Get The Look: Kim Kardashian Wedding Day Makeup

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For those of you wanting to know Kim Kardashian’s wedding day makeup details. They are finally out! Her makeup artist of the day Mario Dedivanovic has shared all the products that went into creating her “natural and timeless” effect, and here they are.

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Complexion:
Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Foundation
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Highlighter, Bronzer & Blush

Eyes:
Urban Decay Ink for Eyes Waterproof Precision Eye Pen
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (launching soon)
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L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eyeshadow in Eternal Sunshine
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

Lips:
Kardashian Beauty Honey Stick Lipgloss in Natural Honey
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick in Extraordinaire
L’Oréal Paris Liquid Lipstick by Colour Riche in Nude Ballet (for reception)

I found her bridal makeup beautiful and almost angelic, and I think the look took her to a whole new level of style. Have fun recreating it!

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Simply the Best: The 7th Annual VIVA Beauty Awards Winners

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We love makeup! Personally I get to experiment loads of beauty products all the time. Sometimes it gets overwhelming to judge the result of a certain product, and the whole thing gets mixed together with other products, let it be makeup or skin care, doesn’t it? Well, a little help every now and then is nothing but a bonus. That’s why I look for the VIVA Beauty Awards every year. Mostly to know if i’m missing on any good products some how, or just to know if my beauty routine is going on the right track.

Viva, the biggest selling women’s monthly magazine across the GCC, announced the winners of the 7th VIVA Beauty Awards, during a dazzling event which was held at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. The rewards went to:

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Best Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumiére Velvet Smooth-Effect Make-up
Best Perfume: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum
Best Mascara: Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara
Best Nail Varnish: Essie Nail Colour
Best Anti-Ageing Product: Clarins Double Serum
Best Hair Product: L’Oréal Professionnel Absolut Repair Masque
Best Face Moisturiser: Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF30
Best Lipstick: Christian Dior Rouge Dior
Best Body Product: Kiehl’s Créme de Corps

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Best Foundation: Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation
Best Perfume: L’Occitane Magnolia & Mure
Best Mascara: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara
Best Nail Varnish: OPI Nail Lacquer
Best Anti-Ageing Product: Pond’s Age Miracle BB + Cream
Best Hair Product: TRESemmé Salon Silk Conditioner
Best Face Moisturiser: Olay Total Effects Day Cream
Best Lipstick: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick
Best Body Product: The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

Best Hair Salon: JetSet
Best Nail Salon: N.bar

Editor’s Choice Cult Classic: Chanel Allure Eau De Toilette
Editor’s choice Most Innovative Product: Philips ActiveCare Jojoba Straightener
Editor’s Seal of Approval: Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation

If you’re using most of these products, then you’re beauty routine couldn’t get any better, if not, maybe it’s now time for a bit of change. You can follow the hashtag on instagram #VIVABeautyAwards for more info on the event and the products, or, use good ol’ Google for heaps of links on any products you wanna know more about.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Launches at Sephora Kuwait

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Marc Jacobs Announced the launch of his namesake cosmetics line, Marc Jacobs Beauty. The brand debuts with a whole 120 products available exclusively at Sephora Kuwait, Qatar, and UAE. I was invited to visit their store at The Avenues and enjoy the testing the new line, and oh boy! I spend about over an hour just playing around! The variety, the textures, and the colors are uh-mazing! I loved the shadows, the mascara, and the pen eyeliner. And although I’m not a foundation kinda girl, their foundations felt so soft and velvety, and most importantly, light! It’s as light as a BB cream, but with a foundation coverage, which I found extremely handy.

What caught my attention the most was the fact that the brand is launching a complete line, not just a few items here and there like we usually see in most of the fashion brands that . The only thing missing could be the makeup remover and the toner. Apart from that, you could have your complete beauty routine out of Marc Jacobs Beauty, including the brushes! which I think is very impressive.

Pass by your nearest Sephora, pay their stand a visit, I’m absolutely sure you’ll love it! Oh and you could visit Marc Jacobs Beauty website too, it’s very interesting and visual, which I loved!

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Lush Kitchen: Exclusive Fresh Cosmetics

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This Springtime, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics are launching the Lush Kitchen to produce exclusive, pre-release and customer favorite products. A brand new concept, small batches of limited edition products will be made daily and available to purchase exclusively online. Products will then be sent out on the day they are made, fresh from the Kitchen!

You will also be able to view real-time updates from behind the scenes activity in the Lush Kitchen, with special events and expert Q&A’s streamed live through the new Lush.co.uk website.

