Val Garland MAC cosmetics MasterClass In London

London is the place where all artists meet and inspire one another. In a special Master makeup event presented by Val Garland, a group of makeup artists who are united in their passion for makeup made a huge impact on exchanging ideas and opinions in the art of makeup. Val Garland is well known for the creative sculpture art in each photo she presents. The photo itself is a piece of art.

The room was amazing and very inspiring. I met many makeup artists from all over the world, 2 from Milano, 2 from Sweden, 1 from Denmark and many more.

However, we were like 20 people, we left the hotel to the cocktail reception; it was freezing when we arrived and there was like 100 makeup artists waiting in line to get inside. We mingled at the reception with various nationalities and different background until it was a time to take a seat and let the show begin.

5 Models sat on chairs

5 Models sat on chairs

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Fashion Inspired By Lebanon

History repeats itself; fashion itself brings what’s good in the past and upgrade it to what’s good in the present. Lebanon has always been an inspiring land to people around the world. When they visit Lebanon, they can’t help but feeling all enthusiastic and eager to enjoy every minute of their stay here. That’s why Lebanese designers across the region had been the ultra- inspiration to the world of designs. People come here to learn about designs and meet experts before they take their independent step to make their own designs.

This season, fashion conscious individuals can adapt the look with gracious circle of Arabic letter designs whether dresses or t-shirts or bags or accessories. Anything that makes them think of the old times sake.

Lebanon is the country of flashback from the past. Lebanon is proud of its history and will always be one of the most captivating countries in the world.

Take a sneak peek at some of the selected Lebanese designs.

Inspired by Letters

Inspired by Letters

Without doubt, the inspiration comes at a different categories, the symbolic, the singers flashbacks, causes prints, the scripted prints and the funny comments prints.

Menhbek ya Beirut

Menhbek ya Beirut

Inspired by street art

Inspired by street art

Inspired by traffic in Lebanon

Inspired by traffic in Lebanon

Lebanese Kiss & Hug

Lebanese Kiss & Hug

Stores In Lebanon

Stores In Lebanon

Inspired by events in Lebanon

Inspired by events in Lebanon

Causes Tshirts to spread awareness

Causes Tshirts to spread awareness

Accessories inspired by Arabic letters

Accessories inspired by Arabic letters

Lebanon has the heritage as old as the earliest evidence of the mankind. Lebanon has an Arab culture colored by western influences. The only land where they bring what’s good in the East and what’s good in the West. Crossing the bridge between the East and West makes it a unique culture and sophisticated origin. Maybe this is one of the reasons why all Lebanese are proud to be part of this great force and most importantly, proud to be Lebanese.

 

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Hala Ajam Bridal Revival

What could make mothers more exhilarating than to see their lovely daughters making their step down the aisle. The bride to be is about to get ready and our mission is to make her dream come true.

The wedding day is usually a culmination of dreams and visions collected over the years. In some cases, these images are simple and the transformation requires nothing more than a beautiful wedding dress. In other cases, they are more elaborate details such as hair and makeup.

Hala Ajam's Bridal Ad

Hala Ajam‘s Bridal Ad

Express your wishes, and how you see yourself on your wedding day. With an experienced team, working to create your look, translated your dream into reality can be made easy and far less stressful. I believe that a woman knows herself and knows what she wants.

The makeup artist should realize your dreams. Yet, you must be willing to listen to her advice to avoid drawing attendtion to less attractive features of your face on your wedding day. For example, if you have close-set eyes and want a smoky look, this will in fact make your eyes appear even closer and in some case, almost cross-eyed. The makeup artist is always able to find a solution to give you the look you want. Your aim is to look beauitful on your very special day, and the makeup artist is there to make sure you will.

Take a glance at some of  Hala Ajam previous work that made a huge success.

Bridal Makeup shoot

Bridal Makeup shoot

Bridal Makeup shoot

Bridal Makeup shoot

Bridal Makeup shoot

Bridal Makeup shoot

Now that we came to an end, do you see yourself in any of these selected makeup styles? If yes, then you are ready to walk down the aisle and enjoy the best day of your life. All what is left to do is to make sure that the wedding decoration and serving styles meet your interest. We are all here to make your dream come true.

 

 

Hala Ajam's Book-Face To Face

Hala Ajam’s Book-Face To Face

This text was taken from Hala Ajam’s Book Face-to-Face

 

You can contact Hala Ajam Via TwitterFacebook, and InstagramYouTube, and Pinterest.

You can also check Hala Ajam’s Blog.

A Flick of a Brush

During an editorial fashion shoot, everyone involved has a specific job to do. The stylist will determine the theme of the shoot and overall look; the photographer is responsible for capturing what the stylist envisions; and the hair stylist and makeup artist will collaborate to create the perfect look reflective of the fashion and theme of the shoot. This process is repeated again and again to create a sequence of differently themed shoots.

