Whether you’re a beauty novice or a seasoned pro, the correct base products can make all the difference in achieving a radiant look. Whether you’re running errands, heading to a meeting or want to look put-together, these essential staples will ensure you always look your best.

So, whether you’re looking to refresh your existing makeup routine or are keen to try out a few new products, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our five essential products that will enhance your effortless everyday look.

١. Eyeliner: Hindash’s Heroliner

Get ready to transform your eye game with Hindash’s Heroliner. This black eyeliner is the perfect essential for any beauty lover, with its highly-pigmented, smooth formula that glides on effortlessly for a flawless finish. And when it’s time to take it off, the Heroliner is just as easy to remove.

Tip: Be sure to follow Hindash’s Instagram page for out-of-the-box eyeliner inspiration. You can never stop outdoing your eye game.

Also, support local brands. Shop at hindash.com

٢. Mascara: YSL’s Lash Clash

Not only will the YSL Lash Clash Mascara give you massive volume without weighing down your lashes, but it also tackles one of the biggest mascara struggles – smudging in hot climates. And if you were a fan of the now-discontinued YSL The Shock Mascara, you’ll be happy to know that the Lash Clash Mascara is the perfect substitute (tried and tested for months!).

Plus, with its enriched formula that cares for your lashes over time, you can feel confident that you’re not sacrificing lash health for a stunning lash look.

Shop at ysl.ae

٣. Blush: Rare Beauty Soft Pinch

Achieving flawless peachy cheeks has never been easier, thanks to the Rare Beauty blush. With just a small amount of product, this super pigmented formula delivers a beautiful and natural flush to your cheeks. And unlike other formulas, it blends seamlessly into the skin, so you’ll look like you’re glowing from within.

But don’t put too much product or you’ll enter clown territory!

Shop at sephora.ae

٤. Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk

Get ready to fall in love with the iconic Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick. Loved by celebrities and beauty enthusiasts alike, this lipstick won’t disappoint. The formula is enriched with conditioning vitamin E, giving it a creamy and nourishing texture that sets it apart from other matte lipsticks. Try it and experience the hype for yourself. This one won’t leave your lips feeling dry or uncomfortable.

Our favourite shade? The original. You simply can’t go wrong with that.

Shop at charlottetilbury.com

٥. Lip Gloss: KIKO Milano 3D Hydra

Get ready to shine with the KIKO Milano 3D Hydra Lip Gloss. It’s non-sticky, easy to apply, and comes in a wonderful range of colours that will leave your lips glossy and oh-so-fun. Plus, it’s perfect for wearing on its own or on top of your favorite lipstick, giving you endless versatility. Best bit: this lip gloss won’t irritate your lips or leave that annoying sticky feeling that other glosses often do.

Our suggestion? Pearly Mauve 017 (pictured).

Shop at kikocosmetics.com

Rand Al-Hadethi is an art, culture, and fashion writer who approaches all her creative endeavours with a penchant for storytelling. She explores the intersection of fashion, culture, and society and sheds light on talent and cultural movements across the Middle East and the world. Rand also publishes a bi-monthly themed substack newsletter called WebWeaver™. To reach Rand, email her at rand@khamsa5.com or follow her on social media @rundoozz.