In The Bag: Rita Ghantous

The beauty specialist highlights her must-have products

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In the bag

Rita Ghantous is the founder of the lifestyle blog ‘Tips From Lips’ where you get all the necessary tips and tricks of life for looking and feeling your best.

A biology graduate from The American University of Beirut, Rita’s love for the visual arts and graphic design saw her working as an art director at prestigious publishing companies for years. Having closely worked with the editors of some of the biggest magazines in the city, she now works as a freelancer, and a style and beauty guru for anybody seeking to make the change from drab to fab. 

Hourglass CAUTION Extreme Lash Mascara

What made me become addicted to the CAUTION Extreme Lash Mascara from HOURGLASS is that it defies the boundaries of traditional mascara. I have been using CAUTION continously since it launched in the UAE. It is an all-in-one mascara that is smooth and buildable. Its ultra-black formula creates dramatic but weightless lashes that don’t smudge or flake. Just one stroke coats lashes from root to tip in dramatic black color with 400% more volume in just one stroke.


Hourglass CAUTION Extreme Lash Mascara

ULTRA HD Foundation Palette 

This palette is perfect for makeup enthusiasts who need all the colours to mix their shades. Further, you can conceal, highlight, and contour with just one palette. It contains 12 shades of the acclaimed ULTRA HD stick foundation, including white to further enhance customisation. ULTRA HD formulas are renowned for creating flawless complexions while remaining totally imperceptible by both the camera lens and naked eye. The palette is cute, sturdy and not too heavy that makes it perfect for travellers and specially if you go up and down in your skin tones. With a buildable, perfecting formula and natural, second-skin feel, ULTRA HD stick foundation offers medium to full coverage with a long-lasting, radiant finish.


ULTRA HD Foundation Palette

Mon Guerlain The New Floral Eau De Parfum

This perfume has become my absolute favourite. Embodied by Angelina Jolie, a mother, a woman, free, generous, committed, Mon Guerlain is a tribute to today’s feminity. The composition is focused on the floral aspect, fashioned like a bouquet of white flowers, heightening the Sambac Jasmine. This exceptional raw ingredient used in large amounts is a striking move by the perfumer, which particularly showcases Mon Guerlain’s lavender-vanilla accord. It is always in my bag and whenever a bottle empties I get another one.


Mon Guerlain The New Floral Eau De Parfum

Rouge G de Guerlain!

This unique costumisable lipstick from Guerlain lets you choose your shade and case to create your own lipstick. With black seed oil and intense pigments, it provides the perfect balance between hydration and vibrant colour. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and blurring powders, it helps smooth and pump up the lips. I always carry more than 2 shades in my bag as the case has a mirror which makes it easy to apply when you are on the go.

Rouge G de Guerlain!

UNREAL High ShineVolumising Lip Gloss

The Hourglass UNREAL Lipgloss has both voluminising and plumbing effects. The days I feel my lips are dry I apply lip gloss for instant hydration. Its formula contains a nourishing blend of Shea Butter and Avocado Oil. The UNREAL gloss is infused with active ingredients Volulip and Hyaluronic Acid that deliver intense moisture to amplify lips’ natural shape; resulting in long-lasting volume. Not only do your lips look naturally ‘plump’, the UNREAL gloss delivers a non-sticky feel that some glosses can leave you with.


UNREAL High ShineVolumising Lip Gloss

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