Category Archives: skincare

Contouring and Highlighting

We can easily say that contouring and highlighting is one of the biggest  trends in makeup although contouring and highlighting is a part of a makeup application for a long time. What is contouring and highlighting?  With  contouring and highlighting we want to bring back the 3D look of the face, to give more dept on the contoured areas and highlight the highest point of the face. When you apply foundation on the skin it covers the blemishes and refreshes the face but at the same time it kinda wipes off the features and shapes. With  contouring we can give more dept and shape to the face also because we are shading the contoured areas will look optically sharper and smaller. For contouring we are using a greyish - brown colour as we want to make it look the natural and real as possible. This colour can be 3 or 4 shades darker than our skin colour. Highlighting is a process of enhancing the face areas where the light "hits the face".  The highlighted area  is lighter and optically looks wider and bigger. Usually its the centre of the forehead, under the eyebrows and under eye area, top of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid bow and centre of the chin.  The colour can be 2 or 3 shades lighter than our skin colour depends how intensive we want to go with it. Untitled Tip of the day: if you don't know where to contour your face, all you need to do is to check your face in a natural light in the mirror. The shadows on the face will show you where  you have to contour. Generally its the hairline on the forehead or the temples, eye socket, nose, under the cheekbones, jawline and chin. Don't forget the contours are changing as the per the face shapes and they are never straight. Also keep in mind that when you are contouring you are shading so the best contours are more shadows on the face perfectly blended and smoothened out not harsh lines.   Stay with us tomorrow as we will talk about contouring products in details

Foundation application techniques

Master the foundation application and be your own makeup artist. Brush? Sponge? Fingers? what works the best for you? When its about foundation we are always sceptical what is the best way to apply it. Well it depends what is the type of your foundation and what works the best for you. You have one main goal to achieve a flawless skin.
  1. Use your fingers if you are not happy with the brush strokes or the sponge.
3 2.Apply your foundation with a foundation brush if you want a strong coverage. Apply-Foundation-and-Primer 3. Use a buffing brush if you like to keep your foundation dewy  how-to-apply-foundation-tutorial-7 4.Use latex sponge and dab the foundation in your skin if you are using cream textures. gallery_big_applying_foundation_with_sponge 5. Apply the foundation  with a foundation brush and use your beauty blender for a fully blended look. Note the beauty blender is for blending the foundation not for application! shutterstock_118242388QCdjB5HwFOTaWQ8X4xMDoxOjA4MTsiGN 6.For a dewy skin apply water spray on your skin and while is wet start with a foundation. 0354485d-4901-4684-8563-22baf84bd514 7. The most important doesn't matter what is your foundation texture (cream, liquid or stick) always apply it in thin layers. tips-for-foundation-application Tip of the day: for a perfect and flawless skin wet your latex sponge and apply your foundation on the face.  In this way your foundation will blend in more and will stick more to the skin. Click on our blog tomorrow and get more infos about different foundation types and their best usage on your skin...see you all tomorrow

Flawless skin and full coverage with cream foundations

We all know our favourite liquid foundations which are  giving a light to medium coverage. But what should we do if we are struggling from skin problems, dark circles under the eyes, scars on the face ? The liquid foundations coverage is not strong enough. This is the moment when we will choose a cream foundation to cover and correct all these skin problems and correct the skin types. We will talk about the Kryolan Cream foundations. For the first time you will say no, Kryolan is a Professional Stage Makeup and its only for stage or TV. It is for makeup artists but if you know exactly how to use the products you can easily use them on a daily basis. Lets do a quick and useful review of our amazing foundations:
  1. Supracolor is an oil based moisturising cream foundation also known as greasepaint. Perfect for normal to dry skin and for the mature skin. The best to apply with a wet sponge by dabbing for a full coverage, glossy finish.
12741-kryolan-supracolor-foundation-2-140369844401004_00_prod_1W-12W 2. Dermacolor as a texture is a bit dryer than the Supracolor. Specifically made to cover the different skin problems, discolorations, tattoos and scars. Can be used for all the skin types. Application with wet sponge semi glossy finish with a full coverage. 71006_00_prod_Mediumhqdefault 3. Ultrafoundation is a creamy texture easy to apply and blend. Perfect for the dry skin. Application with a foundation brush with a full coverage and semi glossy finish.   ultra_foundation   Tip of the day: for a flawless skin and full coverage apply thin layers of the cream foundation. Build it up from very thin layers rather than applying a thick layer creating a mask effect on the skin.   Visit our blog tomorrow we will share with you some lovely infos about the TV Stick foundations and their usage on a bad skin.

