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Contouring and Highlighting

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.

Contouring and Highlighting
Learn How to contour

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.

So, what are you waiting for? Our next batch of the Platinum Makeup Course is on Monday 30th May, 2022. Together, let’s explore the amazing world of makeup.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 052 834 9964 or email us at info@thelipstickmakeup.institute

 

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Setting your foundation

We’ve all been there. You spend all this time perfecting your skin with foundation and concealer, and it looks great – awesome! Now you don’t want that to move, so you set it with some powder. And bam! Just like that: cake face. Now what?

Powder is great for setting your makeup and making sure it doesn’t slide around, but the slightest excess of it can take you from amazing to ‘ew’ in about 2 seconds flat. But don’t worry, there’s a way to fix that. All you need to do is apply your powder with a taco. Wait, what? Yes, you heard us: a taco–a powder puff taco, that is. The “taco” method is one that’s been taught in makeup academies for years and will ensure that makeup stays put while cake face stays in the past. Intrigued? Read on.

Make sure any excess oil is gone

Excess oil is the number one way for makeup to cake up on your face. To prevent that from happening, you need to make sure it’s gone before you set with powder. After you’ve applied your foundation and concealer, take an oil blotting sheet, or even a tissue, and gently blot any excess oil or product away.

Pour loose, colorless powder onto puff

Grab a powder puff (it can be large or small) and with it laying flat, deposit a small amount of loose, colorless powder onto the center of the puff. It is imperative here that you are using a powder that is 100% translucent. Using a tinted powder can alter the color of your foundation or even change the way it looks throughout the course of the day.

Fold puff into taco shape and rub together

Here’s where the “taco” part comes in. You want to fold up the edges of your powder puff, creating a “taco” shape, with the loose powder inside the pocket you’ve just formed. Now, take both sides of the “taco” and rub them together well in order to really get the powder into the puff.

Fold “taco” in the other direction and repeat

Open the powder puff up and fold it in the other direction. So, if you folded it horizontally the first time, fold it vertically this time, or vice versa. Repeat the same process of massaging the sides together.

Knock off the excess

Unfold the puff and gently knock off any excess by flicking the underside of the puff. This ensures that you won’t be applying too much powder onto your face.

Press and roll puff into skin

With your now powdered puff, take it and form it into a “taco” again, this time with the powdered side on the bottom. Then, gently press and roll it onto the skin. Don’t swipe! This will disturb the makeup underneath. By pressing and rolling, you are locking in the foundation and concealer and ensuring that the makeup is really melting into the skin.

Finish off with a setting spray

Finish the face off with a few spritzes of your favorite setting spray. Doing this will get rid of any residual powder that may be laying on top of the skin, make you look fresh, and will lock in the makeup even more. No cake face here!

 

Our next batch of the Platinum Makeup Course is on January 9, 2022. Together, let’s explore the amazing world of makeup.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 052 834 9964 or email us at info@thelipstickmakeup.institute

 

You can also check out or students work at:

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The Perfect Reason to Stay in Dubai for the Summer

Summer has finally hit Dubai.  But before you book your flights out to escape the summer heat, you might want to consider taking a course at our institute. Starting from 2,625 AED, you can learn how to apply makeup to either yourself or professionally. You can choose between courses that we have here like the Self Makeup Application Course, the Bronze, Silver and Gold, or the most popular course in our institute, The Platinum Makeup Course.

We’ve recently launched our Summer Promotion which entails more than AED 10,000 worth of discounts. In this promotion, you’d get all the necessary skills to be a Professional Makeup Artist, whether it be for freelance, for retail, salon work, movies, or as an influencer. 

We’ll teach you basics like analysing skin types, skin tones, eye shapes, etc. Work with professional models, work in major fashion shows, photoshoots, work with wonderful designers. 

Spring Summer Modest Fashion week with Lipstick Makeup Institute Graduates
Spring Summer Modest Fashion week with Lipstick Makeup Institute Graduates

This is your chance to follow your passion to become a professional makeup artist this summer. Belong to the biggest and most talented makeup team in Dubai. We never let go of our students and make sure that we bring our students to different jobs even after they graduate.

Award-Winning, YH Studios, our photography partner, takes all of our wonderful photos for the students’ portfolios. They do the most amazing fashion shoots, family, even animals around dubai. Yasmin Hussain, owner of YH Studios is a seasoned photographer of 30+ years. She makes sure that all students work is impeccable before they shoot their models for their portfolio. Editing models features on post is really easy because from the start, the students make sure that everything is right. 

So, beat the heat this summer and join the Lipstick Makeup Team. Learn and sharpen your skills as a makeup artist with us. 

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Successful Self Makeup Application Course

The last couple of days were really fun and successful. A student enrolled for the self makeup application course for 2 days and we had an amazing time with her. 

