Discover what this beauty expert uses on a daily basis.
Tips from a top Dubai make-up artist
Ever wondered what’s inside a top make-up artist’s beauty bag? Now is your chance to find out as Angélique Turner, one of the region’s leading names in the industry, lets us take a peek at her everyday beauty essentials.
After spending the last nine years in Dubai honing her craft and painting the faces of everyone from brides to TV presenters and even a few big-name stars, the Australian-born pro also regularly hosts sold-out masterclasses to help educate and encourage women to embrace a more positive self-image.
“I want women to feel more confident in their daily dealings, whether that be in the boardroom, giving presentations for their businesses or at social functions with friends and family,” says Angélique. “I’ve been overwhelmed by the response the classes are getting.”
Angélique Turner, make-up artist
On plans for the future, Angélique reveals: “I’d love to be based between the US and Dubai and eventually move back to Australia to work on educating the next generation of make-up artists. I’m also focused on products that don’t test on animals and starting to learn more about clean beauty, so perhaps I could create a line of my own.”
Having also worked with a vast number of the world’s most popular make-up brands and landing her very own Cosmopolitan cover to boot, Angélique is the perfect person to ask when it comes to anything beauty-related. See and shop her top six skincare and makeup buys.
Anne Semonin Exfoliating Mask, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
“This is such a clever product as not only does it have all the great properties of a mask but it also exfoliates away dead skin cells once the mask is complete – a real two-in-one one for busy (or lazy) girls!”
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel, Harvey Nichols Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
“Don’t be put off by the name as this product is a superstar in my kit. I love to use it on clients before make-up to lift and sculpt the face. Rodial is one of the key brands I use, and it never disappoints.”
Cover FX Power Play Foundation, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Bahrain
“It’s like this foundation was made for Dubai – it is sweatproof, waterproof and transfer-proof so it can withstand our hot summer months. This has a matte finish, so I like to mix Cover FX Enhancer Drops with it to add a little glow.”
Brow Pens, Kiko Milano, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif
“Brows are my favourite part of the make-up process. In my opinion, if you have a blow-dry, lashes and great brows not much else matters. These pens are super easy to use and very long lasting.”
Ardell Lashes at Super-care Pharmacy, available at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Deira and City Centre Sharjah
“This is the main lash brand I use because they are the most natural and not over-the-top like many other brands. My go-to styles are Wispies and Demi Wispies.”
NYX Matte Cream Lipsticks, Lifestyle, visit Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Sharjah, City Centre Bahrain, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Beirut
“I love a well-priced lip colour! These are a favourite with my clients as they give that long-lasting matte finish without cracking and drying the lips. I always use the shades called Abu Dhabi and London.”