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There’s a Fine Line


This eyeliner is a must have in your makeup bag! After trying several dozens of different pencil, liquid and gel liners, there seems to be no question as to what takes the cake. This multi-award winning formula (Elle, Allure, and In Style magazines) gives easy control but a line that willl literally stay all day. I love this liner, hands down the best gel liner around! ($21 available at Nordstrom, or 102 AED at Bobbi Brown, Dubai Mall or Harvey Nichols)

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Get Perfekt Skin


As much as I love to sunbathe, I never thought I would burn–boy was I wrong! After spending close to 5 hours in Thai sun, and using ZERO PROTECTION, my skin thanked me, cordially. It was the first time both my husband and I had burned in our lives. Needless to say, we peeled like bananas. My skin—bloootchy!! I had numerous Moroccan bath, scrubs, etc. and nothing truly made my skin look flawless again.

Luckily for me, Perfekt came to my rescue. This incredibly silky formula makes your skin look even and bronzed. I try stay out of the sun now, but I still use this amazing product. Any night I have an event or wedding to go to, I simply apply this to my arms, legs and decolletege. It also adds the slightest amount of shimmer, which is to-die-for! Now you can have your Perfekt skin! Literally!

(Available at Sephora, $48)

photo courtesy of planet green 

-H.Kattan
in beauty, Makeup

Kiss The Catwalk

Since lips have made such a statement this year so far, we had to write about lip trends on the runway. Here are some of the final looks that made our cut from NYFW.

Nanette Lepore’s dual-tone lips
Doo Ri’s sparkling wine lips
Vena Cava and Max Azria’s bright orange lips
Donna Karen’s cherry red lips
Peter Som’s dark plum lips
photos courtesy of nymag 

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in beauty, celebrity, Makeup

Troy Jensen, Hollywood’s Secret Weapon!


If for any reason, you haven’t heard of him, then you may be depriving yourself of some serious beauty 411. Troy Jensen, the preferred makeup artist of some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, has worked with starlets including the Kardashian sisters, Megan Fox, Jennifer Lopez, and the Pussy Cat Dolls. Oh, and he’s no ordinary makeup artist–the LA-based whiz is also known for his killer hair and photography skills. Talk about jack-of-all-trades! We are totally crushing Troy!

photo courtesy of troyjensen.com
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in celebrity, Makeup

La La Lavender Lips


When celebs like Lady GaGa, Rihanna, and Kim Kardashian all wear a certain something, we have to wonder is this a trend? If you are inquiring about lavender lips, we would say yes! Lavender lips have been seen all over the red carpet, celeb bashes and galas so much that we needed to gush, we are crushing lavender!


Recommendations: MAC Lustreglass in Flashmode or Morning Glory, or MAC Dazzleglass in Funtabulous.

photos courtesy of spoiled pretty
-H.Kattan
in Makeup

Hitting Spring with MAC

Check out MAC’s new color collections for Spring! These colors are so radiantly hot, we might just wear them all summer too!

MAC Spring Forecast — Pink

MAC Spring Forecast — CoralMAC Spring Forecast — Plum

MAC Spring Forecast — Amber

Photos Courtesy of Makeup and Beauty Blog


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in beauty, Makeup

The Lips Have It!


Nothing is sexier than red rougey lips, and designers clearly agree! At Hervé Léger, United Bamboo, Karen Walker, Vivienne Tam, and Prabal Gurung shows at NYFW this past weekend, the popular designers used MAC’s Lady Danger (the matte orange-red lipstick). Makeup-artist, Stevie Huynh descibes the look as a “strong lip from a minimal standpoint”. This trend is sure to hit from runway to realway, take note diva!

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in beauty, Makeup

Amazing Product Alert!

NARS Orgasm Illuminator

I’m going to be completely honest, I have yet to try this, but after being all over the red carpet, I felt compelled to share with you! After reading dozens of reviews, this product seems to be kick ass! It is however, an illuminat0r, so don’t expect to see color. This product goes on sheer, feels great, and adds a beautiful glow to your appearance. Apply to face or just neck and décolleté for a sexy umph! A celebrity makeup artist’s must have!!

NARS Orgasm Illuminator ($29 sephora)

image courtesy of sephora

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in Makeup

Grammy Diva’s: Looks to Keep!

While the outfits were sometimes outrageous, the hair and makeup did more than beautify these leading ladies–it made a statement! Here are a few looks that, while may be a bit exaggerated to wear everyday, are great inspirations of trends to come! Take note beautiful!!

Rihanna’s Pompadour
Lady GaGa’s Thick Brows
Beyonce’s Bling

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Bad Brush, Good Brush


Here is a great question I got from a User:
Hi darling!!!!
I wanted to ask you about the best brush set ever. I bought from ebay a bobbi brown brush set bt they were Fake! Do you know the best place to buy brushes? Which one are you using?
THANKS!!!

My response:

Brushes are extremely important for the application of makeup. A good brush can make your makeup look more natural and much easier to apply. I bought a brush set from ebay too, and it was fake as well and I had to send it back–total pain and took FOREVER to get my money back!! I honestly steer clear of ebay for brushes after that!

My all-around favorite brushes are MAC. They are reasonably price for the quality and they offer a wide range of brushes to choose from. Smashbox also makes some nice brushes, but there is less styles to choose from. If you want to spend a little more, you may want to try Ve Neill brushes.

Below are some of my favorite brushes from MAC that I feel are a total necessity:

Powder Brush: MAC 187, 188
Concealer Brush: MAC 195
Contouring Brush: MAC 109
Blush Brush: MAC 129

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