Beauty Diaries: 10 Things Roshni Khemlani Mehta Can't Live Without

BY Gemma Deeks / Nov 19 2017 / 19:05 PM

The Dubai-based fashion designer is a skincare fanatic with a guilty penchant for chicken wings

Beauty Diaries: 10 Things Roshni Khemlani Mehta Can't Live Without


Foundation/concealer: Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder. “It’s the ultimate day foundation, giving you the right amount of coverage without looking cakey. At night, I switch to Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk, which gives great coverage without looking too heavy.”

Mascara: They’re Real by Benefit.

Current perfume: “Ambre Nuit by Dior. They also do a home candle in this scent, which is divine.”

Signature make-up hack: “Always use a face mask before applying your foundation if you’re going out for an important event or wedding and want your make up to last all night.”

Make-Up & Fragrance

From left to right: Benefit They’re Real Mascara in Black, Dhs125. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, Dhs260. Christian Dior Ambre Nuit, Dhs1,050. Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation, Dhs200


Go-to snack: Ryvita or carrot sticks with hummus.

Workout method: “I work out with a trainer at home three times a week where I do a mix of full body workouts and boxing, and have recently taken up Pilates twice a week.”

Guilty food pleasures: “Chicken wings!” Beverage preference: Pea protein-based green juice.

Breakfast: “I start every morning with a fresh coconut water and organic peanut butter on toast. Once I get to the office, I have Grain & Bowl granola with unsweetened almond milk.”

Diet & Fitness


Skincare routine: “I religiously cleanse, tone and moisturise every morning and try to exfoliate a few times a week. I’ve been using Aveda Botanical Purifying gel for 15 years – it’s hydrating, you feel your impurities from the skin coming out, and it’s very mild. For toners, I stick to rose-based products for their cooling and soothing properties. I tend to change my moisturiser every couple of years and used the Double Rose Rejuvenating Cream by The Organic Pharmacy for absolutely ages.” 

Go-to product for skin emergencies: “Face masks are my go-to when my skin has broken out or is feeling dry. My faves are the Fresh Umbrian Clay Mask and GlamGlow’s Youthmud Mask.”

Flight essentials: “Rose Water toner every hour!”

Skin & Body

From left to right: Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil, Dhs270 at Sephora. The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Rejuvinating Face Cream, Dhs290 at Bashara Care. Aveda Botanical Kinetics Purifying Gel, Dhs300 at Bloomingdale’s - Dubai


Hairstylist: Hanni at The Nail Pavilion. Hair schedule: “I try to colour my hair as little as I can so started doing an ombre colour to avoid touching my roots, which I re-do every four or five months.” Style secret: “I’ve been using vitamin spray on my hair for 15 years.”

Favourite products: “Lush Curly Wurly Organic Coconut Shampoo (a super-affordable organic shampoo) and Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Shampoo,
a very rich and indulgent shampoo, which is great for dry or damaged hair.”

Off-duty hair look: “Natural with a little bit of sea-salt spray.”


Left: Sachajuan Protective Hair Perfume, Dhs300 at Ounass. Right: Philip B at Harvey Nichols - Dubai Imperial Shampoo in Russian Amber, Dhs205

This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia.