Aquarius Beauty Heroes 2015

Aquarius magazine is hands down my favorite mag in the UAE. There’s no dearth of women’s lifestyle magazines out there, but Aquarius stays true to real women and continues to feature real, believable people like you and me. The workaholic, the newly wed, the frazzled mother, the homesick expat. Skimming through the pages of Aquarius, you’re sure to find a pick-me-up to keep you going.

I was therefore truly honored to be chosen as a Reader Judge for the magazine’s annual Aquarius Beauty Heroes edition. aquarius beauty heroes 2015 paris gallery

What is Aquarius Beauty Heroes you ask?

The Aquarius team got in touch with an expert panel of five. The fab five included:

  • Samira Olfat (Max Factor Brand Ambassador and founder of Max Factor Make-Up Academy)
  • Tala Samman (Fashion and Beauty Blogger on
  • Najla Kaddour (Celebrity Makeup Artist and Beauty Blogger)
  • Maria Dowling (Hair Stylist and Creative Director of Maria Dowling Salon)
  • Kat Lebrasse (Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger on Instagram: lebrasseacoeur)

These gorgeous five ladies are the who’s who of the beauty world, and they gave the Aquarius team a list of their must-have beauty products.

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Step 2 is where we, the Reader Judges came in. Over a very posh meal at Prime 7 JW Marriot Marquis, eight selected Reader Judges went through an array of beauty products. We scanned and scrutinized, and oohed and aahed over gorgeous packaging and innovative products.

aquarius beauty heroes 2015 behind the scenes reader judges

As judges, we were looking for products that really worked. Like really! Some had horrendous price tags, but we were happy to give them a happy nod of approval if each dirham spent would deliver on the brand promise.

There were a number of products that were very new to me. I loved the Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation, and this was one of the first products I rushed out to buy right after this trial run! Read my complete review on the Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation here.

Aquarius Beauty Heroes 2015 lancome miracle cushion foundation review

I am also contemplating on getting myself the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Brow Lift Duo pencil. See my comment below 🙂

Aquarius Beauty Heroes 2015 estee lauder double wear stay in place brow lift duo pencil review

The winning product for Aquarius Beauty Heroes 2015 was announced on 30th September in JW Marriot Marquis’ very glamorous pent house on the 69th floor. Beauty bloggers, the press and Dubai’s beauty elite were all present for this fun-filled event.

With the backing of a whopping 98% of Aquarius readers, the winner of the Aquarius Beauty Heroes event was the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse body oil. I went out to buy this even before it was declared a winner. It smells absolutely divine, and I love the gorgeous bottle! Read my complete review on the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse body oil here.

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Thank-you Aquarius magazine for hosting this event! Honored to be a part of #aquariusbeautyheroes