The 5 Best Makeup Artists in Dubai
Looking your best for a special event is a must. Some might opt to not use makeup to get more glamorous, which is totally fine by the way.
On the other hand, people, such as celebrities and public figures opt to hire a make-up artist to help them get ready for events. Here’s our top recommendations for the best make-up artists in Dubai for your next special affair!
Much Does Hiring a Makeup Artist Cost?
Professionals actually charge depending on what kind of makeup a customer would want to be applied on them. Their fees cover their skill and labor, the products they use, and as well as the tools they utilize.
Please note that these are just the base artist costs. Some professionals charge extra for their travel costs.
|Service||Average Cost (in AED)|
|Eye Makeup||150 - 300|
|Natural Look Makeup||250 - 500|
|Evening Glam||350 - 500|
|Bridal Look||1200 - 5000|
|European Glam||700 - 1000|
|Asian Glam||1000 - 1250|
|Arabic Party Look||1500 - 1800|
Other artists would also charge extra for adding more features in your makeup. The corresponding table for said add-ons is below:
|Add-Ons||Cost (in AED)|
|Eyelashes||50 - 70|
|Rhinestone||70 - 80|
|Airbrushing||90 - 100|
|Hand makeup||70 - 80|
The Best Makeup Artists in Dubai
The following criteria were used to assess the following artists in this article:
1. Laure Sejean
Special Occassion Makeup
Makeup for Photoshoots
|ADDRESS||Mira 3, Reem Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 50 341 8482|
|OPERATING HOURS||8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)|
While being the youngest in terms of experience in the makeup industry, Laure Sejean has shared her talent towards various clients around Dubai.
A great thing about Sejean is that she actually sought and went through a certification process for her profession. She got her certification from Makeup Atelier, a professional makeup training school in Dubai.
In terms of makeup services she offers, Sejean can do looks for weddings, photoshoots, and special occasions. We have noticed her focus on taking more bridal makeup commissions through her portfolio.
We recommend reaching out to her if you want a full-on, bold, and dazzling look for your wedding or event!
A great thing about her is that she is willing to travel anywhere, from Dubai to international locations, to reach you and do her magic on your face. We do have to point out that should you fly her out, you will have to pay extra for her travel costs.
If you’re impressed with the work she has done, we advise that you give her a call or send her an email to get more information about her services. In addition, she actually requires potential clients to ask for a quotation before laying down her fees.
Make sure to call her days or months in advance before your big event to be sure that you can avail her aid!
- Certified make-up artist
- Five years of experience
- Focuses more on bridal makeup
- Quotation required
“Laure did my photoshoot make up and my wedding day make up. Believe me when I say she is just amazing with her delicate hands, make up and brushes.. flawless lost lasting natural looking makeup. I was not one bit worried about how I looked on my wedding day I didn’t even check in the mirror because I trusted her work. Laure pays attention to your expectations and makes sure you are happy with the outcome. And she is just the sweetest soul to be around… she was just so helpful and so flexible around the clock and amongst other things on my big busy day. I am so grateful 🙂 I would blindly trust her again.” – Sulata Ahmed
2. Mariam Naz
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 50 728 9068|
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)|
Mariam Naz started providing professional makeup services for models in 2010. With over a decade of experience in the industry, she has worked with big companies such as Indus Jewelers and Lulu Exchange.
Her specialty is definitely on editorial and bridal makeup looks. Her style shines with people requesting her to add her own spin to the traditional makeup needed for weddings.
Even though she is based in Sharjah, Naz mostly moves around Dubai and the UAE for interested parties. Aside from doing makeup, she can also fix up elaborate and simple hairstyles upon request.
She’s basically an all-in-one face glam team, so there’s no need to hire an additional hairstylist when you hire her!
We’ve noticed that Mariam Naz is very meticulous and clean with her work. She makes sure to use disposable applicators to avoid contamination.
In addition, she makes sure to sanitize and clean her tools and her products after and before working on her next client.
If you’re impressed with her portfolio and would love to work with her for a special event, we recommend reaching out to her official channels to know more about the specifics of her services.
Overall, we recommend Mariam Naz for her hair styling and makeup services. Also, her over ten years of experience is a big factor in our recommendation.
- Also does hairstyling
- Over 10 years of experience
- Requires further contact for more details
- Specializes more in bold makeup looks
Professional, Amazing Service
“I loved her makeup and all the services. I am very satisfied with her work and would like to thank her for adding so much shine to my big days! Great work. She is very professional,i really like the makeup.and I could not be happier Thanks again Maryam!!” – ala waseem
3. Abeeha Mamoon
|ADDRESS||Al Warqa - Al Warqa 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 56 351 1604|
|OPERATING HOURS||9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Sunday - Thursday)|
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Friday - Saturday)
Pakistani make-up artist Abeeha Mamoon has experience in spades. She initially started working in Bollywood, where she learned the tools and skills of her trade before proceeding to do freelance work in Dubai.
She has teamed up with companies for advertisements, photoshoots, music videos, and special events. Aside from that, she has worked with various celebrities suchs as Anil Kapoor, Urvashi Rautela, and more.
