Arabia Weddings recently attended Beirut's Wedding Folies and The Bride Show in Abu Dhabi to get you the latest trends of 2012 in the region.
We met with Eliano Bou Assi at The Bride Show Abu Dhabi who is Bobbi Brown's Official Middle East Trainer, Head of Education and Events Manager.
Here is what Eliano had to say: "A bride should always go for a more natural look on her wedding day. Foundation is the key to good makeup. A bride's foundation should not have any sun protection in it, not even her moisturizer! Why? Because, when you have SPF in your foundation, your pictures tend to have a blue shade in them from the flash lights coming from the cameras."
Eliano also added: "A bride's foundation should never have shine, so always look for a matte foundation. The same thing goes for the eye shadow and lipstick. Don't choose glittery colors; look for more subtle and matte shades. You will look a lot prettier in your wedding photos."
What's Eliano's favorite secret makeup item? "The secret of the universe, according to Bobbi Brown, is concealer! Your concealer should always be in a lighter shade than your foundation, especially if you want to hide the dark circles under your eyes."