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Burj Al Arab – The Luxury Project

Burj al Arab is one of the most luxurious hotels in the UAE and we had the chance to work with the lovely Carlotta Conca  (www.lustforthesublime.com) during her stay here in Dubai.

Carlotta is an Italian Luxury Travel blogger who has travelled in the most beautiful places around the world. She documents her stays in different hotels, resorts, travel spots for people who might want to come to those places. She also features the food, transportation, the night life and activities in the places that she goes to in style.

We were so pleased when we got an email from her indicating that she was going to be in town for a few days and she needed a photographer to document her stay at the Burj al Arab. So for us to be able to work with her is such a great honor.

We got to the most luxurious hotel in Dubai at the given time and made sure we had everything we needed. Brushes, makeup, hair tools, and our cameras. Huge glass doors and gold embellished walls, furniture, and rooms greeted us upon arrival.

We brought the whole crew with us from YH Studios, one of our instructors from The Lipstick Makeup Institute, and our Platinum Makeup Course student.

As an institute, we make sure we bring our students to location shoots to experience real life scenarios as a makeup artist. We give them tasks, even just assisting, so they know what to do in situations like this in the future.

BTS Carlotta Conca

The student was able to complete the look with the help of the instructor for both makeup and hair. The student also assisted the model by retouching her makeup throughout the shoot.

Burj Al Arab

BTS Carlotta Conca

We ended the shoot by celebrating a little with a few snacks and drinks at her hotel room.

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.:)

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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!
 

The International Diploma Platinum Makeup Course

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10 Professional Pictures of you work for your portfolio

Opportunity to work with Professional models

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Starting 5th November  2017

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Learn all aspects of Makeup

No make up look, Day time and Evening Look

European bridal

Smokey looks (classical, wet smoky)

Catwalk and Red Carpet Make up

Glamorous Make up

Glamorous Makeup
Glamorous Makeup

Arabic Make up

Bollywood Make up

Creative Makeup
Creative Makeup

Fantasy and Creative looks

Special Effects

Halloween is just around the corner why not learn to create your own Zombies just in time

Based in the Heart of Dubai, Media City

Using only the best Kryolan Products

This Course is for people who are serious about a career as a ***Professional Media Makeup Artist***

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Creative, Imagination, Fun, Artistic

The International Platinum Media Makeup Course with Diploma

The International Platinum Media Makeup Course with Diploma The Lipstick Makeup Institute and YH Studios Based in the heart of Media City in Dubai We offer many different courses to our students The International Platinum Media Makeup Course with Diploma This is a 6 week course You will learn everything there is to know about makeup Starting with the basics You will learn all different makeup looks From Beauty to Red Carpet, Bollywood Bridal, Fantasy and Special Effects Having the experience to work with professional models Working with professional photographers 10 pictures for your portfolio... Amazing!! International Diploma Here is 1 of our students She has just completed her 6 week Platinum Course Always a pleasure to present them with their Diploma Zouha receiving her certificate
Platinum media Make Up Course
Zouha our student receiving her Diploma Certificate with Yasmin the Director of YH Studios and Chaliya Makeup Educator
  Lets have a look at some of her amazing work   This is a beautiful beauty makeup on one of our stunning models queen To create this look Zouha created a stunning Ombre Lip Using Pinks, Purples and Orange Tones and Shades Flawless Highlighted Skin Gorgeous Gold Shimmery Eyes  
Beauty Makeup Look
  WOW... This look was all about colours and blending Using bright vibrant colours Creating a rainbow effect eyeshadow across the eye lid Perfectly blended eye shadow With a silver glitter lip Spray paint colours used on her hair
The Platiunm Makeup Course
Playful Colour Pop Creative Makeup
  Some backstage shots Special effects Makeup Gory, Gruesome Loads of fun creating this look Great for Halloween looks Scary, Zombies, Fake Blood, Latex
Special Effects Makeup on The International Platinum Media Makeup Course with Diploma
Special Effects Makeup
  Here at The Lipstick Makeup Institute we are using Kryolan products Playing with different colours and textures UV eye shadows Glitters
Makeup In Action
Makeup In Action
  Facebook page The Lipstick Makeup Institute Instagram Page @Thelipstickmakeupinstitute Check out our pages for more amazing work done by our students If makeup is your passion Come and join some of our courses and get artistic and creative yourself.  

