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Beauty notes

Make-up maven Sonam Basantani shares her tips and tricks

Sonam Basantani
24 Apr 2016 | 02:37 pm
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Pro tip

Celebrity make-up artist Wendy Rose says the best way to camouflage depressed acne or uneven skin is to use a concealer in a lighter shade than your foundation. It will lift the shadowed scar area to match the rest of the skin.

Pink obsession

Hot on the heels of the acclaimed True Nudes and Pure Reds, comes L’Oréal Paris Color Riche’s Collection Exclusive La Vie En Rose lipsticks. With a range of six velvet matte feminine pinks, the lipsticks are named for the six gorgeous women representing each look – Naomi Watts, Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez and Natasha Poly. Pick one or all and #pinkobsession to share your style! The lipsticks retail at Dh75 and are available at your nearest Boots outlet.

What you waiting for? Recreate Gwen Stefani’s red pout

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UD|Gwen Stefani lip liner, Dh94, and lipstick, Dh110, Sephora

The limited-edition UD|Gwen Stefani collection has been dubbed the ultimate beauty collaboration. The edgy make-up brand’s creative heads spent hours at Gwen’s home working on every detail – even the packaging itself is beautiful. We love the lip liners and lipsticks, which have hydrating formulas that are built to last. Available at Sephora.

Get your tan in the shower!

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The In Shower Self Tan is a genius new product by Lancaster. The revolutionary formula gives you a gradual and natural-looking golden tan, day by day. Shower as usual, then apply it evenly on to wet skin in circular motions to get an even finish. Wait for 30 seconds to a minute before you rinse off, then pat dry. Dh115, from pharmacies.

Bath and Body Works delights!

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Not only do they do the best candles ever, but Bath and Body Works also have extensive ranges of fab body products! Check them out...

This month I tried...

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Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, Dh595, Bloomingdale’s


I’ve been using this for just a month and it’s safe to say I am hooked! One pump of the serum all over my face, and my skin looks instantly smoother – it’s like I’ve added an Instagram filter. The formula has a blend of Bulgarian rose water and gingko biloba leaf extract, which firms and creates a luminous soft-focus sheen.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Primer, Dh180, Sephora


This a big deal in the beauty blogosphere and I wanted to know if the hype was real. I love beauty products that are also good for your skin and this primer smooths, but also, as it’s got concentrated coconut extracts, it hydrates skin too. I found it smelt good, allowed my skin to breathe and it kept my make-up on for hours.

Sonam Basantani

Sonam Basantani