Category Archives: #arabfashionweek

Bridal Makeup Course at TLMI

Bridal Makeup Course is a very popular makeup course in The Lipstick Makeup Institute. 
Final Bridal Makeup by our Student
Bridal Makeup by our Student

 

European Bridal look and an Arabic Makeup look. We can assure you that you can learn how to do it. 

One of our Bridal Makeup Course was done last month with a student coming all the way from Pakistan to study with us. She wanted to brush up on her skills as a makeup artist. At first, she thought that her makeup technique was already good and as it turned out, there were still some things wrong about them.

Before Bridal Makeup
Before Bridal Makeup

 

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Eye Makeup
Eye Makeup
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Student Trying to do Her Exercises
Student Trying to do Her Exercises

I pointed out to the student her mistakes and she got it in a day’s worth of practice. Now she’s able to blend properly her eyeshadows and her foundation specially contours and blush.

The next other 2 days, she was able to create her own looks for smokey and cut crease. 

I’ve also pointed out to her a few things about makeup that it has to be impeccable, clean and fresh looking. So there are certain colours to be used in bridal makeup otherwise it will look too dark and gloomy. Foundation shade is also important as you have to make sure that it’s the correct shade whether it is for photography, videography or in person. 

Makeup for brides is tricky because you have to make sure everything is perfect. Skin has to look like skin even with tons of makeup on. 

Indian/Pakistani style bridal makeup is usually a bit heavier than European makeup. That’s because the brides are far away from the guests (on a stage). 

 

If you want to learn more about our makeup courses, you can contact us anytime. 

Check out our students’ works at:

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Successful Self Makeup Application Course

The last couple of days were really fun and successful. A student enrolled for the self makeup application course for 2 days and we had an amazing time with her. 

At first, she didn’t know much about makeup and brought her own makeup. From there, we assessed her things and checked if they were the right products for her to become successful. Thankfully, she had a few brushes that were fine, and powder, bronzers, blush and lipsticks that were right for her complexion. Apart from that, the only items that were incorrect were her foundation and eyeshadows.

At first, I taught her a few theoretical aspects of makeup before we headed onto creating makeup looks. 

On the first day, we did practice work for Day Makeup. I taught her how to put her makeup on, which brushes to use, how to shape her eyebrows and lips. 

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On the second and last day of the Self Application Makeup Course, we did a review of the Day Makeup Look and Transitioned it to Evening Makeup and Party Makeup. She was able to do her own makeup with some guidance. 

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Learning how to put your own makeup is very important especially because appearance in the workplace is essential. When looking for a job, the first thing an employer looks at is someones photograph. In a job interview, a person’s appearance is something someone checks out. 

When working in the service business, it’s important to have your makeup done impeccably so that your clients will feel at ease when you talk to them. 

Here, at the Lipstick Makeup Institute, we’ll help you land your dream job by helping you in guiding you with your makeup — be it for your workplace, or for a date night. We’re here for you.

 

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Key Makeup Artist Arab Fashion Week 2018

Key Makeup Artist Arab Fashion Week 2018

Hi everyone. So lets speak little bit about upcoming Arab Fashion Week.

First two days of the event will be located at amazing area of Dubai Design District, well known as D3. Lovely backstage area, everything organised in a proper way, the atmosphere there is always special. So yesterday we had first trial day. In a team with designers, hairdressers and beautiful models we created and confirmed final looks for catwalks. It will be challenging, but as we all know professionals are not doing steps back.

The concentration of incredible designers is impressing, in this case we are talking not only about local once but from all over the world. The star that will be opening the fashion show is Amato. The clothes and the way this person creating each look is epitome of creativity. Being the leading makeup artists team for such a huge event is always a big responsibility, even though you are doing it every year. At the same time this few days are period of great fun, professional growth and personal satisfaction.

