The promise Beauty store Wojooh stocks dozens of different make-up brands, and in Mall of the Emirates, its super-friendly Smashbox counter staff are only too happy to help you become the master of your make-up kit – entirely free of charge.
Step by Step We rock up one Friday morning in search of a new eyeshadow palette, and some guidance on how to use it. Before long, we’re swept into a chair by Smashbox’s make-up artist and offered a full demonstration of a glamorous daytime look, directly onto our conveniently make-up-free features. As our artist sets to work applying eyelid primer, she offers some education along the way, explaining that we should always do our eyes first, then apply a face primer, foundation, concealer, powder and then bronzer. We can’t help but feel concerned about looking like all these layers have been applied with a trowel.
The Result Incredibly, the end result is surprisingly minimal. We even look younger – an unexpected side effect.
Pros This is a great way to try out products before you spend hundreds of dirhams on them. We were also invited to return before a night out to try out a more dramatic look.
Cons It’s hard not to splash out on new kit afterwards.