All posts tagged: glowing

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

BURN

     Burn See, anyone can start a fire, darling, but how are you going to keep it alight? What will you don when it dies down? Just start another one and another and another? Do you have enough tinder, dearest, enough matches in your back pockets? Will you stay and light a cigarette, watch the embers glow as the sparks dance? Let’s roast marshmallows and drink hot chocolate in the open, under a blanket of stars. Stay with me tonight. But do me a favor will you, my love? When you leave, douse me with water, lest I be the cause of a wildfire. Bury me in the sand. Forget me. I will be okay. Just think of the trees. -Danabelle Gutierrez, & Until the Dreams Come Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique Photography: Studio by The Louise Monique Model: Marix

Beautiful & Happy

  Photography: Lauren Ellis-Godfrey Make-up: Louise Monique Model: Renae for MKS Jewellery

The Look of Love

        Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique Photographer: Alanta Šavru Model: Rinky Pamnani Gown: The Bridal Showroom Location: The Flower Market

Sandra Seifert for Suravilla

   Beauty Queen & international fashion model, Sandra Seifert flew all the way from Manila to Dubai for the photoshoot of her very own modest fashion line, Suravilla. Photographer: Alex Callueng Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique

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 …

Sebastian & Mary’s Wedding Video

Video by: Melrish Photo & Films Hair & Make-up for Mary: The Louise Monique

Green Dream

  Photography: Paula Scalco Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique Flower set-up & Venue: The Flower Market Gown: The Bridal Showroom Jewellery Boxes & Signages: The Party Jewellery: Aquae Jewels “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

Engagement: Alina + Sebastian

Engagement Photoshoot for Alina & Sebastian at Al Khatim Desert   Hair & Make-up for Alina: The Louise Monique Photo: Joem Aldea “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”    

The Power of Make-up: Faux Freckles

   The Power of Make-up; How I change Emma’s look from flawless to flawsome! Some of you might have noticed that I mainly work with Emma, the reason behind that is first, she’s my favourite girl. Second, she has phenomenal facial features. Third, she’s an upcoming model here in Dubai and lastly, I want to show her face in different types of make-up and see how make-up could change one’s look. In this shoot, I’ve done a very simple & fresh make-up but I’ve also added faux freckles on her. Yes! those freckles aren’t real. 🙂 Photo Credits to: Enchanté Studios Comment below if you liked her look and if you want to suggest a different look for Emma. xxx Louise Monique