rouge are the latest make-up products from Dior beauty. The two lip formulas, which are fronted by Dior ambassador Natalie Portman, have a silky texture with a metallic finish – on-trend and perfect for the festive season. The liquid is a light product that will evenly stain your lips, and the lipstick has more of a creamy formula that will leave you with an ombre effect. According to Dior the colour will stay on your lips for 12 hours – why not put it to the test? Prices from Dh128, available at beauty counters nationwide.
The three types of eyelash extensions you should know about
1. Russian layering
What are they? While these are one of the most expensive options they are also one of the best. The process works by layering full, voluminous lashes on each of your natural lashes to create a doll-like effect. While these lashes look thick, they are actually super-light so, after a few days, you won’t notice that they are there. The only catch? They take around two and a half hours to apply, oh and they don’t come cheap!
Where: Sisters beauty Lounge, Dubai Mall
How much? Dh700 for a full set, Dh350 for refills
2. Nouveau SVS lashes
What are they? SVS stands for speed, volume and style. The application method requires your technician to apply multiple lashes in a fan-like shape from each of your natural lashes, to create a fuller appearance. They take around 90 minutes to apply.
Where: Kozma and Kozma, Al Wasl Road
How much? LVL Lashes, Dh250; SVS, Dh375 for a full set, Dh200 for refills
3. Endless extensions
What is it: Wafi’s eyelash extension centre offers membership rather than a single treatment. For a set price you will have a full set of extensions applied with the option to go back as many times as you want within a set period. The plus point? As long as you keep visiting, your lashes will always have that just-left-the-salon look.
Where: Eyelash Extension Centre, WAFI Mall
How much? Prices start at Dh690 for a two-week membership, Dh1,590 for a two-month membership, Dh5,990 for a one-year membership.