Category Archives: #behind the scenes

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.

last makeup
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!

 

Fashion Platinum Course

Fashion Platinum Course, Its that time again when  is going to begin.

Fashion Platinum Course The next course starts on the 11th November and there is nothing more to say that you must join.

Its the most creative, innovative, interesting and amazing Course we have developed.

For the 6 weeks you will learn all you need to know about makeup to become a professional makeup artist. We provide you with a Book like the one below which is the cover. Its mega thick and is packed full of information about every aspect of makeup.

Here at The Lipstick Makeup Institute we also have a photography studio. Not just any photography studio though. We are Special!

We have a GLOBAL Award Winning Studio, YH Studios DXB. 

www.yhstudiosdxb.com

This advantage means that every student gets their work photographed on a daily basis. The students spend tome with the photographers in the studio and get a great understanding of how to behave like a makeup artist too. They also can see the difference between makeup for catwalk, media and beauty.

Fashion Platinum Course
Fashion Platinum Cover

Its so cool to see  how much the students increase on a daily basis with their skills. They see the change in themselves too which is such a confident boost. Once they start to learn the fundamental principles of makeup they start to really learn fast.

 

We teach them everything, nude makeup, fashion makeup, bridal makeup, special effects makeup, high fashion makeup. The no makeup look, Glamorous makeup, absolutely everything about makeup. We work with designers too who supply clothes and jewellers for accessories.

 

We have so many lovely people who volunteer to come and models for the students so they can practise and as a thank you they get a free photograph.

 

Thank you so much to all you wonderful people.

 

 

 

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.

Creative Makeup Week

Nothing pleases me more than getting extremely creative students.

During our last leg of the course, our students get their hands “dirty” during the Creative Makeup Week. They work with glitter, metallic paints, latex, fake blood, wax, and everything that as to do with Special Effects makeup. In a way, it’s like Halloween all year round in the institute. hahahaha!

Our International Platinum Course is a Fashion Makeup Course as we work closely with Our Sister company YH Studios DXB who is a Global Award Winning studio. All our students are privileged enough to work with the photographers every day.  all their models are shot in the studio after makeup. This teaches the students how to become a “REAL” Makeup artist. By this I mean they learn the etiquette of being a makeup artist.

They just don’t learn how to apply makeup but learn how to act in a real shoot. They need to understand when it is the right time to correct any makeup or do touch ups. They need to understand that its a joint effort in making perfect pictures.

The relationship between Makeup Artist and Photographer is very important. This can be the essence of creating the perfect look. Atmosphere and ambiance really shows in the final image.

 

our student learn all about #fashion-makeup and High Fashion makeup at The Lipstick Makeup Institute. If you want to excel in the world of makeup then join our Makeup Institute. We are Award winners 2017 and 1018 for a reason. 

 

We really love what we do. Its a lifestyle not just a career.

 

 

Creative Butterfly Fairy Makeup by one of our students
Butterfly Fairy Makeup by one of our students
Creative Dark Aries Makeup by one of the students
Dark Aries Makeup by one of the students
Neon Skull Candy Makeup by one of our students
Skull Candy Makeup by one of our students
Golden Goddess
One of the student’s models

 

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!!

 

 

Dubai Modest Fashion Week

We are all really please to be asked to participate in the Dubai modest  Fashion Week.

Its an amazing event. The first time to be held in the UAE to be held here. It has ben showcased in London, Istanbul and New York, sop not such a small event.

It was influcted  with influencers, bloggers and amazing designers. It is the first time that The Lipstick Make Up Institute has been involved in a fashion Show with predominantly hijabs.

The models looked just so beautiful and elegant in the Beautiful designs all ver elegant for Dubais Modest Fashion Week.

There were so many designers that came to Dubai just for this event from all over the world.

As usual, The Lipstick Make Up Institute Teams just love Fashion Shows. We thrive on the adrenalin and the rush of the exciting challenges that the days bring. We love the pressure and th dramatic changes from designer to designer.

This time though there were not too may changes as it the Title of the Show says, The Modern Fashion Show! so hence the makeup had also to be minimalistic and not so pronounced. Delicate and flawless makeup was the dominant feature of the shows. This was so not to take anything away from the designers and the clothes.

I never knew that there so many ways to wear a hijab and look so cool. The clothes were very , ” now” and so  in with fashion, we were all so impressed. The fashion world is complimenting each continent and blending from East to west and north to south and the results of this are shown on the runway.

We just can’t wait for the next Fashion Show. This is the season of events and the teams are all busy bees.

Next week The Lipstick Make Up institute Teams are celebrating on a yacht party together as a great ending to the year. We can sail and watch the sunset together on The Palm Jumeirah.

Cannot wait. Congratulations to Everyone!!!!

 

All the girls out in force!
Cool models backstage
Our Boss, Yasmin Hussain
Beautiful models ready to roll!
Amazing Location, Burj Khalifa Park
Our Cool Boote at Mdoest Fashion Fashion Week
Lipstick Flyers
Lipstick Team Backstage
One of Our students from The International Platinum Media Make Up Course came along to gain valuable experience.
Outside is getting busy!
Backstage makeup
The Lipstick Make Up Institute Teams hard at work backstage
Models loving it!
Beautiful Lips.
Beautiful shots taken by Yasmin Hussain, from YH Studios DXB our Boss.

