Master the Art of Pro Color Correction and Contouring with Max Factor


Pro Color Correcting has emerged as one of the biggest trends to hit the beauty world as part of creating the perfect face make-up result. With a long history behind understanding facial features, and the science behind color harmony, color correcting has now become a vital part for make-up techniques to create a flawless look.

The secret to mastering the flawless face look goes beyond just highlighting and defining, it lies in creating an even skin tone and a flawless base as the canvas. Using Max Factor products and incorporating colour correction into your make-up routine, you are now able to conquer color correcting, contouring and highlighting and create a statement look in a few steps.

Step 1: Correct and perfect any skin discoloration and imperfections with Max Factor’s Colour Corrector Sticks

Use the specially designed, easy to apply and define, CC Sticks to achieve neutral and even skin tone. Each stick is carefully crafted to tackle specific problem areas; apply the Green CC Stick to neutralize any redness on the face, the Pink CC Stick to even out dark spots in lighter skin tones and use the Yellow CC Stick to hide dark under eye circles. Be sure to blend well to ensure the skin tone is balanced.

Step 2: Create a flawless, matte foundation base

After colour correcting, apply Max Factor’s Facefinity All Day Flawless Foundation to the face and neck to achieve an all over, high coverage, matte base. Acting as a moisturizer, primer and foundation, this 3-in-1 product guarantees a consistent matte finish and is perfect to use before contouring.

Step 3: Perfecting contouring and highlighting

Contour using the Panstik in Cool Bronze 97, and highlight using Panstik True Beige 12 to achieve a defined look with contoured features. Firstly, apply Cool Bronze 97 to the apples of the cheeks and t-zone to contour. Then add True Beige 12 to highlight under the eyes, along the cheekbones and through the t-zone. Next, using a brush, blend the product well into the skin to perfect a seamless contoured look.

Step 4: Sculpt and define for a finishing touch

Finish the look by adding Max Factor’s Crème Puff Blush to enhance the skin tone by blending the blush over the cheeks. The soft and light velvety texture allows easy application and brings the full look to life.

All of the products used to create the above look are available now in store at Max Factor approved retailers.

About Max Factor

One of the worlds’ pioneering cosmetics companies; Max Factor was founded at the beginning of the 20th century by the eponymous Polish-born cosmetician. Mr. Max Factor invented the concept of Colour Harmony and Diagnostics, which personalized make-up for women according to their skin tone, facial features and hair colour. Despite his make-up products and techniques winning Academy Awards and attracting Hollywood clientele, Mr. Max Factor’s guiding philosophy was that any woman could be glamorous given the right tools and make-up artistry skills.

Today, Max Factor is the make-up of make-up artists. Continuing Mr. Max Factor’s legacy is a community of make-up artists led by Joelle Mardinian in the Middle East, Global Creative Design Director for Max Factor. The brand creates modern, glamorous and innovative make-up that puts the transformative tools for make-up artistry into the hands of women everywhere – enabling them to create their own personal glamour statements every day.

The Max Factor CC sticks set is available from September 2017 at an RRP of AED 49

Max Factor All Day Fluid Foundation AED 98

Max Factor Crème Puff Blush AED 45 

Max Factor Pan Stick AED 44 

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Urban decay Naked 2 Palette Review

Urban Decay Naked Palettes are not new to the beauty scene. They are perhaps the most talked about product in the beauty World . Companies go back and forth trying to copy and replicate the naked palette , in the aim for making them more affordable . Some cosmetic companies have easily surpassed the Naked Palette both in quality and pricing .
I craved this palette for a very long time as I had often seen it raved about on beauty blogs but, like quite a few people I know, found it hard to get my hands on to be honest .The Urban Decay Naked Palette has a brush included which is handy if you’re taking this out on the go or for travelling as it’s less to carry around and the quality of the brush is actually really good! In fact, I tend to use this brush now for eye shadow instead of my blending brush which I have been using for a long time.

The Urban Decay Naked palette is expensive when compared to other palettes in the markets, but the colors are heavily pigmented so unlike cheaper eye-shadows less really is more and the bottle of eyeshadow stay potion is fantastic. 

I’ve a tendency to rub my eyes and I end up with eye-shadow over my hands and sparkling cheeks, I’ve been amazed that this stays in place all day and only comes off when I remove it with make up remover.


But although this is not the case with all the naked palette eye shadows . I find the matte shadows really chalky and for some reason I always find them foiling ,which is so annoying because you end up wasting allot of product .When you notice powder products start to foil or a film forms over them it just reduces the life of the product . I would recommend to chuck them out asap ! 