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For the first time, fans of Lush will be able to see the inner workings of the factory and just how the Lush Compounders (aka, cosmetic chefs) hand make Lush’s products, using the best quality and ethically sourced ingredients at their freshest and most effective. Everything about Lush is about what’s inside – from the fresh ingredients and beautiful essential oils used in their products, to the way they make you feel on the inside. By showcasing and exploring the magic in the transformation from source to product, customers will have access to the Lush experts in their craft and see the real, transparent and engaging way the products are made.

Follow the @lushkitchen to find out what we’re cooking up!

Sephora’s Revolutionary Upside Down Mascara

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Smart, life-changing and innovative products that are transforming cosmetics made in Sephora are starting a revolution! With innovation at all levels, the Sephora Girl’s Lab is moving forward at full speed!

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Sephora introduces the new Upside Down Mascara, an exciting mascara that leaves no lash behind. With a revolutionary application technique, this multi application 360° mascara comes with 3 make up results – volumizing, curving and lengthening; the perfect formula for beautiful lashes. With its revolutionary dual brush innovation, the Upside Down Mascara ensures that your lashes are coated from the root, and covered from top to bottom.

How to use your mascara in 3 unique ways:

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Open Dual Brush: For 360º volume, place the eyelashes between the two brushes, and pinch gently, stretching out toward the top in order to cover both sides of the eyelashes. The flat brush must be below the eyelashes and the round brush, above.
Closed Dual Brush: For optimal length and curve, cover the eyelashes using the dual brush in the closed position, as with a classic mascara.
One Brush Only: For perfectly defined lower lashes, use the flat brush in a “zigzag” movement from the root to the tips.

Sephora’s Upside Down Mascara is available at all Sephora stores at the following prices: AED 105, QAR 109, KWD 8.5, SAR 112, BHD 11.2

Spring Makeup Trends 2014 from Pond’s Arabia

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Spring is a great way to bring new colors into your makeup wardrobe. This spring brings together some bright, bold, and fun trends. Make up Artist & Brand Ambassador for Pond’s Arabia, Nilo Haq, put together this list of the hottest trends of the season. From orange lips, bushy eyebrows and white eyeliner there is something different for everyone to try!

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Trend #1: Bright Orange Lips

Orange lips have been a popular color during the warm weather for quite some time. Take this trend up a notch by going bolder and brighter than ever! It’s a great pop of color for the spring/summer as compared to the usual red lip.

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Trend #2: Glowing Skin

This spring bring on the glow! Everyone loves healthy, glowing skin. Try the trend by mixing a bit of Pond’s Gold Radiance Day Cream into your foundation for a natural yet glowing complexion. For added shine, apply a powder highlighter on the cheekbones. You’ll be getting compliments all day!

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Trend #3: Pops of Blue

Make your eyes a notable statement with bright blue eye shadow on the eyelids. Play with the trend to suit your personality by even placing pops of blue shadow under the eye or even bold blue liquid eyeliner paired with heavy mascara.

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Trend #4: White Eyeliner

White was a happening color this past winter and continues into spring 2014. Dare to wear something different by adding some white to your makeup! Try replacing your usual black eyeliner with white! It’s a fun way to change up your look without being too drastic. Complete your look by pairing it with a hot pink lip color!

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Trend #5: Bushy Brows

Overly shaped and even arched eyebrows are a trend of the past. This season it’s all about bushy brows. Bushy brows may not be for everyone, so instead change up the shape of your brow by keeping them square.

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Trend #6: Orchid

Radiant orchid is the color of the year for 2014! You’ll be seeing it from clothes to bags to coats. Adding orchid into your makeup bag is a must! Try the trend by applying some orchid eye shadow to your eyelids or a beautiful orchid shaded gloss. You will love it!

A Paradise Lost By The Posh Fairy

In my social life, I meet a lot of women, most of them, if not all, are very beautiful and take real good care of their appearance, they are always happy when you bump into them at social gatherings or events, but behind closed doors is a different story, a struggle, and a painful rejection. This scenario has inspired the concept for this shoot, a paradise lost, or a paradise that only ever existed in the woman’s mind, before she wakes up to the agonizing reality.

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Desperation over a fleeting love, rage over the doubt of betrayal, a burning, unrequited desire to be loved. Can you summon those sensations? Hold on to them as you take one woman’s journey towards a paradise lost. Let the air of desperation and 1960s melodrama cling to you like the aroma of tobacco clings to tweed, like the way a trail of mascara tears stains fine satin.

