1. Gosh Cosmetics Velvet Touch Lipsticks
One of the main reasons it was a popular preference over other brands is because it comes in a range of colors that suit and define the tastes and liking of the Bahraini woman. From lightest nude shades to plum and rosy red, Gosh Velvet Lipsticks have something for everyone. Weekender learned the 162 Nude is a popular pick due to its smooth, creamy and absolutely perfect finish that even gives a touch of peach , suited for office mornings to lazy evenings by the beach.
2. Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Mascara
Is it any surprise this remains a favourite even this year. It instantly plumps lashes for dramatic volume, without clumps (something we have tried and witnessed with other mascara products). The volume-plumping formula contains collagen and the Mega Brush instantly achieves 9X the volume, yes it does! “Give yourself a dramatic, hot look. Simply sweep the Mega Brush from the root to tip of lashes to create instant volume and not let mascara dry in between coats. Two coats for a more dazzling evening,” advises Diana.
3. NYX Wonder Stick
NYX makes the list again for this wondrous product. Truly handy and amazing, the all-purpose Wonder Stick gives a creamy finish that conceals highlights and contours with ease. A dual-ended highlighting and contouring stick, it actually creates the illusion of a stronger jaw line, more chiselled cheeks, and a slimmer nose. While adding more depth and definition to facial features. “There was a time when contouring was considered to be left to the professionals, but now many brands are realizing that for the multi-tasking woman of this era, it isn’t always feasible to sit and get pampered. Allowing them to their beauty matters into their own hands, beauty biggies are empowering women of today,” Diana stated.
4. Bourjois Air Mat foundation
One of the main reasons why this foundation was a popular pick was because of its matte feel and how it managed to last for almost 24 hours, something you dream about in this scorching weather. It gives skin a smooth, matte finish and because of its non drying, lightweight formula, it lets skin breathe throughout the day and provides high coverage for a flawless finish. It comes a little pricey because its enriched with mattifying micronized powders, which illumines shine with no mask. Diana shares: “To make the maximum use of this fine product, the key is applying minimal to give an even toned look that doesn’t contradict the skin tone of the rest of the body from the face. Press a small amount in the palm of your hand and fromthe centre of your face blend the formula outwards and upwards for a flawless finish as you erase any imperfections.”
5. Rimmel’s Scandal Eyes Waterproof
Nude Kohl Kajal
The love for prominent eyes in Bahrain makes products that accentuate these features on a woman’s face always high in demand and one certain shade that actually stood out this year is a shade of nude. A popular seller was this Nude Kajal from Rimmel. “It’s actually quite soft kohl that doesn’t pinch the eye and comes in a natural, nude shade that you can use on the waterline or in the inner corner of the eyes to give your eye area a brighter look overall, it was especially popular with the girls, who kept it readily available in their handbags as and when needed,” shared Diana.
6. NYX highlight and contour pro palette
While strobing became the hottest new trend, contouring remains an untouchable beauty regime that has its fair share of fans and interestingly the sales of contour palettes remained unaffected this year. Bahrain’s fashionistas have embraced the look of glamour and mystery contouring brings and one of the popular palettes in 2016 was from NYX. This Defining your features like a pro, it is actually a refillable highlight and contour palette! Each set includes eight customizable highlighting and contouring shades perfect for emphasizing your favourite features.
7. IsaDora storbing faceglow
IsaDora is one of those brands known to be popular with all skin types and we are glad to have it on this list. A fresh, dewy looking glow is the key make-up trend for 2016. Strobing highlights and enhances the areas of your face where the light naturally hits, to get that fresh glow look. The IsaDora Strobing line has all you need to get into the glow. Users shared how it highlights complexion with sheer iridescent shimmer and the palettes includes three luminous powders in harmonizing shades that can enhance the best features with a light-reflective glow. The shades can be used alone or together for a subtle all-over shimmer.
8. Max Factor’s Face Finity –All Day Flawless
This perfectly textured 3 in 1 foundation holds like a primer and corrects like a concealer, coming with a long lasting finish of a liquid foundation with SPF 20. It is actually able to last all day and gives users a flawless finish. The primer gives a smooth base for hold and the concealer corrects for a flawless look. Diana also shared a few tips on how to apply it You should try to match the foundation with the skin tone of your jawline to find the right shade for you and its best to apply in good natural light to ensure even coverage. Instead of applying directly on face, put a small amount on the back of your hand, then coat both sides of a foundation brush. Apply from the centre of your face and blend outwards where needed.”