From Signature Beauty Hacks to Keeping Fit, Rae Joseph Shares Her Entire Beauty Routine With Bazaar

BY Harper's BAZAAR Arabia / May 18 2020 / 11:00 AM

She reveals everything from her ultimate (and very clever) brow trick to her love of Vogueing dance classes in the latest installment of Beauty Diaries

From Signature Beauty Hacks to Keeping Fit, Rae Joseph Shares Her Entire Beauty Routine With Bazaar

The Saudi lawyer and style guru shares some of her favourite beauty products and regimes with Bazaar's Beauty Diaries.


Foundation/concealer: “MAC Studio Finish Concealer (Dhs100) and Guerlain Aqua Nude Foundation (Dhs226) or Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (Dhs30)”.

Go-to lip colour: “A natural pinkish nude; I own a shade of that by every brand you can think of!”

Mascara: Lancôme Hypnose (Dhs122) for night time, Too Faced Damn Girl (Dhs92) for day.”

Signature scent: “Pure white musk oil, occasionally mixed with a floral oil blend for daytime or oud for night time. I believe in each person having their own unique scent.”

Signature make-up hack: “Instead of throwing away dry mascaras, I use them to brush my eyebrows. It gives a better hold and look than a lot of eyebrow mascaras.”

Guerlain Aqua Nude Foundation, Dhs226,


Hairstylist: “Myself! Even if I go to the best hairstylist, I always find myself adjusting it at home because no one can see the look I’m envisioning in my head better than I do.”

Hair schedule: “A trim every 12 weeks. I haven’t coloured my hair in years.”

Style secret: “Always go for either a super-natural look, or a sleek, clean look. If you do too much you’ll regret it later. I learned that the hard way, with awkward hairstyles and crazy colours in the past. Thankfully none documented on social media!”

Favourite products: “I think it always starts with a good base. I’ve been using C. O. Bigelow Lavender Peppermint Shampoo and Conditioner (Dhs33) for years.”


Skincare routine: “In the morning I wash my face with Glossier’s Solution (Dhs88) and apply sunscreen. Then in the evening I wash my face with Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser (Dhs159), then I use Pixi Glow Tonic Toner (Dhs106) followed by Clarins Double Serum (Dhs536). Finally, I use Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment (Dhs132) under my eyes and drops of vitamin E oil all over.”

Go-to product for skin emergencies: “Medical products as recommended by a dermatologist. I don’t play around with that.”

Clarins Double Serum, Dhs536,


Attitude to injectables: “As long as you’re doing it for you, not other people...”

Cosmetic dermatologist: “Isn’t that every girl’s best-kept secret?”

Most invasive procedure: “Just Botox, but I’ll keep you posted.”


Food intolerances: “I have Celiac disease so I am fully gluten-free.”

Go-to snack: “Rice crackers with hummus and a drizzle of date molasses.”

Workout method: “I try to go to the gym every other day, and Muay Thai boxing and Vogueing dance classes once a week.”

Guilty food pleasures: “Ah, so many! First and foremost, fries, then gluten-free chocolate cake!”

Food dislikes: “None, but I used to hate pasta, can you believe that?!”

Lead image courtesy of Rae Joseph

Harper's Bazaar Arabia May 2020 Issue

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