Over the years I have heard innumerable
women ask me what I use on my skin. 'Shahnaz, I am going to come and
pick up the jars on your table', they say. The secret of beauty is best
revealed at my beauty treasure place - my dressing table - with the six foot
long mirror, a beige border and exposed lights - and an equally long
table with a chair facing it. It houses my make up and magic potions.
My skin care routine is very thorough. In the morning, I apply a fine
layer of Shadew which creates a barrier between the
heavily chlorinated bath water, followed by the highly refined
exfoliating scrubs from my Gold or Diamond ranges. Once in a while I
use the classic granular Shagrain with a splash of Sharose.
The cleansing over, its now time for my most important beauty routine -
the moisturizer , which I change according to the weather. My
favourites are the Diamond Rehydrant and the White Pearl
which I feel clear the occasional sallowness and mild tanning - often
the result of my wide travels and skin exposure to the environment.
Then there is Shamoist or White Water Lily which I use often. Finally a quick dab of sun block and my morning skin work-out is over!
The make up on my table is well organized, The lipsticks are all
colour coded and my personal favourites from my product range are
stacked to a side along with all my new products that are used
personally by me before they go onto the shelves - and only after I
have assured myself that they have met my exacting standards. The
mascaras, liners and foundations are all in distinct sections of the
table - and what I do with them will be revealed in another post - Make-up Magic - when I take you through the rest of my dressing table!