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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
in hair, product review

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
in Makeup, product review

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)

H.Kattan
in Makeup, product review

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 product review, skin

Wrinkle Cream that Works!


So I admit, I’ve tanned a few times too many in my lifetime. I love to be bronzed, I can’t help it! Although I may fancy the sun-kissed-goddess look, my skin hates it! So much, that it decided to wrinkle like a prune when I hit my mid-twenties:( Thankfully, I was introduced to Peter Thomas Roth’s (PTR) UnWrinkle–finally, a product that literally does what it says.

The super-smoothing formula is made up six peptides that relax, smooth, and prevent wrinkles. If that doesn’t sound good enough for you, one of the peptides actually boost the production of collagen.

Seems too good to be true? Well, the only draw back is that you have to continuously use this product to maintain results, but trust me, you will want to! I never travel without it!

Available at Sephora ($120) or Sister’s salon in Dubai Mall (395 AED).

photo courtesy of sephora
-H.Kattan
in hair, product review

Moroccan Beauty


Ever have a product epiphany? Well, a couple years ago, I found mine and thanks to people at Moroccan Oil, I can have the hair I have always dreamed of! This turns my coarse, unmanageable hair into super-soft-silky locks. Everyone from Salma Hayek and Jennifer Lopez have rocked their hottest looks using this miracle oil! The Gold Glimmer Spray literally has gold shimmer in it! I spray it on my legs for an extra glow! This product is a serious must!!!

For more product info, please visit Moroccan Oil online.
photo courtesy of alphabeauty 

H.Kattan
in product review, skin

Perfect Skin? Ole!!

Ole Henriksen


Boy I thought I was born lucky! I had skin that no matter what, never broke out–well until I hit my late-teens, early-twenties. Who wants to have acne when everyone else is getting over it? I ended up with craters all over my face at the worst of moments, right before my beau would come into town, the day before a photo shoot, the night before my best friend who I hadn’t seen in a year would visit! Yes, I know, acne is evil! After trying every beauty product in Sephora, Aveda, Lush and the like, I thought my only option would be something severe like Acutane. Enter Ole Henriksen.

As a young boy Henrikson studied natural remedies in countries from Indonesia to London to understand their reaction with skin. Some odd years later and he is now the preferred brand of A-listers including Naomi Campbell, Charlize Theron, and Linda Evangelista.

What it did for me, made my skin more even toned, tighter, and brighter. Ever since using this product, I am constantly asked what is my secret to beautiful skin. My secret? Good product! Looks like I may be lucky after all!

Products I use and highly recommend from Ole Henrikson:

THREE LITTLE WONDERS (great value $70)
THE BEST FOR SKIN REPAIR

Blemish Control Roll-On Attack ($22)
My cure-all for breakouts!

Award winning, Mini Peel system ($95)
My life-saver!

Chatelains’s Beauty Top 100 Award (2009)
Best Luxury Brand Skin Care Product, New Woman Beauty Award of Great Britain (2006)
Harpers Bazaar’s Hall of Fame Asia (2005)

photos courtesy of sephora and ole henrikson

H. Kattan


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