All posts tagged: skin

DIP DYE WEDDING IDEAS IN OMBRÉ PEACH AND CORAL

      Featured in Hey Wedding Lady! Dip Dye Wedding Ideas in Ombré Peach and Coral Click here to view our work featured in Aisle Society   Photography by Liz JvR Photography | Planning and Event Design byCloud Nine Wedding & Event Organizinging & Event | Floral Design byTulipano. Floral Decor.. | Wedding Dress designed by House of Moirai Bridal | Wedding Dress dyed by Egypsy | Custom Wall Backdrops byE-Walls Studio | Wedding Cake by Rasha Rmeily Cakes | Table Decor from MyList | Furniture Rentals from Harlequin Marquees & Event Services | Stationery Design and Calligraphy by TheFozzyBook | Bridal Makeup by The Louise Monique | Silk Ribbon by Seidenband

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

Becoming a Woman

True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. – Audrey Hepburn Photography: Portrait Couture by Enchanté  Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique Model: Emma

The Edgy New Collection of MKS Jewellery

Hair & Make-up: The Louise Monique Photography: Lauren Ellis-Godfrey

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 …

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. …

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

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