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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.

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BTS Carlotta Conca

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

Lipstick 1st Year anniversary Party

Well we survived the first year with flying colours. We have been involved in so many events. Fashion Shows. Courses. Photoshoots. The list is endless. We invited a few selected friends to join in our celebrations of winning the Eurasian World Championships, celebrate the MD's, Yasmin Hussain Birthday and also for completing The Week at Arab Fashion week. We thoroughly enjoyed our whole event. We put on a few small fashion shows and displayed some amazing designers clothes with beautiful models.   The designer were:  
Ana Grcic #agisic231grcic, Tata Fashion www.tatjanatat.com Jules Quirante #julesquirante Dina Jam Joum #dimajamjoun
Shot by #yhstudiosdxb and the hair by #hairsalonuae#kryolan
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Day 4 of Arab Fashion Week

Another amazing, crazy busy day at Meydan Hotel. We are the major Sponsors of Arab Fashion week for the hair, make up and nails. I am blown away by the camaraderie, support and respect everyone has for each other. These events are something special that everyone just loves to be involved in, including me. Sometimes it make you crazy as the pressure and timings are sometimes unrealistic but its fun and exciting! People respond better under pressure. What does not break us makes us stronger. We are not alone though we had great support from o#brownsugarhairsalon  #wisamnourbeautysalon #resalonsspas for taking control of all the hair and styling under pressure and restyling! #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. _mg_2872-copy
Here are some amazing shots from #yhstudiosdxb our sister company.
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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  

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 Open Day at The Lipstick Makeup Institute

You love makeup but you don't know how to apply it? Your dream is to have a flawless skin what looks fresh and healthy glowing? Tried million times to contour and highlight but you ended up with harsh lines on your face? We have a solution for you!!! Visit us on the 16th of July from 11am and watch  in live how the right makeup transforms you and get the best handy tips for your makeup application. We will talk about skincare, the foundation, contours and highlights, eye makeup, mascara, blusher and the lipstick. Will answer all your questions and talk about your doubts about makeup. All the information you need to start to experiment in front of your mirror! Also you will have a fantastic chance to get a 30% discount on our courses if you book yourself on that day! So be ready ... we are ready for you all See you on the 16th July from 11am... don't miss it! Please check out our makeovers 99 B before 22nd copy BF 1

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

Ramadan DISCOUNT On Self Application Course

Want to learn how to do your own make up Perfectly? Then book yourself in for A Self application Class. Call us +971 528249964 .  We have a Ramadan Special on this course only 30% Discount so book NOW and look amazing all the time with the techniques we will teach you.   You will learn how to ben properly, learn all about foundations and choosing the correct colour for your skin. You will learn how to contour and make the most of your bones structure or hide it if you so wish with the correct contouring, anything is possible. How to apply your day make up in 10 minutes and look flawless and natural. Everything we will teach you will change your life literally! Daytime and evening look. Whatever the occasion, work or party look and feel amazing.  You will wonder why you have never done it before! We will also take a professional portrait of you when you finish your make up as a Ramadan Gift.  _MG_5003 IMG_3969 IMG_6689 IMG_9407 Continue reading Ramadan DISCOUNT On Self Application Course

Moisturising the Lips

Hi everyone today we will talk about lips, here are the first thing to do is to moisturised your lips:
Lips!
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Exfoliate your lips. Mix together petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline), sugar and honey; Rub your lips with the mixture for 2-3 minutes later. Gently wipe the mixture from your lips with a clean, damp washcloth.
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Next, apply a lip balm (such as Blistex or Carmex) to your lips. Don't use flavored or scented lip balms because that will just make you lick your lips which will cause dryness.
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Drink water. Water keeps lips moisturized. Your lips need moisture. Not only is water good for your lips but it is good for most everything in the human body. You should try drinking 8 glasses of water every day depending on your age.
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Don't pick your chapped lips. This will only make them sore, and even more dry. Making your lips dry and sore will slow down the moisture process. Also if you peel the skin off them it hurts and burns when you apply lip balm. Sometimes it even bleeds!
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Don't lick your lips. In fact, don't even rub your lips together unless there is lip balm on them, don't bite them, or rub your teeth against them. Not only does this dry out your lips, it even makes them bigger. Trust me that's not very pretty!
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Stay away from sticky foods. Sticky foods will make your lips rub against each other and stick together, damaging and drying out your lips.
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Overnight, apply a heavy coat of lip balm to your lips. The next morning your lips will be moisturized and smooth!
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There you go guys! The tips to have a smooth and moistured lips.
I hope you got some tricks from the topic today.
Stay tuned tomorrow as we talked about on how to make your lipstick to last for long hours.