How many of us turn to the internet to read reviews before we make a purchase?
I, personally refer to my favorite blogs before I purchase any beauty products. Especially if it is a considerable investment. Brands will tell me different things, and that doe-eyed salesgirl makes several promises. But for an honest and unbiased opinion on beauty products, it is bloggers who I turn to.
Well, don’t we all?
Rifk E. (a.k.a. Sheikha Love – MomsTalk.ae)
Naya ( The Party Parrot Blog)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil truly represents a golden standard of an eyeliner pencil: smooth, creamy, precise, waterproof, pigmented and just overall gorgeous. These pencils are great for beginners or professionals, as they are incredibly user friendly and you don’t need to be Lisa Eldridge to achieve great results. The colour selection (24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil comes in 40 different shades) is quite diversified as well, so there truly is a shade for everyone. I adore these pencils for when I am on a run and literally have 10 minutes to sort out my makeup: simply trace it where you want to and voila! The pencil won’t budge, smudge or move. #justloveit
Monica Ramesh (Pink Asfoura)
My current favorite product that I cannot live without is Clarins Three Dotted Eyeliner. Totally heart this product because its so easy to use and the black color is intense.If you line it very thinly, it gives a very natural look and its also great to fill spaces between the lashes.
Mona Girish (The Monalogues)
My long-term beauty product relationship is the Perfection Lumiere Foundation by Chanel and oh, we’re serious. Let’s start with how it looks – it gives a satin-matte finish so the result is a gorgeous combination of luminous and matte. As for the coverage, great job of masking redness and blemishes but still leaves you looking quite natural. A big plus is that it’s long lasting which means you can keep your face on and not worry for about 6 – 8 hours. Overall, a great product for someone with combination skin looking for a natural polished look!
Nour Elm (NourElm)
I get a lot of requests concerning my organic makeup. I won’t lie to you it is expensive and I find it hard to get good brands. Here’s some essentials, quite affordable and that do the work perfectly without itching your face and eyes ( a.k.a sensitive skin peeps like me). I also recommend buying online it’s way cheaper than retail stores.
Products: Lush foundation and Organic Lavera products including eyeliner (black), mascara (black), concealer (ivory) and lipstick – Sweet Bramble
Latifa Saud (Flawless Latifa)
Latifa Saud on Instagram: @flawlesslatifa
Laxmi Advani (laxmiadvani.com)
The most important makeup product I can’t do and live without is my Chanel foundation. It’s the ultimate luxurious treat for my skin. It gives me a good light to medium-coverage which helps to cover slight marks and evens out my skin. With a spf-15 it protects my skin from tanning and lasts for good 6 to 8 hours. Lastly gives a silky soft finish to my skin, what more can I ask for.
Linda Betz (beautyandfashiondoll)
If there was one product that I had to choose that I simply could not live without, it would be Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Illuminator in opal. It is a liquid therefore you can use it all over your body vs. just on your face as a highlighter. In the summer months I do not like to use a lot of product, so I only use the Shimmering Skin Perfector and it gives you an absolute beautiful glow from within look. I also on occasion mix it with foundation and you get a flawless glow. I get compliments on how beautiful my skin is every time I wear it. It is not glittery by any means and it so creamy, it melts right into your skin. When I want some extra glow to my skin I also use it on my body. This product is my HG and I could not live without it. I have 3 bottles on backup just in case!
Linda Betz on Instagram: @beautyandfashiondoll
Arti Bhatia (Diva Beauty Fashion)
The two important beauty products that I can’t do without is Mikyajy Sabaya waterproof Eyeliner and Mascara 2-in-1 and Bioderma Sensibio H20 solution, which needs no introduction and is the favorite of many beautiful women across the globe.
I like the Sabaya waterproof eyeliner and mascara it is perfect for any season and I don’t need to carry two products in my handbag. It is jet black and needs to be removed with a good waterproof makeup remover or wipe.
Now the revolutionary product, Bioderma Sensibio H2O solution. It is a wonderful water based solution to clean your skin and works very well with my sensitive skin. It works wonders to remove makeup and also the dirt from the skin. My skin texture has improved too.
Arti Bhatia on Instagram: @divabeautyae
Faiza Naz (Naz.Fai)
The beauty product I cannot live without is the organic nail polish remover, YOUVA- an anti ageing skincare boutique from Canada. They use raw and unprocessed ingredients
UAE Beauty Editor (UAEBeautyEditor)
Our favorite product which has changed the life of many of our readers is the Timeless Vitamin CE with Ferulic acid serum!!!
Of all the beauty products we use this is the one must have as it transforms skin within and helps us get away with less makeup and glowing all day long!! On most days this is all we apply with Sunscreen of course and a physical sunscreen at that (more about that later).
You can expect this mix of potent antioxidants to help ward off free-radical damage, fade discolorations, and improve multiple signs of aging over time. If you’re following our blog you know that we advise for serious anti-aging products and not designer brands like La Mer or Dior as most of them are a waste of your money!! One word of caution though: The formula must be fresh and run colorless otherwise it has oxidized and is useless already. Also keep it in your fridge and never ever let sunlight near it!
UAE Beauty Editor on Instagram: @uaebeautyeditor
Arwa HD (Slice of Dubai)
I do have a lot of make-up favorites, but the one thing I can never leave the house without is perfectly lined eyes! Which is why the one beauty product that I cannot live without is the NYX Collection Noir BEL06 liquid black eyeliner.
The wand makes the eyeliner liquid super easy to apply and maneuver around your eyes. I cannot stress enough on how easy and quick it is to get the perfect winged eyeliner look every morning, minus the fuss. If there is ever a mistake, just dab the spot with a ear bud dipped in water and the stray swipe is gone without a trace. So neat!
Arwa HD on Instagram: @sliceofdubai
This concludes Slice of Dubai‘s first ever collaborative post! Here’s thanking all the beauty bloggers who contributed with their beauty favorites towards this list.