Important Makeup Notes Before Your Big Day!

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, with details such as hair and makeup.


Express your wishes, and how you see yourself on your wedding day. With an experienced team, working to create your look, translating 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 day of her wedding is thus the moment to tell all her dreams come true.



Bride by Hala Ajam

Bride by Hala Ajam


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



Bridal Makeup by Hala Ajam

Bridal Makeup by Hala Ajam



Age, season and wedding theme, not to mention personality, should all be factored in when creating a specific look. Be sure to accentuate and cover imperfections where appropriate and highlight the areas where light naturally will hit such as the cheekbones and brow bones. This will make you look better in photos.



3D Bridal Makeup by Hala Ajam

3D Bridal Makeup by Hala Ajam




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




Basic Makeup Tutorial: Foundation, by Hala Ajam

Basic Makeup Tutorial: Foundation, by Hala Ajam

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

Foundation creates a base for the rest of your makeup to be applied to.

Choosing the right color is most important and fortunately very simple to do.  Apply a line of foundation from your cheek to your jaw line in front of the mirror; take a step back to see if it blends well with your natural skin tone and color.  If so, you have found the correct shade and if you see it then it’s not for you so try again!

 It is also important to remember that, like your wardrobe, makeup is seasonal too.  You should not use the same foundation in the winter as in the summer.  A healthy tanned skin deserves more of a golden

hued foundation and will look far more natural, not to mention flattering, than the chalky look that occurs when a paler, winter shade of foundation is applied over a tan.

As with concealer, foundation can also smooth out skin discoloration.  A light tinted moisturizer can offer enough coverage if you are lucky to have perfect skin.

Pro Tip: Apply a primer to your face before foundation to make your skin look smooth. It will help create a clear look.

Types of Foundation

The foundation you use will depend on certain factors including personal choice, the ‘look’ you hope to achieve.  There are different types of foundations but the ones listed are the ones I use. Each creates a different look, and should be used according to skin type.


Cream Base Foundations are best used when looking for total coverage and a very polished ‘finished’ look.  As it is the heaviest of foundations, it can cover small scars, broken blood vessels and veins. 

Liquid Foundations offer medium-range cover and are overall, a very good weight for day-to-day use.  It is important to learn how to blend well, as natural daylight can be far harsher than the indoor light we might normally use to apply our makeup in.  It will be far more telling of any flaws in application.  Be sure to use your fingers to blend all the way beneath the jawbone, up to the hairline.

Water Proof Liquid Foundation and Sheer Foundation are the easiest to apply and blend. They offer light, translucent coverage that will enhance the skins natural glow. 

My favorite trick is to mix a cream foundation with a moisturizer, keeping the coverage, but lightening the texture.


Pro Tip:  To avoid shine, blot the skin with a tissue for a few seconds to allow it to lift any excess oil or sweat from the skin.  This will leave the skin with a lovely matte finish.

By Hala Ajam.

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

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