We’ve all seen the pictures of gleaming supermodels and actresses looking picture-perfect in glossy magazines. But then there are the off-duty tabloid snaps of these leading ladies on the beach, all smooth silky curls, glowing skin and not a blemish in sight. How do they do it?
Here in the UAE, the sweltering summer temperatures certainly make it tricky to remain polished – especially if you plan on hitting the beach.
But don’t worry – we’re on hand to help! We’ve grilled the leading brains in the beauty business to bring you the secret summer buys the A-list stars can’t live without.
Whether you’re on holiday and staying at a Dubai hotel or enjoying a weekend in the sun, be sure to pack these multitasking beauty favourites and let them do the hard work while you relax.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Dhs179, Boots, visit Mall of the Emirates
With more than 20 million bottles sold, this multipurpose dry oil has earned its status as a cult beauty icon. This one-stop shop for face, body and hair nourishes without the greasy finish most oils leave on skin. Enriched with vitamin E and precious plant oils, along with notes of rose, orange blossom and coconut, this softening oil can also be worn as perfume.
Lancaster Sun Beauty SPF50, Dhs120, Paris Gallery, visit Mall of the Emirates
We all know the importance of a high daily SPF, but most formulas leave a white residue or chalky texture. We recommend trying Lancaster’s best-selling Comfort Touch Cream, which has quickly become our go-to thanks to the lightweight and smooth finish. The formula aids in a safe tan while also working to maintain the skin’s firmness and improve elasticity.
Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll Kiss And Blush, Dhs187, Paris Gallery, visit Mall of the Emirates
Thanks to sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat, there is usually no need for make-up at the beach. But a dab of pink on lips and cheek will add a pop of healthy colour. This luxurious formula is a top pick and won’t melt in the heat.
* Prices shown are at the time of the visit to the mall and could change at any point