Senior Editor Sophia shares the modest make-up wonders she couldn’t live without.

A few of my favourite things…

1. Tantastic Instant Spray Tan Dhs99 Spinneys 

 “I’ve tried them all and so far this fake tan is the best. It’s easy to get an even tan, it dries super-fast and won’t stain the sheets; I use it on my face too.”

2. Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base Dhs88

 “I’m never without this primer. Simply stroke over the eyelids before your concealer, powder or eyeshadow, and your make-up won’t budge.”

3. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Oil Dhs45 Boots Pharmacy

“A weekly ritual is to take a shower, exfoliate and apply this oil to my face and body. I then go to bed and let the oil do its work. The secret is to only pat dry the skin (after bathing) so you are slightly wet when applying the oil.”  

4. Fucidin Cream Dhs18 Super Care Pharmacy

 “If I have a spot, I immediately dab on this cream. Its disinfectant quality makes it great for cuticle cuts after a mani too.”

5. Sensibio H20 Dhs89 Bioderma

 “Even when I think my cleanser has taken off all my make-up, this wonder product really finishes the job and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry.”

6. Beauty Full Volume Mascara Dhs68 Bourjois at all good supermarkets

 “I’m obsessed with mascara and go through it like I do peppermint tea. This one is fantastic for during the day – natural-looking but great for making your eyes the focal feature on your face.”