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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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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.

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!
 

Platinum Makeup Course at The Lipstick Makeup Institute (Javaria)

Hi Guys!The Platinum Makeup Course. Now we will talk about the experience of one of our students here who took The Platinum Makeup Course at The Lipstick Make Up Institute  who graduated last December 2016. Javaria flew all over from Pakistan to enrol in our Institute. She started with zero knowledge in makeup. At first she doesn't know how to differentiate the difference between the shade of the foundation, what is the best suits the skin tone of one person. This is the most important step when applying make up. The word itself, "foundation" really says it all. Like when building a house, if you have a good foundation then you can build on it successfully. Another simile is like a relationship. Start with a good foundation then this can be built on a and an amazing relationship can grow. We started to show her the tools, different kinds of brushes. Then followed by the step by step on how to apply makeup starting from cleaning, toning and moisturising. Analysing the shape, skin tone of a person is not easy for a beginner but if you have a passion and interest to learn it will come easy to determine just like what Javaria did. She listens and observed very well to her teacher to achieve this kind of makeup for her models. Slowly day by day by doing makeup to her models she achieved different kinds of look from day time look to evening and glamorous look. And also the creative look which they enjoyed to do so much. Take a look at the sample work of the Make Up students. Look what Javaria achieved from her course. On The Platinum Course we cover every different aspect of make up. You can achieve your goals with us at Lipstick and Yh Studios. We are becoming the best make up institute in Dubai.  15732079_1398086210209762_5749525795272883159_o 15676194_1398086306876419_7914188533013822816_o 15825882_1398086250209758_783824274523728908_n 15727012_1398086920209691_7996802650182600066_n 15727286_1398086286876421_9120554862871749320_n Thank you for tuning with us the next topic we will share the experience of one of our Student who also took the Platinum Course with us. We are just so proud of sharing their journey with us and seeing their improvements and achievements as becoming makeup artist.

The International Diploma Platinum Makeup Course

International Platinum Media Makeup Course With Diploma

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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***

"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life"

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

 

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  

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.          

Cool UV Makeup H2

Another interesting day using Cool UV Makeup  and at The Lipstick makeup Institute. We gave our students  an opportunity to use their skills that they have learnt.  I have them to the task apply simple techniques. We have a party to attend for Career soon and they want this kind of tribal make up. so the students can have experience at this kind of body spray work I set them thee task. I bought the stencils from the art shop and the paints from, "kryolan". Some are UV and some not. The UV just looks so vibrant though.   We started with the green Cool UV makeup base and to get a clear smooth body spray cover is also an art. Slowly and evenly is always the best. Its better to do a few layers then one really full one as the paint will run. You also get different textures and tones if you apply in the correct way. If you want this of course. It does create more depth rather than one block colour. After this is applied then we can start with the stencils. As I told the students its best to wet the Aqua colours and dab rather than brush. This way you will get and even effect without brush strokes.   The trick is all to work fast! efficient, confident will work best with this kind of UV Makeup. Also, not to make it look like stencils. To do the work on the arm you have to repeat the stencil 3 times so join the line up! Use free hand. Give some depth to it also by adding some gold or brown to create a 3D effect.   Here are a few shots from behind the scenes and a couple from the final images in the studio. Please enjoy them, we enjoyed really  creating the look.
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Cool UV Makeup on our Teacher T The Lipstick Make Up Institute
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UV Makeup Spraying in action.
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Spraying of The Orange UV Makeup Colour
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Photoshoot in the studio of sister company, "YH studios DXB' by our CEO, Yasmin Hussain, "UAE Business Award Photography Winner 2017" !
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Photoshoot of the Cool UV Makeup
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Final Shot of the UV Makeup Look
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