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For TheCity Magazine – Jan 2014: A PARADISE LOST

CREATIVE DIRECTOR | STYLIST
Joumana Soufi – Posh Fairy

PHOTOGRAPHER
Jalil Marvin

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The Glowing Mask

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ACCESSORIES
Stylist’s Own

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Aziza ‘Zizi’ Skaff – Blush Hair & Beauty Center

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Ghadeer Qambar

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The ‘It’ Colour Palettes at Sephora

As fashionable as an “it bag”, Sephora introduces 2 trendy eye palettes with the most wearable colors that make it easy to make any fashion statement in color come to life. With a must-have material on the outside, this palette grabs attention just like your eyes will.

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Color Spectrum has 12 iconic colorful eye shadows that are hand selected by pro beauty artists as the most wearable colors for any eye and skin color. Each color combination comes as a duo with a lid and crease color to brighten and define the eye making it finally easy to wear color.
The Palette includes 2 bases, one matte and one shimmer that work with each color combination to create a full look, 1 double ended shadow brush and 1 double-ended eyeliner pencil so every look is complete with everything you need at your fingertips.

Retail price: AED 169 / QAR 175 / KWD 13.75 / SAR 179 / BHD 17.9

Spring in Soho It Palette (2)

Spring in Soho Palette is a mini multi-palette that is purse friendly and looks like a fashionable chic clutch from the runways!
It includes a collection of 8 eye shadows in a range of effects; mattes, shimmers and glitters, 5 lip colors to pair with your eye looks and 2 blush and bronzers to complete every look. Includes everything you need to take you from day-to-night for complete looks with your favorite shades on–the-go. Fashionable outer packaging complements any outfit and makes carrying this makeup palette an accessory you will want to show off.

Retail price: AED 95 / QAR 99 / KWD 8.25 / SAR 105 / BHD 10.6

Both palettes are available at all Sephora stores.

Vogue’s 9 Dramatic Makeup and Hair Ideas to Try in 2014

It’s a new year, and most likely a new you wouldn’t hurt! Let’s experiment. Push the limits of your beauty routine and have some fun with your look. Here are vogue’s favorite outside-the-box ideas.

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You can pull off bold strokes of color on your eyes without looking like a clown.

Shiseido Eye Color Bar Eyeshadow Palette, $50
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Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash in Dark Blue, $23
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Nars Fall 2013 Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner in Las Rambias, $24
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Don’t let the dead of winter get you (or your skin) down. Instead, keep things unmistakably dewy and sun-drenched until June with the help of a few key products that are nearly as good as a trip to the beach.

Aerin Beauty Pretty Bronze Portable Illuminating Powder in Sunshine, $55
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Guerlain Terracota 4 Seasons in Nude, $75
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Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning, $35
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A platinum blonde chop is the new bob.

Kérastase Powder Bluff Texturizing Dry Shampoo, $36
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Balmain Texturizing Salt Spray, $28
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Serge Normant Meta Blonde Reviving Shampoo, $26
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This year, don’t do things in half measure—-especially not your eye makeup.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er Precision Pen, $30
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Tom Ford Eye Primer Duo, $45
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Clé de Peau Beauté The Mascara, $50
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Stocking up on pastels for your spring wardrobe? Good for you. Now, pair your pieces with a rich, orange lipstick for a wildly sophisticated contrast.

Dior Addict Lipstick in Charmante, $31
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Estée Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadow in Winking Periwinke, $21
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This is the year to channel your inner Jessica Chastain and opt for a warm auburn hue. It works with almost any skin tone and is the knockout understatement of the season.

John Frieda Colour Refreshing Gloss for Warm Reds, $13
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Oribe Masque For Beautiful Color, $59
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For the adventurous, a slick, wet-looking coif offers up a surprising sexiness.

Bumble and bumble. Sunday Shampoo, $23
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Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 Cushioning Blow-Dry Gel, $18
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Ghd Detangling Comb, $22
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Must we keep saying it? More is more when it comes to your brows. So be brave, friends, and put down the tweezers this year.

Bobbi Brown Brow Shaper and Hair Touchup, $22
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Ebony, $23
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Laura Mercier Double-Ended Eyebrow Brush, $34
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Is your tomato-red lipstick strictly an after-hours affair? Here is our challenge: Walk into work this week sporting a high-impact hue at 9 a.m.—it will set the right tone for the rest of the year.

Armani lip maestro, $32
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NP Lip Set Primer, $14
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Yves Saint Laurent lip pencil, $29
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Radiant Orchid: The Pantone Color of the Year 2014

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Pantone announced Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014. “While the 2013 color of the year, Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

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An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.

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Radiant Orchid for Fashion
Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014, including Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan, Juicy Couture and Yoana Baraschi, are incorporating Radiant Orchid into their spring collections and variations of this hue will carry into men’s and women’s clothing and accessories throughout next year.

Radiant Orchid for Beauty
A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.
This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.

Radiant Orchid for Interiors
Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows. Likewise, the vibrant color is sure to liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid reenergizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.