Party Look
Daytime look


Party/evening out Look
The appearance of the Naked 2 palette itself is lovely there is no denying, it is actually a tin effect finish which  compliments the metallic finish detailing very well and looks great stacked with my other palettes on my dressing table! All urban decay products are made to catch the eye . 
Over all its a good product , but they are better products out in the market at a much better price . Is it worth the hype ? … Naa.. I dont think so . Will I buy any other Naked 2 palettes ? Probably not 

Rating :3/4
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Mikyajy Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick

Say hello to the latest addition to your beauty kit – Mikyajy’s Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick! With a long-lasting formula that’s made to stay on for up to 24 hours, this nifty little beauty hero is the brand’s best solution for on-the-go glam. With a creamy texture, the shadow stick just glides, making it very easy to apply and blend. It leaves a variety of finishes, from semi-matte to a gorgeous pearlescent glow. This lightweight pen is sweat-, water-, smudge-, crease-, everything-proof, so you’re sure your eye makeup will stay on all-day and all-night.


The Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick is now available at Mikyajy stores across the Middle East @ AED 49 each.

Show your true colors with Mikyajy’s 22K Powder Matte lippies


Wear Spring 2016’s bold makeup statement on your lips
Looking for something to shake up your beauty look this season? Spring is all about reinvention, and there’s no better time to give your make up a complete overhaul. Turn heads before you even speak with Mikyajy’s latest offering for Spring 2016 – the 22K Powder Matte Lipstick. Featuring an ultra-matte, no-shine finish, this product demonstrates colour like no other as it does away with the distraction of gloss!


The texture is formulated from a selected blend of waxes and oils to achieve a unique smoothness that provides all-day comfort. Special ingredients also have been included in the formula to ensure that the lipstick stays on for a long time, so women can go about their busy schedules without frequent touch-ups. Spherical powder texturizers give the product a creamy velvet finish that sticks in a single stroke. As a matte lipstick, it is also virtually smudge free and won’t stick to your clothes like glossy options on the beauty shelves!
The resulting look is a beautiful cross between subtle and sophisticated that compliments your favorite outfits this season. Perfect to wear during the day, intense colour matte lips stands out and works superbly with barely-there makeup. In fact, it can serve as the highlight of your entire look which can definitely help if you’re short on time for full makeup!
The 22K Powder Matte Lipstick hits Mikyajy stores across the Middle East on March 18 for AED 69 each. A total of 12 delectable shades in reds, pinks and mauves are available so you can wear one that suits your mood and total look every day.

The latest evolution of alphabet cosmetics: Mikyajy’s DD

Daily defense wonder products offer skin refreshing benefits and overall protection
Remember the time when BB creams took the beauty world by storm? Everyone was raving about this new product concept that was imported from Asian markets. And then along came the CC cream. A step up from BB, the CC cream featured a lighter texture with color-correcting benefits. And as the industry continues to innovate, a new multipurpose beauty kit must-have arrives this month – the Mikyajy DD Foundation.


The DD Foundation, which stands for daily defense, compliments your skincare regimen by helping to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun with a rating of SPF 20. The cream’s infusion of active ingredients additionally prevents skin damage resulting from stress and external aggression, providing a soothing and calming effect, so you’ll be confident that your daily stresses will not leave you looking tired!

But as with BB and CC creams or any revolutionary product, the DD Foundation will leave some people asking where it does fall within in their beauty regimen. Replacing the trustry foundation in your cosmetic lineup, Mikyajy’s DD Foundation starts with a natural nude effect but can be built up to provide medium coverage. The result is a matte finish with a velvety texture that melts into your skin for completely flawless, barely-there glow.


Another must-watch from the Mikyajy beauty shelves is the DD Concealer. Created to serve the same philosophy as the cream, the new stick-type concealer offers a light, natural finish that can be built up to medium coverage depending on your needs. Cool and refreshing upon application, the concealer c ontains Hyaluronic acid as well as apple extracts to calm the skin while offering sun protection.

Say hello to Spring with a fresh new face that’s safe from the sun and stress-related skin damage and grab your shade of the DD Foundation and Concealer from all Mikyajy stores across the Middle East! These new wonder products definitely get a well-deserved spot on your dresser for providing you with much-needed skin care and cosmetic benefits all in one neat package!

