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Spooky Halloween here at YH Studios and The Lipstick Makeup Institute

Its that time of year again, halloween is nearly upon us! I got the girls to get the stage make up out and get practising their spooky skills as we have many bookings over this crazy period that we love. Its different, fun and ever so creative. We have many projects going on. My team are working at Billionaire Mansion which is in Touch Hotel this week too making the staff look spooky and creating a fun atmosphere in the Club. There is no pattens really with Halloween make up unless you want something specific. You can just get a face and let your hands and mind start wondering! Thats the fun in it. Look here is a ghost at my desk ha!! If you are going to a party or just want to dress up  and have some fun with your friends then call us and we will be happy to make you look the scariest we can. We have the talent, the skills and the enthusiasm to be creative with your face so let us ha ha.   Here at The Lipstick make Up institute we have fun and also our sister company  #yhstudiosdxb we photograph your memories so you get the best of both worlds.   Yh Studios DXB has been in Dubai for 4 years now and basically operates on repeat business as their reputation is proceeding them .   Not only are they professional , have an amazing studio, always include make up and hair with all their packages but are so talented that they are fast becoming the best photo studio in Dubai. In any industry consistency is everything!!   Anyway, if you want the best if both worlds, the best make up institute in Dubai and the best photography studio in Dubai then you know where to come!   See you soon hopefully for the best experience of a lifetime. Seriously, I know you will love it.   Here is the ghost that was occupying my desk ha ha!!   img_5549                

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!   img_0552 img_0618 img_0609 img_0606 img_0602 img_0598 img_0596 img_0591 img_0581 img_0577 img_0576 img_0573 img_0568 img_0566 img_0563 img_0560 img_0556 img_0554img_0568   img_0591 img_0596 img_0598 img_0602 img_0606 img_0618 img_0626 img_0630 img_0631 img_0656 img_0663 img_0679 img_0618 img_0606 img_0602 img_0598 img_0686 img_0707 img_0722 img_0730 img_0733 img_0745 img_0751 img_0758 img_0762 img_0769 img_0775 img_0782 img_0784 img_0808 img_0795 img_0785 img_0817 img_0865 img_0846 img_0835 img_0827 img_0826  

Day 3 Backstage photos of Arab Fashion Week

What a week so far, day 3 of Arab Fashion Week. The Lipstick Make Up Institute Teams are always hard at work. Behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly. Working with International Models flown in from all over the world. Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Russia and lots of places. What a pleasure to work with such professionals. Just amazing, all the Lipstick Teams loved it. We had major support from everyone. Feel so lucky and proud. after this event we can do anything in the world. Its on par with New York, Milan and London  Fashion Weeks. Day 3 of #Arabfashionweek . Backstage is where all the fun,action and tension is. What a team effort. Support from every angle . Amazing show other #aouadiparis with gold leaves applied to the models, fingertips, feet and one completely covered in gold.
The Lipstick Make Up Institute is proud to announce that they are doing all the hair and make up and nails with the help from the hair teams #brownsugarhairsalon#wisamnourbeautysalon#resalonsspas#majanbeautysalon and #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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Another Successful Make Up Student

We are always so proud that students travel across the globe to choose our make up institute over any other to to teach them the skills that they need to advance them into the world of Make Up.   I am always flattered when I ask them, How did you find us"? and they say that they google, "Make Up Schools in Dubai" and they looked at what all the schools had to offer and they like the look of our website, our testimonials, the work that we do and they see what the students are achieving and we are far ahead of any other make up institute. It means that we have done our job well.   The reason that we achieved this is because we opened the make up Institute because we are passionate about it and this is the most apparent attribute and this is clear for anyone to see.   Its not just a business but its our life and we just love it.    I am not just saying it but our students feel at home here and get really sad when their courses are over as we do. Once you leave the Institute we don't forget you though. We keep in touch with our students and try to involve them in our Fashion Shows and any event we can. We really do care about our students. They become a part of  our small family here.   The other great attribute that puts Our Make up institute better than any other in Dubai is that we have a sister company, YH Studios DXB and all our students get professional images for their portfolio, how many depends on what course they have chosen   This is such a great advantage for the students to have such images in their portfolio as believe e when i tell you that I have interviewed over 60 make Up Artists and no one! has any professional images. I advertised for a "teacher" and one applicant sent me face cards, I couldn't understand this at all. I asked her that all the years she claims to be a make up artist and have taught for so may years yet she send me , Face Charts. Unreal.   I know how important it is to have a portfolio and a  diary of your achievements. I have been a photographer for 28 years so I really do know the value of a portfolio and thats why when we were  comprising the courses it was imperative that we incorporated professional photographs for the students portfolios.   Here are the results of one of our students who has just finished a 3 Day Bronze Course.   Amazing pictures with great talent. img_4040 Bronze 1 Bronze 2  

