The inaugural Abu Dhabi Beauty Week is coming to the capital on 4 February and we have an exciting eleven days of exclusive launches, masterclasses from your favourite beauty brands, thrilling activations and – of course – discounts!

Alongside all your favourites, we’ll be welcoming industry powerhouses Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, Stila, ILIA Beauty and Beauty Bakerie to the region for the first time! Abu Dhabi Beauty Week is quite the welcome party, if we do say so ourselves. Make sure to check them out at Yas Mall’s Beauty Hall, situated at the Town Hall atrium. The event will also see exclusive-to-the-emirate launches from CTZN, Gucci Beauty, Bath and Body Works and Bex Beauty.

Until 14 February, stop by brand pop-ups for exciting exclusives and activations; visit the Mercier Café, personalise a bottle of Valentino’s Voce Viva fragrance with your unique voice print; get pictures for the ‘gram at YSL Beauty’s Coachella-themed station and visit Bath and Body Works’ aromatherapy headquarters for a relaxing end to a busy beauty day.

From 11 to 13 February, Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort will be hosting The Abu Dhabi Beauty Week Retreat; a beauty and wellness retreat aimed to rejuvenate and refresh Grazia girls with mindfulness classes, meditation and exercise led by Nike brand ambassador Manal Rostom, Personal Growth Coach Marina Violinha, Boxercise instructor Sara Al Sayegh and yoga instructor Stephanie Millman.

We have partnered with Retail Abu Dhabi to ensure a safe, fun-filled event with beauty experts from YSL, Fenty, Redken and more sharing their wisdom with us and our fellow Grazia girls throughout the eleven-day extravaganza. Here’s the low-down on all the masterclasses happening at Yas Mall’s Beauty Studio this Abu Dhabi Beauty Week:

Kicking off the celebrations on Thursday 4 February are Guerlain and YSL with informative make-up masterclasses, as well as a perfume masterclass by Valentino, followed by an in-depth talk with celeb-loved dermatologist Dr. Simon Ourian on Friday. Friday’s activities also include masterclasses from Lancôme and Fenty, the latter of which will be hosted by influencer Rosemin Manji on behalf of Grazia Middle East. Rosemin will chat to Fenty Beauty’s Head of Make-up Artistry Megan Newall to discuss the secret to Rihanna’s signature glow. Megan will teach a step-by-step skincare tutorial followed by a natural make-up look using the latest Fenty launches, sharing tips and tricks along the way; including how to choose the right foundation shade (something we’ve struggled with since the beginning of time).

Saturday 6 February sees a talk on clean beauty followed by a Giorgio Armani masterclass, while Redken’s International Artist Kelly Scott will take to the stage on Sunday to demonstrate how to achieve the most-loved celebrity hairstyles at home. With her insider tips, you’re sure to be the envy of your colleagues at your next Zoom meeting. On Monday, CTZN kicks off the day at 4pm, followed by Laura Mercier, while Tuesday is all about J-beauty brand Shiseido. On Wednesday 10 February, cult-favourite skincare brand Kiehl’s will share how to keep your skin hydrated throughout winter – of course, samples will be given to all Grazia girls in attendance – before Gucci Beauty’s complexion masterclass using the Natural Fluid Finish Foundation, which launches exclusively at Abu Dhabi Beauty Week.

The great Charlotte Tilbury takeover happens on Thursday 11 February with Charlotte Tilbury’s Middle East Area Trainer, Amber McCarthy sharing red carpet secrets. Benefit Cosmetics and Emirati brand Bex Beauty will share their make-up wisdom on Friday 12 February with Inglot rounding-out the weekend with masterclasses on Saturday at 2pm and 4pm. Your weekends have never looked so good.

See you there!

Photos: Instagram and Jason Lloyd-Evans