Shockingly gorgeous

YSL Beauty’s Shock range will give you the ultimate dark smoky make-up look. The two-in-one Eye Duo Smoker will line your eyes with the blackest black liner for a strong powerful look. Then finish with a long-lasting creamy eyeshadow, which comes in smoky grey, green, burgundy and brown tones.

Complete your make-up look with The Shock mascara, which is intensely dark and thick. At YSL counters nationwide.

Would you go platinum?

With so many celebrities dyeing their locks platinum blonde in recent weeks, it got me wondering if I’d ever be brave enough to do it. Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne and Kate Mara have all gone the brightest blonde, and this is heating up to be summer’s biggest hair trend. While I think I’ll be playing it safe with ombré for now, dye if you dare!


That’s the number of remedies in Bobbi Brown’s latest skin treatment collection. From hydration to sensitive skin to anti-ageing, there is a remedy for each of the most common skin concerns in women. These intense treatments require only two to three drops to be applied to your face twice a day. Dh230, at Bobbi Brown stores nationwide.

Namshi Beauty is live

Earlier this year I reported that UAE-based online fashion store would be launching a beauty section on its site. You no longer have to wait – it is live right now! There’s a huge selection of make-up, fragrance and skincare products from brands including Bobbi Brown, Chanel, YSL and Kiehl’s, plus loads more to come.

Golden glow

One of my favourite make-up brands – ever – is BECCA. (If you haven’t tried their highlighting range, you are missing out.) Now they have revealed their collection for spring: The First Light Priming Filter (Dh174) is a primer with a difference, designer to give you a natural glow. Apply this to your face as you would a traditional primer before your make-up and its light reflecting ingredients will shine through and allow you to shine too. The Soft Light Blurring Powder (Dh174) won’t just cover impurities on your face, it will also make you glow thanks to ceramic microspheres that reflect light and give your face an all-over shimmer. But don’t just take my word for it – try it for yourself! Available at Sephora nationwide.

Discount beauty alert

Dubai’s biggest beauty secret has been revealed: Estée Lauder Companies has an outlet store called The Cosmetics Company Store in Dubai Airport Freezone. Shop brands including Mac, Tom Ford Beauty, Jo Malone and Bobbi Brown at 
30 per cent less than the retail price. Get a free make-up lesson with every purchase, and you can also pre-book your product. It’s in the Food Court Building, near Terminal 2; call 04 295 8223.