Special Effects Make Up To Oldify From Our Institute

Well, it is always fun to learn at the Make up institute but especially when its a creative special effects day. Our student chose our make up school as she did here research from South Africa and decided that we were the best make up school in Dubai to teach her all that she wants to know and she was absolutely right. The daily task was to to make a relatively young person old and just take a look at the results. Using the best makeup in our opinion, Kryolan , you can actually do anything. Once you learn the techniques then the make up will allow yo to explore the possibilities of your talent and give you the freedom to push yourself to the limits. I am sure you agree that the results are great.  All our photos are shot by our sister photography studio,  YH Studios DXB. They have been here for 4 years and are the prefect partner for a make up school. In fact, I don't know how the school would be without it. Everyone make up school should have one. The results of any make up lesson need to be recorded and thats what YH Studios does. Our students have this great advantage and we are the only make up school in Dubai to have such a partner company. Have a little look at the videos too and see just what fun we have in the make up school on a daily basis. See, learning is fun! Please feel free to comment and ask any questions. Here are a couple of videos from behind the scenes so you can see how we get our models into character.

Creative UV Makeup Training Day for All The Lipstick Teams

"We love what we do and do what we love" Thats Our Motto and we stick to it! And the most we love is to create yet unseen looks and concepts in makeup and showcase it to all of you. Yesterday was a Creative makeup training day in our Institute for The Lipstick Team. We love our team and they deserve the best training. We were presenting 2 completely different looks:
  1. Avant-garde makeup
2. Fantasy makeup - body painting with UV Glow colours   About the Avant-garde style

The term avant-garde refers to innovative or experimental concepts or works, or the group of people producing them. Pushing boundaries with the  development of Cubism, Pablo Picasso was part of the early 20th-century art world’s avant-garde. He in fact Personifies this style!

So we were pushing our boundaries and combined loads of different makeup application techniques in our Creative Make Up day.

Of course as always we were using Kryolan products so much glitters, gellafix, crushed mirror, sequences, crystals, Supracolors in colours, Aquacolors and glitter powders and pure colour pigments.

Our concept was to create something different and special.

Inspired by high fashion and fantasy looks, to create an aqua, watery impression followed by glow and shine.

Our models final look is really impressive, different and extraordinary but still she looks beautiful and feminine.

Fantasy look with UV glow colours

Our another look was inspired by the fantastic Galaxy.

This is how we created the, "Galactical Princess" Look, Sparkly and bright.

Handmade skirt, painted top and collar were the main contents of this look.

It was a real fun look to work on Our Lipstick Teams were fascinated as they had never been involved in anything like this before. A complete transformation before their eyes.

I was applying the UV colours in the dark under the UV light with the whole team watching it.

Of course it was a bit challenging but that was the most interesting part in it.

For the whole look we were using Kryolan products.

Kryolan UV glow aqua colors, UV glow eyeshadows and Hair spray and a free hand to draw some funky lines and splash the colours all over the models body.

We really enjoyed creating the look and looking forward to the next project.

