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.
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!!
- Avant-garde makeup
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.
Creation Number 1
Creation Number 2