Shaan Mu

Shaan Mu Expert Make-up Artist @ Aashni & Co Wedding Show


Aashni & Co

Shaan MuSomerset House, played host to the top South Asian fashion and beauty experts for the much anticipated Aashni + Co Wedding Show in London.  Among all the embellishments, jewellery and lavish designs, Bride Icon caught up with the celebrity makeup artist Shaan Mu.  This cheeky chappie with a sparkling personality promotes a mega clientele list ranging from Bollywood stars such as Shraddha Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez to becoming a YouTube sensation in a short span of time with his outstanding expert beauty tips and masterclass tutorials.


Shaan Mu (Muttathil) began his career as a BSc fashion designer, and insists it all happened as a mistake!   No mistake when a chance offer to do a hair and makeup styling course in Delhi changed the direction of his career forever.  After becoming top of the class in cosmetics, he was certain, this is what he wanted to set out to do.  His career as a makeup artist began in 2006 unknown to the world of cosmetics, but 12 years later he holds a proud and gratifying catalogue of being part of 47 Bollywood movies, including 1 Telegu film and 1 international film.


We asked Shaan how it felt to be beautifying some of the most elite Bollywood stars and celebrities in the world!  Being the ever so professional he feels so blessed, appreciative and loves that he has been given such an opportunity.  No doubt saying it’s also been a struggle consisting of a lot of hard work.  However, by acquiring quite the business mindset, he has earned himself the recognition that he deserves as an accomplished makeup artist.  Shaan acknowledges being in the film industry is not easy and even super stars have to go through their tough times.  After struggling for years Shaan has reached the place he wants to be – although we think the world is still his oyster!


Shaan MuAs for brides, Shaan is clear on bridal looks and creativity, although he will advise and share his ideas on what would look good for a bride – he will always ensure the brides have their say, especially if they were after a particular look – recognising this is her day.  This celebrity makeup expert is a follower of trends and keeps up with them, but not necessarily all the time.  He would prefer as a beauty expert to mainly highlight their faces, especially around the eyes, lips and cheeks – the holy grail to the art of beauty!



Bride Icon couldn’t resist asking Shaan who would be the ideal icon that he would love to create a superior look for and, of course, internationally it had to be Kim Kardashian, who he says is a superb businesswoman in her own right.  Nonetheless, there is no doubt his heart is set on Rekha the Bollwood film idol who he considers a beautiful soul both inside and out would be the epitome of his career – we hope it happens Shaan!  We would like to say a huge thank you to Shaan for taking the time out to speak to Bride Icon at the Aashni & Co Wedding Show in London.


Feature & Photos by Sinni Kumar
Founder & Chef Editor of Bride Icon

Makeup Plus

Makeup Plus Launches – The Ultimate Beauty Destination For London Fashion Week

Makeup Plus

During London Fashion Week, 17th – 21st February, the innovative beauty app, MakeupPlus will go from being a virtual destination for the hottest beauty looks to a reality. As the brand, in partnership with Fashion and Beauty Monitor, transforms London’s most Instagrammed venue, ‘Lights of Soho’ into ‘The Ultimate Beauty Destination’.

During the five days, The Ultimate Beauty Destination brings tech, beauty and fashion into one seriously stylish space. Set to be London’s no. 1 venue throughout LFW for MakeupPlus fashionistas to embrace a ‘FROW’ experience in the glossy world of beauty with live workshops, makeovers inspired by the catwalk, celebrity discussions, an interactive photo space, a live streamed selfie wall and beauty tutorials from some of the world’s biggest beauty bloggers.  All this along with the opportunity to exclusively access and watch live streaming of London Fashion Week official ‘on schedule’ shows as they happen, ensuring beauty junkies are LFW ready. With the full events schedule to be announced in the coming days, these are but a few of the must experience happenings being held in the space.

Complimentary drinks, free wifi, a lounge to hang out in and goodies bags, are the finishing touches to this exclusive space.

In order to gain access to the meet & greets, fans simply need to download the free app and flash their widget on arrival. Other attendees must be on the guest list.


The Ultimate Beauty Destination,
Lights of Soho,
35 Brewer Street,

17th – 21st February 10am – 6pm Daily

Urban Retreat

Urban Retreat at Harrods

If you are looking for a one-stop-shop for the ultimate in bridal indulgence, then Urban Retreat have introduced the new Bespoke Bridal Package on the 5th Floor of the world’s most famous department store Harrods.

Urban Retreat

Urban Retreat offers an exclusive service with a team of experts to look after every beauty need for the bride-to-be.  To begin with, she will receive a one-to-one consultation with a selected member of the team to tailor the treatments that is most suitable to her.  The exquisite beauty treatments available ranges from luxurious blow dries, sumptuous facials, invigorating massage therapies and even make-up tutorials –  offering the bride everything she needs all under one roof!

Urban Retreat

One of the treatments that caught our eye is the lavish Moroccan Spa – introducing the Hammam Ritual inspired by old ancestral Moroccan beauty customs that sets the scene to bring purity for the mind, body and soul.  It doesn’t end there!  The Spa also includes an array of pampering sessions that include hydrating massages, nourishing facials, superb wraps, manicures and pedicures. What’s more exciting is that if you are looking for the perfect bridal hen party the Spa can give you and your bridal party an experience to remember, with some of the most exotic treatments available –  including a New Talent Blow-Dry all served with champagne and canapes from The Urban Retreat Café.

Urban Retreat

Urban Retreat are offering any Bride-to-be to receive 10% off all personal services for a whole year in Urban Retreat at Harrods for a deposit of £500 or more onto her client card.  For more details of the treatments available at Urban Retreat see their link

Urban Retreat

Bohemian Chic Minerals

Bohemian Chic Minerals

Bohemian Chic Minerals


Contains:  1 Pot Foundation- customised shade, 1 Pot Blusher – customised shade, 4 Colour Correctors (Hide & Seek, Banish Blemish, Cool Blue and Brighten up Pink) plus 1 Large Foundation Brush.

Get flawless looking skin with Bohemian Chic Mineral’s Foundation Gift Set. Vegan and chemical free, the gift set is made from the finest, top grade ingredients and is designed to minimise skin irritations, whilst helping you to achieve a fresh, dewy look.

Give skin an overall glow with the Chemical free and Hypoallergenic foundation, which can be customised to suit your skin tone.

For imperfections and impurities, the cleverly designed Skin Correctors (Hide and Seek, Banish Blemish, Cool Blue and Brighten up Pink) work together to reduce dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, whilst minimising visible veins, spots and uneven skin tone. Finish by adding a healthy glow of colour to your cheeks and definition to your cheekbones with the customisable blusher.

Bohemian Chic Minerals


Contains 3 vibrant shades; Mystical (orange), Ice Cold ( Blue) Berry (Red)

Made from earth derived minerals, the mineral eye shadows are one of the most natural pigments on the market.  The entire Bohemian Chic Mineral’s eyes shadow range boasts an impressive collection of vibrant and subtle shades for every skin tone.  The purity of the pigments provide excellent long-wearing shades that can be applied wet for an intense shade or as an liquid liner. Choose from opaque, shimmering, sparkling or more translucent shades.