I am sure, a woman’s opinion of a man’s perfume would be odd, but I could not resist commenting on this amazing new fragrance by Versace called Eros.I must warn way ahead, this is not available in retail in the UAE yet, however it is available for sales on UK/US .
Let’s start by clarifying, I wasn’t the one who wore the perfume, it is tried and tested by a man. I couldn’t help but revel in the scent. The notes for Eros are very subtle but distinctively masculine. The freshness of mint leaves, Italian lemon zest and green apple stands out as the top note. The perfume fades in the mid notes of Oriental, Tonka Beans, Amber, Geranium Flower and Cedarwood. However, the irresistible base note of Vetyver and Oak Moss, and sweet vanilla were my favorite.
Inspired from the greek culture and mythology, the packaging represents their Mediterranean sea and lifestyle. To top it all off, there is a brilliant Medusa emboss on the bottle, which in one word is artistically divine.
Not a big fan of a loud lip, especially a Red one. Since I have too much olive and yellow tones to my skin, my face looks washed out or extremely warm with a bright red lip. However, this new drugstore lipstick is absolutely divine. Deborah Milano Mat Atomic Red 05is a shade to die for. It has more blue tones, which makes your teeth brighter and your face seems less warm. Available for Dhs 30 from Centrepoint or any other drugstore in UAE.
For a drugstore brand, it is awfully long lasting as well. I wore it all morning, having coffee and breakfast in between, but the color did not stain off (which is expected from a drugstore brand)… It does need a touch up every 3-4 hours, but it is a product worth it’s bucks.
I will admit, it tends to a more maroony red, which to my preference is perfectly pretty. Look below for the actual color. Also, works best when it is build-up. Layer a light coat on your lips, and apply any loose powder, then apply two more layers of the color, this makes the lips last long.
The Boots Simply Sensitive Cleansing Lotion is complete value for money. Priced at approximately Dhs 22 at Boots Pharmacy in Dubai, it is a better cleanser than anything else I have ever tried (Including a Makeup Remover from L’Occitane).
This cleansing lotion is amazing for removing makeup from both face and eyes. Take a cotton pad and two pea-size amount of the lotion and gently rub your face. Take the same amount and remove makeup from your eyes as well. Since I wear contact lenses, I did find, this cleanser did not irritate my eyes at all during the process.
It also cleans pores from the inside as I used it over my exfoliation and cleansing regime (without any makeup in the first place). It managed to remove all the dirt from my face and leave it soft and supple.
It works well on all types of skin, as it’s neither too hydrating, nor too dry. Since the product is fragrance free, it will not irritate the skin
An expensive buy, however, Dior Nude Skin Foundation it is the perfect blend of a bb cream and a medium coverage foundation. I need to take a pea-sized amount for my face and blend towards my neck for a day-coverage. For a more flawless finish, use a concealer on problem areas with a setting powder. If you are going for an evening high-sheen look, keep the powder away from the high-points of your cheek so you would get a natural glow sans shimmer.
Also, the foundation is great for normal / combination and dry skin. Oily skin would find this too glowy for their skin.
The packaging is not travel friendly but makes a great dressing table piece.
Dewy and easy application (i.e. with fingers if you are going for a light coverage look)
This British based brand Figs & Rouge is one of the best lips, face and body balm. It is deeply moisturising without being glossy and oily for the skin. I tried the Wild Cherry flavour and loved every bit of the product and it is a must have in my purse.
Rich in Communis Oil and Hydrogenated Castor Oil, the texture of this product is quite thick, which I think is also it’s USP. I Love Love Love Figs & Rouge products and so does my teen girl-crush Emma Watson.