3 different ways to apply liquid foundation

When applied correctly, liquid foundation can create a beautiful, dewy finish that doesn't look like makeup at all! Liquid foundation can be little tricky to apply at first, but with a bit of practice, you can achieve flawless-looking skin in a matter of minutes. This article will teach you three different ways to apply liquid foundation. Fingers work best if you want a lighter more natural coverage. Use a sponge or foundation brush to achieve a fuller coverage and create a glam, camera-ready finish. 1.Cleanse and moisturise your face. Makeup should always be applied to a clean canvas. Wash your face using your normal cleanser and pat dry. If you have dry skin, apply a moisturiser and wait a few minutes before applying foundation to give the moisturiser a chance to work.
  • If you are in a hurry or have applied too much moisturiser, blot your face with a tissue to remove excess moisturiser before applying foundation.
1425022044_cleaning-face Woman applying moisturizer cream on face. Close-up fresh woman face.   2.Pour a dime-sized amount of foundation onto your palette of choice. You can either use the back of your hand, a small dish, or even a folded up napkin. Don't pour out too much. You can always add more later.   tumblr_n0979pfsZs1qesrs5o1_1280img_5654   3.Dip your fingertips into the foundation, and begin to dab it onto your face. Start with two dabs on your forehead, two on each cheek, one on your nose, and one on your chin. A little goes a long way with liquid foundation, and you can always add more to areas that need additional coverage. tumblr_inline_nut17991T61txoi6x_500 4.Use your fingertips to blend the foundation into your skin. Use either a patting/tapping motion with just the pads of your fingers, or make small, light circles with your fingertips. Begin with the areas that tend to have the most uneven skin tone (nose, cheeks, and forehead for most people) and work out from there.
  • Think about blending the foundation lightly, not rubbing it in, and definitely not "slathering" it on.
  • If you need more coverage, add more foundation to your face a dab at a time.
fingertips 5.Blend the edges. Blend your foundation carefully into your jawline, hairline, and around your ears to avoid leaving distinct lines.
  • If you have a sponge, use it to blend the foundation at your jawline using short downward strokes.
  • If you notice a distinct color change at the jawline, you may need a different shade of foundation.
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Tip of the day: for a moisturised dewy look apply the liquid foundation with a wet sponge. In this case you can blend your foundation perfectly in the skin and the result will be natural and flawless.
Stay tuned guys for the best tips and tricks about the foundation this week.
Tomorrow we will talk about the cream foundations and will give you tips how to apply them effortlessly  and how to get a flawless, airbrushed look.

STUDENTS TESTIMONIAL

Dubai Zombie challenge   I attended the three days Dubai zombie challenge that took place in wonderland, Dubai from 7th till 9th of April 2016 The event was organised and supervised by the famous French Le Manoir de Paris, they are specialised in makeup and special effects. There were 2 amazing ladies Laura and Dalila they were responsible for the clients that wants to change into zombies, they took good care of them with smiles and love from the entrance till the makeup room, and they also were supervising the whole event. Then another French person to train the new zombies, in addition to two more men that were responsible for all the details of the game from maintenance to the safety of the clients, They were very well organised and they planned everything that they even had first aid kit to help the clients. First day i went before we start we had a meeting with the two professional French makeup artists Emilia and Camilla we were seven makeup artists in addition to them, by the second day we ended up in only 5 persons, they divide us as follows
  • One group for the latex
  • One group for the Air brush
  • One group for coloring details
  • One group for the final touch of clothes and hair and rest of the body
  • Camilla and Emilia took over the Air brush details and were also overlooking all the groups to make sure that we were on the right track
They also decide that we rotate every day so that we all get to learn everything in the process, also during the breaks they encouraged us to practice on our own bodies to learn more all the tricks. They were both very supportive and helpful they treated us as a team, they fluded us with all the experience and data needed to make sure that we become experts in such a short time, doing all the tricks and moves live really made a difference with us. They were answering all the questions asked, it was really not only an event it was like a professional special effects course and workshop at the same time. We had a lot of fun with all of them we even had the chance to try the game itself . I am really happy I was chosen to attend this event i learned totally new things in a very interesting filed of makeup which is the special effects, I want to thank Livia in the first place she is the one who recommended me to the group of the event, thanks for the support Lipstick Makeup institute.