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

 

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
     

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 #smokeyeyes #goldlips #gettheglow        IMG_9135 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. DSC_0095 DSC_0093 #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 DSC_0135 DSC_0092 We hope you enjoyed Day 1 art Arab Fashion Week  with us just as exciting as we did. Day 2 to follow.          

Mothers Day makeup by our students

Lets celebrate all the lovely Mums! The Lipstick Makeup Institute was a part of the Mothers Day makeup filming in Osh Kosh baby store.
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Mothers Day makeup at Osh Kosh store
IMG-20170314-WA0022 Your setup reflects you. Make sure that your makeup products and brushes are always clean and well organised. We took our students to experience the working on a location and in front of camera feeling of the Mothers Day makeup filming . Our students were responsible for a nice flawless and fresh makeup on these lovely ladies.
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Students in action applying Mothers Day makeup
IMG-20170314-WA0086-1 The task was easy. The mothers got few questions to answer while our students are pampering them and making sure they look lovely and perfectly made up. In this case the perfectly made up means not over the top, nothing glamorous but just a touch of makeup what will make the face fresh, the skin flawless. The less is always more. This is the most important to memorise! Always work with the face and the features. Don't try to apply the same makeup style on every single face. We are all unique, we all have a different personality also different needs when it comes to makeup. What will suit to me won't suit you and to some other person. Our students are trained in that way to recognise the needs of different faces and features. Makeup is used to enhance the beauty and correct the small imperfections not to make you look like a different person. IMG-20170314-WA0088 Todays makeup look was a Mothers Day makeup. Why is it different than the other makeup looks? Its very light as a base. On the eyes we were using beige, browns with a touch of highlight. Mascara of course is a must. On the cheeks we added a touch of peach-orange colour to give a refreshing effect for the face as some of our ladies didn't sleep much. On the lips a transparent lipgloss.
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Mothers Day makeup
Our students in action. Beautifying our lovely models. It was fun. We heard loads of stories about the funniest stories about their kids, the most important words they love to hear from their kids, and the everyday with 2 or 3 kids in the house. All these lovely ladies deserve loads of attention, love and pampering... not only when its Mothers Day... but every day!!  

My Teaching Experience At The Lipstick Makeup Institute

It has really been an amazing week and i would like to thank the one who gave me this wonderful chance to achive one of my dreams . Thank you Yasmin Hussain owner and  managing director at The Lipstick Makeup Institute and YH Studios. I have had an absolutely amazing oportunity for being a makeup educator in such an amazing place.   Its like working in a makeup and fashion castle. Everything around you starting with the place loctation , name , decorations , furniture , stuff , music , students , makeup , photoshoots all day> The main attribute of course her passion and love to her work which is in the air and you can feel it as soon as you enter this gorgeous place . I will talk about my experince in teaching two diffrent  makeup courses.  On this blog I will talk about The Bronze Bridal Makeup Course and my next blog I will talk about The  Silver Creative Makeup Course.  I have loved every single moment with my two lovely students explaining to them all makeup steps and techniques and giving them hints , tips and some makeup applications secrets too. They completely rose to the challenges I set. The Bronze Bridal Makeup Course ( European , Arabic and Indian ) i have been through all the steps and details with my lovely student and explanied to her the deffrence between every bridal look and how to  prepare the bride for her big day and of course practicing every look on a model so she can learn how to correct and define her misakes to achieve her final look  by using the wonderful kryolan makeup products . Please have a look t some of the images I took of me and my students on the course. They were so excited and happy with what they had achieved.     17361650_10212371454750327_1863461955651189229_n 17361858_10212373356237863_6874471558125445712_n-1 17362048_329514217445749_9063917640025247565_n-1 17362072_329167867480384_1626064621042408170_n 17362445_10212371554272815_168504811397369782_n 17362461_10212364950067714_8222150349051712867_n 17362716_10212384059265432_8084783648172816960_n 17425865_10212384061465487_2572452814443769782_n 17426036_10212364948347671_1944025998449833565_n 17554093_1283085695107554_9154313277672685121_n-1