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.
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.
We ended the shoot by celebrating a little with a few snacks and drinks at her hotel room.
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. 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. They were tasked to do traditional Chinese makeup with red and orange eyeshadow and a scarlet red lip. 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.
Lipstick Makeup Institute Students First Fashion showThis took place @ V11 last week.
SORAYA B. COUTURE AND VAROIN MARWAH AW 2018 FASHION SHOWLast Friday, June 22 2018, we were able to collaborate with a couple of wonderful designers, SORAYA B. COUTURE and VAROIN MARWAH at VII DUBAI in Conrad Hotel. In cooperation with Fashion TV, our students from the Lipstick Makeup Institute created the looks for the models before they marched their way into the runway. The beautiful models came out with a mixture of blinding gold highlights and fuschia pink cheeks Avant Garde looks. With the guidance of one of our teachers and the coordinator, the students were challenged to finish their makeup look within 10-15 mins per model in their first ever fashion show. The YH Studios crew also took photos and videos for the event. Models lining up to get their looks done. It was a jam-packed show. The models adorning the designs by Soraya and Varoin gleamed on the cat-walk. They owned it as they felt so confident in their attire. Shining bright with Soraya's gowns and make up that gave them confidence to hold their heads up high. The students are in their last week of training. 6 weeks of intensive training. They started with not much knowledge and now they are leaving with so much that they are bursting at the seams. They are ready to tackle the outside world and start using all that they have learnt along the way. They covered everything from the no makeup look to special effects. One end of the spectrum to the next! I am so so proud of them that I could cry! It always makes me so happy. I love my students!!
I thought the life of a Makeup Artist was easy.Believe me, I had to crawl my way into the industry, as years ago, makeup artists from my country were not as in demand as they are now. I had to train every single day crying while I drew eyeliners. I have lived in places not suitable for human beings and worked with impossible personalities. But in spite of all that, I kept going. I honed my skills, trying to gain as much experience as I can, learned from different styles of makeup from different people, and always having that goal of stepping up in my career. Fast-forward 15 years later, I still haven’t reached all my goals. So far, I’ve crossed out a few things off my bucket list though - such as, worked for VIPs of Dubai, princesses, celebrities, worked in media, getting my work published in magazines, attending classy events, meeting amazing people in the industry and so much more. Now because of all the experiences I’ve had, I can teach a new generation of men and women what I’ve learned. And maybe you don’t have to go through what I’ve gone through by taking our Platinum Makeup Course this Ramadan.
The Lipstick Makeup Institute is offering a 40% discount 25,000 AED to 15,000 AED for a limited time. If you take this course, I’m sure you’ll get ahead in the game really fast. Just call: 0528349964
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Second year running we are very please to have our work published in the Khaleej Times
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to achieve this awesome look
Bold & Beautiful
Dramatic and Edgy
Inspired by Avant-Garde Makeup
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
Using Kryolan products
The focus of this artistic makeup is the eyes
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
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