1)Prep work
Eyeliner smudges so easily because the eyelids are the greasiest part of the face. Before applying makeup, reduce oily residue with an alcohol-free makeup remover. Then apply a light layer of foundation to even your base, and finish with a dusting of translucent powder over the lid. It will set the color and absorb oils throughout the day.
 TIP: Skip — or cut back on — putting eye creams on your lids pre-makeup to avoid slippery textures later.

2) Try Gel or Powder Eyeliner
Any type of hard line on the face needs to be done perfectly or not at all.Messy liquid liner makes people look older and harsher." If you have rounder eyes, opt for powder and gel liners that will smudge enough to create an almond-shaped contour. Fine pencils and pens are ideal for more elongated or oval-shaped eyes.
 TIP: Avoid dull or waxy points, and put pencils in the freezer for 30 seconds before sharpening.

3) Technique
Resist the urge to pull your lid taut when applying liner. When you let go, the line will look distorted. Instead, create your own eyeliner stencil by applying a piece of Scotch tape across your partially closed lid (press it on your arm first to make it less sticky). Then fill in the area below it, starting at the outer edges and moving inward.
TIP: Keep eyeliner on the top lid three times thicker than liner on the bottom.
And for extra staying power, use waterproof gel liners on the bottom lashline.

4) Make It Last
Great makeup requires touch-ups, so be ready to reapply. When relining, maintain eye contact with the mirror as much as possible. Eighty percent of your eye makeup should be done looking straight into a mirror for the best results.
 TIP: Dab blotting papers on your lids throughout the day to catch crease buildup without smudging your line.


ntering the Hudayya Bridal Emporium one is welcome with luxurious smells of Opulence, Lush Fabrics and Elegant Mannequins Lining the hallways. You immediately feel welcome and are transported back to the Emirates, with the plush carpeting and beautifully lined shimmering walls. Hudayya  glides  toward me in her flowing Abayya and im engulfed  in a tight warm Hug, excitedly chattering and laughing as she greets me warmly. Her accented English is Captivating and so are her doe eyes that let you know pointedly she knows exactly what to create to make you the belle of the ball!
Huda, as she is fondly called, leads me into her Bridal Consultation room, a plushly carpeted room (shoes off please) where we plonk onto the floor, and talk about Everything! –how she started sewing, why, and her hopes and aspirations. This room makes you not want to leave and we stay there for hours!. A few brides to be join us, she does their fitting, suggests jewellery, makeup, (Free consultation with me there!) shoes and accessories to go with their dresses.  An assistant brings in the various items, BMPRO Makeup Artists bring in my kit and you can tell they are VERY pleased to have completed their shopping in ONE spot.
That’s what Huda is known for-Sorting people out.
Now known as THE NO 1 Bridal Couture designer, she has a keen eye for detail and designing exquisite wedding dresses and very beautiful  Occassional wear using Exclusive fabrics. She has also delved into fabrics, importing directly from Turkey to create pieces inspired by the likes of Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, etc.
Her line of head coverings and turbans are also favourites for the  stylish ones-and she easily shows me how to wrap one in her messy-easy-look style.
I love Hudas energy and drive and I can tell that for her, she is in a happy place especially when one of the brides picks up her finished set of 6 dresses, gives her a loooong hug, takes a selfie with me, and departs, promising to send photos after the ceremony is over..



Tone It Down

If you have applied eye shadow that is a little too intense, don’t remove, just dip a shadow blender brush in bronzing powder, and sweep across the entire lid. The bronzing powder will work like a neutral tint, so it will diffuse and soften the color without changing it too radically.

For Lush Lashes
To get a better curl, Celebrity Makeup Artist and President/Founder of Mally Beauty, Mally Roncal uses the three-pump system with her lash curler. She starts with a squeeze at the base of the lashes, then a squeeze in the middle and ends with a squeeze at the tips of the lashes.
Once you’ve curled your lashes, Strand says to sprinkle a small amount of loose powder onto them, and then apply your mascara. Apply a second coat by zig-zagging the wand through the lashes to fan them out. You will notice that the powder helps to maximize the look of each lash.

For Fuller Lips
Connect the two points of your Cupid’s bow (the top of your upper lip) with a nude lip pencil, like  BMpro's eyebrow pencil  (bmpromakeup.com), before going over the area with a light gloss.


