We’re always on the lookout for the next best thing here at Cosmo and, we’ve tried and tested the lot! So when we say it takes a lot to impress us, we mean it. And impress us these products did. Whether it’s our hair, skin or our face, we need all the TLC that our precious pennies can afford, and boy, do these products deliver.
We’d like to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on these beauty superheroes that work to the best of their abilities to make us look ever-so-good. Trust us when we say, you’ll be needing these gems.
1. The Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer
Retails at Dhs1,899 at the Dyson demo store at the Dubai Mall and online at shop.dyson.ae
This novel addition to the Dyson Supersonic family features a glam new hairdryer avatar, modeling a stunning gold and blue exterior which is gilded with 23.75-karat gold. This expertly-designed masterpiece has been crafted with a lot of attention to detail, as each layer of gold leaf has been applied by hand. Taking TLC to a whole other level, and we're so here for it.
Its V9 digital motor sits in the handle, which makes it super easy to handle and ideal for those days, where we sleep in late and need to perform some serious extreme sport tactics to make it to work on time. It's fitted with a glass bead thermistor and microprocessor, which is some serious tech that really protects your hair from extreme heat damage.
Why we love it? Each hairdryer's gilded exterior fades like a Renaissance painting, which means that no two hairdryers will ever look the same. Just think: a beautiful Renaissance painting made just for you. Yes, please!
2. Fenty Beauty's "CHILL OWT" Makeup Collection
Shop at Sephora.ae
Rihanna did not come to play this season when she released her latest makeup range, CHILL OWT earlier this month, getting us all ready for the holiday season ahead. Serving up some glam hyper-metallic and icy hot looks, her collection was everything we expected and more. It consists of her to-die-for Killawatfoil Palette for all your highlighting needs.
The collection features "fire and ice" deep hues like copper and bright orange as well as blue and mint green. Props to RiRi for braving these bold statement colours, instead of the standard nudes and reds we're so used to. We have to say, she's absolutely nailed it with this collection, and her killer formula always comes though with the hyper-pigment.
Why we love it? We're massive fans of super-blendable and buildable formulas and, Fenty Beauty's new CHILL OWT Collection is just that. We especially love the loose Avalanche powders, which feature seven dazzling metallic pigments. The multi-functional powders can be worked into your eyes, cheeks and lips. Our fav shade? 'Foxy', it's a sultry burnt orange hue that we need five bottles of.
3. The Dyson 'Airwrap' Styler
Retails from Dhs1888.95 and include the pre-styling dryer, both styling variants and the firm brush
Living in Dubai, our hair is treated to enough heat from the outside. So, we're not happy when we have to use additional heat either when curling, blow-drying or straightening it. Which is why we were over the moon when we found out about this beauty gem. The Dyson Airwrap styler uses a phenomenon known as the Coanda effect to help you achieve voluminous curls, natural waves or a smooth blow-dry finish. Sleek, movie star hair 24/7? Yes, please.
This glorious device dries your hair without using extreme heat, which reduces the chance of added heat damage to your hair. The Styler is equipped with two different variants and each comes with a set of attachments, these include a soft brush for smoothening, round brush for shaping flat hair, and a pre-styling dryer.
Why we love it? What's not to love about a device that can curl, straighten and dry your hair without causing heat damage to it? The wonder stick has changed our lives and we're sure that it'll change yours too.
4. KKW Beauty's 'Flashing Lights' Makeup Collection
Shop at KKWBeauty.com
Kim Kardashian West keeps on knocking these makeup launches of hers out of the park, and her recent 'Flashing Lights' line is no exception. The range includes jewel-toned hues in the form of Loose Powder Pigments and Pressed Powder Pigments, which definitely resounded within us. We love statement colours and with this beauty, we were able to achieve just that. The pigments offer a prismatic glow to your cheeks, eyes and wherever else you wish to add a dash of highlight to and accentuate.
The product glide on effortlessly, leaving you with a flawless shine and a pearlised colour finish. We love. Style tip: Don't shy away from the bold colours this season. Embrace the bright, vivid look.
Why we love it? We're obsessed with the line's versatility and how it's easily buildable, giving you a lot of room to work with. We also love the fact that the powders can be mixed in with your lip gloss, if a max glow effect if what you're after. You can never have too much shine!
5. Dermalogica’s BioLumin-C Serum
Retails at Dhs449 at Dermalogicame.com and is also available at authorized Dermalogica® spas, salons and skin centers.
If you fear dreaded fine lines, wrinkles and the visible signs of aging, we've found the beauty product for you. Dermalogica's new BioLumin-C Serum contains Vitamin C, which studies have found to be incredibly effective in enhancing your skin’s natural defense system as well as with helping it defend itself from oxidative stress.
This skin-saver goes above and beyond in not only brightening, firming and reducing the appearance of fine lines, but also in enhancing your skin's defenses, giving you brighter skin from within.
Why we love it? It helps deliver a healthy dose of Vitamin C, equipping your skin with the protection it deserves. To apply, simply smooth it over your neck and face, both in the morning and at night. After toning and before moisturising. Trust us, this is one product, you're going to love.