Beauty Diaries: Dina Zahran's Insider Secrets For Looking Fabulous At Every Age

BY Olivia Phillips / Sep 30 2019 / 17:40 PM

The Dubai-based mum-of-two loves beauty almost as much as she hates cardio

Beauty Diaries: Dina Zahran's Insider Secrets For Looking Fabulous At Every Age
Dina Zahran

We unveiled some of Dina Zahran's favourite beauty products through quickfire questions. Keep scrolling to find out what your favourite Palestinian fashion & beauty influencer recommends...


Favourite make-up brand?: “This is an impossible question! I’m make-up obsessed but my top brands are NARS, MAC, Too Faced, Dior and Charlotte Tilbury. I could go on…” 

Foundation/ Concealer: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation and Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (Dhs115). It has insane coverage which I desperately need!”

Go-to lip colour: “I love a nude! Velvet Teddy by MAC and Anniversary by Huda Beauty (Dhs115) are my faves.”

Mascara:Too Faced Better Than Love (Dhs126) and Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes 2. I wear them together for the best lashes!”

Signature scent: Jo Malone’s Oak and Hazelnut cologne (Dhs195).”

Make-up hack: “I wear a concealer two shades lighter than my foundation – it really brightens the under-eye area and makes me look more awake.”

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, Dhs115

Anniversary by Huda Beauty, Dhs115

Too Faced Better Than Love, Dhs126

Jo Malone’s Oak and Hazelnut cologne, Dhs195

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1kg of red lipstick + 2kg of concealer

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Hair schedule: “I trim and do a toner on my hair every 8 weeks and do lowlights once a year.”

Style secret: “Whenever I curl my hair I start mid-way and don’t curl all the way to the bottom which gives a more natural, beachy finish.”

Favourite products:Aveda’s entire Damage Remedy range.”

Off-duty hair look: “My hair is almost always curled, on- or off-duty! Good hair is so important to me, wherever I am.”


Skincare routine: “I don’t think you have room on a page for my full routine! In the morning I use a serum, moisturiser, eye cream, blue-light shield and SPF. In the evening I cleanse and tone, and then do the same as the morning but with heavier products.”

Go-to product for skin emergencies: “When my skin is reacting badly, I tone down the use of products. Sometimes it’s best to let the skin heal itself.”

Moisturisers: “For day, Sisley Ecological Compound. For night, Crème de la Mer Cream (Dhs693).”

Flight essentials:La Mer The Renewal Oil is so good for hydrating but, to be honest, with two kids I’m lucky if I get the chance to even sit down on the plane!”

Sunblock: Bioderma SPF50 (Dhs125).”

Manicure:Fiji by Essie (Dhs47).”

Fiji by Essie, Dhs47

Bioderma SPF50, Dhs125

Crème de la Mer Cream, Dhs693


Attitude to injectables: “I think everyone should do what they’re comfortable with.”

Cosmetic Dermatologist: “Dr. Shadan Naji.”

Secret surgeries: “I had stitches on my chin when I was eight. Does that count?!”


Go-to snack: “Dates and nuts. I’m also addicted to the peanut butter balls by The Protein Bakeshop.”

Workout method: “I love Pilates! I started five months ago and I’m so happy with the way it makes me feel. I don’t under any circumstances do cardio!”

From September 2019 Issue Harper's Bazaar Arabia