Beauty Talk with Mona Al Dulaimi

How do you define beauty?

It is a complex question actually, but I’ll try to summarize my answer by saying that beauty has many faces and the most important is the spiritual beauty. And I also believe that beauty is a relative adjective that differs from one eye to another; thus the variation is the first principle of beauty.

When did your passion for makeup start?

I’ve always loved make up since I were a child; I used to play with my mother’s lipsticks, I was amazed by their colors, from here was the start with my family and friends.

Who was your childhood beauty icon?

Definitely my mother; she has proven to us over the years that women can be anything they you want to be. She inspired us to be ourselves; this for me is the finest kind of beauty. As the beautiful actress Audrey Hepburn said: “The real beauty of woman is a reflection of her soul.”

Is there a Kuwaiti female figure of breathtaking beauty?

When we talk about beauty here, I will say that I mean the beauty of the whole region and not just Kuwait. The beautiful woman is an influential figure in the society, in fact there is many examples Like Sheikha Zain Nasser Al-Sabah, Ms. Maha Al-Ghunaim and Queen Rania of Jordan.

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

Through permanent and continuous research then comes the constant exercise and practice. Also I always ask my clients what they like and I join specialized makeup courses.

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

I hope that the foundation that does not match the skin color disappears.

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

Red lipstick and smoky eyes.

What do you use to highlight your eyebrows?

In general, I like Brow Kit from Make Up For Ever, Aqua Brow from Make Up For Ever which is a waterproof eyebrow corrector that fills, defines and lengthens brows and brown eye brow pencil.

Which is the best foundation in your opinion?

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Fluid Foundation.

What would we find in your daily makeup bag?

  1. Beauty Blender
  2. L’Oréal Voluminous Superstar Mascara
  3. Boi-ing full coverage concealer from Benefit
  4. Brow Kit from Make Up For Ever
  5. Benefit Posietint Cheek & Lip Stain

   

Which are the best makeup brushes that you use?

From MAC:

  • Tapered Blending Brush no.224
  • 224 for the shadows
  • Small brush with a sharp angle no. 263
  • 316 to fill the lips
  • Kabuki Bronzing Brush 16BJF from Inglot.

Is there a new product that you like?

MAC has the best shades: Eye Shadow x 4 palette, 4 Pillars, Eye Shadow x 4 palette and Warm Neutral x 15 palette. Also Urban Decay has palettes no. 1, 2 and 3.

Which is the best lipstick?

  • Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick from MAC
  • Bare Matte Finish Lipstick from Illamasqua

Which is the best concealer in your opinion?

Kryolan Dermacolor for occasions and Boi-ing full coverage concealer from Benefit.

Three principles you recommend for fabulous makeup:

  1. Clean and wash your face daily.
  2. Clean the brushes constantly.
  3. Use only the trends that suit you.

Which is the best makeup store in Kuwait?

Faces, Sephora and Harvey Nichols.

Is there a new product that you like?

Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation.

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