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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

 

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BECOME A CERTIFIED MUA FOR ONLY 15,750 AED

Become a Certified Professional Makeup Artist for only 15,750 AED

Become a Makeup Artist in six weeks starting on the 5th of January. Imagine being able to do the things you see on Instagram, Youtube and other social media platforms that’s makeup related.

Become a Pro MUA for 15,750 AED
Become a Pro MUA for 15,750 AED

We often look at social media for inspiration. And we watch our favourite celebrities show off their new cars, houses, jewellery and of course, their makeup looks.

What if you can become someone like other people you aspire to be?  If you join our classes, you will have the chance to work with the best of the best. Starting from the best Makeup Instructors in Dubai, the best professional photographers, and the best in the Fashion industry – ARAB FASHION COUNCIL.

As part of our program, you’ll be able to work in real life situations as a professional makeup artist be it in a photoshoot or event. Our students get the chance to work in various major fashion shows in the region. You will also receive a diploma that is attested by KHDA and the ARAB FASHION COUNCIL.

Not only that, you’d also get the chance to work with celebrities like our previous students have. Some of the stars that they’ve done are Liam Payne (One Direction) and Meghan Porter, just to name a few. We always get requests from clients for a makeup artist and since you will become a part of our team, you’ll have the chance to work with us in different jobs.

All of this was the vision of Yasmin Hussain, owner of YH Studios and The Lipstick Makeup Institute. She believes that integrating a photography studio and a makeup school would work hand in hand in the growth of our students.

And NOW is your chance to be a part of our team and become a PRO! 
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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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!

 

Our lovely Successful Student from Silver Media Make Up Course.

Another beautiful souland successful student  has just  passed  through, “The Lipstick Makeup Institute” has successfully fulfilled her course and departed armed with knowledge and  skills that will see her through her next phase of life as a successful make up artist.

Our lovely Tatiana was graceful enough to have chosen Lipstick to educate her and fuel her with the knowledge that she will only get from educators who really understand their field.

In this industry there are a lot of so called , “Make Up artists” out there who don’t know anything! That isn’t me just trying to make out that we are better than anyone else I am just stating a fact.

Tatiana just finished , The Silver Media Make Up course.

Here is the description of the Course, if you are interested.

Silver Make Up Course (5 days 30 hours)

Creative make up course:

  1. Fantasy make up
  2. Avant-garde make up
  3. Special visuals make up
  4. Face (body) painting make up
  5. Stage make up

 What the students get:

A course booklet which provides step to step guides

Professional set of brushes to use whislt on the course

All make up will be provided by the school

Set of products worth AED500

Opportunity to work with professional models

The rare chance to work in a professional operating studio

Working with professional photographers

3 professional photo of the students work

After completing the course our students are entitled for huge discounts with different brands

            International Certificate

The Silver make up course is for a make up artist who wants to improve its skills in the creative make up field.

Previous knowledge in make up is required.

Just take a look at Tatiana’s final Portfolio she left the course with as all students leave with professional images taken by our sister company, YH Studios DXB

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So if you want a Porfolio like this and the best training you could possibly have then contact us. We would would so glad and proud to have you come and join us.

 

 

Highlighter

 Hi Everyone!

Our topic for today is all about highlighting!
You can learn what is the effect and how to apply
Before beginning your highlighting and contouring, you must first determine your face shape.  Faces can be oval, rectangular, round, heart-shaped, oblong, diamond-shaped, or triangular (including inverted triangular).  To determine your face shape,  pull all of your hair back tightly and examine your face in the mirror, looking for the following attributes.  A measuring tape may be used to measure the length and width of the face for a more precise determination.
OVAL: Oval-shaped faces have a length equal to 1.5 times the width of the face, with forehead and jaw equal widths.
RECTANGULAR: Rectangular faces are 1/3 longer than the width of the face and have strong angles on the forehead and at the jawline.
ROUND: Round faces are as wide as they are long, but with soft, rounded edges.
HEART-SHAPED: Heart-shaped faces have the most width at the cheek, eye, and forehead areas, with a narrow to pointy chin.  Sometimes they will also have a high forehead.
OBLONG: Oblong faces are as long as it is wide.  Straight sides, a high forehead, and larger than average distance between the bottom of the lip and the tip of the chin are common attributes of the oblong face.
DIAMOND-SHAPED: Diamond-shaped faces are characterized by a narrow forehead and a narrow chin with the widest point at the cheeks.
TRIANGULAR (and INVERTED TRIANGULAR): Triangular faces are wide at the forehead and narrowest at the jawline; inverted triangular faces are widest at the jawline and narrowest at the forehead.Determining your face shape will help you decide where to place your highlights and contours and what features you’d like to define or downplay.
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Highlighting certain features of the face can be super flattering for the spring time, if done properly. By illuminating specific areas of the face, you’re putting them in the spotlight, but don’t think taking a face powder with tons of shimmer and applying it all over will give you a flattering look. All good things must come in moderation (even glitter).When it comes to brightening any part of the skin, it’s always a good idea to stick with the “less is more” mindset. Features like cheek bones, under the brow and cupids bow, nose area, chin and forehead are all prime targets to apply some sort of illuminator. We put together every highlighter tip for your face, from where to put a brightener to which products you should be using. Take a look through the slideshow above to see some of our favorite celebrities exemplifying the highlighted.

