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Arab Fashion Week Season 8

Arab Fashion Week Season 8

Here we go again. 

Season 8 and again The Lipstick Makeup Institute team was rocking at the backstage of Arab Fashion Week.

BACKSTAGE TEAM
LIGHT OFF NOT SCARES US

We had an amazing new makeup sponsors. Also great and creative designers  entered the show this year to display for the world their beautiful collections. 

New Location – 1422.  All Arab Fashion Shows of Dubai will be running there from now and on. Place is  really beautiful and fashionable. It is based in the heart of City Walk Dubai. 

1422 – the world’s first official Ready Couture Concept Store featuring designers from around the world.  

MAKEUP & HAIR SPONSORS: The Lipstick Makeup Institute,  Bassam Fattouh, Grimas Professional Makeup, GAM Cosmetic Eyelashes, and Sisters Beauty Lounge. 

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Our TEAM is our proud. The Graduates from The Platinum Media Makeup  course from The Lipstick Makeup Institute  and Head Makeup Artist was leading the makeup department backstage. Head hairstylist Jamilla Paul – trainer of Sisters Beauty Lounge. Together were created really cool high fashion looks for beautiful models from Cover Page Agency Dubai. 

Each member is extremely busy during 5 days of  Arab Fashion Week. The  Teams was  making 360 sure that all the models were ready before every show. Each evening we had  a variety of designers with there own looks.  Some designers were stacking to natural glowy looks,  but at the same time  some of them were looking for something extravagant, bright and sparkling . 

FASHION MAKEUP
CREATIVE MAKEUP

Backstage is some kind of a lifestyle. Always this 5 crazy days passing super fast. Everyone has to understand, that to enter the world of Fashion you have to be different.  Under world DIFFERENT I mean a Professional that loves what he is doing and a great team player.

Being a part of such venue is a grate experience. If you are interested to see the work that was done you can visit NOWFASHION.  nowfashion .com is the first real time fashion photography magazine. There you can find all fashion events in images in the biggest photos gallery.

Kartikeya Ready Couture Fashion Show  Dubai

Everyone. Do You hear me? Everyone is able to find himself, his own way in this world. Be open to everything new. Be ready to do steps to make your dream comes true. Don’t be afraid to take decisions and change your life for better. And now take a deep breath and join The Lipstick Makeup Institute for a new Platinum Course )))). I’m just joking .

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We Made History with School Photography

We made history with School Photography Aflec International School, Dubai. 
 Our sister company YH Studios. Which is in our same studio space next door, started  the year with a BANG and making history. It started out as a concept and now, we’re finally doing it. Lots of planning, time and a lot of caffeine were consumed to put this event into fruition.

We’ve taken on a new designed  project where  both YH Studios and The Lipstick Makeup Institute – Revolutionised the way we do school photography.

For the first time in photography history, the so called “Normal” way School photography has been done in so  many different ways but never in The YH Studiosand The Lipstick Makeup Institute way.

We took it to another level. Our level!! Stylish, contemporary and every so sophisticated and exciting for the kids and the staff. 

We made an ordinary shoot into a mini fashion shoot for each child. This has never ever been done before. As a fact, we are the first! 

Here are some pictures of our team.  

We made History. Cool Makeup Team
Our Cool, School hair and Makeup Team
Super cool days at Aflec.
Getting Ready for Action!

This is what we thrive on at YH studios. We aim to be different. It was well received. A few parents a little sceptical as its a new concept. But in the whole a very well received idea. 

 

I just thought that most school pictures all the kids hair is so messy. they had been running around all day at playtime. Playing football or doing PE. 

 

So, The Lipstick makeup Institute Team prepared all the children with an exception of a few ready for their school photos. Ready for The YH Studios DXB Team to take their pictures. 

 

I also came up with the idea that each child could do a shot called ” The Personality” shot. This is where they brought something that meant something to them For example, a hat , a toy or jacket etc. 

This worked out so well as the kids loved it and we made it fun for them. 

 

Hope the parents loved their unusual pictures and thank you so much for having us and thank to Aflec school. 

 

New Platinum Media Course with huge discount currently now!!!

New Platinum Media Course with huge discount currently now!!!

Last 2 days of The Sale Guys. ramadan offer is nearly over. 

We keep only a limited amount seats so that students are attended to. Ours students get so much attention that they learn so much faster and with ease.

Its never a competition to win the teachers attention as we are only a few in the class. As a result of this the students are accelerating in their skills. 

For instance, if you are in a class of 25 people only watching demos you will jot learn half as much. As for this in our school you learn faster so we teach you more! You save so much money doing our courses as we are like having 6 courses in 1. 

You will be in an environment of peace and tranquility with the soft sound of music playing in the background. It’s a pleasure to come to school. 

Hi there,  New Platinum Media Course with huge discount currently now!!!

We are pleased to announce that currently now available at The Lipstick Make Up Institute  a great discount on the new Platinum Media Diploma Course. You pay only AED 19999 instead of AED 26250. Hurry up as only 5 days left until it’s ends.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be trained by the best makeup teachers of Dubai.  Get 6 weeks of amazing training at one of the best international makeup institutes.

