Emirates Woman’s beauty contributor Nina Ubhi, is a renowned artist and entrepreneur, who shares her tips as she’s been in the industry for 16 years now while working with several celebrity-endorsed brands across the sector.
I think it’s safe to say we’re all feeling the summer heat right now and it can be tricky choosing formulas that can withstand heat, humidity and even sweat, so here are my go-to products for the summer heat that tick every box.
Although I hope you all wear SPF regardless of the time of year, it’s time we step it up when protecting our skin. The Kiehls sun care range is some of the best around with different solution formulas for each type of problem. Plus, having used it myself, I can honestly tell you that it stays put under makeup and acts as a great primer.
Ultralight daily UV defense SPF50
Try and avoid thick facial creams in the summer months. The last thing you want in extreme heat is layers of skincare underneath makeup that feels like it could just melt off. Stick to a gel-based moisturizer in the summer months as it’s lightweight and doesn’t leave a heavy layer on top of the skin. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Light is perfect if you still want that Tilbury magic but without the heavy-duty feeling.
Lightweight moisturizer Magic cream light
50ml for Dhs382 Charlotte Tilbury
This is when all those face mists come in handy. Any kind of face mist or even setting sprays can be kept in the refrigerator to keep them cool and it feels great in the summer. Face mists are perfect for a quick refresh to keep your skin looking glowy and flushed but also great to keep your makeup in place. The Boscia face mists work and smell great.
Rosewater mist with witch hazel
Dhs95 Boscia available on revolve.com
Let’s be honest, even in the summer we still love exaggerated eyes, so it needs to be a product that lasts through the heat, humidity and sweat and the best pencil for this job is Marc Jacobs Highliner. With so many shades available you can take your pick!
Highliner gel eye crayon eyeliner
Dhs76 Marc Jacobs beauty available on HARVEY NICHOLS
The extreme weather can play havoc on your skin in general and especially lips so it’s important to keep them hydrated. I love using the Dior Lip Glow Color Reviving Balm because it gives me the hydration I need with a subtle glow of color. This is perfect for a natural summertime lip.
Dior addict lip glow
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