Beauty Editor Elizabeth shares the modest make-up wonders she couldn’t live without. 

1. Huile Prodigieuse Dhs99 Nuxe at Boots Pharmacy

 “There’s always a bottle of this hidden in my beach bag. It’s a deliciously scented multi-purpose dry oil that won’t clog your pores. Layer onto your limbs to make them glisten, and smooth the remainder through hair lengths to nourish them on long sun-soaked days.”

 2. ColorStay 16 Hour Eyeshadow in Decadent Dhs65 Revlon at Carrefour

 “Brown tones open up the eyes and work in harmony with every eye colour. If you misplace your bronzer, a sweep of this versatile palette across your cheekbones will do the trick.”

3. Vitamin E SPF15 Moisture Lotion Dhs69 The Body Shop 

“On long sun soaked days, I swap a heavy-duty moisturiser for this light-as-a-feather formula. With the addition of SPF15 and vitamin E it keeps skin protected without any residue. Slip a little on the back of your hands to combat free radicals.”

4. Petroleum Jelly Original from Dhs4 Vaseline at all good pharmacies

 “I take a tub of this little miracle worker everywhere I go.  You can slick it liberally onto dry legs, elbows and lips.  For a really intensely glossy eye, dab a little onto your eyelids before applying your eyeshadow and watch the colour pop.” 

5. Powder Blusher in Naked Rose Dhs100 Illamasqua at Bloomingdale’s

 “This blush is so highly pigmented that it will last several beach seasons, making its price-per-wear well worth it.”

6. Hair Curlers Medium X8 Dhs96 Kevin Murphy at Salon Ink

 “After a blow dry, curl your locks with these foolproof rollers and leave hair to set while you master your make-up. The result is soft, bouncy curls without the heat damage.”