HOLIDAY MAKE-UP 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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FAKE THE BAKE, NAIL YOUR BEAUTY BAG TRAVEL ESSENTIALS & THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY MAKE-UP DOS AND DON’TS… SOPHIE LEACH GIVES MOJEH THE LOWDOWN

 

Make-up pro, Sophie Leach

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS YOU DON’T TRAVEL WITHOUT: “Heliocare SPF 50 Gel Face Sunscreen – it’s the best sunscreen I have found to date. Texture is great under make-up and helps fight pigmentation and sunspots as well as protecting your skin. And Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream; and Hourglass Extreme Lash Mascara – it really gives you the false lash effect without clumping or damaging lash extensions.”

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream (Dhs126 at Namshi)

IN-FLIGHT ESSENTIALS “Charlotte Tilbury Revolutionary Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask and Estée Lauder Advances Night Repair Serum, as it replaces all essential oils to the skin fighting damage from the environment, especially pollution and dry air from the flight.”

Charlotte Tilbury Revolutionary Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask (Dhs105)

TOP HOLIDAY MAKE-UP DOS AND DON’TS: “Always use SPF. Summer holidays are a time when you want your skin and its natural glow to shine through, so stick to warmer, golden tones and lighter coverage. Use cream blush, contour and highlighters set with powder versions for extra staying power against humidity and heat.”

The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 50 (Dhs245 at Talise Spa)

PRODUCTS TO PROTECT AGAINST HEAT & HUMIDITY: “PIXI SPF Sun Mist can be sprayed under or over make-up to keep your sun protection easily topped up; Huda Beauty’s Complexion Perfection really gives your make-up that staying power against humidity; and Charlotte Tilbury’s Genius Magic Powder is great for setting your make-up for the summer heat.”

Huda Beauty Complexion Perfection (Dhs163 at Sephora)

SUMMER LIPSTICKS: “Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick in I Live For and You Can Find Me leave a hydrated satin finish, so lips look plump and healthy but the colour doesn’t crack and has great staying power.”

Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick in You Can Find Me (Dhs182 at Sephora)

BEST HOLIDAY MAKE-UP BUYS FOR EYES, LIPS AND SKIN? “I love a multi-use product for holidays, one that can be used on lips, eyes and cheeks. Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Stick in Formentera and Moon Beach give the cheeks that amazing holiday glow, with an added pop on the eyes and lips.”

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Moon Beach (Dhs170)

MAKE-UP TRENDS FOR SUMMER “Matte coral lips as seen at Chanel – it was the colour of the season. And also sun-kissed glowing skin, natural beachy hair and skin with a statement lip.”

Chanel S/S19

FAVE PRODUCT TO FAKE A BEAUTIFUL SUN-KISSED GLOW?  harlotte Tilbury’s Overnight Bronze & Glow is the best way to fake a summer glow.”

Charlotte Tilbury Overnight Bronze & Glow Mask (Dhs215)

ULTIMATE MAKE-UP TRAVEL BAG “Make-up organisers from Kitmate – it has different sizes and transparent options so great for airport security.”

Kitmate’s Mini, Maxi, Mega set (Dhs179 at Kitmate.com)

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCTS “Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze & Glow. The bronze and highlight shades work perfectly together. I love to use the bronze to contour the face, eyes and nose.”

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow (Dhs280)

KEY S/S19 MUST-BUYS FOR THE HOLIDAYS “HourGlass Ambient Lighting Bronzer comes in four amazing shades and also a travel size. The marble effect infusing the perfect combination of bronze and glow.”

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer (Dhs264 at Sephora)

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  • Words: Emily Baxter-Priest