Tagged: kohl

Kohl – glorious kohl

Bait al Zubair

Kohl as seen @ Bait al Zubair Museum Muscat, Oman

KOHL – كوهلدوست
I love LOVE LOVE LOVE KOHL as it gives that dark smokey look, who knew it has been around for centuries?

On a recent visit to the Bait Al Zubair museum  in Muscat, Oman I was delighted with the history of kohl. Kohl has been used for centuries in Arabia to protect eyes from the harmful rays of sunlight. The kohl powder is applied with a little stick around the edges of the eyes on babies, women and men to protect them from the harsh sunlight in the desert. Lots of versions were being sold in the souk. For AW13 Kohl Eyes were featured at Donna Karan, Mark Fast and Versace. Online Guerlain and Topshop do excellent versions.

Versace AW13

Versace AW13

Mark Fast AW13

Mark Fast AW13

Donna Karen AW13

Donna Karen AW13

Who, What, Why - Peter Philips on Chanel's Paris-Bombay Beauty | AnOther Image

Remember Chanel AW11? love these eyes!


Guerlain Terracotta Loose Powder

Lara Stone’s Self Service magazine - aw12

Self Service magazine – AW12 – a smokey eyed Lara Stone

topshop kohldust ash

Topshop Kohldust – Ash

beauty Image

Frankie Morello AW12