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MKS Jewellery: Silver Streak

   Model: Bojana Photography: Lauren Ellis Godfrey Hair & Makeup: The Louise Monique

Simo Ayat Couture’s New Collection

Designer: Simo Ayat Model: Tamara King Photographer: Lakshik Perera Hair & Make-up Artist: Louise Monique

Black & White with Paula

It’s fascinating how the internet and social media connect people all over the world. In our case, social media became a tool to meet up and work with like-minded & creative people. Paula is London-based model and blogger traveling to Dubai for a week, she approached me for a collab shoot and I’d be making a mistake if I say no to that beauty. For this shoot, I opted for a natural makeup that emphasizes her natural beauty. We just wanted everything authentic and as raw as it could get, in fact, these photos are edited minimally – no skin retouching done. My good friend and one of my most trusted photographers, Joem perfectly captured Paula’s personality- candid, fun and a natural stunner. Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique Photography: Joem Aldea Model: Paula Okunzuwa

Bride Club ME Founder, Rio Downie’s 3rd Wedding Maternity Shoot

Here’s the link to view the full set of photos on Bride Club ME. Third Wedding Anniversary Maternity Shoot In Dubai   Make-up: The Louise Monique Hair: Be Bar Blow Dry Salon Photography: Liz Photography Location: Desert Palm by Per Aquum Dress: Plume Hats available in Dee’s Boutique

Product Review: Giella Eye M Glam Mineral Highlighter

I’ve recently joined Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics as their first Brand Ambassador in the UAE. I am thrilled to be part of the Giella family because it’s a brand that I truly believe in. Before I was even approached to become a brand ambassador, Eye M Glam is already my go-to highlighter. As a beauty writer, I promised myself that I will only recommend and promote products that I truly believe in. I don’t see the point of promoting something that you don’t actually like, it just doesn’t make sense to me. Giella products are hand-crafted with ingredients selected to customize the perfect product just for you. Products can be customized for allergies including nut oils and butters. She stands behind her products as being the finest in quality, texture and shade selections. All GIELLA products use the most pure ingredients that can  be found giving their makeup real skincare benefits. Giella is based and manufactured in the US but they deliver internationally and all the products are available online. All Giella products are cruelty free, non-pore …

Brand Experience: THEORY Natural Beauty

It was such an honor to be friends and colleagues with the inspiring woman behind the brand THEORY. Dee is a woman on a mission, her passion for make-up and beauty has driven her brand to a whole new level. When I first met her, we instantly clicked! She was like my long-lost sister! Or the sister I wish I had! When she introduced her products to me, and I can’t believe that this woman created a brand with full range of products from foundations (with variations from organic, professional to custom blend), eyeshadows, blush, lipsticks, lip liner, mascara, brow pens..I could go on an on about it but it’s easy to say that the brand is complete! The brand caters everyone, from everyday women to professional make-up artists. We’ve recently worked together for Runway Dubai 2016 which her brand sponsored. As a make-up artist, I like coming prepared for a job. It was a very different experience for me when we did Runway Dubai, I didn’t bring anything but myself. She provided all the …

Product Review: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

I know this foundation has been out in the market since forever but as I mentioned before I don’t usually give into hype, I am more of a sure-hit make-up buyer. Why would I gamble my hard earned money to buy expensive make-up to try and there’s no assurance that it’s going to be good. WHY? I try to be a little sensible so I can justify my make-up spending. Plus, I’m a make-up artist and I like using top of the line products on my clients, they are not my guinea pigs whom I’ll try so-so products on. So I was at Sephora the other day and I saw a friend of a friend who works at NARS so I thought it was the perfect timing to get me some NARS goodies. First thing that I bought was the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, obviously I got a little excited about it because I got 3 shades: Stromboli, Syracuse & Barcelona. The shades are all in medium, the reason behind is in my list …

Product Review: Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition

Since October is my birthday month, I get to be spoiled a little and one of my birthday presents is The Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette in Rose Gold Edition. Yaaassss! I’ve been eyeing on Huda’s products for a long time now, she’s such a business inspiration. From a finance analyst to a make-up mogul, what a transition! Hands down to that, you go girl! I’ve tried some of her lashes and I must say they are amazing! They look gorgeous on my clients with wide & deep set eyes but I don’t like using it for myself since I tend to go natural and man, those lashes are not subtle! I also heard a lot of good reviews on her lip contour. I don’t usually go crazy and line up at Sephora just to get newly launched products. I’m not yet there, but maybe soon? fingers crossed hopefully not. HAH! But I was chuffed that I got this recently launched palette and I got to try it right away so I thought I’d do a …

The Look: Bridal Glow

Yesterday, I posted my recent styled shoot with a good friend & photographer, Paula Scalco. I’ve been recently posting about different make-up looks & shoots but I haven’t done a blogged about how I did the make-up. Paula, being the bearer of bright ideas, suggested that I should write about how I’ve done the make-up from our recent shoot…so here I am creating one. 🙂 1. I prepped the skin with the Avené Thermal Spring Water for instant hydration followed by Porefessional by Benefit to blur the pores. 2. Since her skin tone is quite even, it didn’t need any correcting so I proceeded with foundation- I used EX1 Invisiwear Foundation in shade 1.o followed by Dior Nude Air in shade 10 to highlight her under eye , t-zone & brow bone. Katie doesn’t need any concealing as well, so I used both lightwear foundations in 2 different shades to create a dimension and not make her face look flat. 4. After applying the foundation, I used the Make-up Forever HD Powder to set her under eye. …

Bride in Bloom

Hair & Make-up: Louise Monique Photo: Delta Grace