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Where to find Dubai's best beauty buys

Mon, August 24, 2020

Splurge on make-up and more from local brands and boutiques to the city's favourite salons.

Splurge on make-up and more from local brands and boutiques to the city's favourite salons.




Formally known as Wojooh, Faces is one of Arabia’s leading beauty stores, stocking brands like Benefit, Elizabeth Arden, Guerlain and Dior. The Wow by Wojooh line presents perfect souvenirs with breathe-in nail polish as well as lipsticks and eye shadows in striking shades. From lip balm, bronzer, perfume and hair mist for ladies, to beard oil and aftershave for men, you’re sure to find what you need here. 




Mikyajy’s trend-oriented lines include foundation, mascara, eye shadows and lip colours in fashion-forward shades and luxe-look packaging. Their blacker-than-black kohls are designed for water- and humidity-proof adaption, perfect if you've got a long day ahead of you. Another bestseller from the brand is the 22K matte lipsticks line, available in 30 striking shades. The lipsticks glide on with ease, so you can flaunt the intense matte, yet luminous finish without any dryness.


Huda Beauty


Flawless foundation is a must-have, but many women know that the secret to the perfect dewy complexion is finding the right concealer. Huda Kattan, local blogger-turned-makeup queen, is one of the few Arab entrepreneurs to see her brand stocked in Sephora stores. The much-loved line offers a premium range of concealers to brighten your under-eyes in minutes and banish skin imperfections. Founded with her sisters Alya and Mona Kattan, Huda Beauty began as a popular brand for false lashes worn by the likes of Kim Kardashian, and has now expanded to a full make-up and skincare range. 


Bassam Fattouh


With Lebanese style having a huge influence on Dubai’s modern beauty trends, perfectly-lined lips can be spotted all over town. Lebanese make-up artist, Bassam Fattouh’s own line of pencils and lipsticks gives an ultra-glam look in just few steps. A popular style is 'over-lining', where lips are lined just over their natural shape. Fill them in with a rich and pigmented lipstick (such as those in his ‘Matte Tricks’ range) to blur thin lips and create the impression of a fuller pout. 


Maria Dowling

When it comes to hair, our city has some great salons. Trust Maria Dowling, the Queen of Colour, for the perfect change to your hair style – but remember to book a hair consultation as far in advance as possible. You can even recreate salon hair at home by purchasing from Maria Dowling’s at-home line, which directly addresses the issues desert-dwellers encounter in Dubai. Use her deep cleansing Hair and Scalp Clay for the perfect antidote to a sleek mane, recapturing softness.

Maria Dowling Salon Dubai

Al Mina Road, Bur Dubai

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