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The founder of AMANU Studio shares her hero beauty buys

Anita Patrickson is the Founder of AMANU Studio, a sustainable custom sandal studio in West Hollywood.

Overall, she embodies her core values at AMANU Studio, and all that has shaped her intrinsic mindfulness, aesthetic, values, confidence and connection to sustainability.

As a keen skincare and beauty advocate, Emirates Woman spoke to Patrickson, to see how she incorporates her favourite products into her beauty routine.

Lip Sleeping Mask – Berry Dhs95 Laneige


I love this sleep lip mask. It adds a tint to my lips and keeps them really hydrated, it also smells delicious.

Unseen Sunscreen SPF30 50ml for Dhs148 Supergoop!


Finally found a sunscreen that works without feeling thick and sticky. It’s an almost clear, silicone gel that feels like powder when you put it on and won’t interfere with make up or feel heavy.

Diorshow Maximizer 4D Lash Primer Serum Dhs175 Dior

Dior Beauty

I love applying this under my mascara. I find that my lashes feel healthier, and it also makes my mascara work better and plumps the lashes up nicely.

Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector Dhs240 Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier

I have been wearing this same tinted moisturizer for about 15 years, it’s the perfect shade for my skin. It has SPF30 but it’s light enough that you can still see freckles and doesn’t look like you are wearing foundation. It evens the skin tone and adds a gorgeous dewy glow.

Medium Hair Shampoo 300ml for Dhs126 OUAI


Their brand is highly affective with a fragrant touch. Washing my hair has become such a treat and is something I look forward to.

Neroli Natural Stick Deodorant Dhs105 Corpus


This water-based, long-lasting formula is gentle on underarms with its minimal packaging.

Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara Dhs118 Charlotte Tilbury


I could only have one make up item in my bag it would be mascara. This one really pushes and plumps up my lashes and opens my eyes.

Algae + Moringa Universal Face Oil Dhs291 Mara Beauty


One of the cleanest but most hardworking face oils I have found. It really penetrates deep into the skin; I love slathering it on overnight as well as under my moisturisers during the day.

Agnes Nail polish Dhs81 J. Hannah

They have the chicest colors, whilst I love a classic OPI red, there is something special about the J Hannah polishes that have subtle hues.

Luminescent Eye Shades Dhs213 Chantecaille


This shade in this shimmery bronze-y brown donates to a giraffe foundation in Africa, where I am from and gives you the most gorgeous copper-y eye that you can wear from day to night.

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