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Fun In The Sun

Every Sunday we have teamed up with Nikki Beach Dubai and we celebrate, “Amazing Sundays”. Our sister company, The Lipstick Make up Institute does all the native American Indian make up on the guys and girls. Making our statement that we are fast becoming the best make up school in Dubai.

Everyone come and join us, its fun in the sun. Its not like work for us. We brought two of our make up students who travelled just to Dubai to join our Lipstick make up School. Rima from Jordan, Mirjam from Germany, Wilmarie from South Africa and Vishva from India, just too many to mention.

We feel very blessed that they value what we do so much that they travel just for us as our reputation is beginning to travel.

Just look at our pictures and make your own decision.

We have the headdresses, sarongs, make up and the vibes!.

Check Out our Pictures!!!

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SECRET number 3: How to pose correctly to always look your BEST!

3.  Twist your body and position your arms

Ah, the old red carpet trick: Position your body 45 degrees and put the arm closest to the camera on your hip. Then plant one foot slightly in front of the other, point your toe to the camera and place your weight on your back leg. This gives the body a slight angle and angles without you even knowing it creates interest and appeal. 

A Simile

Think about it in easy terms. A pole that just goes from floor to ceiling looks ok but a pole that has twists and turns will always make you look longer with interest. 

Ever wonder why every celebrity poses with her camera-facing arm on her hip? It’s because that particular move ensures that her upper arm isn’t smooshed against her body making it look flattened and fat even if they are the skinniest person alive.  If you find the hand-on-hip pose to be a bit forced, try holding your arms out from your sides ever so slightly.

Below is a classic example. These are my friends and we just messing around in the make up area in the studio. The girl on the right is Max and see she is facing straight onto the camera but the second shot she is turned on an angle and the classic arm on the hip. This gives the body more shape, angles that cause the eye to stay longer looking at her. Her body looks more interesting and becomes a very flattering shot!




SECRET number 1 How to pose correctly to always look your BEST!

IMG_4194blogThis week I am going to give you tips on how to get  the  best pose for pictures of yourself!

First, practise in the mirror!

Chances are, even the most confident, self-possessed woman has occasionally fallen victim to an unflattering photo. Even if we’re completely satisfied with the way we look in  the mirror  a truly bad picture can damage a power so strong that we often find ourselves miserable for days, even if we think we know how to pose for pictures.

POSING is EVERYTHING. We stand in the correct position, move our heads slightly, breathe in , twist our shoulders, so many little tips contribute to making a good shot to a GREAT Shot!

TIP 1, Strange as it might seem but 

Use your tongue. !!
This is one of best tricks out there—and the weirdest. It might feel strange, but by pressing your tongue on the roof of your mouth while smiling is an effective way to help avoid the dreaded double chin, as it elongates your neck and your jawline giving you a much nicer shape!

Tune in tomorrow for Tip Number 2 !!

Part 3 of Tips & Tricks of studio lighting techniques


Rembrandt lighting (also called 45-degree lighting) is characterized by a small, triangular highlight on the shadowed cheek of the subject. The lighting takes its name from the famous Dutch painter who used skylights to illuminate his subjects. This type of lighting is dramatic. It is most often used with male subjects, and is commonly paired with a weak fill light to accentuate the shadow-_MG_0146zside highlight.

Key Light. The key light is moved lower and farther to the side than in loop and Paramount lighting. In fact, the key light almost comes from the subject’s side, depending on how far his head is turned from the camera.

Fill and Hair Lights. The fill light is used in the same manner as it is for loop lighting. The hair light, however, is often used a little closer to the subject for more brilliant highlights in the hair.

Background and Kicker Lights. The background light is in the standard position described above. With Rembrandt lighting, however, kickers are often used to delineate the sides of the face (particularly the shadow side) and to add brilliant highlights to the face and shoulders. When setting such lights, be careful not to allow them to shine directly into the camera lens. The best way to check this is to place your hand between the subject and the camera on the axis of the kicker. If your hand casts a shadow when it is placed in front of the lens, then the kicker is shining directly into the lens and should be adjusted.

Part 2 of Tips & Tricks of studio lighting techniques


IMG_9534As I said yesterday there are a few basic rules we need to follow but and the way in which we see our subject the lighting will change from photographer to  photographer.

Loop lighting is a minor variation of Paramount lighting. This is one of the more commonly used lighting setups and is ideal for people with average, oval-shaped faces.

Key Light. To create this setup, the key light is lowered and moved more to the side of the subject so that the shadow under the nose becomes a small loop on the shadow side of the face.

Fill Light. The fill light is also moved, being placed on the opposite side of the camera from the key light and close to the camera–subject axis. It is important that the fill light not cast a shadow of its own in order to maintain the one-light character of the portrait. The only position from which you can really observe whether the fill light is doing its job is at the camera. Check carefully to see if the fill light is casting a shadow of its own by looking through the viewfinder.

Hair and Background Lights. The hair and background lights are used in the same way as they are in Paramount lighting.



behind The Scenes, late night Photoshoot, Dubai’s cool studio shoot party!

Fun and games in the studio with friends spraying our good friend Simon in a bronzer and  getting in touch to create on of our great shots for our 2016  calendar. The results were amazing and we all had a fun night. Friends assisted holding the lights and balancing on top of ladders to create the right effect!


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Great Coverage in The National Newspaper

Thanks to The National Newspaper for great Coverage of Our Great Photography Studio in the heart of Media City. Everyone who comes has a beautiful time and amazing memories whether they are here for  a photoshoot or even just make up

We love what we do and do what we love, is our motto.

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