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in beauty, skin

The Top 10 Skincare Secrets we learnt from Dr Doris Day!

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So if you guys watched the video on my YouTube, then I’m sure you were just as blown away as I was by world-renowned skin dermatologist Dr. Doris Day. I was extremely honored to have her in our studio (ahem…we might be a little obsessed with how cool she is) and due to all your amazing feedback about the video, we decided to put together the Top 10 Things we learnt from Dr Doris Day. Trust me, your skincare routine will never be the same again!! Continue reading

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Full Face Makeup Using ONLY the Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette!

Hey My Loves! If you already got your Rose Gold eyeshadow palette, I hope you’re loving it!! The shadows are super pigmented and the more I use it, the more I find different ways to apply them! As a fun challenge, I did a full face using ONLY the colors in the palette. Besides eyeshadows, the colors can double as contour, brow liner, lipstick, blush, highlighter, and eyeliner! Check it out in this quick video and let me know what you think :

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in beauty, huda beauty

Announcement: Beauty School Scholarship Winners from Huda Beauty!

Hey My Loves! A little while ago, I announced a new beauty scholarship initiative at Huda Beauty. I really wanted a way to give back as a thank you for all your incredible love and support, and to just share my passion for beauty with you. With every launch, I wanted to grant a scholarship towards the tuition for beauty school, and since the announcement we’ve had THREE launches (the Lip Contour, Liquid Mattes, and Rose Gold eyeshadow palette!).

I read through all your comments and honestly, it was SO hard to pick just three…I wish I could give a prize to every single one of you, but we will have more to come so stay tuned! If you’re following me on Snapchat (realhudabeauty), you may already know the winners, but here they are again: Congratulations to Leonie Dieckhoff, Nehal Hesham, and Janelle Sanz! I’ll reply to the comment you left on YouTube to get started! I’m so excited to see where your journey in beauty takes you! Xx

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in beauty, huda beauty

A Flashback to Our 3rd Master Class in Doha!

Hey My Loves! The LAST Master Class in Abu Dhabi is coming up so fast! I can’t wait to see all your beautiful faces there. Thought I’d post the highlights from our last Master Class so you can get a preview of what to look forward to…the goody bags are just getting better and better!

Who’s coming on November 5th?! So excited!!!

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What Do You Think About the Ear Makeup Trend??

Hey my loves! You might have seen the new ear makeup trend sweep the runways this season at shows like Louis Vuitton, Opening Ceremony and Proenza Schouler. Models had hints of glitter, gold, silvers, and other colors outlining or covering whole parts of their ears. I decided to try my own twist on it using my sister, Mona, as my model. What do you think?! Would any of you be rocking it soon?

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in beauty, Makeup, skin

Weird Makeup Primers: Lube, Laxative, or Vagisil?!

Hey My Loves!! I wanted to do a little test to see if there were any affordable substitutes for makeup primer that you can get in the pharmacy, and let me just say…things got a little weird. Besides my tried and true primers like Nivea Men’s Aftershave Balm and olive oil, I gave milk of magnesia, lube, and Vagisil (an feminine anti-itch cream) a try. Why? You’d be surprised that these products contain a lot of the same gentle ingredients like glycerin, and dimethicone that a lot of your primers have in them. So why not give it a shot? To see which ones worked out and which failed (miserably), watch the whole video and let me know what you think!

Hope you enjoyed the video! Do you use any weird makeup primers? Leave a comment and let me know!

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in beauty, Makeup, product review

Your Quick Guide to BECCA Highlighters (and the best one for you)

When it comes to highlighters, BECCA, maker of the famous Champagne Pop, has a full range to make sure your glow game is on point. But perusing them along the shelves at Sephora can be confusing if you’re a highlighter newbie. For starters, they come in three different consistencies: a liquid, pressed powder, and poured crème which have subtle but specific differences. Luckily, BECCA Style Director, Kerry Cole, was on call to answer all our highlighter q’s. Read on to get her tips on how to choose the best one for you!
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Can you tell us the difference between the three BECCA highlighters, and the kind of finish you can get with each?

“The liquid is a sheer, lightweight cream that has light-reflecting pearls that gives you a subtle glow. It’s great to mix with your foundation from a lit-from-within look. The pressed powder is a creamy powder for a high-shine finish. Finally, the poured crème gives you a mattified luminosity – a more sophisticated shimmer.”

Which highlighter would you recommend for different skin types?

“I find the liquid or poured crème formulas work best for dry or more mature skin since they add a little hydration to skin. Combination skin types can really wear any consistency, but I’d recommend oily skin types to stick to a powder or crème formula.  

The shades are so pretty – what are your recommendations for the different skin tones?