Try backstage life with The Lipstick Makeup Institute  Team, chance to work & practice with professional models.  

Create your portfolio together with the Best Fashion Photography Studio of Dubai, YH Studios DXB. 

 We want to share with you some more good news.

This 2019 year brings two more Global  Awards into our doors . Ok, so the first one is Best Fashion Photographer Dubai taken by our incredible Yasmin Hussain & Best Makeup Artist World Fashion Awards Dubai by one of our Head makeup educators – Khrystyna Dmytruk. 

     

Meanwhile our Lipstick makeup team was not waisting their time.

They did two hundred people for World Cup Dubai 2019 in 5 hours. Yes, yes, I’m not mistaken , TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE, hair and makeup. Isn’t it the sign of being the best?

Team is our proud. Need to mention that most of the members are the best graduates of The Lipstick Makeup Institute. 

Beautiful Makeup
Backstage works of The Lipstick Makeup Institute

In April we are waiting for new season of Arab Fashion Week don’t miss it out . Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. #yhstudiosdxb and #thelipstickmakeupinstitute You’ll be able to be updated with new trends , new faces in fashion world and of course backstage life life. 

 Our beautiful boss saying , that she has a good team around her and without each of us we would not achieve what we are now.

Support and dedication are the main strong points that rolling life in a right way.

UAE is really such an a mazing country that provides the opportunity to grow and giving such a great support to each and everyone. 

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

 

Eye Makeup
Eye Makeup
Eye Makeup
Eye Makeup
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:

www.instagram.com/thelipstickmakeupinstitute

 

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. 

successful makeup
Before

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. 

successful makeup
After

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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Makeup Artist creating the catwalk look
Backstage Arab Fashion Week
Eye Makeup
Eye Makeup in progress

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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. 

Foundation Shades
Fashion Show Backstage

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.

Lipstick’s Students at the Emirates Palace

The Lipstick Makeup Institute Graduates worked at the Emirates Palace for a day.

20th of July, 2018 marks a very special day in the Lipstick Makeup Institute’s history. Together with our partners from Ted Morgan, our former students took in the task of creating the looks for Chinese dancers and musicians who were invited to perform for UAE’s Royal family and China’s President Xi Jinping at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/orchestral-performance-hits-the-right-note-for-chinese-visit-1.752592

Artists from all around the world gathered in Abu Dhabi for this special event prepared performances that highlighted the relationship of the UAE with China with fusions of the Far and Middle East in song and dance.

Behind the Scenes Rehearsals

Our graduates were challenged to do makeup on about 20 people in a span of 2 hours with the guidance of one of the teachers and organisers.

Behind the Scenes - Backstage

They were tasked to do traditional Chinese makeup with red and orange eyeshadow and a scarlet red lip.

 

Work in Progress Pegs for the Show

They also did makeup on the European  and Emirati Musicians with a classic light smokey eye and nude or red lips.

As for the kids, they had very simple makeup that suit their age and performance – clean foundation, blush, lip gloss.

As the students hustle backstage, Chinese Reporters come in and out of the makeup room to interview  the performers.

It was a very busy and stressful day but in the end, it was all worth it.

Lipstick Makeup Institute Students First Fashion show

Lipstick Makeup Institute Students First Fashion show

This  took place @ V11 last week.

SORAYA B. COUTURE AND VAROIN MARWAH AW 2018 FASHION SHOW

 

Last Friday, June 22 2018, we were able to collaborate with a couple of wonderful designers, SORAYA B. COUTURE and VAROIN MARWAH at VII DUBAI in Conrad Hotel. In cooperation with Fashion TV, our students from the Lipstick Makeup Institute created the looks for the models before they marched their way into the runway. The beautiful models came out with a mixture of blinding gold highlights and fuschia pink cheeks Avant Garde looks.

Gold Goddess Makeup
Gold Goddess

With the guidance of one of our teachers and the coordinator, the students were challenged to finish their makeup look within 10-15 mins per model in their first ever fashion show.

Soraya's Angels before the show
Soraya’s Angels

The YH Studios crew also took photos and videos for the event.

At the Red Carpet before the show
at the Red Carpet

Models lining up to get their looks done.

 

Varion Marwah
Varion Marwah

 

Varion Marwah
Varion Marwah
Varion Marwah

 

 

It was a jam-packed show. The models adorning the designs by Soraya and Varoin gleamed on the cat-walk.

 

 

Varion & Soraya – the wonderful designers

They owned it as they felt so confident in their attire. Shining bright with Soraya’s gowns and make up that gave them confidence to hold their heads up high.

 

The students are in their last week of training. 6 weeks of intensive training. They started with not much knowledge  and now they are leaving with so much that they are bursting at the seams.

 

They are ready to tackle the outside world and start using all that they have learnt along the way.

 

They covered everything from the no makeup look to special effects. One end of the spectrum to the next!

 

I am so so proud of them that I could cry! It always makes me so happy. I love my students!!