Nykaa x Le Mill: Holiday guide to Marrakech
Date: 15 june 2017

Ancient ruins and relaxing hammams mean bohemian fashion and makeup choices, and a heady, hedonistic fragrance - By Parizaad Khan Sethi

We’re joining forces with the stylish folks at Le Mill to bring you a series of blogs, where beauty and fashion come together to offer plenty of summer inspiration!

While you plan your Marrakech itinerary to fully exploit every sight, smell and sound in the land of spices, souks and hammams, we’re charting out your fashion and beauty looks.

Make Marrakech’s cosy and serene Beldi Country Club your base, and head out to get a taste of the best restaurants in the Medina. Summon a resort-ready Rosie Assoulin top that can easily transition from souk to cocktail hour.

As you get ready to take in centuries of history, focus on creating a quick smudgy bohemian eye and a glossy nude lip, staying in sync with the city’s beautiful women. Smudge some Clinique High Impact Custom Kajal in Blackened Brown over your top and bottom lids and coat lashes with black mascara. If the heat causes some kajal smudges, embrace them—we’re looking to create a worn-in sooty eye. The long-wearing M.A.C Versicolour Stain Lip Gloss in Tattoo My Heart will stay on as day turns to night.

By day, take a walk around the Koutoubia Mosque or visit the staggeringly impressive Saadian Tombs. For a slice of history, dine at Le Restaurant at La Maison Arabe established in 1947, which has hosted the likes of Winston Churchill and Aga Khan.

Whatever you do, carve out a few hours for the spa treatment of a lifetime at Les Bains de Marrakech—a luxe, modern hammam. You’ll be vigorously scrubbed down with black beldi soap, wrapped in rhassoul clay and massaged with argan oil—only to emerge transformed, inside and out.

We’re saving the best for last: look no place else for your holiday fragrance; head directly to Marc Jacobs’ Decadence Eau De Parfum. Spices such as saffron, heady florals like rose—one of Morocco’s signature scents, and decadent, deep tones like amber, vetiver and papyrus wood round off this sensory overload of a scent, making it the perfect choice for a hedonistic city escape.

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Nykaa x Le Mill: Holiday guide to Marrakech
Parizaad Khan Sethi

is a beauty and wellness editor based in New York. She was the former beauty editor at Vogue India and now serves as a contributing editor for the magazine. At age 5, Parizaad fell in love with an old cream blush she found in the back of her mother’s drawer, and has been in awe of the transformative power of beauty ever since. When she’s not writing about beauty, she researches advances in skincare as a hobby, and is constantly guinea-pigging herself in the name of beauty.