After spending a wonderful week in the UAE, and realizing that pressed powder is indeed your best friend in such hot and humid weather, I’ve come to realize that beauty is perceived very differently in different parts of the world.
I am really obsessed with make up and I paid close attention to what the Arabic women in Abu Dhabi did with their make up. My conclusion:
Dramatic, defined brows
Women in the UAE have perfect eyebrows. There isn’t a hair out of place, and they also fill in their brows. Thicker, strong and defined brows are definitely in.
Nude, full lips
Beautiful nude lips and very slight pinks were all the rage. I didn’t really see bold reds or orange hues at all.
Well, long doesn’t quite describe accurately how long they really are. They’re just huge. I saw a few women in Dubai with these gorgeously big false eyelashes, but not everyone does it though so I guess it’s personal preference, but more than two lashing of mascara is a must.
Classic cat eye
I saw A LOT of women doing a classic, perfect cat eye with their eye make up. I wish I knew the secret to having such stable hands, because I always make one eye perfect and mess the other one up completely. Raccoon eyes anyone? Smokey eyes were also quite a hit.
Holy moly, I have never seen such gorgeous hair in my life! So healthy, thick and shiny! I couldn’t help but stare rudely. It’s just so beautiful. I saw mostly that women wore their hair pin straight. The ladies’ hair is also very long if they chose to wear it down, but after I wore an abaya to a mosque I know why mostly ladies there keep their hair tied up. It gets extremely hot.
I loved the beautiful trends I saw and it would seem that Kim Kardashian is a big style icon in the UAE. Check out her look here:
This is exactly what I saw. So glamourous!