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The Beauty Beat: What’s new in skincare and make-up

Everyday girl’s guide to make-up and skincare in the UAE

  • Filorga UV Bronze range.Image Credit:
  • Shiseido’s new Inkstroke Eyeliner collection.Image Credit:
  • Lancome collaborates with Olympia Le-Tan.Image Credit:

There’s always something exciting happening in the world of beauty, so we thought we’d share the products that have caught our eye this week.


— Filorga UV Bronze does double duty

I love a good two-in-one product and this line does it really well by combining sun protection with anti-ageing technology. These creams and sprays offer high sun protection — SPF 50+ — and the anti-ageing action called Photo Activated Technology is actually triggered by the sun’s rays. Even though using any sunscreen would help prevent wrinkles and dark spots from developing, these products have special ingredients that actively address the ones you already have; absolutely genius. The Sun Fluid is a favourite of mine, as it dries down to a light weigh matte finish and does not clog pores. It doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing sun screen.

— Labo Transdermic C-Cleansing Micellar Lotion

The micellar cleanser trend is not dying away anytime soon, so if you’re looking to upgrade to something that takes off make-up while nourishing the skin (another one of those two-in-one products) then this is one to check out. The Labo Transdermic C-Cleansing Micellar Lotion contains panthenol, which helps soften, calm and protect the skin. It works even for sensitive and delicate skin. It also has anti-ageing properties — it contains Fillerina and hyaluronic acids that plump up and hydrate the skin.


— Shiseido’s new eye make-up collection

Inspired by calligraphy, the brand has released gel-based Inkstroke Eyeliners in colours that are as deeply pigmented as ink. The liners, packaged in beautiful glass jars, come in shades such as Shikkoku Black, Kon-ai Blue and Nasubi Purple. A special brush has been developed to use with the liner, handcrafted by Japanese artisans in Kumano. There’s also the new Full-Lash Multi-Dimension Mascara that features a brush that can bend to a 30 degree angle for a super precise application.

— Lancome collaborates with Olympia Le-Tan

Olympia Le-Tan is a Parisian fashion designer known for her embroidered clutches made to look like book covers. She has brought this creativity over to make-up for a limited edition collection with Lancome called Olympia’s Wonderland that is as sweet as candy. The pink-toned and feminine line includes a palette and lipsticks, among other things. The cutesy packaging reflects the designer’s kitschy aesthetic — some are even covered with embroidered cloth — and would make any dressing table look extra special.