Working With Top Models!

It might be intimidating to know that the models you are working with have already worked with some of the greatest most respected names in the professional makeup industry. In fact, there are so many various images of them open for comparison. But to me, the opportunity of interpreting their beauty in a more exquisite and unique way is always a welcome challenge.

 

 

Claudia Schiffer by Hala Ajam

Claudia Schiffer by Hala Ajam

 

I have been extremely lucky in my career to have had the opportunity to work with world-renowned names such as Claudia Schiffer, Esther Canadas and Nadja Auermann. It has given me not only recognition, but also more importantly, the chance to excel in the world of makeup and further develop my talents.

 

 

Esther Cañadas by Hala Ajam

Esther Cañadas by Hala Ajam

 

Being a naturally sociable person, I was highly pleased, when these international supermodels visited Lebanon, to answer all their questions about my country. Meeting them in Lebanon was indeed an interesting and great experience for me, not to mention that taking care of their makeup was also a big pleasure.

 

 

Nadja Auermann by Hala Ajam

Nadja Auermann by Hala Ajam

 

 

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

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The Do’s and Don’ts For A Wedding Day

  • Do not apply too much foundation on your wedding night, as it will not sit well on the skin’s surface when exposed to the heat caused by dancing and excitement.
  • To ensure makeup longevity, be sure to have a friend readily available to give you tissue or face paper to blot away any excess of facial oil or sweat throughout the night.
  • Choose the colors of your makeup that suits you and compliments your skin tone and eye color. Do not make these decisions based on the shade of your dress.

 

 

Professional Makeup by Hala Ajam

Professional Makeup by Hala Ajam

 

  • In general, the simpler and smaller the wedding, the more natural the makeup should be. The same can be said for a day wedding where the bright daylight will reveal heavy makeup.
  • If you and those around you are used to seeing you in the same makeup day in and day out, try something a little different. It doesn’t have to be drastic, but subtle changes can make a lot of difference.
  • Do not overboard or get carried away with too many changes and experiments. At the end of the day, you still want to look like you!
  • Stop using any medication or skin treatment before the wedding.
  • Make sure your skin is well moisturized before the wedding.

 

 

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

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

The DO’s and DON’TS for Bridal Makeup

“DO’s and DON’TS”

  • Do not apply too much foundation on your wedding night, as it will not sit well on the skin’s surface when exposed to the heat caused by dancing and excitement. Imagine you are wearing makeup for what will be a long hot summer night.
  • To ensure makeup longevity, be sure to have a friend readily available to give you tissue or face paper to blot away any excess of facial oil or sweat throughout the night.
  • Choose the colors of your makeup that suits you and compliments your skin tone and eye color. Do not make these decisions based on the shade of your dress.
  • In general, the simpler and smaller the wedding, the more natural the makeup should be. The same can be said for a day wedding where the bright daylight will reveal heavy makeup.
  • If you and those around you are used to seeing you in the same makeup day in and day out, try something a little different. It doesn’t have to be drastic, but subtle changes can make a lot of difference.
  • Do not go overboard or get carried away with too many changes and experiments. At the end of the day, you still want to look like you!
  • Stop using any medication or skin treatment before the wedding.
  • Make sure your skin is well moisturized before the wedding.

 

 

Brides by Hala Ajam

Brides by Hala Ajam

 

An Important Note to Remember:

Makeup should not only be beautiful on, but also camera ready. One of the most valuable skills a makeup artist can provide on your wedding day is to be sure that your makeup is not only beautifully applied, but should look even better in photographs. By drawing attention to your best features, through subtle shading and highlighting, and creating a ‘glow’ through applied shimmers and iridescent creams, your face and makeup come alive under the bright burst of light from the camera flash. I personally prefer the natural look for a bride, especially expressed beautifully in your wedding pictures; but in reality, one must accentuate lash lines to bring out the glam in your eyes.

 

 

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

 

Hala Ajam

Hala Ajam