Destination Wedding Makeup | Nina Ubhi Makeup Artist

Look flawless, from anywhere

Nina – your personal makeup artist and hair stylist for your big day

Destination weddings are romantic, luxurious and exciting for any bride. With that said, they can also be quite stressful.

Putting your trust and faith in professionals overseas can be daunting, especially when it comes to your hair and makeup.

Nina eliminates this stress for her clients by offering her services to brides to locations right across the globe.  She travels with you to your wedding destination to ensure you look and feel your very best on your big day.

Having glammed up brides in beautiful destinations such as the Maldives, India, Africa and Europe, Nina’s punctual, professional attitude to her work has made her the go-to destination makeup artist in the region.

Beach Weddings

Beach weddings are one of the most popular options for a destination wedding, more than ever couples are choosing picturesque beaches to say “I do”. As an industry expert, Nina has had the pleasure of being the bridal makeup artist in stunning beach wedding locations around the world.

A beach wedding provides the idyllic background of warm sunshine, clear turquoise water and soft white sand, ensuring your makeup looks as perfect as the scenery requires some skill! For beach weddings it is so important to ensure your makeup stays looking matte and fresh, this is all down to your Makeup Artist.

Nina’s application and technique is renowned for being long lasting, heat-proof, sweat-proof and water resistant.

I booked Nina for all 6 of my wedding events in Borneo. I can hands down say that this was the best decision I made. She was professional, down to earth, and a great laugh to spend the morning with before every event. She made me feel like a million dollars and in 35 degree heat my make up didn’t move!!! Even when I got a bit emotional… it was still perfect!

Seema, Wedding in Borneo, Malaysia

I first worked with Nina during my destination wedding in Bali… Nina literally made me feel like a million dollars for all six of my events. She is a master at what she does; a true artist, and was so innovative with each look she created for me. I highly recommend Nina to anyone who wants to work with someone down to earth, dedicated and different!

Yasmin, Wedding in Bali, Indonesia

Nina’s Destination Wedding Clips

Just a few of the amazing brides Nina has had the pleasure of working with recently.

Yazmin | Bali

Yasmin | Bali

Conrad, Bali

Seema | Borneo | Wedding Intro Video

Seema | Borneo

Shangri-La, Kota Kinabalu
Borneo, Malaysia

Priyanca | Dubai | Wedding Intro Video

Priyanca | Dubai

Ritz Carlton & Armani Hotel,
Dubai, UAE

Raj | Dubai | Wedding Intro Video

Raj | Dubai

Zabeel Saray, The Atlantis
& Bab Al Shams, Dubai, UAE

Aman | Goa | Wedding Intro Video

Aman | Goa

The Leela, Goa,

Manpreet | London | Wedding Intro Video

Manpreet | London

InterContinental, The O2
London, UK

I booked Nina Ubhi for my bridal hair and makeup on my destination wedding in Goa in October 2018 and I couldn’t be more satisfied with my choice! Whilst local and UK make up artists stick to very generic looks I found that Nina’s looks were unique, meaning I surprised my guests at each and every event. Nina was friendly, very professional and I loved that she bought the WOW factor to my makeup in a humid climate. She understood my skin and what my face needed to appear fresh faced and natural, yet flawless. It was a blessing to work with her as she is such a pro!

Aman, Wedding in Goa, India

Bridal Makeup FAQ

I get booked up very quickly and as this can be as far as 18 months ahead of wedding dates. I would recommend that you book early to get the date of your choice as I am usually travelling abroad on a monthly basis to various destination wedding locations. As cliché as this may sound, I would book ASAP to avoid disappointment.

I would recommend that you get in touch with us ASAP by either:

  • Completing the contact form below
  • Sending a WhatsApp message
  • Calling us on +971 50 687 3123
  • emailing us at or
  • DM me on Instagram @ninaubhi

As soon as we can attend to your enquiry, we will check to see if your date is free. Sometimes I do have late bookings available at short notice.

Due to my many years of experience completing wedding make up and the fact that many of my bridal clients are international and based abroad, a wedding trial is not always possible. That having been said, I also don’t believe one is necessary unless you as the bride are insistent on it. Usually, a consultation will take place over the phone or in person if you are travelling into Dubai where your looks for each of the events will be discussed. I usually ask that you come prepared with some sort of mood board for each event so I can get a good idea of what you are looking for and then we can finalise the look from there. If you do wish to have a trial, please note that this is not included as part of the bridal package and is charged separately. This fee is not refundable or transferable if you wish to not go ahead with me after.

For your consultation and trial, if you have any ideas of what you would like then it may be useful to provide some pictures, either from the internet or magazines. This will help when discussing looks, but please don’t worry if you haven’t got any thing or you are unsure as to what to go for, I can make plenty of suggestions!  If you have a photo of your dress, it will help me to see what style you are going for and also a swatch of your colour scheme. Some dresses can be traditional in style and others more simple or glam, but which ever dress you have chosen, I can follow on with your styles.

I can create many different styles of make-up, anything from very glamorous with smokey eyes to a ‘no make-up make-up’ look which is very fresh and natural looking.

For your trial it’s best to not wear any make-up, but if you would rather show me what you normally wear that’s fine. I will go through any skin care routines with you, should you think that you need help with this, and also advise you which other treatments you may benefit from too, i.e skin treatments in preparation for the big day. It’s a good idea too if you can wear a similar colour top to your dress, as this helps to reflect the colour back into your face and helps you to see what it will look like!

On the day of the wedding, please do not have any makeup on, just cleansed skin.

I will have already discussed with you before the wedding a time table of how best your morning will run, so everything runs smoothly. This is really important so that we can have you ready on time.

On your wedding day I will arrive promptly at the time and place agreed. You will also need to be ready for me to start on you, so after setting up, ideally somewhere with good light and some space, I will go through the notes that I will have made from your trial with you. I will also listen to any ideas you may have had since. I would request you have a high chair ready, if not I can bring my own and I also bring my own ring light if lighting is not great in your location so will be fully prepared.

Yes of course, many of my brides usually have a completely different look for the evening. If this is something you may be interested in just let me know at the time of booking in and I can discuss this with you. Please note that this is also charged for separately and is not included as part of the bridal look.

My make-up kit contains a wide variety of products which I have selected through years of experience for their longevity, flawless coverage and photographic qualities which makes them perfect for wedding make-up. I use a selection of Professional ranges such as (but not limited to):

  • Fenty
  • NARS
  • Cover FX
  • Kryolan
  • Huda Beauty
  • Charlotte Tilbury
  • Laura Mercier
  • Make Up For Ever
  • Hourglass Cosmetics
  • Natasha Denona
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills

My kit also contains High Definition products to help create a ‘soft focus’ effect on the skin to help disguise fine lines and imperfections resulting in a radiant complexion so ensuring that everyone’s make-up is camera ready.

Please let me know the details about your wedding information using the contact form below.

I will then check availability of your date.

If the date is available, I will send you over a full quote along with our Terms and Conditions.

After you’ve paid your non-refundable deposit, I’ll send you over a Booking Confirmation with all the details. We can then discuss and arrange your consultation/trial make-up appointment if you require one.

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