Star Beauty Buys

11 Apr 2012

This week’s must-haves hitting beauty counters in the UAE

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge, Dhs80

If it’s good enough for J-Lo... Infallible Le Rouge feels comfy on the lips and lasts all night thanks to L’Oréal’s Colour Bond Technology that makes it both flexible and fixed in place. It didn’t quite last us the 10 hours the makers say it can, but we were happy with the longevity of half that time. INFO: Available at Debenhams, Lifestyle and Boots pharmacies.

Sephora Eyeshadow, Dhs44

A new season heralds a new set of shades in Sephora’s eyeshadow range. It seems candy has been the inspiration behind the bright sparkling spectrum of colours in pinks and greens that remind us of Refreshers (and if you’re old enough to remember those sweets, you may be too old to wear these shades).

INFO: Available at Sephora stores throughout the region.

Sabaya 3 In 1 Mascara, Dhs55

Vitamins and nourishing ingredients such as jojoba wax protect and strengthen the lashes while ensuring the mascara doesn’t clump and flake. Though the “3 in 1” title apparently refers to volume, length and curl, we think it’s better as a reminder to apply three layers for maximum effect.

INFO: Available in Mikyajy stores across the GCC.

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder, Dhs242

It’s that time of the year again, girls, get ya bronzers at the ready! Pick of the pack is this tan-enhancing powder from Guerlain. Unless you have very dark skin, opt for the lightest version – 02, designed for blondes – even if you’re brunette. It’s the subtlest sheen, ensuring no Tango jokes are levelled at your glow. INFO: Available at Guerlain counters across the region.

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner, Dhs24

Max Factor know how to make a look last to the max – and this tip in particular will keep you in lipstick all night: wear their new Elixir lip liner all over lips and you won’t need to reapply. In fact you’ll need to scrub extra hard to get it off before bed.

INFO: Available at leading department stores.