Before putting on a lip gloss, apply a light film of Chapstick or lip balm. It moisturizes and nourishes the lips, keeping them naturally rosy. Apart from protecting and healing, Chapstick also helps the lip color to set more effectively.
The best way to get a lasting effect of lip gloss would be to first, apply a lipstick to your lips and then, blot off the extra color using the tissue paper. Later, apply a thin layer of lip powder on them and apply a second coat of color. Complete the look, by applying lip gloss to make your lips look shinier than ever.
To tone down the shine, take a tissue paper and put it against on lips and press little loose powder through it. Only a bit of it will get sifted through it and will instantly reduce the shiny effect.
In case you are performing for a stage show and are required to radiate an extremely glamorous look, go for lip lacquer. It will give a greater shine to your lips.
To give a fuller look, direct the lip-gloss to the center of the mouth. Apply the gloss in short strokes, until the natural line of your lips has been filled.
For women who use matte lipsticks, you can avoid it from drying and flaking, by using a lip primer or color fixative, before application.
Special effects and highlights can be achieved, by using sheer silver, gold or iridescent lip gloss over lip color. This would be great for an evening wet look.
It is recommended to use creamy lipsticks for daily purpose. This would help to keep the lips moisturized. For adding an intense wet look, apply lip gloss to transform your makeup from matte daytime look to glossy night party look.

Women with thick lips are advised to use lip gloss very sparingly, as it would make your lips look all the more fuller.

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1. Go easy on the blusher
 A crimson pout will bring out even the slightest hint of pink on your cheeks, so use a light hand when applying blusher to avoid looking sunburned.

2. Can’t picture the shade on you?
 Test the lippie on the pad of your fingertip as its colour is closest to your lips.

3. Make it last
 Apply one coat and blot with a tissue. Then, dab on translucent powder onto your lips with a small brush and finish with another coat of lippie.

 4. Be precise
 Avoid wonky lines by using a lip liner or lip brush for better definition.


1)Enlist the help of regular facial treatments. While your at-home regimen is vital for daily maintenance of your skin's brightness, you can get a really big boost from chemical peels and microdermabrasion, A series of microdermabrasion does wonders for scars and dull-looking skin. For a more aggressive approach  BMpro's papaya cream  can be very effective. 

2. Use a vitamin C-infused serum. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen (leading to fine lines and wrinkles). Boost your glow with the use of a vitamin C-rich product, and let this antioxidant help stimulate collagen production. Increasing the levels of this protein in the skin will help make your skin appear more supple and youthful.

3. Exfoliate regularly. Reveal new, fresh skin cells for a more luminescent complexion by scrubbing regularly. The surface layer of dead skin cells won’t have a chance to build up and create that dull look. No matter what your skin type, you can benefit from exfoliating, but you must be sure to use the right kind. 

4. Brush your skin bright. Over time, some of your vices such as a poor diet, drinking, and smoking can deplete your glow factor. While working towards improving your lifestyle habits is always recommended, when it comes to your skin, you can improve the look of your skin with tools such as cleansing brushes.

5. Wear sunscreen daily. The sun's UV rays are a major cause of pigmentation. And once pigment sets in, you no longer look bright and glowing. While you can get laser treatments to help deal with pigmentation, be proactive with your skin care and wear an SPF of at least 30 daily to protect your skin.

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The summer months are the best time to treat an uneven skin tone, Especially since, compared to other times, you're out in the sun a lot more." (UV rays are one of the main triggers for sunspots or melasma to show up.) So, with summer here, we tapped this skin genius on how to brighten skin at-home.
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Primers are something that has gained popularity over the last year.  Still, not everyone uses one and the benefits from using a good one are too many to count!  Primers can help by reducing the look of large pores, filling in fine lines, and preventing foundation from looking cakey.  They also help with evening out the skin tone and making your makeup last much longer throughout the day!


Use them after you apply your moisturizer, allowing at least 5 minutes for the moisturizer to settle into the skin.
Using a pea size amount of the primer and apply gently to the skin, paying attention to the under eye area.  This will allow any under eye concealer to glide on smoothly.
Then apply your concealer, foundation, or face powder as you normally would.

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