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.

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

جاذبية برونزية Bronze Attraction

The perfect look for big parties

A smoking look and an attractive attitude… the perfect look for big parties. Gold and bronze match perfectly with classic shades that are always trendy!

المظهر المثالي للسهرات الكبيرة

طلة سموكينغ وموقف جذاب… المظهر المثالي للسهرات الكبيرة. الذهبي والبرونزي هما من أفضل الحلفاء مع ظلال كلاسيكية تبقى دوماً على الموضة.

White Star

The skin color was unified using Forever DiorSkin Foundation from Dior and Blush Variation 4 Rose Sienne from YSL.

For the eyes: Palette Cannage Gris Petit Jour eyeshadow from Dior, and Singulier Noir Mascara from YSL

For the Lips: Rouge Prodige 128 Copper Brown liptstick from Clarins.

Sleeveless white Balenciaga vest and YSL necklace

– تم توحيد لون البشرة بواسطة كريم الأساس Forever Diorskin من ديور Dior والظلال Blush Variation 4 Rose Sienne من إيف سان لوران Yves Saint Laurent.
– على العينين، تم استعمال الظلال Palette Cannage Gris Petit Jour من ديور Dior والماسكارا Mascara Singulier Noir من إيف سان لوران Yves Saint Laurent.
– أما الفم فجرى تلوينه بأحمر الشفاه Rouge Prodige 128 Copper Brown من كلارنس Clarins.

جيليه بيضاء ماركة بالانسياغا Balenciaga وقلادة من إيف سان لوران Yves Saint Laurent.

Simple Bronze

The skin color was unified using Vitalumière Aqua foundation and Soleil Tan from Chanel.

For the eyes: Mono Couleur 05 Gold Leaf eyeshadow from Clarins and Hypnôse Precious Cells Noir Mascara from Lancôme.

For the Lips: Dior Addict 411 Bronze Charnel from Dior.

The nails were painted with Laque 29 Rouge Opium nail polish from YSL.

YSL blouse and earrings

رونزي ببساطة

– تم توحيد لون البشرة بواسطة كريم الأساس Vitalumière Aqua وSoleil Tan من شانيل Chanel.
– على العينين، تم استعمال الظلال Mono Couleur 05 Gold Leaf من كلارنس Clarins، والماسكارا Mascara Hypnôse Precious Cells Noir من لانكوم Lancôme.
– أما الفم فجرى تلوينه بأحمر الشفاه Dior Addict 411 Bronze Charnel من ديور Dior، وتم تلوين الأظافر بالطلاء La Laque 29 Rouge Opium من إيف سان لوران Yves Saint Laurent.

بلوزة وأقراط للأذنين من إيف سان لوران Yves Saint Laurent.

Smoking Look

The skin color was unified using Skin Illusion foundation and Blush Prodige 04 Sunset Coral from Clarins

For the eyes: Ombre Solo 8 Fauve eyeshadow from YSL, Ombre Essentielle 46 Lotus eyeshadow from Chanel, and Mascara DiorShow Extase Noir from Dior.

For the Lips: Rouge Coco 26 Venise lipstick from Chanel.

YSL corset, sleeveless vest, and ring.

طلّة السموكينغ

– تم توحيد لون البشرة بواسطة كريم الأساس Skin Illusion والظلال Blush Prodige 04 Sunset Coral من كلارنس Clarins،
– الظلال Ombre Solo 8 Fauve من إيف سان لوران Yves Saint Laurent، والظلال Ombre Essentielle 46 Lotus من شانيل Chanel، والماسكارا Mascara DiorShow Extase Noir من ديور Dior.
– أما الفم فجرى تلوينه بأحمر الشفاه Rouge Coco Venise 26 من شانيل Chanel.

صدار وجيليه وخاتم من إيف سان لوران Yves Saint Laurent.

Golden Brunette

The skin color was unified using Photo Perfexion Light foundation from Givenchy and Blush G Série Noire from Guerlain.

For the eyes: Ombres 5 Lumières 07 Or Bronze from YSL, and Mascara Inimitable Intense Noir from Chanel

For the Lips: Rouge Coco 32 Sycomore lipstick from Chanel.

YSL dress and bangle

أسمر مصفّر

 – تم توحيد لون البشرة بواسطة كريم الأساس Photo’Perfexion Light من جيفنشي Givenchy والظلال Blush G Série Noire من غيرلان Guerlain.
– على العينين، تم استعمال الظلال Ombres 5 Lumières 07 Or Bronze من إيف سان لوران Yves Saint Laurent، والماسكارا Mascara Inimitable Intense Noir من شانيل Chanel.
 أما الفم فجرى تلوينه بأحمر الشفاه Rouge Coco 32 Sycomore من شانيل Chanel.

توب وسوار عريض من إيف سان لوران Yves Saint Laurent.

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Artistic Make Up, by Hala Ajam

Artistic Make Up, by Hala Ajam

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“A Lebanese Makeup artist who worked with Local and International Celebrities”.

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Bridal Make Up, by Hala Ajam

Bridal Make Up, by Hala Ajam

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Femme Fatale, by Hala Ajam

Femme Fatale, by Hala Ajam

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Basic Makeup Tutorial: Blush, by Hala Ajam

Basic Makeup Tutorial: Blush, by Hala Ajam

This is another article from my book Face-To-Face which you can order online.

Blush

Blush enhances and compliments ones natural skin tone; and can give you different types of looks if applied correctly.

A Natural Look

Apply peach, coral and pink shades of blush to the apple of the cheeks to create a flushed and healthy glow. Of course go for the color that best suits your skin color.

Dramatic Look

To create and enhance cheekbones, apply blusher just under the cheekbones using a natural skin-tone color only.  If suitable, go a shade or two darker to really sculpt and define, keeping in mind that the darker you go the more important it is to blend the lines together.

A few tricks: If you apply and blend upwards toward the hairline, this will elongate the face.  If you blend downwards towards the jaw line, this will make the face appear thinner.  Ultimately, the shape of your face will determine what looks best in terms of application.

Playful Look

Play with the color of blush and its application as much as you like to create a truly personal look, looking like your favorite star.  However, it is important not to go overboard with colors and quantity.

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Daydreaming Beauty, By Hala Ajam

Daydreaming Beauty, By Hala Ajam

By Hala Ajam.

“A Lebanese Makeup artist who worked with Local and International Celebrities”.

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