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The Real Fouz

Bahrain Confidential puts Fouz Al Fahad on the hot seat…

When it comes to anything beauty-related, she surely knows what she’s talking about. From professional makeup artists to amateur reviewing drugstore brands on camera, Fouz Al Fahad is one of the most powerful influencers in the world of beauty. She is also one of the most recognised faces in the Middle East. With over 1.8 million followers on Insragram, Fouz is one of the region’s major beauty influencers, taking the social media world by storm.

Born in Kuwait, influencer and businesswoman Fouz grew up between London and the Middle East. She graduated from the British School of Kuwait and majored in Finance at the Gulf University School of Technology, where she had the goal of teaching in university. She started working at a university to pursue that career before social media. In 2014, she partnered with Kuwaiti Youtube channel TvBelMokhba to start posting makeup tutorials. Currently, she uses her Instagram account to keep her fans on their toes with all her latest beauty and lifestyle tips and tricks.

Always want to steal Fouz’s style? Well, things just got easier because she teamed up with 10 global influencers (international beauty gurus and bloggers) on a new 10-piece lipstick range for MAC Cosmetics. This is the first time MAC has turned to an international network of influencers.

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Just recently, Bahrain Confidential had the lovely chance to catch up with the Kuwaiti stunner to get to know her better…

What does a typical day in your life look like?

A typical day would be running around for work, checking emails, and living off of cappuccinos.

What is your must-have beauty staple that is always in your handbag? Why?

I always carry with me a lip moisturiser to avoid chapped lips, especially during the summer.

Did you have a business plan as far as your social media following was concerned?

When I started Instagram, I did not go into it thinking it would be this huge and I would get this number of following. I am very grateful for each supporter because without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

What is your favourite thing to do in Bahrain?

I really enjoy meeting my followers from Bahrain.

What was your first job?

Before social media, I was working and teaching in Kuwait University.

What tip can you give our readers for maximising their social media presence?

Do what you love and post the things you like, and just be yourself.

What has been your biggest challenge to date?

Staying myself. Thankfully, my family keeps me sane and humble.

What is next on your radar?

Many big and exciting things, stay tuned!

We will surely stay tuned on what’s next for Fouz!

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