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Eyeliner for cocktail makeup

  b8322895f68587c2589f50831a2e2487   81ef0ba598e6a70d5d96a06c515747bd A strong mouth brings out the flush in your cheeks, so go light on blush, but do take a couple of minutes to define your eyes. Run a rich black or brown liner pencil which has a touch of iridescence as close as possible to your upper and lower lash lines, Then finish with two coats of black mascara. ADDITIONAL: If you have fair skin, try blue-based berry colors with a bit of translucence If you have olive/medium skin, try creamy, succulent, red-tinged plums. If you have dark skin try deep, saturated raisin hues. Softly shimmering highlighter.   Thank You for tuning in today. Tomorrow we will talk about what lipstick soothes for cocktail party.          

Free Creative Demonstration Day

Here at Lipstick we always love to keep the team spirit going and keep the teams as tight as possible and learn together. You can always advance yourself in any are of make up. Contouring is really popular right now but what make up artists can learn more from is the creative applications. This is all covered in Our Platinum Course that lasts for 6 weeks and you also leave with an International Diploma that will carry you through to start your journey  into the world of Make Up. We teach you not only how to apply make up but teach you to open your mind to the endless possibilities that you can do with make up and the amazing unique effects that can be produced. Please just come in and see us to discuss anything or just for advice, we are always here to help and love to talk! Especially Liv about make up, she can talk for England. Talk about passion, this girl was born with a mascara in her hand I think. I have never known anyone be so passionate about a shade of eye shadow or lipstick! Once we went to a company to discuss using their Hollywood products in the school before we eventually decided on Kryolan, there was never really any competition with really but we had to be open to suggestions. They showed us some  samples and I had to leave her there as it was just not exciting enough for me, 3,5 hours later she calls me to pick her up! So that Liv, The Eurasian Number one in the world for Fashion Hair And Make Up. Liv is our main teacher in the school so you will be taught by the best to be the best!. This is why all the girls love the demonstrations and they learn so much from it. Call us on +971 52 83 49964 Here are some shots of the Demonstrations today. The girls get up close to watch each and every stroke. IMG_1404 IMG_1405 IMG_1406 IMG_1407 IMG_1408 IMG_1409      

