Read on & get a sneak peak into our editor’s boudoir.
The thing with beauty essentials is, that they’re always subjective. Everyone has their own favourites, ‘go-to’s & essentials, and with the constant rise of beauty labels & products, it almost becomes impossible to figure out what works & what doesn’t. Luckily, our editors, who are also beauty connoisseurs, have come together to share their essential mascara & favourite red lipstick. Read on & get a sneak peak into our editor’s boudoir.
Poorvi Surana, Photography Specialist
Red Lipstick: Don’t really wear red lipstick sorry!
Favourite Mascara: Maybelline ‘The Colossal Volum Express Waterproof Mascara’; it’s my favourite go to drugstore mascara and I love the volume it gives my lashes. Perfect for use on its own or a full face makeup!
Simaan Shaikh, Contributing Editor
Red Lipstick: ‘Kylie Jenner Cosmetics – 22′: I’m not really a fan of Kylie Jenner cosmetics but this orangey red colour really suits my skin tone for day time usage. For the evening, I LOVE Nars – Red Lizard as a deep red that just adds glam to any outfit!
Favourite Mascara: ‘Benefit – They’re Real!’: I have been using this mascara for YEARS and can’t do without it! It doesn’t clump and adds amazing volume and length – not exactly the false lash effect it advertises though, but a great mascara nonetheless. A little goes a long way!
Aiyah Maraka, Guest Contributing Editor
Shouq Bint Hamed, Contributing Editor
Red Lipstick: I reach out for a warm orange-red shade as I have a medium complexion. This ‘RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick’ helps illuminate my face especially when I’m tanned. Hello bronze glow!
Favourite Mascara: My favourite mascara has to be the ‘Diorshow Iconic Overcurl’. I have really long but straight eyelashes (thanks Mum for great genetics!) and this mascara helps me achieve full, lengthy and curved eyelashes – think baby doll eyelashes. The new formula is great – application goes on so smooth, no smudging and most importantly eyelashes look natural.
Hebah Fasciolo, Contributing Editor
Red Lipstick: Mac ‘Ruby Woo’
Favourite Mascara: ‘Roller Lash’ by Benefit
Marisa Phalphongphanit, Contributing Editor
Red Lipstick: My absolute favourite red lipstick is the Charlotte Tilbury ‘Red Carpet Red’, you can’t help but look like a million bucks in this.
Favourite Mascara: This mascara is definitely appropriately named, it is by far the best I’ve ever owned; the too faced ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara.
Rhiannon Hall, Contributing Editor
Red Lipstick: I’m really not a lipstick wearer! I normally grab my cherry chapstick and I’m good to go, however I own both a Chanel Red and the Louboutin red lipstick and they are the perfect shades.
Favourite Mascara: For years and years I wore ‘Dior mascara’ and I loved it, I want high volume that’s going to stay all day and not work its way down my face by 6pm. However Dior has changed it a formula over the years so recently I switch to Smashbox’s ‘Full Exposure’ mascara and I am so happy!
Sana Mastan, Guest Contributing Editor
Red Lipstick: ‘Gucci Iconic Red’ – Out of all my red lipsticks, Gucci Iconic Red has my heart. It is that perfect classic shade of red that I can use for a bold day look and dress it up to that classy night look.
Favourite Mascara: ‘Le Volume De Chanel’ – I have been in a comfort relation with this mascara since I first got introduced to it. It makes my tiny eyes instantly bold and attractive. It is also easy-to-build for that perfect smoky look.
Mayda AlKhaldi, Guest Contributing Editor
Amani Waqi, Co-Founder
Red Lipstick: I definitely had a phase during which I adored red lipstick and my top pick was ‘Ruby Woo’ by MAC – which is, in my opinion the perfect matte shade of red. However, since I now rarely apply red lipstick I prefer more nude tones and am obsessed with ‘Very Victoria’ by Charlotte Tilbury.
Komal Ishtiaq, Contributing Editor