The Beauty Diaries: Noor Fares

BY Gemma Deeks / Sep 17 2017 / 19:45 PM

The jewellery designer reveals her guilty pleasures of a classic baguette au jambon and a signature red lip

The Beauty Diaries: Noor Fares

Meet Noor Fares, Lebanese, Age 30


Foundation: “I try not to wear too much foundation and wear it just for the evening, but when I do, I use Oxygenetix oxygenating foundation which allows your skin to breathe.” Go-to lip colour: “I have been using Ruby Woo by MAC for years and it is still my go-to red lipstick, or for something more subtle, Nars have a lovely selection of nude lip crayons.” Mascara: Tom Ford Ultra Length Mascara. “I use it for a dramatic evening look as I tend to leave my eyes natural for the daytime.” Signature scent: “I love Buly’s Eau Triple Damask Rose as it is water-based and has a beautiful soft powdery finish that lasts for hours.” Signature make-up hack: “A bold lip always makes a dramatic impression and instantly makes you look more awake.”

Tom Ford Ultra Length mascara, Dhs220; Oygenetix Oxygenating Foundation, Dhs250 at; MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo, Dhs104;  Buly 1803 Eau Triple Rose de Damask, Dhs560


Workout method: “I have been practising Kundalini yoga for five years, which I love for its core and grounding work. I also really enjoy a ballet work out with a mix of Pilates and yoga postures to build strength.” Guilty pleasures: “A classic baguette au jambon, but only when I am in Paris!” Beverages: “I love bulletproof coffee in the morning and hot lemon and ginger, which I drink throughout the day.” Breakfast: “I have gluten-free bread with either avocado or almond butter and a green smoothie and bulletproof coffee. Breakfast is like a ritual for me so I always start the day with a very healthy and nutritional option.” Food dislikes: “I’m over processed foods and I try to avoid refined sugars.”


Skincare routine: "I make sure that I cleanse throughly, then follow with Bioderma Solution Micellarie and a good moisturiser.” Skin emergencies: “Sarah Chapman’s Overnight Facial serum for when I need a quick fix.” Flight essentials: Paw Paw lip balm and organic rosewater “to rehydrate my skin.” Cleanser: Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse. Moisturiser: “Sarah Chapman Dynamic Defence SFP 15 which I use throughout the year – it keeps my skin hydrated and looking healthy.” Miracle product: “The Hyaluronic Ampoules by Dr Strum are amazing and leave my skin looking so nourished.” Suncream: “I use Esthederm Adaptsun and  Sunbronz for my face and body.”

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution, Dhs99; Institut Estherderm Adaptsun Body Lotion, Dhs200; Sarah Chapman at Net-a-Porter Skinesis Overnight Facial, Dhs190


Style secret: “I have naturally curly hair so use Frédéric Fekkai Luscious Curl shampoo and conditioner and then braid my hair to enhance my curls.” Products: “I use Shu Uemura in the summer to protect and hydrate.” Treatments: “I use leave-in organic coconut oil to nourish during the summer months.” Off-duty hair: “Always a top knot bun!”

Shu Uemura at Look Fantastic Blow Dry Beautifier, Dhs85; Frédéric Fekkai Luscious Curls shampoo, Dhs97