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Amazing Product Alert!!


I was walking through one of my favorite department stores this summer and having thought I was very happy with my current mascara, I kindly ignored the pushy sales lady when she suggested I try Smashbox Lash DNA. She finally gave me a sample and boy did my world change! I went back the very next day for three tubes for my sisters! This stuff is amazing!

It gives you extreme length, but also just the right amount of thickness. It is super black which makes for a kick ass combination! The secret weapon is the brush; it’s shaped just perfectly to give you the right volume you’re looking for.

For best results, I recommend using this with a Lash Primer (Makeup Forever Lash Fibers is a good choice), and lengthening mascara (Dior Iconic and Cargo Blue-Ray Mascaras are my favorite), followed by Lash DNA. If you’re in a hurry, skip the lengthening mascara and go!

H.Kattan
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Shiseido Blotting Sheets

SHISEIDO OIL CONTROL | PRODUCT ALERT
By huda heidi kattan

Ahhh, summer! It’s right around the corner and if you are planning on looking gorgeously fresh all summer long, you need to deal with global warming asap. Let’s face it, with temperatures as high as they have been, you need to be prepared! Unless of course, you want to look like a giant lightbulb!  Shiseido blotting sheets are your cure-all to shine for summer and all year long. I know I’ve casually mentioned this product before in my blog, but that’s because they really work. These blotting sheets have been regarded as the most effective sheets in the world and after trying a good hand full of different types of blotting sheets, I couldn’t agree more.

These are not your average blotting sheets! No, not only do they fight shine, but they keep you matte all day and actually help fight acne! The secret behind the potent blend is the Rosemary Extract and Zinc Oxide.  The Rosemary keeps you dry all day, while the Zinc helps prevent acne! Talk about a dynamic-duo! It’s safe to say, this product is pure genius. Thank you Shiseido!

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Bronzed Beauty

PRODUCT ALERT | CARGO BRONZER

Of all my must-haves products, bronzer is something that I can almost never go without!  Not only does it help give your face a healthy glow, but the right bronzer can dramatically change your entire appearance by shading in the right areas.  My all-time favorite bronzer is the Cargo Blu-Ray Bronzer that goes on incredibly smooth and even.  This bronzer is so revolutionary that it can be used everyday or even infront of a high-def camera. No matter if you are professional makeup artist, or just an avid makeup-lover, this bronzer is a must in every woman’s kit! Love it!

Available at Sephora’s worldwide (Dubai Mall) or online

image courtesy of cargocosmetics

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Ahhh..mazing product Alert!

SOOTHING MAC SPRAY FIX+ MIST

With hot weather coming in and out of our lives, it’s nice to know that there are products out there, like the MAC Fix+ Spray that can keep our makeup in place and be refreshing at the same time!  This vitamin infused spritz, provides radiance that your skin will thank you for.  The botantical blend of chamomile, green tea, cucumber, and Sugi extracts deliver a calm and refreshing sensation that your skin will drink up!

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Smokin Hot Smokey Eyes!

Smashbox was up to something good when they created this powerful threesome! The beige, taupe-brown and black are the perfect shade for created that smokey eye. Go all over with the taupe-brown for an all day sexy look, or use the black with brown on the crease for a dramatic smokey eye that will make you feel like a diva. The formulas are also super silky and stay on blend incredibly well. For all day wear, use with a eyeshadow primer like MAC Paints in Base. Use all together and enjoy the sexiest smokey eye you will find in a kit!

Available at Sephora

H.Kattan
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Controlling that Shine!


 

Huda I need your help! What do you recommend for oily skin?! Sometimes my skin is super dry then after a long day of makeup, some areas get oily. And hate breakouts! What should I use? ♥

 

Hey baby! Yes, breakouts are the worst! Whenever I suffer from any breakouts I always avoid using any oil-based products like foundation and some concealers.

If your skin feels dry early on, you may want to adjust your facial regiment. Drier weather can call for the use of moisturizers that are a little more intense. One that I love and it seems to work on all my clients no matter what the climate and skin type is Kiehls Ultra Moisturizer. It’s formula is not too thick, yet it provides intense moisture

http://www.kiehls.com/_us/_en/face/moisturizers/ultra-facial-moisturizer.htm.

I would then switch to a mineral foundation, like MAC Mineralize foundation http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/spp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CAT158&PRODUCT_ID=1685, seriously love this product! I would avoid using any liquid foundations if you are prone to breakouts.

As for controlling the oil during the day, my favorite blotting sheets, and this is totally necessary if your skin starts looking shiny during the day (like mine), are the Shiseido blotting sheets. The Rosemary extract and Zinc Oxide in these blotting sheets keep your skin from looking oily again and also prevent breakoutshttp://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P173647&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=5337#moreInfo! Seriously a wonder worker!

I know it seems like a lot, but I use to struggle with breakouts pretty bad. Until I understood what worked best with my skin, I was pretty much spotted, which was NOT fun! But now I feel like I have control because I use the right products and it’s liberating! Try this doll and let me know how this works!

 

Xxxxx

-H.Kattan
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Kiehl’s Styling Cream: Gorgeous Silky Hair

Looking for a styling cream that fights frizz and will tame your do? This Kiehl’s styling cream is incredible! I worked with a well-known Swedish makeup artist and she recommended this product–and wow! This cream will literally give you the sleek look with all the shine. Want Veronica Rabbit soft curls, this is your answer! It literally transformed my sisters frizzy locks to super smooth shiny tresses instantly. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants gorgeous hair! It’s a total must!

Thanks to everyone at Kiehl’s for all the great help! You guys are always so awesome!
photo courtesy of kiehl’s

-H.Kattan
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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
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