AM to PM beauty
We love nothing more than taking a peek inside someone’s bathroom shelf to unravel their beauty secrets. Next on our list is Oumayma El Boumeshouli who shares her beauty must-haves to get that dream glowing complexion.
What is your morning beauty routine like?
The first thing that I do when I wake up is washing off the argan oil I put on before going to sleep. Then I drink a glass of hot water with lemon and I start with my make up routine.
How does your beauty routine differ form when you’re home to when you’re travelling?
When I’m home, I feel like I take more time but when I travel, I want to do everything as soon as possible. I do have a couple of beauty products I only bring with me when I travel. When I’m home I like to try new things, but when I’m travelling, I always use the same routine over and over again.
Do you have any daytime touch ups or additions if you’re heading to an event?
I feel like sometimes I have dark circles, so I try to add concealer during the day and some bronzer.
Do you have any in-flight beauty routines?
So I always travel with the La Mer travel kit which includes; the Crème, The Renewal Oil for an instant glow, The Cleansing Foam, The Tonic and The Lifting and Firming Mask.
Which brands are you a fan of and why?
Chanel Beauty. I fell in love with the brand when I saw the beautiful packaging in my aunts bathroom when I was young. Charlotte Tilbury has amazing skincare and good essentials for a glowy nude look.
If you had to choose three beauty products, what would they be and why?
Les Beiges Eau de Teint from Chanel Beauty. Super refreshing and gives you a natural glow. It’s like applying water to your face. I apply Oskia Smart-Nutrient Beauty Capsules every morning and evening after washing. It’s also an anti-stress serum. Coconut oil, especially after sunbathing, is honestly the best thing I can do to my body.
Do you have a signature scent?
Yes absolutely, I’ve always loved the iconic Chanel N˚5. This fragrance will always be my favourite.
What does your pre-bedtime nightly ritual look like?
I first take my makeup off with Givenchy beauty tonic. Then I apply the Oskia Smart-Nutrient Beauty capsules and a bit of Argan oil on my face.
What has been the best makeup tip you’ve picked up along the way?
I think using your lipstick as an eyeshadow. It’s a very simple trick, but I’ve been so obsessed with it. Every time when I apply lipstick, I try to put also the same lipstick on my eyelids
For sure African black soap. I’m Moroccan and we visit the traditional hammam a lot and we use African black soap. I try to apply it on my face at least once a week and scrub it off.
Who is your ultimate beauty muse?
To be honest, I don’t really have a beauty muse. If I had to choose someone, it would be Christine Centenera because she is my fashion muse.
Who do you love stalking on Instagram?
I have a guilty pleasure for watching make up tutorials, so when I’m bored I go to Huda Beauty’s page to watch all the tutorial videos she reposts.
What’s on your beauty wish list?
A brow lift!
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Images: Photography by Abdulla Elmaz, fashion direction by Carmel Harrison, fashion editor by Natalie Westernoff, Photography assistant: Xana Harmsen; Hair and Make-up: Jordan Robertson, Athina Doutis, Yurema Villa, all MMG artists; Location: Hot & Cold Studios, from Emirates Woman May 2019 issue