At first, she didn’t know much about makeup and brought her own makeup. From there, we assessed her things and checked if they were the right products for her to become successful. Thankfully, she had a few brushes that were fine, and powder, bronzers, blush and lipsticks that were right for her complexion. Apart from that, the only items that were incorrect were her foundation and eyeshadows.

At first, I taught her a few theoretical aspects of makeup before we headed onto creating makeup looks. 

On the first day, we did practice work for Day Makeup. I taught her how to put her makeup on, which brushes to use, how to shape her eyebrows and lips. 

successful makeup
Before

On the second and last day of the Self Application Makeup Course, we did a review of the Day Makeup Look and Transitioned it to Evening Makeup and Party Makeup. She was able to do her own makeup with some guidance. 

successful makeup
After

Learning how to put your own makeup is very important especially because appearance in the workplace is essential. When looking for a job, the first thing an employer looks at is someones photograph. In a job interview, a person’s appearance is something someone checks out. 

When working in the service business, it’s important to have your makeup done impeccably so that your clients will feel at ease when you talk to them. 

Here, at the Lipstick Makeup Institute, we’ll help you land your dream job by helping you in guiding you with your makeup — be it for your workplace, or for a date night. We’re here for you.

 

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Last Day of Classes

Last day is always the hardest yet fulfilling day of the courses. The students were tasked to do an Instagram Glamour inspired Makeup with a twist.  As their last photoshoot, they did their best to create their final look as impeccable as possible.

Choosing an inspiration online for their last look was a daunting task but they were able to pull it off. Checking popular ‘makeup gurus’ online made them feel confident about doing their task.

last makeup
Final Makeup by one of the students

How to mix and choose colours and create shapes are the first thing that our students learn in The International Platinum Media Makeup Course. In this final piece, they’re applying everything they’ve learned from choosing a foundation colour, checking the skin type, and choosing colours that would suit their model’s eye colour. They also had to apply contouring and highlighting according to their model’s facial shape. They also learned how to draw their model’s eyebrows, eyeliner and lips, doing an ombre lip, and lots of other things that they’ve learned.

Things that they’ve been struggling with in the first weeks they were able to achieve on their final week of photoshoots. As earlier during the week they did other shoots like the No Makeup Makeup Look and Makeup for Mature Ladies. They also did Evening looks, Glamour, and Arabic makeup. Special FX, Creative Makeup, High Fashion, and Creative Instagram Glamour Makeup were last. All of which they had to conceptualise by themselves prior to the shoots.

The students gave it their all during the final leg of their course making sure they were able to finish their looks on time. The students also stayed with the photographer to check how their models look so they can do any touch ups if needed.

That was really a fun week!

 

Fashion Platinum Course

Fashion Platinum Course, Its that time again when  is going to begin.

Fashion Platinum Course The next course starts on the 11th November and there is nothing more to say that you must join.

Its the most creative, innovative, interesting and amazing Course we have developed.

For the 6 weeks you will learn all you need to know about makeup to become a professional makeup artist. We provide you with a Book like the one below which is the cover. Its mega thick and is packed full of information about every aspect of makeup.

Here at The Lipstick Makeup Institute we also have a photography studio. Not just any photography studio though. We are Special!

We have a GLOBAL Award Winning Studio, YH Studios DXB. 

www.yhstudiosdxb.com

This advantage means that every student gets their work photographed on a daily basis. The students spend tome with the photographers in the studio and get a great understanding of how to behave like a makeup artist too. They also can see the difference between makeup for catwalk, media and beauty.

Fashion Platinum Course
Fashion Platinum Cover

Its so cool to see  how much the students increase on a daily basis with their skills. They see the change in themselves too which is such a confident boost. Once they start to learn the fundamental principles of makeup they start to really learn fast.

 

We teach them everything, nude makeup, fashion makeup, bridal makeup, special effects makeup, high fashion makeup. The no makeup look, Glamorous makeup, absolutely everything about makeup. We work with designers too who supply clothes and jewellers for accessories.

 

We have so many lovely people who volunteer to come and models for the students so they can practise and as a thank you they get a free photograph.

 

Thank you so much to all you wonderful people.

 

 

 

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.

Burj Al Arab

BTS Carlotta Conca

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

Dubai Modest Fashion Week

We are all really please to be asked to participate in the Dubai modest  Fashion Week.

Its an amazing event. The first time to be held in the UAE to be held here. It has ben showcased in London, Istanbul and New York, sop not such a small event.

It was influcted  with influencers, bloggers and amazing designers. It is the first time that The Lipstick Make Up Institute has been involved in a fashion Show with predominantly hijabs.

The models looked just so beautiful and elegant in the Beautiful designs all ver elegant for Dubais Modest Fashion Week.

There were so many designers that came to Dubai just for this event from all over the world.

