Summer might be over, but hydrated skin will give the glow for a star makeup look to live its best life! September marks one of the most exciting times of the year for a MUA – the season of new product launches! I, as a Bridal Makeup Artist, have tried and tested some of the most promising pieces giving you a fail-safe wishlist for your bridal skincare and makeup this year. For tips on application and product matching, I have created some need-to-know make up tutorial videos especially for Bride Club readers. Make sure to read till the end of the article for a surprise thrifty bridal tip.

For Fresh Skin Before, During and After!

The big beauty hit of 2020 was the launch of the Ole Henriksen brand in the region last March. Emerging into the market with an amazing range called the Truth Collection that promises all the key things perfect for a bride: brightening, hydrating and skin firming action. Most of the products contain Vitamin C and E (antioxidants) and Hyaluronic Acid that actively works to plump the skin’s surface.

One of my favourite products from the range is the Truth Juice Daily Cleanser (125aed on I highly recommend you use it both on the day of your wedding and the following morning. Its Orange scent will wake you up in a “Yes, I do” mood, refreshing your skin along with your senses from a long night of celebration.

With hot weather all year round, our skin generally needs hydration just as consistently. So,  hydrate your skin and refresh your makeup with the new Fenty Beauty What It Dew Makeup Refreshing spray (140aed on both before and after the celebration – It may even threaten to steal the title from your head bridesmaid – as your best friend on your big day.

Eyes like no others

On any other day, your eyes are the window of the soul, so it makes sense that on such a big day full of emotion, they’ll be the centre of attention for your wedding pics. This hasn’t gone amiss with beauty brands who have launched exciting new products to cater to the winning feature for your big day. If you are planning on getting married this fall, the famous MUA, Nathasha Denona, just recently launched in the region with an amazing mini STAR palette (100aed on with the perfect hues for a fall wedding. This includes a great nude base shadow, and a rich brown one to give dramatic depth to your eye alongside a gorgeous shimmering rose gold shade for a romantic glimmer.

But by far, the products that blew my mind from this years debuting pieces are the new FC Beauty Shimmer Liquid Eyeshadows (12usd on Specifically the Rose Gold Retro edition. It can be used as a base or solo as the show stopper to your makeup look. They’re so easy to use and don’t crease! A must for your wedding day.

If you love lashes with length, but without the clump, then you may get addicted to the new Marc Jacobs At Lash’d mascara (145aed at In addition to its super luxurious packaging, the brush will give you extra length with a fluttering romantic but defined eye look. Ideal to gain the full attention of your newly married husband.

Get the Bronze and the Flush

Those who follow me at Laure Sejean on Instagram will know how much I love the Charlotte Tilbury brand. This year, they released a bucket-load of collections. One of which is their new Airbrush Bronzer (245aed on Namshi) that is so good, it earned the status of joining my pro bridal makeup kit. Though it is a bronzing powder, it’s far from dry being that it’s full of Hyaluronic Acid (and we all love this ingredient!) to blur the appearance of pores and is formulated with a very finely milled pigment to smooth your skin. And for your wedding day, you need that kind of picture-perfect magic!

From Fenty’s new Fenty Cream Blush collection, I recommend the Petal Poppin as the perfect shade to complete your bridal makeup. The texture of this new cream blush melts so well into your skin without disturbing the makeup. The Petal Poppin shade will give life to your cheeks with a naturally flushed look.

This Final Touch will do Everything

Natasha Denona created the gorgeous I Need a Nude Lipstick (100aed on in her new 2020 range. This will hydrate your lips with a pillowed matte finish. What I love, is how extensive the shade range is. It comes in 18 different nude shades within four distinct undertones. You’re sure to find the best shade for the perfect pout on your unforgettable day!

On A budget? This one for You

If you made it this far, then here is your reward – My top thrifty tip for your bridal range! Sephora has always been a creative and innovative retailer with fabulous branding and some really good products. However, two of their newest editions got me super excited: their Glow Foundation and their Eyes and Face Palette.

The Glow Foundation (100aed on keeps its 10-hour hydration promise by giving you an instant glow on your skin. It is a lightweight foundation that you won’t feel even in our very hot and humid weather.

Another great product is their new Eyes and Face Palette (145aed on which has everything you need in one place. The eyeshadows have a classy pigmented shimmer, allowing you to achieve a subtle and elegant look, to a more define and glam bridal eye. The highlighters are also fab for defining and lifting the face. They melt really well into your skin and will sparkle your bridal makeup!

So, there you have it. I hope my selection of new products for skincare and makeup will inspire you to update and create a new bridal beauty bag.  I love finding the next best thing, so don’t forget to share your favourite beauty products on Instagram and tag me, Laure Sejean over at @lauresejean 

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