Beauty Talk with Athari Al Snafi

What is beauty for you?

Beauty for me is in absolute simplicity.

Who is your childhood beauty icon?

I was fascinated with my mother. She was the most beautiful woman in my eyes.

Who is your beauty icon nowadays?

Still my mom, as her beauty grew with her. I also love American actress Brooke Shields’ thick eyebrows and blue eyes.

Is there a Kuwaiti or Arab female figure of breathtaking beauty?

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan.

How often you visit makeup stores?

Usually once or twice a month. I do not like to go frequently and semi-weekly.

How do you know and learn about the latest fashion and beauty products?

I visit beauty centers and ask the makeup artists about the latest fashion and beauty products. Sometimes I receive messages from brands about new launches. I make sure to read them in order to be up to date with what is happening in this fast-paced world.

Is there a cosmetic trend you wish would end as soon as possible?

Drawing eyebrows with sharp black color really bothers me, because this is not the correct way to get great eyebrows. I’m also annoyed with using contouring incorrectly by choosing colors that do not suit the skin or distribute the color properly.

What’s a cosmetic trend you think will remain popular for a long time?

I adore simple makeup and love red lipstick with volume boost mascara for a beautiful look.

What do you use to highlight your eyebrows?

I use Brow Pro Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I also use eyebrow mascara from Madly Yours in all shades. Additionally, I use a brow pen from Anastasia.

  

Which is the best foundation in your opinion?

Kryolan.

Full Coverage Foundation from MAC.

Guerlain

Mineral Foundations or powder for daily use.

 

What would we find in your daily makeup bag?

Big Bold mascara from Isadora.

Mineral foundation from Colorescience.

Cream Lip Stain No.1 from Sephora.

Concealer No. 10 from Chanel.

Small mirror.

Which are the best brushes that you use in your work?

Sigma brushes and some brushes from Sephora.

Which brand has the best eye shadows in your opinion?

The best brand is MAC, then Inglot and Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadow Palettes No.1 and 2.

Which are the three lipsticks you constantly find yourself buying?

Red lipstick No. 15 from Forever 52, Violet color No.102 and Pink color No.34.

Red lipstick No.8 & 2 from Kryolan.

Red lipstick R23 from Sephora.

Brave and Snob from MAC.

Which is your favorite concealer?

MAC Pro Conceal and Correct Palette and MAC Prolongwear Concealer.

Three principles you recommend for fabulous makeup:

Healthy and clean skin.

Light foundation with little glitter.

Volume boosting mascara, red lipstick and pink blush.

Which are the best makeup stores in Kuwait?

Sephora and the makeup corner in Al Rawda Co-Op Society.

Is there a new product that you like?

Invisible Matt from Kryolan and most Benefit products.

What are the steps of applying false eyelashes correctly?

Make sure to use natural eyelashes.

Make sure that the size matches your eyelid; you can cut the eyelashes if they are too long.

Put the glue on the tip of the lashes and wait twenty seconds.

Look down then put the false eyelashes and wait until the glue dries and then gently press.

Which are the best artificial eyelashes?

Ardell & Kiss.

Athari Alsnafi Lashes.

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