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Illamasqua: Dusk

Illamasqua’s latest capsule collection celebrates the art of Middle Eastern make-up. Launching exclusively in Selfridges tomorrow in time for Eid-ul-Fitr (the feast which follows the end of Ramadan), Dusk* is a flattering ensemble to recreate the visual beauty of Arabic make-up. I am fascinated by Arabic make-up – it’s so simple yet expressive, dramatic and breath-taking. Dusk brings to life the art of contouring, skin sculpting and truly artistic eye definition. The name itself is quite poignant as dusk marks the end of fasting during daylight hours. The collection boasts an array of brand new product lines including ‘Slick Stick’ eye and lip crayons, a Sculpting Palette and an

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Urban Retreat: MarocMaroc Radiance Facial

Harrods’ Urban Retreat has the facial to get you preened and polished. Whether it’s for a special occasion or you just want to look your finest for the Christmas festive party season, the MarocMaroc Radiance Facial is an experience in itself that I’m still basking in the glory of since I had one last week. If you’ve never visited Urban Retreat, I implore you to. It is a utopia tucked in a corner of the fifth floor. The MarocMaroc spa looks unassuming from the outside but step inside and you walk into a blissful oasis of tranquility. A large Moroccan

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