As usual, The Lipstick Make Up Institute Teams just love Fashion Shows. We thrive on the adrenalin and the rush of the exciting challenges that the days bring. We love the pressure and th dramatic changes from designer to designer.

This time though there were not too may changes as it the Title of the Show says, The Modern Fashion Show! so hence the makeup had also to be minimalistic and not so pronounced. Delicate and flawless makeup was the dominant feature of the shows. This was so not to take anything away from the designers and the clothes.

I never knew that there so many ways to wear a hijab and look so cool. The clothes were very , ” now” and so  in with fashion, we were all so impressed. The fashion world is complimenting each continent and blending from East to west and north to south and the results of this are shown on the runway.

We just can’t wait for the next Fashion Show. This is the season of events and the teams are all busy bees.

Next week The Lipstick Make Up institute Teams are celebrating on a yacht party together as a great ending to the year. We can sail and watch the sunset together on The Palm Jumeirah.

Cannot wait. Congratulations to Everyone!!!!

 

All the girls out in force!
Cool models backstage
Our Boss, Yasmin Hussain
Beautiful models ready to roll!
Amazing Location, Burj Khalifa Park
Our Cool Boote at Mdoest Fashion Fashion Week
Lipstick Flyers
Lipstick Team Backstage
One of Our students from The International Platinum Media Make Up Course came along to gain valuable experience.
Outside is getting busy!
Backstage makeup
The Lipstick Make Up Institute Teams hard at work backstage
Models loving it!
Beautiful Lips.
Beautiful shots taken by Yasmin Hussain, from YH Studios DXB our Boss.

 

Great outside area
Funky outfits on show
Cool Art Outside
Great Location for a Fashion Show
Lipstick Team In action
Our Boss, backstage
New Makeup!

 

The International Diploma Platinum Makeup Course

International Platinum Media Makeup Course With Diploma

 

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The Lipstick Makeup Institute 
“Love what you do, do what you love”

Do youhave a passion for makeup…

Become a Professional Makeup Artist in just 6 weeks

Receive an International Diploma 

10 Professional Pictures of you work for your portfolio

Opportunity to work with Professional models

SEPTEMBER OFFER

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Don’t  miss out on this amazing  opportunity  

Starting 5th November  2017

6 Week Course

Sunday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm

FUN, EXCITING COURSE

Learn all aspects of Makeup

No make up look, Day time and Evening Look

European bridal

Smokey looks (classical, wet smoky)

Catwalk and Red Carpet Make up

Glamorous Make up

Glamorous Makeup
Glamorous Makeup

Arabic Make up

Bollywood Make up

Creative Makeup
Creative Makeup

Fantasy and Creative looks

Special Effects

Halloween is just around the corner why not learn to create your own Zombies just in time

Based in the Heart of Dubai, Media City

Using only the best Kryolan Products

This Course is for people who are serious about a career as a ***Professional Media Makeup Artist***

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”

Creative, Imagination, Fun, Artistic

The International Platinum Media Makeup Course with Diploma

The International Platinum Media Makeup Course with Diploma

The Lipstick Makeup Institute and YH Studios

Based in the heart of Media City in Dubai

We offer many different courses to our students

The International Platinum Media Makeup Course with Diploma

This is a 6 week course

You will learn everything there is to know about makeup

Starting with the basics

You will learn all different makeup looks

From Beauty to Red Carpet, Bollywood

Bridal, Fantasy and Special Effects

Having the experience to work with professional models

Working with professional photographers

10 pictures for your portfolio… Amazing!!

International Diploma

Here is 1 of our students

She has just completed her 6 week Platinum Course

Always a pleasure to present them with their Diploma

Zouha receiving her certificate

Platinum media Make Up Course
Zouha our student receiving her Diploma Certificate with Yasmin the Director of YH Studios and Chaliya Makeup Educator

 

Lets have a look at some of her amazing work

 

This is a beautiful beauty makeup on one of our stunning models queen

To create this look Zouha created a stunning Ombre Lip

Using Pinks, Purples and Orange Tones and Shades

Flawless Highlighted Skin

Gorgeous Gold Shimmery Eyes  

Beauty Makeup Look

 

WOW…

This look was all about colours and blending

Using bright vibrant colours

Creating a rainbow effect eyeshadow across the eye lid

Perfectly blended eye shadow

With a silver glitter lip

Spray paint colours used on her hair

The Platiunm Makeup Course
Playful Colour Pop Creative Makeup

 

Some backstage shots

Special effects Makeup

Gory, Gruesome

Loads of fun creating this look

Great for Halloween looks

Scary, Zombies, Fake Blood, Latex

Special Effects Makeup on The International Platinum Media Makeup Course with Diploma
Special Effects Makeup

 

Here at The Lipstick Makeup Institute we are using Kryolan products

Playing with different colours and textures

UV eye shadows

Glitters

Makeup In Action
Makeup In Action

 

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