Coral Caftan

Taking part in this shoot was very insightful. The team I worked with were absolutely professional and amazing. The look is part of my 2017 collection. The Moroccan caftan and accessories are available for bridal-styling service, in the UK, and Europe.

The experience enables myself and my team to take care of bridal make up and hair, outfit changes, veil setting as well as Doli/Amaria to complete the bridal package. Giving each bride a bespoke, tailored to each brides preference.

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Sparkly green Arabic Glam

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I love when someone wants me to push boundaries, she allowed me to take free reign and barely looked in the mirror. I appreciated the trust fully. And she was very impressed with the results. For transformational before and afters please follow me on Snapchat: Melmakeup7

The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm

Foundation: Mac Cosmetics N37

Concealer: Tarte Concealer medium sand

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Desert Rose

Powder: Kat Von D Shade and Light contour palette

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette 4

Bronzer: Mac Cosmetics Golden Defined

Highlighter: Laura Mercier Eye shadow

Eyeliner: Inglot Blackest Black Gel Eyeliner and Mac Cosmetics Liquid liner

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Ebony

Mascara: Lorac Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac Cosmetics Fix + Spray

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics Stone and Stripdown

Lip Liner: Kinda Sexy

Retro Beauty

If there is one thing I always recommend my brides at their trials is opt for a look that is timeless. I am all for timeless looks as the most important day of your life will be documented with a … Continue reading

Lorac Pro Palette

The Lorac palette is an affordable and sleek palette with 8 shimmer and 8 matte shadows, which is really good value for money Smashbox also have a similar concept of shimmer married with an equal number of mattes combos. This … Continue reading

Vice Palette 2

Any excuse for me to get experimental and I’m there. I am loving this look I did using the Urban Decay Vice Palette 2, seeing as I’m an Urban Decay addict I find all my post so far have been about these shadows – I will change the record; I promise. Along with the naked palettes this palette has been my ‘go to’ palette, as it has colours for most occasions with it’s reasonable mixture of velvety blends and matte shadows it’s perfect. Not very often would I wear pink especially on my eyes but it looks so pretty teamed up with your not so usual gold shadow ‘Blitz’ and Pink ‘Coax’ (who comes up with these names?). The new 2014 Vice Palette is already out and cannot wait to get my mitts on that too, and with them being limited edition I waste no time in buying them.

Vice Palette 2

Vice Palette 2

The details used for this particular look are as follows: 

Vice Palette 2 look

Foundation: Mac Studio Fix – NC20

Contour: Mac studio Finish and corrector  NC45

Concealer: Mac Studio Finish NC20

Powder: Ben Nye powder

Brows: Urban Decay Vice Palette ‘Rewind’

Bronzer: Mac’s Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Havana

Blusher: Nars ‘Orgasm Blush’

Highlighter: Mac’s ‘Belightful’

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette 2 – Blitz, Coax, Voodoo,X-Rated and  Betreyal

Eyeliner: Lorac’s Eyeliner Pen ‘Draw the Line’

Mac’s Fascinating

Mascara: Lorac Pro Mascara

Lipstick: Mac’s Kinda Sexy

Setting Spray: Mac’s Fix + spray to set

Lashes: Ardell demi wispies

Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette

In true Throwback Thursday style I have written a post on a look I did a while back. Which is so wearable from the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette which is most shimmery and works so well with warm undertones. I … Continue reading

Samer Khouzami Transformations

Being completely obsessed with Samer Khouzami’s work, in case you are not familiar with him he’s a make up artist to the Lebanese celebrities and a household name as far as social media is concerned for his epic transformations and his techniques on immaculate colour correction and manipulating light. Being a true fan of transformational make up and a strong Middle Eastern style. My client gave me a picture of his she was after for her event; and me being the glam addict any given opportunity for strong glam, Arabian and dramatic make up I am so there. Here’s the outcome.

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Wedding Season Inspiration

So spring is among us; as all of us make up artists at some stage would have been given a magazine cut out of this the beauty Kim Kardashian. I wouldn’t normally post up images of my trials but I absolutely love the make up (especially the eyes) that were achieved for her big day.  There is nothing more rewarding like seeing the smiles of a satisfied and excited bride.

                                                                                                             Kim Kardashian Bridal Make up

Kim Kardashian Inspired Make up

I can’t wait for her wedding already as I am very confident she’s going to look stunning. Make up details: Face: studio fix foundation (NC40) Contour: Mac Studio Finish concealer (NC45) Highlight: Mac Pro Longwear concealer (NC25) Powder: Ben Nye finishing powder (Banana) Eyes: Gold/Bronze palette within two faced ‘Return of the Sexy’ palette Eyeliner: Lorac eyeliner pen Mascara: 3D fibre mascara Bronzer: Mac’s  Refined Golden

Arabic feline

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Inspire me. Being of Arabic descent I’ve always been fascinated with how delicate and adorned Arabic brides look on their big day. Having went over a few of my favourite pictures of Arabian brides. This is my rendition of purple … Continue reading