Emirates Woman is proud to welcome renowned makeup artist and entrepreneur, Nina Ubhi, as our new beauty contributor where she’ll be sharing her tips after being in the beauty industry and what she’s observed while working with celebrity-endorsed brands across the sector.

With so many products on the market, it’s not easy to find the ones that actually work. So, I’ve rounded up the top beauty buys, so you don’t have to.


Summer is in full swing so minimal skin is just what you need. Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring skin tint lets your skin look like skin with a flattering blurred effect that’s humidity, sweat and heat resistant!

Pro tip: For a natural finish, apply it with your fingers in an outwards and upwards motion.

Eaze drop blurring skin tint

Fenty Beauty foundation

Dhs145 Fenty Beauty available on sephora.ae


No one makes blush like NARS and the shade Luster in the liquid blush is my favorite. It gives a soft, diffused finish on the skin which looks like you’re naturally radiating.

Pro tip: Apply one pump of the blush on the back of your hand and with a damp Beauty Blender (the bottom, round edge of the sponge), buff the sponge over the product then onto your cheeks or upper cheekbones. It melts right into the skin.

Liquid blush in Luster

Dhs170 Nars

Beautyblender Original

Beauty Blender
Dhs85 Beautyblender

Bronzing Powder

Glow up with some Bronzer so you look naturally sun-kissed. Bronzing powder is the least likely to move once on, especially in the heat so it’s a great way to achieve a healthy glow quickly. Guerlain offers some of the best bronzing shades that complement the skin tone and don’t make it look muddy.

Pro tip: Use Guerlain Terracotta Nude for a sheer and luminous finish by applying it to the high points of the face with a stipple brush.

Terracotta nude glow powder

Dhs263 Guerlain available on bloomingdales.ae

Lip stain

Swap the heavy lipsticks for lip stains that hydrate and add some color at the same time! Dior leads the lip game when it comes to all-in-one hydration and color!

Pro tip: Apply your lip stain or balm first and then use a lipliner to feather inwards along your lip line for natural-looking plump lips.

Dior Addict lip glow

Dhs170 Dior

Now that you’ve got your summer skin on point, let’s finish off with stand-out eyes. Subtle glossy lids are going to be a staple summer trend and you probably already have the products sitting ready in your makeup bag.

Pro tip: A slick of colored lip balm over the lid with some mascara can give you a naturally pretty look without the need to spend your pennies.

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