 

Great outside area
Funky outfits on show
Cool Art Outside
Great Location for a Fashion Show
Lipstick Team In action
Our Boss, backstage
New Makeup!

 

WKND Magazine

                                                                              WKND Magazine

                                                                               Khaleej Times 

                                                                   Published  August 4th 2017

                                                                      khaleejtimes.com/wknd

                    Second year running we are very please to have our work published in the Khaleej Times

                                                            Take a look into our Masterclass here at

                                                The Lipstick Makeup Institute and YH Studios

                                                                   to achieve this awesome look

 

WKND Magazine

 

Bold & Beautiful

Dramatic and Edgy

Inspired by Avant-Garde Makeup

Makeup Concept

Avant garde makeup is the absolute opposite of a natural look.

The word avant garde itself is a French term meaning ‘advance guard’ 

unusual or unique and new

experimental or innovative in nature.

Artistic looks that are often exotic and high fashion makeup styles

You see these artistic makeup looks on the

runway and fashion show models,

for advertisements and special photo shoots,

in fashion and beauty magazines

From whimsical to dark, avant garde eye makeup

The eyes are truly the gem of a great avant garde makeup creation

Creative Makeup

Using Kryolan products

The focus of this artistic makeup is the eyes

The Masterclass

Step to step guide

Step to Step Makeup Guide
The Masterclass
Step to step guide
Step to step guide

Fun in the Studio

Artistic, dramatic and extreme style of makeup.

You can use multiple shades, or attach bold  false eyelashes for volume

Play with the eyes well by using creative artistry

To make your avant garde makeup look more effective and convincing.

Talented Hair Stylists

Exciting

Grungy smudged

Aside from using cosmetics, there are also other mediums used such as

gems, stones, glitters and feathers.

The look depends on the inspiration of the makeup artist or designer

When it comes to finding an avant garde inspiration, the choices are endless.

As they say, anything goes.

It can be the current fashion trends, characters from movies, books or plays, celebrities, and more.

Its all about getting creative and having fun

You can do almost anything with artistic makeup

Check out the wknd magazine to get the step to step guide on how to re create this amazing look

 

Creative Makeup

Creative Makeup

This Makeup is all about having fun

You can be as Creative as you want

Get Inspired

Creative makeup is about using your model as a canvas

Create what ever comes to mind

Using the bodies natural curvatures to create shapes and styles 

There is no right or wrong way about doing these makeup looks

Far from being your typical everyday makeup

Creative makeup transforms a person to appear as something they are not

Makeup is so much fun,

Especially when you start to use your creative mind

Use your imagination

Colourful ~ Playful ~ Glowing ~ Vibrant ~ Paints ~ UV 

Let you Creative mind run wild

Colour Pop

Different Techniques

Textures 

Express yourself

Creativity

Students have so much fun and get really into these looks

This Makeup is done by one of our students on The Platinum Makeup Course

This is a 6 week course designed for anyone wanting to learn all aspects of makeup

No makeup experience required

Makeup In Action

We Love it, the Models Love it

We have regular models

Always wanting to come back and be transformed into something new

Beauty ~ Magical ~ Creative ~ Scary 

This course covers many makeup looks including

Red Carpet, Bollywood, Fantasy and  Special Effects Makeup

And much more…

Endless Fun

Makeup Passion

Glitters, feathers, Paints, UV

You will end up absolutely covered in Glitters 

Weeks later you will still be finding glitter on you

We provide fantastic training courses on Creative Makeup @Thelipstickmakeupinstitute

 

“MAKEUP IS MY ART”

Creative Bird Makeup

This is a picture that one of our students created while being taught in The Lipstick makeup institute

Creative / Fantasy makeup has a much more artistic approach than ordinary face makeup

Want to come and get Creative Check out our courses

“CHOOSE A JOB YOU LOVE AND YOU WILL NEVER WORK A DAY IN YOUR LIFE”

Dubai Media City

 

Amazing Pool Shoot with Lara Tabet

What a great pool shoot with Lara Tabet

Amazing Pool Shoot with a beach body to die for!

Hi Guys I’m Chaliya the new head makeup artist here at The Lipstick Makeup Institute.

Im British from the UK, I have lived in Dubai for 4 years.

I have a huge passion for make up. I previously worked for Mac Cosmetics in Dubai & London Harrods, which was what influenced me to become a makeup educator.

“Its a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together”

I love being able to pass on my knowledge of makeup to the students & watch them develop into great makeup artists.

I am teaching master classes with the students, where they get to learn all aspects of makeup from beauty to special effects. This is when they can really show their talents. Their imaginations can run wild.

We have many  courses for beginners who have no experience in makeup. We  teach them everything they need to know.

My  1st out of studio shoot was an amazing experience. In an amazing location in City Walk Dubai.

Working with the sand & water between your toes, out in the sun what more could you want!

Lara looking beautiful in her glamours bikinis.

Amazing Views with the Burj Khalifa.

Beautiful Sunset in the distance.

Dubai is such a magical place for a photo shoot, with the beach views, amazing tall buildings

Applying makeup touch ups when needed.

So much fun can’t wait for the next beach shoot!

Lara Tabet is such an inspiring woman she’s known as a Brand Ambassador, Middle East Luxury Business Developer, Official Spokeswoman for Arab Fashion Council and TV Presenter

You can follow her on Instagram @laratabetgallery

Dubai Skyline Burj Khalifa
Amazing Views of the Burj Khalifa