If you follow make-up trends you’ll realise how fast new looks come in and current looks become dated. With this comes a lot of make-up buying. Some of us are lucky and our businesses require us to be constantly buying make-up (I know, it’s amazing isn’t it!?), but for most people, keeping on the pulse of make-up trends can get pricey, really fast, as brands constantly bring out new products and product lines.
But it doesn’t have to be such a big expense – many trends can be achieved by applying a little ingenuity with your current collection of make-up products. With that in mind, here is how to achieve 4 lip looks, using just one lipstick, and a bunch of products you probably already have!
Confused at where to start with your make-up application? Check out today's video tutorial; a step by step, foolproof guide on how to do an everyday natural looking base, including how to pick your correct foundation shade and which brushes you need!
You can't go wrong with this technique - there's no contouring, no highlighting, nothing complicated; just a natural, even toned, everyday base, that you'll love! Remember: go easy on the powder to keep it fresh faced and dewy looking :)
Toodles for now!
This eyeliner-free look is perfect for those Ramadan Tents we enjoy so much this month. It's quick and simple and can be done with a variety of colours. Use any iridescent bronze/gold/maroon coupled with a matte brown and a highlighter to achieve this look. I used MAC Cosmetics eyeshadow base in Soft Ochre and Pro Longwear Concealer set with Studio Fix NC30 powder to prep my eyes. I then used one of my Morphe Brushes palettes for my two shades and some Kiss Nails lashes. Eyebrows are Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow pomade in Ebony and mascara is WoW byWojooh Beauty 'Lash It All'. Xx
Toodles for now!
When I heard about a new facial craze; the Yon-Ka facial, that the celebrities at this year's Cannes Film Festival were lining up for, I was intrigued to say the least! Researching the Yon-Ka brand I found that it's whole ethos is based upon phyto-aromatic care; that is providing your skin with the most precious part of plants with all their luscious solar energy and precious active vitamins and peptides. Upon a search on Beawel of salon's that offer the service I found Queens Beauty Lounge in JLT offered the full range of Yon-Ka facials as well as the line of products for sale, so I booked myself in...
We often get asked about our recommendations for products, specifically foundation. FACE atelier Ultra Foundation is by far, the BEST foundation we have ever used. Suitable for all skin types with build-able coverage and natural finish, it is airbrushed-looking skin-perfection in a bottle! Oh, and it's waterproof for our humid summer coming up! Available in Dubai only at Pro Makeup Boutique. I wear number 06 Honey.
A little collection of some of our rare behind the scenes photo from one of our last brides of 2015; Yasmin. What a beauty and what a lovely family to all get ready for her big day!
Dee and I have dyed our own hair, and each other’s, for the past decade at least. We have had our hair every possible color under the sun, corrected every mistake and mastered the art through some serious practice! I’ve had my hair dyed a handful of times at the salon and I honestly find that home hair dyeing is less harsh and less drying on my hair. That’s just my opinion, but I’ve definitely noticed that my hair takes a lot longer to recover from a salon visit than from a home job. If you want to top up your color or go for a new look for the new year at home, here are my top tips!
Our beautiful bride Sara from one of this week's weddings. Sara saw Dal's glitter look on Instagram and wanted the same for her big day! We think it turned out beautifully. Who says you can't have a little glitter on your wedding day? Xx
Love this little Rimmel eyeshadow palette. So handy to carry with you on the go! The pinks can even be used as a blush and the white as a highlighter. A pretty nifty little all-in-oner! Xx #RimmelLondonArabia#RimmelLondon
Back to our UK roots with this bag of Rimmel goodies! We started off using Rimmel waaaaaay back in the day and have never stopped. Don't you just love a brand that grows with you :) Stay tuned for swatches and Rimmel madness coming your way! #Rimmellondonarabia #Rimmellondon #Rimmel
So as you know, myself and Dal have been receiving treatments from Dubai Cosmetic Surgery to address skin issues we're having as we get a little older *sob*. We'll be posting after each treatment to give you honest updates of these treatments.
Firstly, there is one important thing I'd like to say about Dubai Cosmetic Surgery that I think is key. I've been to quite a few other well established cosmetic clinics in Dubai so have a pretty good understanding of what to expect. Mostly I must say, I've been disappointed with what has been promised as an expectation for particular treatmeants. For example, I went to one clinic to see a dermatologist a couple of years ago and she recommended Fraxel Laser treatment. It was 2,000 AED a session. I was told that I can expect to see "dramatic" results after one session. So I thought, 2,000 AED for dramatic results is acceptable. Some time after my treatment I realised that there were barely any results. I later found out after doing my own research and talking to other dermatologists that just one session won't do much and you need to have a series of 4-6 treatments. Would most of us pay 2,000 AED for a treatment they knew would only work as part of a possible 8-12,000 AED series of sessions?
Not sure what to get your make-up loving friend? How about a glam session with us!
Buy one today, here!
Our lovely friend, and ridiculously talented UAE photographer Nabeela Huda came with us to one of our weddings last week to capture our work behind the scenes. We think the photos turned out just beautifully, don't you? Thank you so much to our amazing bride Beth for letting it all happen.
You can find Nabeela at the following links:
Facebook: Nabeela Huda: Photo-Enthusiast // https://www.facebook.com/NabeelaHudaPhotoEnthusiast/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Stocking fillers or Secret Santas - we've put together some perfect small gifts for anyone who is a make-up or beauty lover. Trust us - they'll love any of these!
Fabulous Festive Glittery Look
Dahlia is a professionally trained make-up artist, hair stylist and Everlasting Brows technician. She loves beauty and science and holds degrees in Physics and Engineering.