by Mira Kerbage
  • 2 minute read
  • February 08, 2021
All The Highlights From Abu Dhabi Beauty Week
Image via Retail Abu Dhabi website.

Abu Dhabi Beauty Week is an ongoing, 11-day event that celebrates the industry and offers attendees the chance to explore new brands, receive exclusive promotions, and attend masterclasses. Participating brands include Yves Saint Laurent, Lancôme, Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier, Shiseido, Valentino, Guerlain, and Fenty Beauty. Here’s what to expect from the UAE capital’s most coveted beauty event.


Image via Retail Abu Dhabi website

The Abu Dhabi Beauty Week delivers a series of masterclasses located in the Beauty Studio at Yas Mall, which are hosted by some of the industry’s most renowned brand teams, with special appearances from influencers and celebrities. In light of the current pandemic, the classes have limited spots, so guests are encouraged to register in advance.

Image via Retail Abu Dhabi website

One of the sessions introduced Emirati singer Balqees Fathi’s luxury makeup brand, Bex Beauty, which caters to women in the Gulf region. The masterclass focused on one of our greatest beauty woes – how to apply eyeliner to achieve a long-lasting and smudge-proof look.

Image via Box Beauty Instagram

Brands New to the Region

Abu Dhabi Beauty Week will also present a set of revolutionary beauty and skincare brands new to the region’s beauty scene.

CTZN Cosmetics

The Dubai-based makeup brand, CTZN Cosmetics was founded by sisters Aleena, Aleezeh and Naseeha Khan.

Images via CTZN Cosmetics Instagram.

The makeup business is all about inclusivity – with 25 shades of nude lip colors and a wide variety of cruelty-free and vegan-friendly products, CTZN has quickly become a crowd-favorite. Celebrities like Lizzo, Demi Lovato, and Mariah Carey were seen rocking the genderless makeup brand.

Secret Skin

In 2020, Anisha Oberoi founded Secret Skin, a homegrown brand that promotes sustainable beauty and raising awareness about women’s health.

Image via Secret Skin Instagram.

The online platform connects the region’s customers with global eco-conscious brands and offers them access to toxin-free, natural, clean and organic products.

Image via Secret Skin website.

“Secret Skin was born with a unique triple-pronged framework committed to People, Planet and Purpose. I want to build Secret Skin differently than traditional beauty business models,” Anisha said on the brand’s official page.

Anisha Oberoi (image via Secret Skin Instagram).

Stila Cosmetics

Created more than 20 years ago, Stila Cosmetics aims at celebrating women and their authenticity through makeup. The Los Angeles-based brand is considered to have initiated the cream-blush trend.

Images via Stila Cosmetics Instagram.

Stila creates fun, innovative and artist-proven beauty products. “Makeup is there for you to play. It’s there for you to have fun with. It should never feel like pressure, and it should never feel like a uniform,” Lynn Tilton, the brand’s CEO, said on the official website.

Beauty Retreat

Located at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, the three-day beauty retreat will take place from 11-13 February.

Image via Retail Abu Dhabi website

The self-care getaway offers guests the chance to recharge and go on a journey of rediscovery with a meditation session with Mar Violinha, HIIT workouts led by Nike ambassador Manal Rostom, sunset yoga with Stephanie Millman-Mulet, and more.

To find out more about the event, visit the Retail Abu Dhabi website.

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