A master of all stylish trades, Shourouk, who is already renowned for her dazzling jewellery collections, has now turned her hand to beauty creating a stunning new spring range for Sephora.
As fans of Shourouk’s eponymous, vibrant jewellery brand, this colourful beauty collaboration, which has just launched exclusively at Sephora, is one that will be adorning our dressers next to our statement jewels. Here the fashion and beauty mogul talks exclusively to Emirates Woman about the collaboration, achieving her dream and reviving hippy chic.
On the collaboration… “I wanted to recreate and incorporate the sparkling stones and shinning side of my jewels in the capsule collection, for morning-to-night make-up. I loved collaborating with Sephora, they are lots of fun and they helped me to express my love for colours. Sephora is all about innovation and prestige cosmetics. I love their passion and the fact that they are playful; they allow their customers to touch and experiment.”
On her inspiration… “The colour inspiration comes from the 1970s hippy chic vibe. In the collection you can find the contrast between sweet pastels and electric colours. Soft shades during the day and glitter-glam at night.”
On beauty… “I’ve been raised in a really feminine world, around glamorous women, haute couture and make-up. I am addicted to make-up and I collect eyeshadows, just because I love the colours. That’s why it has always been my dream to have my own make-up collection and, thanks to Sephora, my dream has come true!”
On colour palettes… “I love to play with contrasts and colours like I did with my mono-eyeshadows. They are like little crystal jewels in fancy colours and metallic shades made specially to bling-bling and shine. I’ve used an array of hues from electric turquoise, fancy lilac, blossom peach, passion pink and white snow – they’re the perfect for mix and match colours and textures.”
On the collection… “My favourite product is the jewelled blusher brush. It is super soft, made with natural hairs, and so chic. This glamorous powder has a jewel that you can take off and wear as a ring.”
On her muse… “For this collection it was American actress and model from Marisa Berenson for her elegance and her freshness. I loved her ease on the cover of the magazines during the seventies. I love her allure and her inspiring fashion sense.”
On her top beauty tip… “My mantra is to keep a clean face. For achieving beautiful make-up you need to start with a clean face. Be natural, be YOU!”
On the Shourouk for Sephora accessories…. “My favourite is the all-in-one bracelet, headband, belt, and necklace. It is designed to be worn differently everyday based on our current mood and inspirations. This highly colourful, sparkling brooch mounted on a hot pink grosgrain ribbon adds a touch of essential funk to any outfit.”
The Shourouk for Sephora collection is available now at Sephora.