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Tip for the day: “Less is more”

Lipstick make Up Team at Mori Sushi

The Lipstick Make Up Team had a fabulous night was had by everyone in Downtown Dubai. The event was t mark the opening of the new restaurant where over 200 people gathered to mark the occasion with amazing gives from the DJ, wonderful sushi, great makeup for the Lipstick make Up Institute Team. Many joined in the theme of the evening by wearing onesies which was just great fun to see.

 

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The flow of ladies just kept coming and were great sports and participated in all the nights fun.

Its amazing to see just how make up with the right technique can change a persons attitude and makes everyone feel part of a culture.

At The Lipstick make Up Institute we are always creating and having fun with our students on courses. Check out our Facebook page and see the diverse range of make up looks we do https://www.facebook.com/The-Lipstick-Make-Up-Institute-1660062514212667/

Our sister company : YH StudiosDXB                http://yhstudiosdxb.com

Is part of the whole set up and this is why our students get the best of everything, make up, teaching, creativity, location shoots, studio shoots etc.

Check out our images, you will love them.

Our main photographer, Yasmin is from the UK and has been a photographer for over 26 years and works closely with the students so that they understand the relationship between make up and photography.

 

Please check out our courses. We have a range from 1 hour to 6 weeks. This is our passion too its not just a business, we do what we love and love what we do. Teaching is easy as our students really want to learn even if its just to learn how to apply their make up on themselves. Learn about contouring, Highlighting, how to apply the lipstick correctly. Its  very thin line between applying make up correctly and un correctly. Get it wrong and the whole look does not work! You look like a painted doll. Call us on +971 52 83 49964 for advice on our courses.

The Lipstick make Up Team are Sponsors of The Velvet Event At The Versace Hotel Dubai

The Lipstick Team will creating amazingly glamorous looks for the Models to float down the Catwalk on Saturday 14th May at The Versace Hotel Dubai Creek.

The team is really excited to be working together and to be part of such a high end event.

Shot on the front is a combination of The Lipstick make Up Institute and YH Studios Photography.

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Dry Contouring

If you’re a contouring newbie, powder is the way to go. Powder is also easier to blend. If you’re hoping to achieve a matte look, powder contouring will help you define your features. You can most definitely be a contouring pro and go this route–it’s really more about ease and desired look. Powder on dry skin can enhance creases and make you look more chalky and less fab, so best to use this method if you have oily skin.

These are simply guidelines. You can mix and match product textures if you have different needs or combination skin.

The dry contouring gives you a soft and natural look. It works perfectly for daytime and high fashion looks.

Tip of the day: use greyish brown eyeshadows for contours it will give you a natural look.

 

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Stay with us tomorrow as we will give you tips how to contour and highlight like the Hollywood Celebrities do.

What is full contouring and when are we using it

 

For the full contouring and highlighting we can use liquid foundations or cream products.

The queen of all contouring  and highlighting is Kim Kardashian and she is sharing her tips and trick with us:

  1. Don’t be afraid to contour more of your nose than you think is necessary. Not only is Kim’s nose shaded from the browbone all the way down, but most of the skin on her nostrils is shaded as well. This will create a serious slimming effect.
  2. Always highlight down the center of your nose. A perfect contour is nothing without a highlight! You should create a stripe of light color down your nose, starting from between your brows down to the tip. Keep the line steady and symmetrical, but feel free to play with the width (depending on how narrow you want your nose to appear).
  3. Add subtle shade to the tip of your nose. You have to look very closely to see this, but the end of Kim’s nose has a bit of contour on it. This will prevent your nose from looking too long. However, you should skip this step if you have a short button nose.
  4. Use matching contouring colors in the hollows of your cheekbones and around your forehead. Everything should look natural and seamless — using the same products and shades will prevent any weird mismatching issues while balancing your overall look.
  5. Finish your contouring look with a bit of shading along your eye sockets. This will complete the illusion of goddess-level bone structure.
  6. Don’t forget to blend! While you do want to maintain the integrity of the lines you’ve created as you buff them out, they should not look like actual lines drawn on your face.

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Tip of the Day: Use your beauty blender or sponge to blend the contours and highlights