Tony Moly now available in Dubai!!

Presented in the most adorable packaging we have maybe EVER seen, Tony Moly products have finally come to our sandy shores! All the way from Korea, Sephora have picked up these bite sized beauties and they can be found across all Sephora Middle East outlets.

I am currently obsessed with the Panda Eye Stick, not only is it super-cute but it is also a great product! I love products that give an instant effect and the slight tingling sensation feels lovely on tired and puffy eyes. It is somewhat gentle and after a few seconds subsides, leaving you with a moisturising balm which you can pat lightly into the skin.

The range is very affordable, priced between 35-60AED  so if you haven’t already, get shopping!

TOP SECRET: We heard it through the grapevine that very soon Sephora will have an online store in the Middle East which we are absolutely thrilled about!! Products delivered to your door at the click of a button 🙂 YAAAAS!!! 

 

Sephora’s New Cushion Foundation

 

This new foundation is the future of make-up…If Korea’s doing it then we are definitely a few steps ahead of the rest of the world. It is like something I have never seen before, the formula is saturated in a cushion so it is a hybrid of a liquid foundation with the practicality of a compact format. I wondered about the application and how it disperses, whether you need a little of a lot but when I patted the puff onto the compact lightly, there was plenty of product transfer. I blended it into my skin and it had a lovely natural finish with a radiant glow.

I applied a little more to see if it was buildable and it certainly gives fuller coverage if you need it to. The aim of this product was to give the “I woke up like this” look and I have to say it did give a very natural radiant look. My only scepticism was that I am not sure how many applications you get from the product but I was told about 40 is average.

I love how innovative the product is, you should definitely give it a go as it may be the future of foundations! It is priced at a reasonable AED 115.

 

 

 

 

Formula X The Fix Nail Treatment

The Fix Nail Treatment - AED 59The Fix Nail Treatment sounds like just what I need! I wear polish constantly so I often get discolouration and I feel like I need a product that will protect my nails from my constant suffocating.

The treatment delivers five powerful benefits in one universally flattering pink coat. Brighten up your nails with an iridescent wash of pink that enhances your nails’ natural tones. Strengthening with nourishing, it’s formulated with pro-vitamin B5 and pentavitin to resist breakage, it corrects and blurs nail imperfections for an instant, soft focus look. Protect against discoloration with innovative UV absorbers, and smooth out the nail surface for a flawless finish. It’s your easy, one-stop fix to promote strong, healthy nails while instantly brightening and enhancing their appearance. It is reasonably priced at AED 59 and will be available exclusively to Sephora in Dubai Mall from April.

Too Faced Hangover Face Primer

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer - AED 149Many of us are guilty of not getting enough sleep, we have early mornings and long days at work followed by late nights causing us to induce a beauty hangover. Dull tired skin, puffy eyes and dehydration. I have found an instant remedy: Hangover is a primer made of coconut water, probiotics and skin revivers which work together to improve tired and dull skin while locking down make-up for a fresh and optimal result. It can be worn alone for a healthy looking finish, or under bronzers, foundations and powders to create the perfect canvas.

100% of users claimed their skin was more hydrated and looked as though they had a full night sleep. 8 hours after use they claimed skin looks more radiant and make up glided on more easily. It is really important to have hydrated skin, one of my clients once told me she find blending really difficult although it looks really easy online. After looking at how dry her skin was I explained that the product was just soaking into her skin making blending a nightmare, that is when makeup can look really patchy and visible. It is so important to always use a moisturiser and primer, the make up sits above the primer and literally glides on making it look much more even and natural.

Hangover contains probiotics and revivers to:

  • Moisturise and illuminate the skin
  • Improve the skin’s elasticity and tone
  • Soothe and smooth skin
  • Provide all the benefits of a primer

After having been unavailable in the Middle East for 2 years, you can finally get your hands on Hangover again exclusively at Sephora for 149 dhs.

Formula X Delete All Nail Polish Remover

A new nail brand has crept into Sephora and it delivers  original colours and long wear with the legendary no compromise formula that will surpass all your expectations.

