“I like adding my personal touch when it comes to my style.”
As a successful makeup artist, Sheikha Al Hawwal is never without mascara and a red lipstick. But what are her other beauty tips and how does she manage her work/life balance.
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
I’m Sheikha Al Hawwal. I’m a makeup artist and owner of a hair salon with a passion for travel.
Tell us about your education.
I studied hospitality and business management.
What is it exactly that you do?
I enjoy sharing my day-to-day life on social media along with tips and tricks I have learned on hair, makeup and skin care.
What are some of your other hobbies?
I love to travel and discover new places. I also enjoy beach activities and cooking.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style depends on my mood on a particular day. I like sequins and active wear but I like adding my personal touch when it comes to my style.
Do you have any tricks or routines to staying happy and healthy?
Exercising regularly keeps me happy and being around people that I love.
Three things that make you happy?
My family, friends and travel.
What are your favourite beauty products and what do you always carry in your purse?
My favourite perfumes are Agent Provocateur Eau Emotionnelle and Pure Musk Narciso Rodriguez. My favourite products are Chanel body oil and hair mist, La Prairie body mist and hydra tint. I always have pure oil musk and lip balm in my bag.
Your favourite beauty brands?
I like Guerlain makeup and MAC for its cosmetics. Also, NARS, Ofra, Kat von D and Illamasqua.
Your favourite snack?
Anything crispy and crunchy, like biscuits and nuts.
Your favourite music?
I have no specific favourite.
Your favourite movie?
Hangover 1 and 2.
How do you manage your work/life balance?
I try to set a schedule and prioritize things on a weekly basis.
How do you fix the common beauty problems while travelling?
Make sure you have the right skin care products – mascara and a red lipstick will fix everything else!
One beauty tip that you live by?
Wash your makeup off (and use sunscreen).
Favourite travel destination of all time?
London and Beirut.
What is your go-to everyday outfit?
Leggings with a t-shirt. Also, dresses.
What do you do to relax?
Travelling keeps me relaxed and clears my mind.
What was the best advice ever given to you?
All of my mom’s advice, including, ‘Just be yourself and don’t change. Be strong, love yourself and trust yourself.’
Your message for women in Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
Get tested regularly and if you’re fighting through it, may Allah and your strength help you win your battle!
Your message for us at CP Magazine?
I want to thank CP Magazine for choosing me. It was a lovely interview and I enjoyed my photo shoot!