Doing makeup on women is a way for me to empower them and to make them feel amazing about themselves.
In 2017, after 15 years of working in corporate HR and more than 12 years based in Dubai, I decided to change careers and do what I deeply love: makeup.
In the same year, I became certified as a professional makeup artist at Makeup Atelier, one of the top makeup schools in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During this process, I discovered what was driving me: making women feel beautiful.
I’m based in Dubai, but I travel to destinations across the UAE, the Middle East, Europe and worldwide.
Whether I do the makeup on a client minutes before she goes on stage to deliver a talk in front of hundreds of people, or hours before she says yes to her life-partner, my mission as a makeup artist is clear: I want to empower women and to make them feel as great and as confident as they should always feel for any occasion!
During my makeup career, I have worked with incredible people and luxury brands, like Cartier. It was one of my major clients in 2018. I did the makeup on their Regional Managing Director as well as during their magical event MIRAGE in Dubai in November 2018, where I built and led a team of top-notch Dubia-based makeup artists and hairstylists.
Piaget is another luxury brand, part of Richemont Group. I work very closely with their Global CEO, Chabi Nouri each time she comes to Dubai and get her ready for press days, function with their VIPs clients and before her presentation in front of the Regional team.
I’m the personal makeup Artist of the first curvy model of the Middle East, Ameni Esseibi, who got awarded as Emerging Talent in 2019. I do her makeup for many occasions. a recent one was for the Cosmo magazine cover and editorial for the 2019 May issue, but also for her first red carpet for the very respectable event of the Abu Dhabi Dream Gala organised by UNICEF and Sawtouna in 2019 and when she presented the 2019 Cosmo influencer award.
I’ve worked with Ameni on other occasions, like when 11Honore, a luxury clothing brand for curvy women, launched its new store in Dubai, UAE.
I also did several shoots with the Dubai-based model, Caroline Labouchere, the first grey-hair model in the Middle East. If you want to see the looks I created on her, go and check my Instagram page (@lauresejean).