Beauty Talk with Zahraa Alqasim

What is beauty according to you?

Beauty lies in a woman’s innocence, her good intentions and high morals. It means nurturing your inner child, with exquisite behavior and looks. Beauty is a wonderful illusion that women achieve by elegant looks, but its image cannot be completed if it is not parallel to elegance in spirit and behavior.

Who was your childhood beauty icon?

Egyptian actress and multi-talented artist Sherihan was a unique example of beauty, elegance, spontaneity, and fitness.

Who is your contemporary beauty icon?

Charlize Theron is elegant and beautiful and natural in all her details.

Is there a Kuwaiti female figure of breathtaking beauty?

Fashionista Marmar – her look is always stylish and sophisticated.

How often you visit makeup stores?

I visit makeup stores constantly even if I do not need something. I have great passion for everything new in the world of cosmetics. I love mascara so much; I probably have mascaras from every brand. I think that a beautician has many cosmetics because she is obsessed with colors and their impact on every skin tone.

How do you know about new cosmetic products in the market?

I learn about new cosmetic products through international magazines and on social media.

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

Exaggerated false eyelashes.

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

Wide eyes embellished with suitable kohl. Since eternity eyes have been thought of as the mirror of the soul. For that, a woman has to take care of showing her eyes in an attractive way that suits her features.

What do you use to highlight your eyebrows?

Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics. I like it for its smooth fluid material, natural color, and its staying power.

Which is the best foundation in your opinion?

I love to combine different colors and brands to reach the perfect shade for the skin. For example, I love to combine stick foundation from Kryolan with liquid foundation from Max Factor for a fantastic result; or stick foundation from Bobbi Brown with liquid foundation from Kryolan.

What would we find in your daily makeup bag?

  • BB Cream from Guerlain.
  • KIKO mascara.
  • Bronzing blusher from Estée Lauder.
  • Gel eyeliner from MAC.


Which brand has the best eye shadows in your opinion?

I love Make Up For Ever and theBalm.

What is your favorite lipstick?

Nouba No.49.

Which is the best concealer?

Maybelline concealer.

Your advices for fabulous makeup:

  • Radiant skin.
  • Clean skin.
  • Healthy skin.

Which is the best makeup store in Kuwait?

Sephora, Harvey Nichols and VaVaVoom.

Is there a new product that you like?

Anti-aging and moisturizing rose water from Stage Color.

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