Category Archives: Creative

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.      

Our lovely Successful Student from Silver Media Make Up Course.

Another beautiful souland successful student  has just  passed  through, "The Lipstick Makeup Institute" has successfully fulfilled her course and departed armed with knowledge and  skills that will see her through her next phase of life as a successful make up artist. Our lovely Tatiana was graceful enough to have chosen Lipstick to educate her and fuel her with the knowledge that she will only get from educators who really understand their field. In this industry there are a lot of so called , "Make Up artists" out there who don't know anything! That isn't me just trying to make out that we are better than anyone else I am just stating a fact. Tatiana just finished , The Silver Media Make Up course. Here is the description of the Course, if you are interested. Silver Make Up Course (5 days 30 hours) Creative make up course:
  1. Fantasy make up
  2. Avant-garde make up
  3. Special visuals make up
  4. Face (body) painting make up
  5. Stage make up
 What the students get: A course booklet which provides step to step guides Professional set of brushes to use whislt on the course All make up will be provided by the school Set of products worth AED500 Opportunity to work with professional models The rare chance to work in a professional operating studio Working with professional photographers 3 professional photo of the students work After completing the course our students are entitled for huge discounts with different brands             International Certificate The Silver make up course is for a make up artist who wants to improve its skills in the creative make up field. Previous knowledge in make up is required. Just take a look at Tatiana's final Portfolio she left the course with as all students leave with professional images taken by our sister company, YH Studios DXB _MG_0082e _MG_0952e _MG_1951e So if you want a Porfolio like this and the best training you could possibly have then contact us. We would would so glad and proud to have you come and join us.    

Congratulations to our Student from The Lipstick Makeup Institute

We just want to wish our lovely student Heba Salad all the best with her career. The lady has just finished the Gold media Make Up course. Reba collected her Certificate and her photos today on her birthday. She passed her exam with flying colours and not only is that down to our lovely Sheba whom we will miss very much but it is down to our great Master educator, Livia. This is the Gold Course Heba just finished. Gold Make Up Course (10 days 60 hours) 1. History of make up and the fashion icons 2. Skincare and make up steps 3. Daytime look make up (theory and practice) and hair styling 4. Evening make up look (theory and practice) hair styling 5. Smokey look (classical) 6. European bridal (theory and practice) hair styling 7. Red Carpet make up look (theory and practice) hair styling 8. Arabic make up (theory and practice) hair styling 9. Bollywood make up (theory and practice) hair styling 10. Make Up for photoshoots (colour and black and white)and hair styling 11. Creative make up workshop and hair styling 12. Preparing an own concept for a photo shooting (hair and make up) 13. Examination theory (1 hour) and creating a make up look and hair styling (2 hours) What the students get: A course booklet which provides step to step guides Professional set of brushes to use whilst on the course Set of products worth AED1000 All make up will be provided by the school Opportunity to work with professional models The rare chance to work in a professional operating studio Working with professional photographers 5 professional photo of the students work After completing the course our students are entitled for huge discounts with different brands International Certificte The Gold make up course is for a person who wants to get a basic and short training of the make up artistry.   YasminvHussain, Heba Salad & Livia Rideg IMG_0393 Take look At hobbies Portfolio she left Lipstick with taken by our partner company , YH Studios DXB. _MG_2824e _MG_4292e _MG_4499e _MG_5075e Livia is not just a teacher but this is her passion and life long ambition. This is her! Looks a bit weird, I know, only joking ha!! IMG_3817email 2   Personally I think Liv was born with a lipstick in one hand and a blusher brush in the other! A bit like this!! Makeup-tips-for-beginners Like I am to photography, by the way I am Yasmin Hussain, founder of The Lipstick Make up institute Livia is to make up!

Highlighter

 Hi Everyone!

Our topic for today is all about highlighting!
You can learn what is the effect and how to apply
Before beginning your highlighting and contouring, you must first determine your face shape.  Faces can be oval, rectangular, round, heart-shaped, oblong, diamond-shaped, or triangular (including inverted triangular).  To determine your face shape,  pull all of your hair back tightly and examine your face in the mirror, looking for the following attributes.  A measuring tape may be used to measure the length and width of the face for a more precise determination. OVAL: Oval-shaped faces have a length equal to 1.5 times the width of the face, with forehead and jaw equal widths. RECTANGULAR: Rectangular faces are 1/3 longer than the width of the face and have strong angles on the forehead and at the jawline. ROUND: Round faces are as wide as they are long, but with soft, rounded edges. HEART-SHAPED: Heart-shaped faces have the most width at the cheek, eye, and forehead areas, with a narrow to pointy chin.  Sometimes they will also have a high forehead. OBLONG: Oblong faces are as long as it is wide.  Straight sides, a high forehead, and larger than average distance between the bottom of the lip and the tip of the chin are common attributes of the oblong face. DIAMOND-SHAPED: Diamond-shaped faces are characterized by a narrow forehead and a narrow chin with the widest point at the cheeks. TRIANGULAR (and INVERTED TRIANGULAR): Triangular faces are wide at the forehead and narrowest at the jawline; inverted triangular faces are widest at the jawline and narrowest at the forehead.Determining your face shape will help you decide where to place your highlights and contours and what features you’d like to define or downplay.
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Highlighting certain features of the face can be super flattering for the spring time, if done properly. By illuminating specific areas of the face, you’re putting them in the spotlight, but don’t think taking a face powder with tons of shimmer and applying it all over will give you a flattering look. All good things must come in moderation (even glitter).When it comes to brightening any part of the skin, it’s always a good idea to stick with the “less is more” mindset. Features like cheek bones, under the brow and cupids bow, nose area, chin and forehead are all prime targets to apply some sort of illuminator. We put together every highlighter tip for your face, from where to put a brightener to which products you should be using. Take a look through the slideshow above to see some of our favorite celebrities exemplifying the highlighted.
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Tip for the day: "Less is more"