Beauty Tips from the Top

Viva's Kirsten Doak gives you her grooming tips for the month
Tuesday , 13 March 2012

HOT LIPS
The queen of natural make-up has turned acid bright for spring. Bobbi Brown’s Neon and Nude collection features two intense, neon lip colors, Dhs130, and three bright, ultra-shiny lip glosses, Dhs125. Try layering both for luscious lips that’ll get you noticed.

BEAUTY BERRY
Burberry’s spring make-up collection is packed with natural shades and inspired by the English countryside. The easy to blend shadows and blushes are creamy, while the lipsticks and lip glosses moisturise and plump your pucker. Pale Barley eyeshadow is the star of the show, a gorgeous shimmery nude that works on all skin tones. Wear it sheer or build it up for extra drama. Burberry.com

SMELLS LIKE SAAB
Elie Saab has taken a turn for the less ethereal and more solid - and we are not talking clothes. The couture master has just released a perfurmed body range including a body cream, lotion, wash and deodorant. It's the same powdery scene of Elie Saab's fragrance; orange blossom florals with a hint of cedar wood and patchouli. From Dhs 164

BB CREAMS
The beauty world is buzzing about B.B creams. What are they? A mash up of all your best skincare products all in one.
MAC
Prep & Prime B.B Beauty Balm with SPF 35+, Dhs150. It’s a light weight, incredibly moisturising primer that works on your skin with so much coverage you won’t even need your foundation.
Estee Lauder
Daywear B.B. Cream SPF35, Dhs 140. Buy it online because it's not released in the Middle East 'til May. The multi-tasking cream is available in two tint colours with added-SPF and a huge dose of antioxidants.
Smashbox
Camera Ready B.B Cream SPF 35+, Dhs145. Perfect for oily skin, it’s available in four shades so every complexion can benefit.
3LAB
Perfect B.B SPF40+ Dhs375. This one is lightweight and soothing, and it ‘whitens’ and illuminates skin. The best part? It’s packed with vitamins.

COUTURE COIFF
Celebrity hairstylist Frederic Fekkai knows a thing or two about red carpet hair. From shampoo to straightening balm, Fekkai’s new Silky Straight Ironless range includes ingredients to ensure your hair is poker-straight and glossy. Smooth Finish Serum, Dhs130, keeps hair frizz-free, even in Dubai’s high humidity.