Mikyajy DD Foundation – AED 39

Mikyajy DD Concealer – AED 29

Mikyajy Sweet Surprise

Mikyajy Sweet Surprise


Mikyajy has come up with a beauty surprise for all makeup enthusiasts! Unveiling a key piece of its limited edition Sugar Babe collection, Mikyajy’s Sweet Surprise is the latest blockbuster makeup box from the homegrown cosmetics brand which contains some of the season’s hottest hues for any color mood you may crave. A vibrant array of eyeshadows, lipsticks, and blushes along with must-have beauty tools to keep your look on fleek, Sweet Surprise is your perfect bet for a youthful glow this Spring!
Please note that Sweet Surprise will be available for AED 99 at Mikyajy stores across the Middle East from January 31, 2016.

PUT YOUR LIPS IN THE LIMELIGHT Introducing All That Jazz by Lipstick Queen

** Get an exclusive peek and free gifts by visting Lipstick Queen at their pop-up in Harvey Nichols from 17thJanuary 2016 **
Ladies and gentlemen, good evening and welcome to the show. Lipstick Queen is proud to present a sensational new lipstick that will shoot you and your lips straight into the limelight. Imagine a shimmer and shine never witnessed before, a molten metal finish that will
melt even the iciest heart, and a bit of the ol’ razzle dazzle to get everyone’s pulse racing. Riotously glamorous with a tantalizing texture and a seriously slinky finish, this is a lipstick to wear while you roll your stockings down … and All That Jazz.
·         Rich, cushiony texture with a high-gloss, glide-on finish 

·         Multi-dimensional pearls reflect light from every angle for a show- 
stopping metallic effect 

·         Ground-breaking formula enriched with hydrating and protective actives 
Algomega, Omega 3, Jojoba Oil, and Lady’s Thistle to keep lips soft, hydrated and sensuously smooth 

All That Jazz from Lipstick Queen will be available in 4 shades, launching exclusively in Harvey Nichols ladieswear department on the 17th January until mid February.  All customers who visit the Lipstick Queen pop-up and purchase two items from their their fabulous range of products will receive a free mini lipstick, a mirror or a make-up bag.


Lipstick Queen is available in Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols, Areej and Paris Gallery. Each lipstick costs AED 170.  For more information on the company and product range please visit: or check out @LipstickQueenMiddleEast on Facebook. 

Sweeten up your Spring look with Mikyajy’s Sugar Babe limited edition collection

Choose rosy and pastel hues this season for a soft beauty pop



Romance the blues, pinks and purples into a truly youthful glow this Spring as Mikyajy, the Arab world’s favourite homegrown cosmetics brand unveils its limited edition Sugar Babe collection.
Make way for pastels in the upcoming bright season with Mikyajy’s bubbly new additions to your makeup arsenal. Delivering a complete makeover to eyes, cheeks, lips as well as tips and toes, the must-try and must-buy range will let you drench your tastes in a surge of sugary for a fresh and playful look. Get rosy cheeks in an instant with the cream Bubble Blush, which comes in three delectable shades and a velvety texture for easy application and buildable coverage. For best results, accentuate the cheekbones with an exaggerated creamy tone for a ‘rosy apple’ look.
The Bubble Eyeshadows let you play with your looks with a two-tone marble palette to suit your moods and daily outfits, while the Sugar Babe Lipsticks form a brilliant collection of pinks and reds that will add that striking finishing touch to your total look.
Sport the latest sugar texture trend on your talons as Sugar Babe brings pastel delights to your nails for a rejuvenated vibe. Five shades in soft, luscious colours finished in a white sugar effect lend an ultra chic and young appeal to your tips. Perfect your look with a set of 6 must-have brushes that are aptly designed in pretty pink and complete with a Sugar Babe pouch, which are a great travel companion for quick touch-ups too! A Sweet Surprisein this limited edition is Sugar Babe’s latest blockbuster makeup box that contains some of the season’s hottest hues for any color mood you may crave!
The Sugar Babe collection is all about going back to the good old days of a vibrant yet carefree attitude through bold shades that bring out your inner child!
Retail Price (AED)
SUGAR BABE NAILS (whole tin cost)
About Mikyajy
Launched in 1999, Mikyajy has become one of the fastest growing cosmetic brands in the Middle East, with more than 260 stores across over 55 cities in the region. Mikyajy’s rapid expansion is reaching out across nations, helping young women to be creative in expressing their unique beauty. Mikyajy offers a comprehensive range of color cosmetics, fragrances, bath and body products and makeup tools, developed and manufactured in Europe to the highest international quality specifications. The brand was ranked 29th in the Forbes Arabia Top 40 Arab Brands. Mikyajy has a reputation for being positive, creative and set on showing customers that all girls are beautiful. This mindset is unparalleled in the region and makes women of all ages feel that Mikyajy is representative of them and their differences.
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