5 MINUTES WITH DIALA MAKKI
The Dubai-based Lebanese TV host’s love of fashion and beauty has directed her to her latest venture – a false eyelashes collaboration with local beauty brand Ishimmer. She tells Friday all about them. Why did you work with Ishimmer? I was always confident whenever I wore Ishimmer’s existing lines, so it was only a natural step to collaborate with the lovely Ayah Mufleh, the brains behind Ishimmer. [There was] an immediate mutual understanding that led to the design of my lashes line. What’s different about these lashes? A unique design and the best quality, in addition to being light as a feather – I can guarantee that as a user myself! They are made with 100 per cent cruelty-free mink hair and are handcombed and handassembled. The cotton thread band barely shows on the eyelid and makes it super-easy to apply. When should we wear lashes? I wear lashes when I want to have a natural look without wearing too much make-up. The lashes lift the eye and add to the charm of your gaze. What’s been you favourite interview? One of the closest to my heart would be Elie Saab in his house in Beirut. He was so relaxed and intimate that he cried when he remembered his early years in Beirut and how hard it was for his generation during the war. That was an incredibly moving moment. Where do you shop for make-up? A recent discovery is Mademoiselle Paris [at Galleria on Al Wasl Road, and opening soon in City Walk]. I am fond of Pat McGrath make-up and I found it there, and I also was introduced to the Ultra Dewy Complexion Perfector and the Undo Time Blurring Concealer, from Edward Bess, an amazing brand. The make-up you can’t live without? The lip sugar scrub by Dior.