Dubai is often described as the shopping capital of the Middle East, with itsextravagant malls housing brands from across the globe. But beyond the glitz and glamour lies a flourishing local beauty industry waiting to be discovered. As an avid gamer and cosmetics aficionado, I set out to uncover some of Dubai’s hidden beauty treasures.
Uncovering Homegrown Brands
As expected, Dubai’s malls are filled with familiar global names in cosmetics. However, I was pleasantly surprised to come across some up and coming local brands that offer quality products at affordable prices. One such brand that caught my eye was Shadow Beauty Products Dubai.
Shadow Beauty aims to make beauty effortless through thoughtfully crafted skincare, makeup and haircare products. Their cosmetics contain botanical ingredients like rose water, green tea and cucumber which are suitable for our climate. The brand’s expansion across malls and active social media presence have earned them a youthful, fashionable image. As a new convert to their lipsticks and shampoos, I can see why Shadow Beauty is becoming a hit in Dubai’s crowded beauty space.
Like any beauty junkie, I’m always curious to know what products have gained a cult following. Asking around and checking reviews revealed the best beauty products preferred by Dubai residents:
- Charlotte Tilbury – This British brand tops many wishlists for its makeup and skincare. The Pillow Talk range and Hollywood Flawless Filter are especially popular for achieving a radiant, red carpet glow.
- Fenty Beauty – Rihanna’s inclusive makeup line has won over Dubai with its extensive shade range and buildable coverage. The Pro Filt’r foundation and Killawatt highlighter are clear bestsellers.
- Huda Beauty – Makeup mogul Huda Kattan’s eponymous brand is much loved for its eyeshadow palettes, false lashes and lipsticks. The unique color stories and smooth pigmentation make them a must-try.
- Kay Beauty – Actor Katrina Kaif’s makeup range inspired by her Indian heritage has found favor in Dubai. The kohl pencils, lip crayons and highlighters are touted for their intense color payoff.
- Drunk Elephant – This clean skincare brand has amassed fans for products like the T.L.C. Framboos glycolic serum and the C-Firma vitamin C day serum. The non-toxic formulas make it a winner.
Beneath the glitzy exterior, Dubai has an expanding local beauty industry churning out hidden gems. Alongside the well-known global brands, homegrown names like Shadow Beauty are carving a niche. For beauty lovers like myself, discovering these lesser known treasures has been an enjoyable adventure into Dubai’s bustling cosmetics landscape. One thing’s for sure – in this city, beauty elegance is never hard to find!