“For light skin, I love soft, pale tones with golden highlights, like Moonstone or Pearl. For medium skin tones, opal, golden, or soft pink are so beautiful like Opal or the Rose Gold shades. For dark skin tones, anything with golden, bronze, or coppery highlights are perfect, like Topaz.”

So to recap:

  • Liquid highlighter: Good for a subtle glow and easier to mix with foundation for a touch of brightness. Best for dry, mature, and combination skin types.
  • Pressed powder: Good for a high-shine finish. Best for normal, combination, and oily skin types.
  • Cream highlighter: Good for a mattified shimmer. Best for dry, mature, and combination skin types.

Kerry Cole’s highlighter shade recommendations for:

  • Light skin: soft, pale tones with golden highlights
  • Medium skin: opal, golden, and soft pink
  • Dark skin: golden, bronze, or coppery highlights

Which highlighter would you pick? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette Official Launch in Dubai Mall!

Hey everyone! I know so many of you have been waiting to get your hands on the palette, and believe me, I’m SO excited for you to try it too! We are officially launching TOMORROW, Friday, Oct 14th, in Sephora Dubai Mall at 10AM! The palettes are limited edition, so make sure you get there early!! Thank you so much for your love and support…I can’t wait to see all the looks you come up with using the palette! Make sure to tag me in your looks @hudabeauty and using hashtag #hudabeautyrosegoldpalette! Here’s a little behind-the-scenes from the rose gold palette photoshoot :).

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in beauty, product review

5 Crazy Cool Products We Discovered at a Lush Party

Our office has no shortage of Lush fans, so there wasn’t much convincing that needed to be done when they put together perhaps one of the best-smelling parties we’ve ever had in the office. What we realized is pretty much every one of your favorite beauty treatments – from toners to toothpaste – can be found as a solid. Here are some of our faves:

1) Damaged Hot Oil Treatment
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Ever tried hot chocolate on a stick? You know, where you melt the chocolate by stirring it in a cup of hot milk? This inspired the cutest hot oil hair treatment from Lush. Their vegan Damaged treatment is a solid block of nourishing virgin olive oil, almond oil, and avocado oil (all superstars for shiny, strong hair) on a stick that you melt by stirring in a cup of hot water. After it cools, apply and leave on dry hair for 20 minutes then shampoo out (might take more than one go to get all the oil out). The result is hydrated locks with a beautiful vanilla scent we can’t get enough of. Tip we learned: If you find you don’t need the whole mixture for one use, cover it and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to melt it down again for another use.

2) Honey I Washed My Hair Shampoo Bar
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We get it if a solid shampoo seems scary…it’s unchartered territory for most. But trust us, this is not to be underestimated. The self-preserving bar packs a punch of at least 80 washes which is the equivalent of three bottles of shampoo – all in a tiny little bar. Just wet the bar and rub between hands to lather, and add to damp hair. It will sud up beautifully and clean your hair thoroughly. The honey will leave hair ridiculously soft. Extra points for easing your travel woes. No more throwing out oversized bottles of liquid at security.

3) Tea Tree and Dream Steam Toner Tabs
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For a legit blackhead buster, try one of these toner tabs. Just drop it in bowl of hot water like an alka seltzer and it will fizz up, dissipating in the steam. Hang over it with a towel over your head for a skin clearing (thank you, tea tree oil) and calming (lavender) blend of toning goodness. It’s like bringing the spa home. A cool tip we learned: put the water in a plastic spray bottle after use to store in the fridge for up to two days. You can use it to spritz on your face for a little pick-me-up.

4) Full of Grace Serum Bar
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A power moisturizer full of vitamins and skin calming chamomile blue oil and calamine powder, this little bar (that can be easily mistaken for soap) is actually a serum that feels like butter on the skin. Gently glide it over your face for a soft layer of serum that you can massage into skin. With ingredients like almond oil, murumuru and cupuaco butter, it’s amazing for dry skin, especially during the colder months.

5) Miles of Smiles Toothy Tabs
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Yup, even your toothpaste can come in a tablet. A cool, different take on cleaning your teeth, just bite into one of these to crumble them in your mouth (don’t eat it!) and promptly start brushing the mix of baking soda and mint oils to freshen breath and clean your pearly whites so they stay that way. You’ll be amazed at how much it foams up with just a little water! Fair warning, this doesn’t taste amazing, unless you’re into that baking soda taste. But we did find it does a heavy duty job on cleaning teeth. Plus, it’s always nice to definitively see when you’re down to your last tablet, rather than squeezing a toothpaste tube for dear life and hoping for one more drop.

What are some of your favorite Lush products?

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