Formula X Delete All Five-finger Nail-polish Remover - AED 120I was blown away by the Delete All 5 Finger Nail Polish Remover. It has a five finger soak where you place a nail in each pocket and just pull them out after a few seconds, my nail polish disappeared after 2 dips (about 8 seconds) and I was gob smacked!  

Its great for travelling as its spill proof and in a small container making it easy to transport. I was pretty shocked to find it priced at AED 120, no matter how much I love it I can’t justify spending £20 on a nail polish remover…you know what to get me for my birthday now 🙂 

I had a polish change using Formula X nail polish a week ago today and only one has a chip that was actually self inflicted. X Formula is definitely a premium brand and the quality speaks for itself, I have actually never seen such results from nail products and I am looking forward to getting more acquainted with them in April when they will be exclusively available in Sephora!

 

Clinique Pep-start Eye Cream

 

Clinique Pep Start Eye CreamsIf you find yourself having too many late nights and early mornings, you can find your eyes looking puffy and tired. Clinique have developed a product that will leave your eyes feeling soothed and looking refreshed with a quick snap, pop and swipe.

 The tube has a spherical applicator which you can massage the product on with, in just 3 seconds the eyes should look wide awake. I tried the product and it had a very lightweight, cooling and hydrating texture. I felt an immediate difference in my skin and I really liked the texture, it is very hydrating which is great for the skin around our eyes. The seven peptides in the product help maintain collagen to get rid of those tell-tale signs of fatigue.

Caffeine reduces puffiness while the algae extract soothes the skin. The product is packed full of natural extracts to get those eyes refreshed and diminish dark circles.

The pep-start eye cream will be available exclusively to Sephora Middle East from the beginning of March for 154 AED.

 

 

 

Kat Von D Spring Collection

Kat Von D is launching her eye-catching collection for Spring, the colours are bolder and more intense inviting you to push the limits and create custom, high-impact looks.

 

 

The new Metal Crush Eyeshadow features a formula that contains the highest concentration of pigments that is possible for long wear and vibrancy. With a polished metal finish, 8 ultra-intense shades deliver electrifying colour with incredibly creamy-smooth texture. The bold, unexpected shade range is uniquely Kat, breaking eye-shadow colour convention with high-pigment metallics including Thrasher (metallic gold), Static Age (metallic silver), Black No. 1 (iridescent gunmetal), Danzig (pearlescent violet), Raw Power (iridescent mahogany), Paranoid (pearlescent cobalt), Iggy (pearlescent mermaid green), and Electric Warrior (pearlescent citron green). They are available in Sephora as of today and are priced at AED 95.

 

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita 2 - AED 100

 

 

Also get acquainted with Lolita II, she’s warm and bright and looks gorgeous on everyone, just like the original Lolita. In a flattering matte terra cotta nude, she’s the perfect complement to her chestnut rose sister shade—the one who took the world by storm and became Kat’s most coveted shade ever! Perfect for pairing with the vibrant eye-shadow shades, this muted colour will not draw the attention away. This soon-to-be bestseller is available for AED 100 in Kat’s breakthrough Everlasting Liquid Lipstick formula, a full-coverage, 24-hour wear liquid lipstick glides over lips like a gloss and dries to a velvety, matte finish.

The new Kat Von D Spring 2016 Collection will be available February 2016 in Avant-premiere in Sephora Dubai Mall, and from April 1st 2016 in all Sephora Middle East stores.

 

 

 

 

The Mascara, Sephora

 

20160225_085213-1They don’t just call it “The Mascara” by coincidence, the developer of this product explained when you have this mascara you don’t need to look for “The One” anymore because it takes care of all your needs. The formula gives definition while lengthening and giving your lashes a lift. If that wasn’t enough it guarantees 106% volume and length after 10 coats, and 195% more after 30 coats.

