The new year means new trends, new looks and lots of fun with beauty and makeup. Check out our editor’s top picks…
URBAN DECAY NAKED ILLUMINATED TRIO
All you need to get that ‘lit from within’ glow, the ‘Naked Illuminated Trio’ is yet another ingenious beauty solution. Housed in a stylish kit, this is a limited edition palette showcasing three different shades—pyrite, oasis, and twilight– infused with a hint of sparkle that can be used on the cheeks or the body. This kit also includes a mirror and brush, making it the only highlighting kit you will ever need.
THE NAKED ULTIMATE BASICS
An edgy, yet super sophisticated new palette, ‘The Naked Ultimate Basics’ includes 12 brand-new eye shadows in a matte finish. Each shade is either a cool or a warm neutral and can be used in a multitude of ways to create an understated eye look for the office or a more glam eye look for the evening. The best part is having a brush and large mirror inside for touchups on the go.
VICE LIPSTICK PALETTE IN BLACKMAIL
Never be without your favorite lipstick with this limited edition ‘Vice Lipstick Palette in Blackmail’. Bearing 12
very different shades and finishes of Vice lipstick shades–from my favorite 714–a matte, brick red to Blackmail–a
dark, vampy plum. The best part about this is the balance of neutrals, plums, and pinks. This also includes a mirror
and lip brush.
THE FULL SPECTRUM EYE SHADOW PALETTE
Create perfect party looks with 21 beautifully bright shades of which 18 are brand new. A favorite is Alchemy—a plum shade and Gossip—a deep pink shade, both which can be used to create that on-trend ultra-feminine rosy eye look. Then there is a Goldmine—a shimmery gold shade and Iced–an icy cool shade, to help add a pop of sparkle. This is the most comprehensive palette for a bang-on-trend glam look.
Dhs 320 *(All Available at Sephora, Dubai Mall)
THE ELEMIS HOLIDAY COLLECTION
Elemis never fail to impress and has done it again with this gorgeous ‘Wonders of Frangipani Gift Set’. Housed in a luxurious case, this celebration of Frangipani and Monoi is all you need to unwind and treat yourself. It includes the Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream, the Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow, and the multi-purpose Frangipani Monoi Body Oil. The rich Frangipani Monoi Body Cream can be applied day and night and the all new Frangipani Monoi Hand & Nail Cream helps keep your hands looking supple.
Dhs 750; elemis.ae
BOURJOIS RED IN THE CITY ROUGE EDITION 12 HEURES COLLECTION
Celebrating the color RED in all its glory, the Bourjois Rouge Velvet range makes a strong statement with a bold matte finish that is never drying with the help of its evanescent oils. It requires no touch up and looks as good as it did when you first put it on.
Dhs 75; Lifestyle, MAX and Boots
M.A.C IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Reach radiant skin in a flash with extended shades of Strobe Cream, now named Pinklite. Super-powered with potent botanicals, antioxidants, and iridescent pearl particles, this instantly infuses a brighter, more radiant look.
Prices available upon request; all M.A.C retailers
SEPHORA SUNBLEACHED FILTER EYE SHADOW PALETTE
Housed in a beautiful case that includes a full size mirror inside, this compact showcases 7 brand new shades and 3
best-selling shades, in soft, easy to blend hues reminiscent of the sun. Each of the 10 shadows is named after Instagram filters and hashtags: and all impart a soft, sun kissed look.
Dhs 169; Sephora
The Aveda holiday gift set collection features a soy wax Candle, body care including Hand Relief™ Moisturizing Crème, Creme Cleansing Oil and Body Moisturizer— enriched with certified organic coconut oil and sesame oil.
Price available upon request; Aveda; Galleria Mall Dubai
THE MAGIC OF A WISH WITH OPI…
Let your manicure show its magic with the latest collection by OPI. It includes Samoan Sand–a warm beige-pink,
Glitzerland–a Swiss gold in the cold, Red Fortune Cookie–a rich red, Chocolate Moose–a sweet candy brown, Happy Anniversary–the perfect glittery silver and my all-time favorite; Private Jet–an opulent deep black with glints of glamour.
Dhs 49 each; Wojooh and Sephora
DR. DENNIS GROSS ACTIVE VITAMIN D SERUM OIL
A concentrated treatment that delivers potent levels of vitamin D and hydrating oils to help recondition and
nourish the skin; this includes hydrators, antioxidants, and botanicals, featuring vitamin D. A few drops will refresh the skin and protects against the signs of aging.
Dhs 335; basharacare.com
SACHAJUAN’S PROTECTIVE HAIR PERFUME
Classically construed with top notes of litchi, green apple, a heart of peach, rose and Ylang Ylang, this multi-tasking
fruity-floral scented hair product will instantly freshen and revive your hair.
Dhs 300; Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols, and House of Fraser
MAD BRUSHES SET
This ultra-luxurious makeup brush set is all you need to create the perfect canvas. It includes 16 brushes made of
one hundred percent goat’s hair to ensure longevity and quality.
Dhs 570; available exclusively at Paris Gallery, Dubai
BECCA BACKLIGHT PRIMING FILTER
A Holy Grail primer—this not only perfects and primes the face, but helps makeup stay put all day long. It doesn’t
cause breakouts and gives a smooth, flawless finish no matter what the weather or lighting.
Dhs 174; Sephora
GUERLAIN’S TERRACOTTA BAYADÈRE FACE & EYES PALETTE
Guerlain has recently introduced Terracotta Bayadère, a 4-in-1 palette for both face and eyes. Showcasing two shades of the brand’s most popular bronzing powders, the palette also includes a warm coral blush and a soft gold highlighter.
Dhs 315; available exclusively at Paris Gallery, Dubai