Top 10 Middle East Fashion & Beauty Blogs

Friday, 20 November 2015

The region's fashionistas are the subject of our first blog rankings as we list the Top 10 Fashion and Beauty Blogs in the Middle East. Our blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content, reader engagement and post frequency.


1. Huda Beauty


Hollywood trained make-up artist Huda Kattan launched her blog in 2010, fast becoming a darling of the cosmetics world. The award winning Dubai-based blogger covers everything beauty-related, posting product reviews, tutorials and expert tips to her global fan base. 


2. Love By N


A love for travel and fashion led Nour Aboula to launch her highly popular blog Love by N in 2013. The site  offers a visual diary of Nour’s personal style as she journeys the globe. Every week a new look is posted to the blog.


3. My Fash Diary


London College of Fashion graduate Tala Samman launched My Fash Diary in 2009 as one of the first blogs to come out of the UAE. Born to Syrian parents in Chicago, the Dubai-based blogger delivers a curated style guide to fashion, beauty, travel and food.


4. buynow/bloglater


buynow/bloglater’s tagline describes it as ‘a blog about fashion, and little else’, and founder Laura Farrant has kept her word since launching in 2011. The writer, who lives in Dubai, posts her latest fashion & beauty buys and outfit ideas, as well as dining and travel reviews


5. Hala Ajam's Blog


Celebrity make-up artist Hala Ajam trained and worked in Hollywood before returning to her native Beirut to open her own make-up studio. Her personal beauty blog, established in 2010, shares her industry expertise in the cosmetics world and includes product reviews, video tutorials and celebrity make-up looks.


6. The Fierce Diaries


Emirati marketing graduate Nadyah Hasan regularly tours the globe for her popular travel and fashion blog launched in 2010. Her magazine quality shoots and fashion musings mix high street with luxury, giving readers a taste of her personal style amid beautiful backdrops. 


7. Five Five Fabulous


Jet-setting between Dubai and London, sister duo Reem and Natalya Kanj developed Five Five Fabulous in 2009 to document their journey in fashion and travel.  Written from the first-hand experience of the stylish sisters, the blog gives a curated account of their favourite destinations, brands and trends. 


8. Es2al Mujarib


Saudi blog Es2al Mujarib features reviews of makeup, skin care, hair care, nail care and beauty products, as well as covering lifestyle, cooking and fashion. Lauded as the first beauty and lifestyle channel out of Saudi Arabia when it first launched in 2011, the blog’s popular YouTube extension now reaches close to 30 million views.  


9. L'Armoire De Lana


Lana El Sahely created L’Armoire De Lana in 2011 as a platform to share her interest in fashion. The Beirut-based blog takes readers into Lana’s world as she shares style tips and tricks, behind the scenes event coverage and exclusive interviews. 


10. Dubai Desert Twins


British twins Jen and Kate Smith have been blogging about fashion, nightlife and food in their adoptive city of Dubai since 2012. The successful site offers readers ideas for everyday outfits, the best in high street fashion and hot-spots to visit.