Beauty Diaries: Angela Cid's Go-To Beauty Routine

BY Gemma Deeks / Nov 20 2017 / 18:25 PM

The entrepreneur and anti-ageing blogger knows a thing or two about keeping your skin youthful

Beauty Diaries: Angela Cid's Go-To Beauty Routine


Favourite make-up brand: “I am in love with Armani Beauty products, especially the luminous silk foundation, its texture really blends into my skin giving me that natural look that I like. I also use Guerlain’s terracotta powders without foundation; you can use this on a daily basis, it never fails.”

Concealer: MAC Cosmetics.

Go-to lip colour: “During the day I use Labello tinted lip balm and at night, I am a red lipstick kind of girl.”

Mascara: “Christian Louboutin’s Le Yeux Noir eye collection is to die for. I am useless when it comes to wearing eyelashes!”

Signature scent: “I have been wearing Love Story by Chloé for the last two years and I am frequently getting complimented and asked about it. I tend to be loyal to my perfume.”

Signature make-up hack: “Blending a little lipstick into my cheeks.”

Make-Up & Fragrance

From left to right: Chloé Love Story Eau de parfum, Dhs390. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink, Dhs163. Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer, Dhs250. Top: Christian Louboutin Lash Amplifying Lacquer Mascara Khol, Dhs335


Go-to snack: “Mixed nuts or a cereal bar with some berries or chocolate.”

Workout method: “I practice tennis when the weather allows it as an outdoor sport, otherwise circuit training at Team Nogueira or Barry’s BootCamp.”

Guilty food pleasures: Chocolate and popcorn.

Beverage preference: “My daily vitamin-detox juice, made of Granny Smith green apples, pineapple, carrot, fennel, celery and ginger.”

Breakfast: “I vary to not get bored, sometimes low fat yogurt with honey and berries, oats with almond milk or toast with tomato and turkey ham.”

Food dislikes: “Salmon, I cannot eat salmon!”

Diet & Fitness


Skincare routine: “I cleanse, tone, use Vitamin C, moisturise and apply SPF in the morning. I am completely devoted to Skin Ceuticals – the C E Ferulic serum acts as a powerful antioxidant treatment. The best evening beauty secret is to be able to sleep at least eight hours and never go to bed with make-up.” 

Go-to product for skin emergencies: La Prairie Hydralift Firming Mask.

Flight essentials: “Lip balm and drinking lots of water.”

Miracle product: “Timeblock's XP Herbal supplements are my miracle product to keep me balanced and able to juggle my work commitments, family needs and social life.”

Manicure: “A French manicure at Queens Lounge is my regular choice, and I love Dior nail polish in red!”

Suncream: “SPF 50 is a must. I use one oil-free version from Shiseido for the face.”

Skin & Body

From left to right: Shiseido SPF50 Suncream, Dhs155. La Prairie Firming Mask, Dhs660. Natura Bissé Diamond Extreme, Dhs1,475 at Net-a-Porter. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum, Dhs673 at Bashara Care


Hairstylist: Mike Alam from Mike & Jack salon.

Schedule: “I am effortless with my hair, I colour it every six weeks and cut only when I feel I have to.”

Style secret: “Hair bangs! They bring out my cheek bones and make me look younger.” 

Treatments: “Hair masks, all year long! I recommend Nashi Argan deep infusion, a restorative hydrating mask.”

Favourite buys: Korres natural products.

Bad hair day secret: “I call it the safety look, a high ponytail – my daughter told me that it gives me that cute look!”


Korres Laurel and Echinacea Shampoo, Dhs48 at Look Fantastic

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