Kuwaiti model, beauty blogger and entrepreneur with over three million Instagram followers, Rawan Bin Hussain, shares her favourite things
The first thing you do when you wake-up?
I wake up and put music on, after which I check my Whatsapp messages. The most essential part of my morning ritual is my cardio. I love cardio right after a healthy big breakfast with tea, tea and more tea.
Take us through your morning skincare routine
I like to refresh and cleanse my face first, so I wipe my face with a Clarins toner, apply a Vitamin C eye cream, followed by a Chanel facial moisturiser.
Time for make-up!
I don’t really use primers because I think in the long run it affects your pores badly. I’m not a fan of foundation either, but if I have to choose one, it would be the Dior backstage foundation. It’s very light and looks good on your skin in reality and on camera too. My go-to make-up product is hands-down touche eclat by YSL as a concealer.
What’s in your make-up bag?
The YSL touché eclat, Anastasia eyebrow pencil, Makeup forever eyebrow clear mascara, Givenchy pink blush, House of Rawan (my own line) for lipsticks and lipliners, and finish off with Lancôme grandiose mascara,
What sort of look do you usually opt for?
Always natural. I believe less is more when it comes to makeup.
How do you stay healthy, happy and content?
I think being healthy is simple. Always keep hydrated – drink plenty of water and good tea. Working out is also essential to give your body that burst of energy and stamina – I like working out three times per week.
On another note, mental health is underrated but I think it is so important to your overall wellness and health. Taking a break, every month, from work and school seems to work for me. I relax and take time to enjoy the little things. I also think pampering is important sometimes, that is why my monthly treatments like facials and massages help me.
Best home remedy:
I lover using coconut oil for the body.
Constance by Penhaligon’s
The last thing you do before you walk out the door?
I put on my House of Rawan lipstick, so that I’m ready to conquer the world.