Christian Abouhaidar is a world-renowned professional makeup artist based in Beirut, Lebanon who transformed his lifelong fascination with painting and color into a thriving career marked by his innovative, detail-oriented, and truly artistic approach to beauty. Thanks to his unique style, Abouhaidar has accumulated a global following and now has a long list of clients which includes internationally-celebrated photographers and models, celebrities, and royal families worldwide.
Abouhaidar’s aesthetic is fresh-faced, feminine, and flawless; a timeless beauty which radiates from the inside-out. Inspired by effortless European elegance, Abouhaidar’s early passion for seamless, natural-looking makeup was a distinct shift away from the Middle Eastern beauty trends of the time, which centered around thick, bold, dramatic looks. Abouhaidar quickly became famous for pioneering his signature look and has since become one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the entire Middle East.
Abouhaidar credits his current success to his commitment to being “picky” at the beginning of his career. By using only the most luxurious products and working only with the most well-respected clients, Abouhaidar’s meticulously crafted brand reflects his dedication to perfection, refinement, and class. His hard work paid off two years into his career, when he had the privilege of working with American socialite and pop-culture icon Paris Hilton. Since then, Abouhaidar has flourished as an artist and has made his presence felt worldwide. As the youngest celebrity makeup artist in the Middle East and one of the top social media influencers in his region, his work has been featured in several printed publications and television programs in the Middle East. Abouhaidar has also joined some of the most highly-regarded advertising campaigns in the beauty industry and now regularly represents some of the most prestigious international brands in the world including Tom Ford, La Mer, and Giorgio Armani.