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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The “I Don’t Know” Bride

These brides have normally worn the same makeup for years and have no specific image in mind for their wedding day. If this is the case, it is best to rely on the knowledge and skill of a makeup artist to create a look reflective of her personality and style. do not be afraid to try something new, as it is the makeup artist job to know what looks best.

 

The "I Don't Know" Bride

The “I Don’t Know” Bride By Hala Ajam

 

One tip from a professional could be that on your trial makeup session, bring a picture of your wedding dress to show it to the makeup artist. In addition, tell your makeup artist about the wedding theme and details. It surely helps deciding together what look will fit you the best.

 

The "I Don't Know" Bride By Hala Ajam

The “I Don’t Know” Bride By Hala Ajam

 

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Candy world by Hala Ajam

Use colors that express playfulness from childhood. The image of candy is usually a very feminine and colorful one. The following photos aim at showing it is spring time. Resorting to the colors of the candies help achieve the image we want, making the models look like Barbie dolls, playing like little girls or going funky with the makeup.

Makeup by the Lebanese Makeup artist Hala Ajam

Makeup by the Lebanese Makeup artist Hala Ajam

this text was from taken from Hala Ajam’s makeup book Face to face

Hala Ajam's book Face to Face

Hala Ajam's book Face to Face

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1- Concealer By Hala Ajam

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

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Concealer by Hala Ajam

A concealer acts as a highlighter, attracting light as well as reflecting it. Choosing a concealer that is too light will result in ‘Raccoon Eyes’ if used to conceal dark circles. It can also cast an undesirable grayish tone over the skin.

I advise mixing a small amount of your foundation with the concealer to get the most accurate color match. It will ensure a natural look by blending seamlessly with your overall skin tone and prevent any distinct contrast in color, tone or texture.

Before by Hala Ajam

Before by Hala Ajam

Types of concealer:
a-    Liquid concealer: is best suited for light coverage and used on delicate areas of the face. It’s good for older people as it helps hide fine lines.

b-    Stick concealer: can provide good coverage. It should be used sparingly and applied with a brush through small strokes, building up the coverage in thin layers. It can be used to cover tiny scars, blemishes and veins. Its best used in theaters and TV as the light can take away its thickness.

c-     Camouflage offers a range of colors and has a thick and creamy texture. Its designed to cover larger scars and birth marks, or undesired tattoos. This product is found in professional makeup stores and in different colors.
As with any product applied to enhance the face, it’s important to remember that “Less is more”. In fact, too much foundation or concealer can make the face appear older and unnatural, especially when it has not been applied or blended with care. As I always say “Its not the product, but the way it’s applied”.
Hiding Dark circles
Concealer that is 2 shades lighter than your natural skin color should be used mixed with your foundation.


PRO TIP:

Always use a yellow-based concealer. It comes in different shades.

Correction by Hala Ajam

Correction by Hala Ajam

By Hala Ajam.

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

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