Marmar AlHilali, lifestyle content creator and interior architect, talks us through her daily beauty routine.
Talk us through your morning routine.
I start every morning with cold rose water to refresh my skin. Next, I follow with my longtime favourite toner, La Prairie Platinum Rare. It soaks right into the skin and works like magic, giving me instant firmness and glow. For my serum I alternate days between the Chanel Sublimage L’Extract serum, I swear by this serum, and it’s been a go-to of mine for years. A tiny drop goes a long way and leaves my skin undeniably firmer, brighter, and noticeably more youthful. For anyone looking to delay aesthetic procedures, this serum is for you! I switch between the Chanel and the Supreme Maintenance Serum by Dr. Sebagh, I always get asked if I’ve had anything done when I use it. My under eyes have always been a problem area, I have genetic dark circles, and struggled for years to find an under-eye product that truly gave results. After my serum, I apply the La Prairie White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire. I never go a day without sunscreen, and my favourite is the HELIOCARE 360 Oil-free sunscreen gel, it has a slight tint to it and feels weightless on my skin.
How does your evening routine differ?
On the days I’m wearing makeup, I always double cleanse before applying my evening routine. I start with a gel cleanser and follow with a foam cleanser to remove any excess product. My favourites are Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip, and the Korean brand, Amore Pacific. I apply my La Prairie pre-serum toner again, followed by the Supreme Eye cream and Supreme Face cream by Sisley.
What are your go-to skincare products?
My go-to products are Chanel Sublimage Lexctract Serum, CEO Face Cream by Sunday Riley, Dr. Sebagh Supreme Maintenance Serum, and the Drunk Elephant Baby Facial.
Are you a fan of masks?
I’m a die-hard face mask fan, being an Interior Architect definitely keeps my days busy balancing long hours of work, and events. Before any event, I always use 111 Skin Black Diamond Mask and under eye patches. I’m also a firm believer in the power of natural remedies and love giving my skin that extra glow with a DIY honey and turmeric mask.
How would you describe your approach to makeup?
I have always prioritized my skin and try to avoid wearing makeup daily or wearing it for long hours. When you get enough sleep and follow the right routine, you can have naturally glowing and radiant skin.
What can always be found in your makeup bag?
I’m never without lip balm, lip tint and mini perfume oil. Let’s talk fragrance.
What are you loving at the moment?
My current obsession is Rose Omeyyade Des Ors.
How do you choose your evening fragrance?
I gravitate towards a patchouli base with floral notes, my current favourite evening fragrance is M.Micallef Gold. Talk us through your hair routine. As someone who has to style my hair often, I’ve always used leave-in treatments and regularly get the BB hair treatment to reduce having to constantly heat style my hair. It helps keep my hair voluminous and reduces frizz. My latest discovery is the K18 leave-in treatment, I’m loving using this to repair my hair from the inside out.
What is the most unusual item in your make-up bag?
I always have a tiny container of matte hair wax to lift and shape my brows. I always say that a perfectly shaped brow and a tinted lip are the perfect way to enhance your features without much makeup.
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