70's Look by Hala Ajam

70’s Look by Hala Ajam

The stylist may opt for a flowery, 70’s flare for one shoot, then go to the extreme of glitter and glamour for the next! The objective is one: to shed light on a new product or a specific trendy color in makeup, which doesn’t necessarily mean that women must wear the same makeup we express. Creating a variety of looks to compliment the array of clothes and themes can indeed be a challenge. I fond it helpful to have a certain look in mind, which I can build from.

Black and White Editorial Shoot by Hala Ajam

Black and White Editorial Shoot by Hala Ajam

After working for several years with the same team at Laha magazine, I have built a relationship built on trust and understanding with the stylist, Caroline Cassia. She translates the idea she has for a photo shoot into reality through bringing together all the right elements, and she totally trust me to change the models’ look from a shoot to another. The result has always been great pictures that people see every week in the same magazine for the past five years.

Editorial Shoot by Hala Ajam

Editorial Shoot by Hala Ajam

This text was taken from Hala Ajam‘s Book Face-t-Face

Hala Ajam  learned from the Makeup Academy in Hollywood; where she studied special effects make-up for photography, TV and movies, she worked with Glamour Shots, a top fashion photography studio in Los Angeles California, and then moved to Lebanon to work with esteemed establishments including Future Television and Laha, a weekly magazine in the Middle East.

Ajam has worked with international and local celebrities such as Queen RaniaClaudia SchifferHaifa WehbeNawal El-Zoghbi, and Shereen Abdul Wahhab & Many more.

You can contact Hala Ajam Via TwitterFacebook, and InstagramYouTube, and Pinterest.

You can also check Hala Ajam’s Blog.

You can always visit Hala Ajam’s website: http://www.halaajam.com/ or call at 00961 3 679 636.

Best BB Creams Of 2012 By Lebanese Makeup artist Hala Ajam

The BB Creams have made quite some noise lately. Let’s go back to where it all started:

BB creams (short for “beauty balm” or “blemish balm”) have been doing pretty good in the Korean and Japanese markets since the eighties. Soon enough, Garnier,Smashbox and Maybelline formulated their own BB creams to correct uneven skin tone, minimize oiliness, reduce wrinkles and offer extra sun protection. Asian skin care has always sparked the interest of cosmetic companies worldwide.

Garnier BB Cream

Garnier BB Cream

Maybelline BB Cream

Maybelline BB Cream

Smashbox BB Cream

Smashbox BB Cream

Hala Ajam

Hala Ajam

Hala Ajam  learned from the Makeup Academy in Hollywood; where she studied special effects make-up for photography, TV and movies, she worked with Glamour Shots, a top fashion photography studio in Los Angeles California, and then moved to Lebanon to work with esteemed establishments including Future Television and Laha, a weekly magazine in the Middle East.

Ajam has worked with international and local celebrities such as Queen Rania, Claudia Schiffer, Haifa Wehbe, Nawal El-Zoghbi, and Shereen Abdul Wahhab & Many more.

You can contact Hala Ajam Via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.

You can also check Hala Ajam’s Blog.

You can always visit Hala Ajam’s website: http://www.halaajam.com/ or call at 00961 3 679 636.

Inspiration Through Nature

Working on a photo shoot is the moment when art and imagination meet. All people involved are given complete freedom to openly express their creativity. It is an opportunity to break away from the confinements we are usually conscious of, and discover how far our talents can take us.

 

 

 

Artistic Makeup by Hala Ajam

Artistic Makeup by Hala Ajam

 

Often, what is most fascinating to watch is the transformation of the ordinary object into extraordinary; turning a wheat blade into an eyelash, using the sequin of an old dress on the eyebrows, or a flower petal in place of eye shadow. The possibilities are endless, as is our imagination.

 

 

Artistic Makeup by Hala Ajam

Artistic Makeup by Hala Ajam

 

The art of creating, challenging the laws of nature, and breaking down visual barriers is not just for those who use paints and brushes. A makeup artist, like a painter, uses their imagination to create unforgettable images.

 

 

Artistic Makeup by Hala Ajam

Artistic Makeup by Hala Ajam

 

Such creativity is expressed during photo shoots, when there is no choice but to resort to all resources, both real and imaginary. Subsequently, we learn how to create in the most inventive ways.

 

 

Hala Ajam's Book Face To Face

Hala Ajam’s Book Face To Face

 

 

 

Make Your Own Natural Look

Let’s get the natural look; a very natural style for a winter holiday evening with family. The motto is: be glamourous but do not overdo it! Enhance your eyes with a natural smokey effect in warm earth tones. Start with beige all over the eyelid, then work the curve of lid with caramel brown. Don’t forget the lower lash line! Then, with a dark brown eye kohl, line the upper and lower lash lines. Warning: do not connect the lines! Over it, apply some dark brown eye shadow and blend well. Don’t forget to also blend the dark brown to the crease half-way, trace a black eyeliner to the upper lash line as you like (All, half, or nothing).

Christmas Makeup

Christmas Makeup

Apply black mascara and fill your eyebrows with a color that matches your hair’s. Then, use a raisin colored blusher: it will contour your face and bring light to its center.