I could see the difference in volume, I took a picture wearing the mascara on just one eye so that you can see the difference and how it literally lifts my lashes to my brow! I am not one for falsies so I am really particular about my mascaras and I have to say this one is definitely a leader. I was completely in love with Givenchy’s Noir Couture but this one is taking the lead only because it does everything Noir Couture does but with a much nicer texture and formula that doesn’t cement to your lashes. Its more gummy therefore doesn’t flake and easy to clean off.

How does it do it?

  1. Ridges present in the bristles of the brush allow to properly grip the eyelashes to yield buildable results and a volume that intensifies with each coat.
  2. Thanks to its formula enriched with carnauba wax, it coats the lashes while being flexible.
  3. An acacia gum-based formula that secures and improves the resistance of mascara.

This mascara, all in one, offering intense volume, length and definition, and plus…it is long-lasting! That is why it is called THE Mascara.

It will be available in Sephora from March 1st and is priced at 95AED.

 

 

 

Needles No More – Dr Brandt Skincare

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With Dubai being one of the cosmetic surgery centers of the world this product has created a ripple across the beauty scene.

Claims to be:
A surgeon in a pot, this mask is supposed to plump, fill and reshape face contours.

What it should do:
This is supposed to take years of your face by plumping, filling fine lines and contours and give you instantly smoother skin. It is formulated with a potent age-defying skin combination of hyaluronic acid (the key ingredient in dermal fillers, absorbing its own weight in water to attract and bind moisture to the skin), rejuvenating peptides, and adipofill’in, it provides visible volume where needed for an allover recontoured look and feel.

What you get:
– 1.7 oz Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask
– Brush

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

Results:
People claimed this product had instant results with 97% claiming that after 15 minutes there skin was smoother and more supple and 77% could see a difference in their face.

After 1 week:
– 100% reported that lines and wrinkles are less visible and pronounced
– 94% reported that skin looks plumper
– 90% reported that the appearance of laugh lines has improved
– 83% reported that product fills in wrinkles and folds

We would love to hear from you if you have tried this product!

Sephora Make-up Haul Tried and Tested


Yesterday I had a bit of a make-up haul in Sephora! I am always excited to get home and try my new goodies out and that is exactly what I did!!

I had never tried Marc Jacobs make-up before and the Make-up Forever HD concealer I use in shade 335 is always sold out so I decided to look for a new one. I have quite oily skin and had heard that the Marc Jacobs ReMarcable concealer is Oil free, instead it contains a special blend of soy protein, shea butter, and coconut extract. I loved the way it felt on my skin, I also use Bobbi Browns concealer and this one is similar but a lot lighter in texture, not as thick and creamy and great for building coverage. Recently my circles have gotten quite dark so I opted for the pot rather then the lighter coverage pen and I am really happy with it. Remember to always set your concealer with a powder to prevent cracks forming and try and carry a beauty blender to smooth it all back into place on a night out.

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I absolutely love the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon too, the shade of black is really intense and when you first apply it you can smudge it for a smoky look but after it sets and it wont budge, exactly what you need in this humid weather! If you have oily skin its always better to finish with a little black eye-shadow on top to absorb any excess moisture and stop lines forming on your lid.

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I have used Benefits Bad Gal mascara for years and I have tried Real Eyes but I just love the wand on Bad Gal, it thickens, lengthens lifts and separates which is all you need from a mascara.

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I tried Sephora Extreme Liquid Lipstick in shade 10, it looks great but it dries very sticky and has a horrible texture. I managed to solve this problem by dabbing a creamy lipstick on top. My lip tip is to always use a liner to accentuate your cupids bow and then fill your lips in and really go as high as you can into your cupids bow to get that definition.


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I picked up Sephora’s Pro Angled Liner Brush #22 Its great for liner but for this tutorial I used it to fill in my eyebrows. I also picked up a replacement Pro Angled Blush Brush #49. Mine had seen better days and I love the angle for contouring and the fluffiness to blend.

I definitely would re-stock on all of them except the sticky liquid lipstick! Feel free to leave your comments and questions.