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Beauty notes

Beauty buff Sonam Basantani solves all your make-up dilemmas

Sonam Basantani
27 Mar 2016 | 04:56 pm
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Spring scents

Spring brings on the botanics with limited-edition fragrances from Jo Malone. Master perfumer Anne Flipo, who has worked with Yves Saint Laurent, Chloe and Burberry, has collaborated with Jo Malone to create a mini series of aromatic herb-infused perfumes. The mix of flowers, fruit, English lavender and pots of earthy carrots, fennel and spices create seriously unique fragrances.


Step into new season beauty with Guerlain’s S/S 2016 collection

For a dewy, luminous glow, look no further than Meteorites base. This primer has light-reflecting pearls that create a halo of radiance. We’re also obsessed with the new-season blush duo. The coral red and rosy pink hues create the perfect spring cheek.


Make Up For Ever Ultra HD concealer

The lightweight creamy formula is absolutely amazing. It’s hard to find a concealer that’s so good that it hides even the darkest of circles and puffy eyes. I use the tiniest dot for each eye, patting it on, and it just sinks into the skin seamlessly and camouflages any imperfections.


Pro tip

Queen of balayage Nicky Lazou says, “The best treatment for colour-damaged tresses is my favourite DIY mask. Blend banana, almond milk, Greek yogurt, olive oil and egg together and apply from mid-length to the ends of shampooed hair. Leave on for 30 minutes then wash it all out to see soft and shiny locks.” Nicky will be in Dubai creating hair magic from March 17 to 20 at Salon Ink. For more on gorgeous hair follow her on Instagram @nickylazou or on nickylazou.


Plum perfect!

Deep, dark lips have always made a statement and this plum shade is perfect for all skin tones. What I love most is how easily it applies to your lip – the wand has a bit of a curve, which allows for precision. With just one coat you can see how amazing the pigment is and once you’ve applied the second coat, it takes less than a minute to dry to an on-trend matte look, and can last for up to six hours.

Sonam Basantani

By Sonam Basantani