Nina Ubhi On Her Skincare Routine, Her Fear Of Surgery Interventions And Her Love For Spicy Food

BY Harper's BAZAAR Arabia / Nov 14 2019 / 17:27 PM

Dubai-based make-up artist Nina shares her favourite Fenty Beauty products and love of baking

Nina Ubhi On Her Skincare Routine, Her Fear Of Surgery Interventions And Her Love For Spicy Food

The british make-up artist has revealed to BAZAAR some of her go-to beauty brands, products, and skincare routine, along with some of her diet and workout habits, and we are here to tell you all about it. Keep reading...


Favourite make-up brand? Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. She loves make-up –like most of us – and based on this, she created products that not only cater for every skin tone, but are also foolproof for women who want easy application with pro results.

Foundation/ Concealer: Currently it’s the Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation (Dhs175) because it gives great coverage whilst skin still looks like skin.

Go-to lip colour: I’m loving YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in 7-Nu Interdit (Dhs160).

Mascara: Marc Jacobs Feather Noir (Dhs100) is the best mascara if you don’t want clumply lower lashes.

Signature scent: At the moment I’m totally and utterly in love with Penhaligon’s brilliantly named Terrible Teddy (Dhs200).

Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation, Dhs175

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in 7-Nu Interdit, Dhs160

Marc Jacobs Feather Noir, Dhs100

Penhaligon’s 'Terrible Teddy', Dhs200


Favourite products: L’Oréal Professional Series Expert Silver Shampoo and Conditioner are my favourite hair products. So much so that I have the pro, salon-size versions at home!


Skincare routine: I spend around 15 minutes every morning and evening on my skincare regime to ensure my skin is clean and looked after. In the morning, I wash my face with Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Face Wash and my Foreo skin cleanser for combination skin. I then dab Filorga Reverse Eyes Eye Cream around the eye area and tap gently around the eye contour. I follow that with Sukin Pore Perfecting Toner and then Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream (Dhs200). At night I remove all my make-up using Sephora Coconut Face Wipes followed by Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner (Dhs150) to naturally kill bacteria. I let my face air dry then apply the Charlotte Tilbury Night Eye Cream.

Moisturiser: I absolutely adore the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. It’s the only moisturiser that hasn’t been overly heavy for my skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, Dhs200

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner, Dhs150


Attitude to injectables: I don’t have a problem with it. I think everyone has the right to decide what makes them feel better both internally and externally. As long as you research thoroughly and have a good doctor who’s honest enough to say “No, you don’t need this”, then I think it’s enough to help make your mind up.

Secret surgeries: I’ve not had any secret surgeries but if I did, I wouldn’t tell! Anything I’ve had done has all been non-invasive so far. I don’t think I could bear having surgery willingly… but only because of my fear of it!

Most invasive procedure: The most I’ve had done is a bit of filler in my lips, Botox around the eyes and Ultherapy, which is a one-off non-invasive ultrasoundtherapy treatment to define your jaw line. So that’s the closest I’ve got so far!


Workout method: I try and go to the gym three times a week, although it doesn’t always work out that way when my schedule is busy with work.

Guilty food pleasures: I really love baking so I’m obsessed with wholesome desserts like homemade cinnamon apple crumble, chocolate cheesecake, fresh chocolate-chip muffins… the list could go on! I only drink water (two litres a day) and black coffee, and I limit that to a maximum of three mugs a day.

Food dislikes: Bananas, sultanas and pineapple all seem to make my throat itch, so I’ve always just said
that I’m allergic to these! And I really don’t like anything bland – I love my food spicy!

From the November 2019 issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia