From using white liner to wake up tired eyes to combing hairspray over brows, you need to know these life-changing industry secrets.
Supermodel Sara Sampaio is our summer beauty icon
From meeting the top make-up artists backstage to interviewing the world’s most sought-after supermodels, our team has certainly learnt a thing or two after many years of experience in the beauty industry.
While some prefer to keep their tricks of the trade under wraps, we’re firm believers in sharing is caring – so scroll down below where we reveal the very best (and time-saving) make-up hacks to try stat.
Eyes Wide Open
Not getting enough Z’s? We’re there with you – whether it’s staying up late to finish a PowerPoint before a big meeting or binge-watching the latest Netflix hit, lack of sleep shows and especially around our peepers.
Fake an 8-hours rest by carefully concealing with a light-reflecting cover-up under your eye area before applying just a dab of pale shimmery highlighter on the inner corners to illuminate. Now for our favourite part, work either a matte white or nude coloured pencil along your waterline to instantly brighten and open up your eyes.
Perfect Eyes Duo Highlighter Pencil, Kiko Milano, AED49
We love the Jumbo double-ended highlighter pencil by Kiko, which comes with both matte and pearl shades.
So Long Strays
Tame unruly brows in flash by spritzing a little hairspray onto a clean mascara wand (you can pick these up from Sephora Dubai) and brushing upwards before smoothing stray hairs into shape. Opt for a non-sticky formula such as Boots Essentials Extra Firm Hold Hairspray – this speedy trick will also keep your brows in place for longer.
Boots Essentials Extra Firm Hold Hairspray AED9, Boots pharmacy
Amp It Up
While we have long loved dry shampoo for those days in-between washes (especially on holidays), we can use this multi-tasking product to create texture and volume.
Work a powdery formula (we prefer sprays) into your roots; allow absorbing any excess oil for a few minutes before thoroughly massaging in to get rid of any white residue. Finish with a quick brush or backcombing - and voilà, refreshed locks with a boost of body ready for styling.
Batiste Dry Shampoo, AED35, Boots pharmacy
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