Beauty Diaries: Nirvana Abdul On Learning To Cut Her Hair From YouTube And The Cure For Bad Skin Days

BY Gemma Deeks / Nov 19 2018 / 15:56 PM

The Yemini-Saudi fashion expert shares her best beauty secrets with Bazaar

Beauty Diaries: Nirvana Abdul On Learning To Cut Her Hair From YouTube And The Cure For Bad Skin Days
Instagram @NirvanaAbdul


Favourite makeup brand: “MAC is my favourite brand. Most of the makeup products that I use on a daily basis are from MAC.”

Foundation/concealer: “I’ve used Make Up For Ever HD and Nars Creamy Concealer for years and years.”

Go-to lip colour: “MAC Satin Lipstick in Mocha.”

Mascara: "Rodial Glamolash XXL."

Byredo Bal D'Afrique

Byredo Bal D’afrique, Dhs848 at Ounass

Current perfume: "Byredo Bal d’Afrique."

Signature make-up hacks: “When I’m feeling lazy, I only apply compact powder to my cheeks followed by a blusher and MAC Prep & Prime Fix+. A defined dark bronzer has been my signature look since I was in college.”

Manicure: “Chanel Le Vernis in Satin Black.”


Hairstylist: “YouTube! I’ve maintained the same pixie cut for years, I think I’m an expert now.”

Hair schedule: “I trim my hair every two months, short hair looks unpleasant when it grows. I don’t change my colour, I love its natural colour.” Signature style: “I wear a turban to respect my culture and as a fashion choice.”

Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin

Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin, Dhs653


Moisturiser: “Dr Brandt Transforming Pearl Serum and Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin.”

Cleanser: "Vichy Thermal." 

Flight essentials: “L’Occitane Shea Hand Cream, Dettol wipes, lip balm and blusher.”

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Dhs204

Miracle product: "Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse."

Sunscreen: "Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF 100."

Skin emergencies: “Origins Clear Improvement mask for bad skin days.”

Nirvanna Abdul

Instagram @NirvanaAbdul


Food intolerances: “I’m lactose intolerant."

Go-to snack: “There is always a banana in my bag.”

Workout: “Being so busy with kids and work, I hardly find time to workout, so I do HIIT two or three times a week.”

Guilty food pleasures: “Pasta, pasta and pasta.”

Drink: “I’m a tea drinker, not a coffee drinker.”

Breakfast: “If I’m not having eggs, I’ll replace them with fruit yoghurt, granola and blueberries.”

Food dislikes: “I’m not friends with salmon!

From the November 2018 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

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