One of the two founders of Okhtein, Mounaz Abdel Raouf had us taking notes when she shared some of her beauty secrets for her hair, makeup and skin with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. Get in on Abdel Raouf’s beauty secrets, from the shampoo she uses to her homemade hair mask recipe.
Abdel Raouf has an endless love for jewelry and handbags, with a background in marketing and art and painting as a hobby.
Abdel Raouf told us all about her favorite makeup products! Her favorite foundation is Nars’ Sheer Glow Foundation in Valencia and her favorite concealer is Nars’ Radiant Creamy Concealer in Toffee. She explained that her signature lip color is YSL Red Rouge, because there’s nothing a woman can’t do when rocking bold red lips. As for mascara, she said that Le Volume De Chanel gives the best thickness. And her all-time favorite makeup brand is YSL!
Abdel Raouf always keeps her natural hair color but is constantly rocking new hairstyles. Her favorite hairdresser is London-based Issac Poleon. She makes homemade hair masks with natural ingredients, one of which is made with simple ingredients found in every kitchen, an egg, a tablespoon of mayonnaise and a tablespoon of olive oil. One of her styling secrets is Kérastase Resistance Sérum Thérapiste. And her to-go look during her days off is the wet bun look!
SKIN & BODY
For her skin, she uses SkinResource.MD Zinc and Sulphur mask once a week. For a scrub, her go-to product is Sesderma Mandelac Scrub. Her daily routine, though, includes the La Roche-Posay Effacler Gel Face Wash, followed by Dickinson’s Enhanced Witch Hazel Hydrating Toner with Rosewater. She always keeps Vaseline, Beesline Lip Care, and most importantly Eucerin Sun Dry Touch SPF50 sun cream on her, in case of an emergency.
Her go-to nail colors are nudes. Specifically the Orly Nail Lacquer in Country Club Khaki, and it’s usually at Nour Nails by Nour Shehade.
Diet and fitness
Abdel Raouf works out every day. She’s either doing HIIT, pilates, or yoga. For breakfast, she eats Greek yogurt, granola, porridge oats with bananas, and dates. Almonds are her favorite snack. And her favorite drink is iced coffee with caramel sauce!
Abdel Raouf cares a lot about self-care and beauty routines, and during the interview, she was asked about her point of view on injections.
“If I feel I need them I will go for it – I’m pro doing whatever makes me happy,” she said.