Le Manoir de Paris presents The Dubai Zombie Challenge

Our students of, " The Lipstick Make Up Institute " have the great opportunity, have been chosen to be participate in an amazing event of Le Manoir de Paris which brought its popular Zombie Challenge event to Dubai, Spring 2016. This interactive event makes participants feel like they are the star of their own scary movie. Hollywood quality decor, makeup, costumes and music create an unforgettable ambiance. Physical challenges will intensify the experience as “Survivors” try to escape the zombie invasion.
The skills that our students obtained during this process uses special effects makeup is priceless.
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The correct foundation application

Brush? Sponge? Beauty blender or fingers? What is the right way? Well it depends what is the texture of your foundation. If its liquid the best is to apply with a foundation brush or buffing or kabuki brush. This way the foundation layer will be thin and invisible on your skin but the same time a nice coverage. The Beauty blender is for blending the foundation after the brush application. base_image_7_26Kryolan-Professional-Premium-Smoothing-Brush-Review-handle+cosmetic-brush01732_00_prod_Kabuki Pinselbeautyblenderreview1 Cream foundations especially if we are using Kryolan Supracolor, Dermacolor or TV Stick the best to apply with wet latex sponge by dabbing in the skin not dragging around the foundation.  Latex_Foam_Sponge_Applicator   Tip of the day: If you have a dry skin and wondering how to achieve  dewy and healthy glowing skin here is our tip for you. Before applying  the liquid foundation spray your face with a water spray or rose water. Do this between every single step. The rose water will give you a moisturised and dewy look. 2227823XL576-R-rosewater-facial-spray  

Are you wearing the right colour of the foundation?

The most common problem that all of us struggling from to find the right colour of the foundation we are wearing. When  you go to the makeup store forget about trying the foundation on your hands. The reason is:
  1. is not the same colour like your face 
  2. the skin on our face is more sensitive 
  3. the skin on your face  is a different skin type than your hands so of course you have to find the matching foundation to your skin type.
The process of trying and finding the right colour is very simple. Pick up 3 colours which are very similar to your skin colour and try them on your face near to the jawline area. The colour what blends in completely to your skin and not visible that is your foundation colour. Tip of the day: When applying foundation, apply it little by little build up your foundation. In this case you will get a perfect coverage and will look natural not caked up and a mask effect on a face. Five-Ways-Of-Applying-Liquid-Foundation-1

Skin types

Lets talk about skin types The first thing we need to do is to find out what is  our skin type.
  1. If your skin have a healthy glowing and  feels smooth then you are the lucky one who have a normal skin.
shutterstock_16309612 opt 50kb-croped 2. Matte, dry and peeling skin is a dry skin. 3.Shiny at the T zone (centre of the forehead and bridge of the nose) the rest of the face is dry this will be a combination skin.  beautiful-earth-skin-type-skincare-combination 4.Shiny sometimes with pimples and have a greasy touch is the oily skin kak-pravilno-uxazhivat-za-zhirnoj-kozhej-lica 5.Your skin becomes red after every single touch even after washing your face with just water its a sensitive skin.  Now we know our skin type so we  can start with the skin care and choosing the right makeup products. Don't forget it is essential to take care of your skin, no perfect makeup without a beautiful skin you can buy the best makeup products but if your skin is not cleaned and moisturised your makeup will look dull.