I should mention that in our job to be a good team player is one of the most important parts for achieving great success in all kinds of events. The left three days of Arab Fashion Week 2018 will be based at one more beautiful part of Dubai, which is The City Walk Dubai. See you there. If you want to see more live videos, stories & photos from backstage life feel free to follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

 

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Last Day of Classes

Last day is always the hardest yet fulfilling day of the courses. The students were tasked to do an Instagram Glamour inspired Makeup with a twist.  As their last photoshoot, they did their best to create their final look as impeccable as possible.

Choosing an inspiration online for their last look was a daunting task but they were able to pull it off. Checking popular ‘makeup gurus’ online made them feel confident about doing their task.

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Final Makeup by one of the students

How to mix and choose colours and create shapes are the first thing that our students learn in The International Platinum Media Makeup Course. In this final piece, they’re applying everything they’ve learned from choosing a foundation colour, checking the skin type, and choosing colours that would suit their model’s eye colour. They also had to apply contouring and highlighting according to their model’s facial shape. They also learned how to draw their model’s eyebrows, eyeliner and lips, doing an ombre lip, and lots of other things that they’ve learned.

Things that they’ve been struggling with in the first weeks they were able to achieve on their final week of photoshoots. As earlier during the week they did other shoots like the No Makeup Makeup Look and Makeup for Mature Ladies. They also did Evening looks, Glamour, and Arabic makeup. Special FX, Creative Makeup, High Fashion, and Creative Instagram Glamour Makeup were last. All of which they had to conceptualise by themselves prior to the shoots.

The students gave it their all during the final leg of their course making sure they were able to finish their looks on time. The students also stayed with the photographer to check how their models look so they can do any touch ups if needed.

That was really a fun week!

 

Foundation for You

Foundation is very important in makeup application.

There are literally thousands of different shades and formulas in the market today. In this blog post, I’ll give you a few easy tips and tricks when it comes to finding the perfect foundation for you.

 

Fashion Show Backstage
Fashion Show Backstage

 

Skin Type

Finding out your skin type is vital into finding the perfect formula of foundation for your skin. Different kinds of skin types but the most common are normal, dry, oily, and combination. How do you distinguish which one is yours? Take a few oil blotting paper and place them one side of your forehead, nose, cheek, jaw, and chin. Check which blotting paper has oil in it. 

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Normal Skin: All sheets have a minimal amount of oil

Dry Skin: all sheets are dry

Oily Skin: All sheets have more amount of oil

Combination Skin: Forehead, Cheeks, Nose, and Chin have oil

Skin Tone

We are either Cool, Neutral or Warm toned. Check the veins on your wrists. The natural colour of our veins are blue so if your veins appear blue then you’re in the cool-toned spectrum due to the lack of melanin in the skin (skin is translucent). If your vein appears green, then you’re in the warm-toned spectrum. If you see your veins are purple then you’re probably neutral.

Skin Colour

Now that you’ve established your skin tone, time to find the right shade for you. Finding the correct shade is usually very daunting. I always suggest going to a physical store when buying foundation instead of buying online. Most formulas oxidise so it’s best to try it on yourself before purchasing it. I suggest that when you go shopping, always start with a couple of foundations you’re eyeing on and carry on throughout your day shopping. Check it after a couple of hours and then come back to the shop to purchase or try another one. 

Foundation Shade

In choosing your foundation shade, apply your foundation to your jawline and part of your neck. Decide on which part of your body do you want to follow (neck and chest or face) because most of us have either lighter or darker faces than other parts of our body. 

Coverage/Finish

In choosing the thickness, texture and formula of your foundation, you have to choose it according to your skin type.

Normal Skin: Any Liquid or Cream-based

Dry Skin: BB Creams, Liquid and Cream-based with extra moisture

Oily Skin: Water-based Cake, Full Matte Coverage, Compact Powder Foundation.

Combination: Any formula as long as it’s properly primed and moisturised in the correct areas.

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy your new foundation.:)

Visit our website: http://thelipstickmakeup.institute to learn about our different makeup courses available and get massive discounts on our Platinum and Gold Makeup Courses.

