Samira Olfat

Samira has been the MUA for MEA for Max Factor since 2012. She’s worked with Hollywood celebrities from Eva Longoria to Nicole Scherzinger for TV and fashion. She is the founder of the Make-Up Academy. Samira Olfat has been the MUA for Middle East for Max Factor since 2012. She has worked with a plethora of Hollywood celebrity names, ranging from Eva Longoria, Nicole Scherzinger and Allison Harward, to Gossip Girl’s Tinsley Mortimer and Prison Break’s Sarah Wayne Callies. Samira is regularly present backstage creating the looks at some of the region’s most prestigious fashion shows for coveted local and regional designers. Samira’s love for cosmetics began at an early age, prompting her to obtain a Certificate of Makeup Artistry from Dubai’s Paris Gallery Beauty School. Her elite clientele list features members of the UAE royal family, popular artist Mais Hamdan, actress Arwa Gouda, Syrian singer Asala, Egyptian singer Shireen Abdul Wahab, Miss Universe Diana Mendoza, Miss Australia 2012 Jessica Kahawati, Miss Egypt World 2010 contestant Sara El Khouly and tennis champions Caroline Wozniacki, Jie Zheng, Agnieszka Radwanska, Sorana Cirstea. Arwa Gouda, Egyptian actress Laila Elwy, artist Razan Moghrabi, Moroccan singer Samira Said and celebrated singer and actress Yousra. Samira has done the shoot make-up for prestigious high-fashion, luxury, lifestyle and society magazines, including Harpers Bazaar Arabia, VIVA, Grazia Middle East, Sayidaty, Hia, Ahlan, Haya, Adam & Eve, Zahrat Al Khaleej and Al Jamila. She has also worked alongside some of the region’s most prominent photographers, including Suresh Subramanian, Joe Sessine, Daryl Patni, Hossein Jian, Hikmat Wehbi, Mazen Abusrour and Addy. Furthermore, her extensive experience extends to TV shows such as MBC, Dubai TV, LBC, Abu Dhabi TV and Dubai One Her popular blog offers a treasure trove of expert beauty and fashion advice and comprises contributions from a myriad of industry professionals. Samira is also the founder of Max Factor Makeup Academy. The institution hosts an enticing program of classes and aims to teach cosmetic fanatics an array of makeup techniques and product application methods.