Kohl – glorious kohl
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.