Arab Fashion Week Fashion Shows Day 1

Welcome to Day 1

Backstage at Arab Fashion Week with The Lipstick Make Up Institute Team Day1 is where the magic starts.  Everyone is full of beans are ready to go. 5 Designers  5 Look changes

Look 1

Designer: Rad  Hourani
The look that Rad  wanted for his collection NEVER goes out of fashion. We can honestly say everyone on the planet wants beautiful, clear glowing skin. The No MakeUp Look is so beautiful and elegant, we had a great time just making the models look dewy with a healthy glow, and it also makes a great base for the next look. Simply light coat of illamasqua  foundation and vaseline to finish off the look. This finished the look completely to give it the fresh, high fashion edge!

#glowingskin #gettheglow #nomakeuplook #clearskin

Look 2

Designer: Jenanne Filat

All the single ladies to the front row please for the male runway show.  MakeUp is not just for women. Gold Lips and eyeliner.

We contoured the cheeks with a slight bronze and gold highlighter.  This look had a kind of  Cleopatra feel.

#smokeyeyes #goldlips #gettheglow

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Look 3

Designer: Abdo Aoudai

This look was very simple and but chic, a classic look for the stunning evening dresses.  Dewy base with very little on the eyes, one coat of mascara, bottom lash line a soft brown shadow and peachy lips. Soft highlighter on the cheeks with a touch of vaseline to finish the look off.  Finished off with straight and neat hair made this look effortless and romantic.

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#glowingskin #sopeachy #romantic

Look 4

Designer: Marchesa

Lucky for us MakeUp Artist, this look was very similar to Look 3. Pale pink lips and eyes,  very light base, this was a big trend on Day1. We used vaseline to give a sheen on the eyelids and lips to finish the look off. Pale pinks and nude tones are a big trend this season.

#babypink #gloss #sweetheart

#babypink #gloss #sweetheart

Look 5

Designer: Mrhua Mrshua

Its time to get funky.  This look was very and bold using pastel colours on the models brows, eyes and lips.  The creative side of the MakeUp artist get to shine through this look.  We had a lot of fun creating this look so please enjoy the snaps below.

 

#pastels #muafun #funkycolours        #pastels #muafun #funkycolours

#pastels #muafun #funkycolours

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We hope you enjoyed Day 1 art Arab Fashion Week  with us just as exciting as we did. Day 2 to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

Back Stage at Arab Fashion Week

The time had come again. Arab Fashion Week hit Dubai with full force. Once again we were so pleased to be involved.

lets take you backstage with The Lipstick MakeUp Institute team

THE MAKE UP
Brand: illamasqua

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MakeUp at the ready

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Colours ready

Being backstage at a fashion show is so much more than just being a MakeUp artist. You are part of a family to get the show on the road. The trick is to all stick together, work with confidence, keep alert and of course ALWAYS smile and never loose focus. Its important to be on the ball as fashion shows can be a crazy rush backstage.

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When it comes to fashion shows, they key thing to remember is timing is everything.  As beautiful and stunning fashion shows are from the front row, its not all glitz and glamour backstage. Backstage is where the months of hard work comes to life in a matter of hours. However, the rush is additive and the achievement you feel once the show has finished lasts for days.

The Lipstick MakeUp Institute team  

The Lipstick MakeUp Institute team

Lights Camera Action
Lets get this show on the road.

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This amazing experience gave our fantastic Lipstick Make Up Institute team to express their artistry in more ways than one. Each day kept us all on our toes, we all loved it and left us craving for more.  We got to work with fashion designers from around the world which we can all defiantly say this is a “pinch-me” moment. You might be there to do MakeUp but do not be surprised if you get pulled by someone to help dress a model, tidy a models hair or even to maybe run and get some water and food for everyone.

Girls gotta eat

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Working in a fashion show keeps you up to date with the latest beauty trends and whats the hottest new looks.  You could be the most experience MakeUp artist but you will always learn new tricks backstage that you can bring home, this will  make you very popular with your girlfriends.