Looking at her portfolio, Mamoon tends to give the full star look (bold eye makeup, glowy, smooth skin) treatment for her clients. We particularly like that she works on both men and women, which makes her quite versatile.
This particular make-up artist can also serve as your hairstylist upon your request. Although do take note, that it comes as a separate fee from her makeup services.
Now, Mamoon offers party and bridal makeup packages for regular individuals. However, we’ve observed that she prioritizes working with celebrities more.
When it comes to non-celebrities though, she focuses more on brides. This is undoubtedly her specialty though, as she has won awards for her wedding looks!
With that being said, we advise to book for her in advance because of her schedule. While she doesn’t say anything about her availability, try asking months in advance, at least.
Abeeha Mamoon is an experienced make-up artist and hairstylist that is versatile and very skilled. We recommend checking her out at least, for her expertise and experience in the makeup industry.
- Won awards for bridal makeup
- Experience with working on different clients
- Works on men and women
- Appointment required
- Mostly works with celebrities
Professional, Amazing Service
“Abeeha has always been amazing at taking care of me for my events right from my big day to even another’s now, she never fails to leave others gasping at my looks that she gives me. She handles things so personally with the love she puts into her work and so professionally with the care she gives to her client. However for me she is more then all this now. Connected through her talent, love you Abeeha! Thank you always! Highly recommend book her and don’t think just let her do her thing :)” – Vikas Shukla
4. Neelam Kinger
Makeup for Photoshoots
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 052 405 3262|
|OPERATING HOURS||Open 24 hours. (Monday - Sunday)|
Dubai-based Neelam Kinger is a make-up artist and hair stylist with a main specialization in bridal make-up.
She has trained and attended workshops of professional makeup veterans such as Mario Dedivanovic and Allesandro Alcantara to further hone her skills.
In terms of services, just as we’ve mentioned earlier, we noticed that she takes more wedding bookings. This doesn’t mean that she only works on brides exclusively though.
She also accepts bookings for fashion shoots and editorials. Upon looking at her portfolio, we observed that she mostly works with subtle, timeless, and classy looks.
We’re talking about very earth tones, with different shades of brown. Occasionally, she also incorporates pinks and purples when it comes to her color palette of choice.
If you’re looking for a makeup artist that handles and produces pretty good-looking nude to subtle glam looks, Kinger is definitely the artist to go to.
Aside from applying products, she is also capable of pulling off simple and elaborate hairstyles. Just make sure to ask if she’s also available to do your hair during your appointment with her.
Neelam Kinger, compared to the rest of her competitors, tends to focus on a very specific genre of looks (bridal makeup). The offers she might be available to do for her clients may be limited but her specialization in one makes her a great candidate to be a bride’s makeup artist on her special day.
- Open 24/7
- Attended master classes and workshops
- Experienced with handling brides and editorial shoots
- Limited services offered
- Focuses more on bridal makeup
Friendly and Professional
“Neelam came across very friendly and professional. She listened to my requests of natural glam for my pre wedding photo shoots and my hair and make up stayed perfect for the whole day. I will definitely be in touch for any of my future events! “ – Simran Kaur Singh
5. Sally Creates
Editorial and Fashion
Halloween and Events Makeup
Prosthetics and SFX Makeup
|ADDRESS||Sheikh Zayed Rd – Trade Centre – Trade Centre 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Call +971 521 839 538 |
Sally Creates is one of our go-to makeup artists due to their great expertise in the craft. Sally, their founder and owner, is a cheerful and passionate professional makeup artist from London who has worked in various sections of the industry for over ten years.
She has worked in everything from makeover studios, salons, and the theater to London Fashion Week, celebrity and red-carpet events. She is now providing mobile makeup services to clients around the UAE, including Dubai.
Heading to her services, she is fully capable and will be honored to provide you with a variety of services such as photography, editorial, bridal, or party makeup.
We particularly like her Halloween and events makeup where she shows her creative side in producing realistic-looking artistic makeup.
We highly recommend her if you’re looking for an affordable, efficient, and experienced make-up artist in Dubai.
- Great attention to detail
- Affordable rates
- Provides halloween and events make up
- No information on operating hours
I cannot recommend Sally enough!
“I had the pleasure of having my makeup done by the incredible Sally for my 30th birthday. I felt amazing, Sally makes you feel beautiful from the inside out. She is extremely talented with incredible skills and really takes the time to get to know what you would like. Sally is so warm, friendly and reassuring. She knows exactly what to do to bring out your best features. My make up was flawless and I felt like the best version of myself! I cannot recommend Sally enough!” – Jodie Palmer
Will definitely use her again, I had a great experience.”
“Sally did an amazing job doing a full glam makeup for my birthday. I absolutely loved the look she created. She took the time to listen to what I wanted and got me to check every so often whether I liked it or if there was anything I wanted to change as she was creating the look. Will definitely use her again, had a great experience.” – Aislinn O’Keefe
FAQs About Makeup Artists in Dubai
We hope that our recommendations can help you look your very best at the event you will be attending. If you’re interested in more beauty guides, check out our piece on the best salons in Dubai!