How to behave on a makeup appointment

Maryland-makeup-artist-dc-kelley-unthank-weddings I think this topic is a big question all the time! First of all we make up artists are human beings like you clients. We have feelings like anyone else and also like respect and appreciation. We are not plastic surgeons and robots! Why I'm telling this? Because most of the clients are not clear with the realistic expectations. What makeup can do and what not? Lets clear up why are we using makeup? We are talking about classical glamorous looks. We are applying makeup to enhance the natural beauty of the face and correct the imperfections! Thats it easy and simple. The makeup will not make you look like Kim Kardashian or Jennifer Lopez or who ever.... You don't want to hide behind a mask created of foundation. And of course much more!! Unfortunately nowadays we are facing these unrealistic expectations. And what will happen at the end you will get a "bad makeup artist" reputation because you can't make a Kim from everyone. Well  ladies just to inform you this is not working like that. First of all you need to be clear with yourself what is possible to bring out from your face and what not. You don't know it? Thats why we are here ... the professional makeup artists! Lets start with some tips how to behave on a makeup appointment:
  1. You know that you are going for a makeup appointment so PLEASE DONT WEAR MAKEUP! And now you're asking why? All of us want happy clients happy client equals happy makeup artist! The makeup will be perfect on a clean face and thats why there is no point of applying makeup for the makeup appointment. Anyway the makeup artist will clean up your  face and of course the mascara is a nightmare to clean up and after reapplying again. So make our lives easier and come with clean and moisturised face for your appointment.
2. Research your artists work before you book an appointment!As i said before we are all human beings with feelings. Bad comments and judging before even starting the makeup on your face is really painful for us! As for anyone else. If you know the artists work and you book an appointment with her or him you can be sure that you are in good hands and you dont have to judge or question every single move what she or he is doing! 3. Don't be late! If you are booked in at 2pm please be there at 2pm. Not 1.45 or 2.30 or other time. We are working on time...and time is a very precious thing. Being late is not a condition its a choice. All of us we know the conditions of the traffic, time, etc... so be prepared and be on time please! 4. Give time for the makeup You are late and now you are rushing your artist to do a magic on your face for 15 minutes. Im really sorry ladies but this doesn't work like this. A good work needs time. If you know that you will require a glamorous and complicated makeup don't expect to be ready in 15 minutes! 5. Don't judge the makeup from a foundation! The makeup in process can't be judge. All of us, artists we have a different style of application. What you do at home in your bathroom, or watching you tube videos is one thing. The other is when you go to a professional and she or he will do your makeup. It will look different and its absolutely normal! 6. When we say close your eyes that means close it and don't open till we say open. Opening your eyes can destroy the texture of the eyeshadows especially if we are working with Aqua (watercolours). So please follow the instructions of the artist. We know exactly what we are doing! 7. Trust  your artist In my opinion this is one of the most important factors in this relationship. Without trust you will destroy the artists life and experience, as well as yours also. No one wants to leave the makeup appointment with bad feeling, terrible experience and even tears in eyes. To avoid this discuss with your artist the desired look, the occasion, dress, style everything so there won't be any misunderstanding and disappointment. 8. Relax and enjoy The makeup application should be a nice and relaxing experience. All you need to do is to sit, relax and enjoy. The rest is on us! Makeup-Blog-Makeup-Hygiene-No-nos-Career-As-a-Makeup-Artist-Applying-Lipstick-with-Makeup-Brush 9. You asked for the price. And you got it. The following question: No discount? or What is your last price? Dear ladies that makeup artist paid for her studies, paid so much money for her makeup set and brushes. Energy, time and experience. All this and most of the time we are talking about discounts and last price. Please respect our work and effort! We are working hard to make you look the best as you can. Asking for discounts all the time and saving money on the makeup makes our work less important and not respected. 10. We often hear this: "Ahh its just makeup i will do mine " or "Why is it so expensive i just want a simple makeup?" To answer the first question: Whatever you do, wherever you go the first thing you will check on the others is THE FACE! Not the dress, shoes, accessories, hair etc... but THE Face! When you talk to the people they will look at your face as they are talking to you... not to your dress or hair! On your wedding you are the center of attention so you want to make sure that you look absolutely perfect! So start from your face with a perfect MAKE Up! The answer to the second question is doesn't matter how simple makeup you want it still takes all the steps...foundation, corrector, concealer, powder, eyebrows, eye shadows, mascara, blusher and lipstick. The difference is between the application technique and intensity in colours, but we are still using the same products and doing the same steps. So thats why you are paying the much money even its a simple look. 11. Using mobile phones while you are getting your makeup done Absolutely no! Everyone can live without a phone for maximum 1 hour. Using phones, taking selfies while doing the makeup is not only annoying for the artist but makes our job really difficult. Let us do our job and after the makeup you can take really good selfies with your beautiful makeup  on! No OFFENCE to anyone... this is just the 17 years experience and the every day happening in this makeup artist life. These are just simple tips how make our lives easier and to make sure both sides are happy and satisfied. Backstage-Beauty-10-Best-Makeup-Tips-Weve-Heard

Do’s and don’t in daytime makeup

  Hi everyone!Here we are again to teach you on what is the best do wear and not in daytime makeup. Do's *do use a foundation that matches your skin tone exactly *do softer colour for the lower lash line.Lining all the way around   your eye in blacks an extreme look that's best saved for nighttime. *do use matte eyeshadows *soft peachy and soft orange shade blusher *dry contouring *light fresh color lipstick   b5851a7b7201dea6bac7fa36aa1dd50b bright_makeup_for_fall-400x400 Don't *no to heavy eyeliner *no to dark Eyeliner *no to dark lipstick *not too much contouring *no to dark mascara *dark and bold eyebrows   TIP: Keep it simple and less and more. Thanks for reading the topic for today See you tomorrow and we will talk about on how to do makeup in 10 minute daytime look.