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Summer Switch

It’s been said and done but summer is officially here and that of course means switching up your beauty regimen. Summer (especially in Dubai) should be all about “less is more.” Keep makeup to a minimum because no matter how amazing your products are, nothing is a match for this heat and humidity. So a couple of tips:

1. Switch out foundation for tinted moisturizer
If you haven’t already, discard your foundation and replace it with tinted moisturizer. There should be no reason to wear foundation everyday but if you can’t go au naturale, use a tinted moisturizer and embrace your natural beauty. Just make sure to let it absorb for 15-20 minutes before applying anything else.

Dollz Choice: theBalm, Bobbi Brown Extra, Laura Mercier

2. Use a primer
If you have a special event and need to do the whole “done-up” look, make sure to use a primer. This will prevent product from getting into your pores and will allow the makeup to last longer.

Dollz Choice: Benefit POREfessional for the face, Urban Decay Primer Potion / Mac Paint Pot for the eyes

3. Blot instead of powder
Translucent powder is usually a godsend but combine it with oil and humidity, and it just turns into a cakey mess. If you need extra coverage/seem to be getting greasy, take blotting wipes to absorb the oil and then *lightly* powder your T-zone if needed.

Dollz Choice: Blotting wipes from Boots, Neutrogena compact powder, DiorSkin nude

4. Embrace lip/cheek stains
Instead of powder blush, use a cream blush or cheek stain which will easily last 8 hours. To add a bit of brightness, layer some cream highlighter on the top of the cheek bones. Using the same color as a lip stain will give you a refined and put-together look.

Dollz Choice: Body Shop lip/cheek stain, Benetint, High Beam

5. Ditch the eye makeup
I love my eyeliners but I already learned my lesson this Friday when I noticed my normally excellent eyeliner had given me racoon eyes. Stick with a waterproof mascara and add a bit of highlighter to the inner corners for the bright-eyed look.

Dollz Choice: Maybelline Volum’ Express, DiorShow

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  1. Outstanding piece of work..What I like about the blog is very open inoformative and easily understandable language.
    Well done Dollz….
    Keep up the good work.

  2. Yup I agree with discarding the foundation with a primer or just a face compact powder..
    Nice information for the Summer!! 🙂

  3. Great company, could add BB creams and De Slick products from Urban Decay. BTW Thank you for the blog, I was really dying for Urban Decay products, got some from the US via my friends and was totally happy to get what I want myself from Dubai Mall and you were the Good News messenger! Keep on! And million thanks!

    1. Hi Inna,
      Thanks for the recommendations; will put those on the “to test” list. And thank you for the kind words!