Beauty box: Razan Alazzouni
The Saudi designer's beauty secrets
Saudi designer Razan Alazzouni is definitely a star on the rise, after being noticed by Vogue Italia's Franca Sozzani at last year's inaugural VFDE talents showcase, the young designer is going from strength-to-strength, recently debuting a strong Buro 24/7-coveted collection for Spring/Summer 15.
Buro 24/7 recently caught up with the ultra-feminine Razan, to take a look inside her makeup bag and reveal her beauty secrets...
What 5 pieces in your make up kit can't you live without?
A Bobby Brown lip crayon, Trish McEvoy's dual bronzer, SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic ointment, a L'Occitane hand cream and Dior's show mascara.
Talk us through your daily basic beauty regime...
After I wash my face I apply the Sisley floral toning tonic, followed by a few drops of SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic and then the face cream that I love. It took me so long to find the perfect face cream that complemented my skin, and funnily enough it is just a pharmacy brand – Galenic's Nectalys. It's so light, so it never feels sticky and it is vitamin C rich, which makes my face feel really fresh.
Makeup-wise, I apply my Laura Mercier secret concealer #2, Dior's show mascara, and blush my cheeks with Trish McEvoy's dual bronzer. Then I just apply a little lip balm and I am all set for the day.
What do you do to elevate your look for an event or night out?
I like a modest beauty look so I just add a little fresh eyeliner, and I usually put my hair up.
What's your beauty secret weapon?
Always look natural!
Whose beauty look do you most admire?
Diane Kruger, she has one of the most beautiful looks I have ever seen.
What do you do to keep fit and healthy?
I make sure to get in at least an hour Reformer Pilates done every day, and if I cannot manage a full session – I at least complete a few exercises.
Which treatments do you invest in each month?
Heller Work , I just love it. It's a unique and transformative work based on the inseparability of body, mind, and spirit and the assumption that every person is innately healthy. It's a powerful system of somatic education and structural integration bodywork designed to realign our bodies and movement in gravity.
What's the best beauty advice you have ever received?
My grandmother taught me to apply face cream with an upward motion to avoid droopy skin. She looks fantastic at 90 without any fillers, botox or cosmetic surgery so I am hopeful her advice will be well worth it.
What's your favourite beauty destination?
The Six Senses hotel and spa in Oman. It's close so it is very easy to go to for a weekend getaway, and its' extremely relaxing with amazing food and amazing treatments.
If you could only take one product to a desert island what would it be?
The Avene SPF 30 lip balm – it's amazing!
Razan Alazzouni's Autumn/Winter 14 collection is available at Pink Label in NYC, Symphony The Dubai Mall, Moon River in India, BLAQ Concept Store in Kuwait, The Closet in Qatar, Cream in KSA and online at BySymphony.com