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This is How Often You Should Clean Your Make-Up Brushes

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15 March 2020

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Maebelle

This is How Often You Should Clean Your Make-Up Brushes

They’re an essential piece of beauty kit we can’t do without...

Much as make-up artists love to wax lyrical about blending, dabbing and smearing with your finger, nothing beats the precision of a brush.

Their soft, dense bristles and balanced handles help us sculpt, shape and swirl to ensure our make-up looks flawless.

But according to a survey by Cosmetify, much as we love to use them daily, we’re not always sure how to care for our brush collection.

Why You Should Be Double Cleansing Every Night

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12 March 2020

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Maebelle

Why You Should Be Double Cleansing Every Night

Everyone knows that going to bed with your make-up on is the number one deadly skin sin, so washing your face is essential last thing at night.

But did you know that double cleansing could be even more effective when it comes to caring for your skin?

Dr. Catharine Denning, dermatologist ambassador for Japanese skincare brand Curél, says that we should all be using the two-step approach every night – but that doesn’t mean just using the same face wash twice.

Here, Denning explains everything you need to know about double cleansing…

Everything You Need to Know About Getting the Perfect Eyebrows

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10 March 2020

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Maebelle

Everything You Need to Know About Getting the Perfect Eyebrows

Thanks to stars like Cara Delevingne and Maisie Williams, bold statement brows have taken over from delicate pencilled-on lines.

That’s all well and good, but trying to achieve the full-but-not-bushy look can be tricky.

We asked Benefit’s head make-up artist and brow expert, Lisa Potter-Dixon, to share her wisdom…

7 Things a Perfumer Wants You to Know About Fragrance

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26 February 2020

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Maebelle

7 Things a Perfumer Wants You to Know About Fragrance

When it comes to fragrance, you don’t get much more expert than Nathalie Lorson

She's the perfumer whose scent-creating career has spanned more than three decades.

Having worked with practically every luxury fashion house going (YSL, Versace, Givenchy and Roberto Cavalli to name a few) plus celebrities including Kate Moss and David Beckham, the French ‘nose’ certainly knows her stuff.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a new signature scent or want to find out how to wear your current favourite well, these perfume pointers are incredibly useful.

These are the Beauty Products Experts Think You Should Invest In

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25 February 2020

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Maebelle

These are the Beauty Products Experts Think You Should Invest In

Save your skin and your cash...

With thousands of beauty products on the market and everything from AED24 mascaras to AED714 night creams hailed as "must-haves", it can be hard to know when it’s worth splashing some cash, and when it’s better to bag a bargain.

While the Kardashians swear by Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation at AED200 a pop, some beauty bloggers and make-up artists claim Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation is unbeatable – and it’s only AED47.56. So who’s right?

9 Ways To Tell If a Salon in Dubai Is Safe

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24 February 2020

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Maebelle

9 Ways To Tell If a Salon in Dubai Is Safe

If your beauty salon doesn’t take the right precautions, you could end up with some very nasty nail complaints...

What started as one American woman's dodgy polish job from a tiny nick from a manicure eventually landed her in the emergency room.

After getting a mani at the Arizona nail salon she had visited for a decade, Maria Luisa Gerardo’s cut became infected and eventually, she had to have emergency surgery to prevent amputation of the finger.

5 Ways to Keep Your Lips Healthy in Winter

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5 February 2020

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Maebelle

5 Ways to Keep Your Lips Healthy in Winter

From frizzy hair to brittle nails, winter brings with it a whole host of annoying beauty problems, but none is more irritating than having dry, flaky lips.

It’s impossible to ignore that sandpaper-like sensation, applying lipstick becomes virtually impossible and sometimes no amount of lip balm can remedy the situation.

So why do our lips suffer more during the cold months than the rest of the year?

Should You Be Putting Snail Gel on Your Face?

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22 January 2020

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Maebelle

Should You Be Putting Snail Gel on Your Face?

Here's the lowdown on snail gel skincare, according to experts

Depending on how you feel about snails, letting a bunch of the slimy, slow-moving creatures crawl all over your face might be your idea of a terror-inducing nightmare.

But that’s what some people do in the name of beauty, because the mucus that the shell-dwellers secrete can work wonders on your complexion, say fans of the controversial facial.