Beauty Diaries: Shiva Safai's Favourite Beauty And Skincare Products, Revealed

Beauty Diaries With Shiva Safai

The former Bazaar Interiors cover star uses bronzer for eyeshadow, swears by Giorgio Armani make-up and avoids dairy and gluten


Favourite make-up brand and why? “Giorgio Armani, I love the way its make-up feels on the skin. The colours are beautiful and it has truly mastered its foundation.”

Foundation: “I love to mix Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation with La Mer Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation with a drop of MAC Lustre Drops to add some natural glow to the face.”

Go-to lip colour: Hourglass Nude No.4. Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Love Mascara.

Current perfume: “I’ve been obsessing over Jo Malone’s Cattleya Flower... It’s so nice and fresh.”

Signature make-up hack: “I use my bronzer as my eyeshadow at times, such as Tom Ford’s bronzing powder in 01 Gold Dust.”

Beauty Diaries With Shiva SafaiUltimate bronzer, Dhs 520, Tom Ford


Go-to product for skin emergencies: Prescription-grade hydrocortisone.

Moisturiser: Dr. Nigma Talib Creme No.1.

Cleanser: iS Clinical Cleansing Complex.

Flight essentials: Caudalie Beauty Elixir and Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil.

Miracle product: “Shani Darden Texture Reform Gentle Resurfacing Serum. I can’t live without it!”

Manicure: “Essie Gel Couture nail polish in Pre-show Jitters at Voila Nail Salon in Beverly Hills.”

Beauty Diaries With Shiva SafaiCleansing complex, Dhs 257, iS Clinical


Hairstylist: “Philip Wolff for cut, and Kim Vo for colour.”

Hair schedule: “Cut and colour, probably every three to four months.”

Style secret: “I love to use a toothbrush to comb and tame any baby hairs with hairspray.”

Treatments: Obliphica Seaberry Hair Mask.

Favourite products: “Ouai’s Dry Shampoo Foam, it gives my hair amazing volume, and Ouai Matte Pomade, perfect for that sleek bun or ponytail.”

Bad-hair day look: “I usually create a sleek high bun.”

Beauty Diaries With Shiva SafaiDry Shampoo Foam, Dhs 137, Ouai at Sephora


Food intolerances: “I try to avoid dairy and gluten as much as I can.”

Go-to snack: Think Thin protein bars or veggie chips.

Workout method: “I have customised workouts three to four days a week at Royal Personal Training.”

Guilty food pleasures: “Pasta Bolognese and McDonald’s Big Mac!”

Beverage preference: “I cut out soda almost 20 years ago, so just water with lime or lemon. Fennel tea is my favourite.”

Food dislikes: “I can’t even with lamb and goat cheese!”

From the October 2018 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

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Beauty Diaries With Shiva Safai