Arab Fashion Week was held between 5 days. We will take you through each day with all the looks changes and show you some fantastic pictures we managed to get in whist our team worked their magic.

 

 

 

 

Lamya Abedin’s amazing show at SS17 with The Lipstick Teams

QUEEN OF SPADES TOOK ME ON A VOYAGE DU CARNAVAL

 

Thursday 6th October 2016  the beautiful Lamya Abedin opened Arab fashion week with her Carnival Themed Fashion Show. Simply elegance.

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She not only opened the show but bust onto the runway with a creative and amazing collection of high fashion !! The Bohemian dressed , very tall models, floated down the runway to very cool and contemporary carnival music.  To compliment the show the smell of popcorn filled the room as there were popcorn stations and candy floss stations to worked so well for  the collection and were all there for the customers and guests to take advantage of. it made us all get into the spirit of, “Carnival”. Fun and sophisticated comes to mind.

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Her designs and use of materials pushed the boundaries of design. They were such mixture that blended together so well.

To close her show her beautiful little daughter also cam outer confidently and elegantly onto the runway holding one of the models hands so sweetly.

 

just have a look at the photos and you melt at the sweetness, delicate little girl in her gown made by her mothers hands.

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We were so pleased to have handled all the hair and make up for Arab Fashion Week and held in such a prestigious location. It has put The Lipstick Make Up Institute on an International Platform making The Institute one step higher to becoming The Best Make Up Institute in Dubai. 

The experience was amazing. I could and will write a blog on all the designers as they were all so amazing, different and very cool and easy to work with. In fact, everyone was cool from the organisers to the models. It was just a spectacular 5 days and the adrenalin never stopped rushing! The whole of The Lipstick make Up Institute Teams loved it!!

 

tune in Next well for Designer number 2 when we will share some information and photographs.

Arab Fashion Week Final Day

I just have to share these images with you from Arab Fashion Week Final day. It was so amazing. The models, The Lipstick make Up Institute Teams were just on fire as were the Lipstick Hair Teams.

Just a team effort. Its amazing the amount of people that come together and support each other and help one another.

Have a look at the photographs. behind The scenes are always the best. Backstage is where all the action takes place.

The Lipstick Make Up Institute is fast becoming in demand as is getting known because of our dedication. Hard work and commitment to our clients for being one of the best if not the best make Up Institute in Dubai. We work hard for this title though. Pure work but to be truthful it does not feel like work at all as its just what we love to do.

This is our motto on the wall, ” Love What you do and do what you love”. Thats the slogan we all live by and as I say to everyone the day I stop loving it is the day that I will stop. Pack my bags and retreat to a far away island, open a bar, get a little boat to pull clients on water skis. Have a little tapas restaurant attached with a a Spanish/ Pakistani/ Irish twist!. I am half Pakistani and half Irish and tapas originates from Spain Thats where all the fusion come together.

 

Thats my dream and believe me one day I will do it but right  now I am loving my life just too much but one day not too far away.

 

“Time to Chill” will be my new slogan to live my life by.

 

Have a little look at our last day anyway as I am rabbiting on ha!

 

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Day 4 of Arab Fashion Week

Another amazing, crazy busy day at Meydan Hotel. We are the major Sponsors of Arab Fashion week for the hair, make up and nails.

I am blown away by the camaraderie, support and respect everyone has for each other.

These events are something special that everyone just loves to be involved in, including me. Sometimes it make you crazy as the pressure and timings are sometimes unrealistic but its fun and exciting!

People respond better under pressure. What does not break us makes us stronger.

We are not alone though we had great support from o#brownsugarhairsalon  #wisamnourbeautysalon #resalonsspas for taking control of all the hair and styling under pressure and restyling! #laquaswiss for supplying amazing products for skin preparation of the models. #kryolan for their amazing products and support. #kryolanofficial also #coverpagedubai for doing such an amazing job arranging the , models , guest management , after party and hostesses.

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Here are some amazing shots from #yhstudiosdxb our sister company.
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