29.5.13

Illustrated Tutorial on Lina Sands's Angelina Jolie Inspired Haute Kitten Au Natural Look done by me!



Being an International Makeup Artist gets me to work with some of the most gorgeous International celebrities ever, and the best part is they are open (and so very cool!) to experiment with whatever ideas I have! The gorgeous Spanish Actress Lina Sands was given an Angelina Jolie au natural Haute Kitten look by me! This is a look you can carry off everyday and instantly gives you a barely there, no makeup yet polished and classy look!






 Here's a step by step pictorial illustrated by me on how I acheived this look on Lina 




1. Apply half an inch of Ricepaper Eyeshadow by MAC on the browbone all throughout under the length of your eyebrow. Sweep MAC's Jest eyeshadow all over the eyelid.
2. Apply MAC's Brown Down eyeshadow with a bit of Cork eyeshadow, also by MAC on the crease and trace it along the lower lash line as shown in the photo. Blend out the shadows till you do not see any visible lines, and shade the corners of the lids slightly with a bit of Brown Down on the outer corners and Cork just before that.
3. Apply a straight even line of MAC's Liquilast Liquid Eyeliner in Black on the lashline
4. On the edge of the lid (corner), make an oblique line as shown in the illustration.
5. Join the tip of this oblique line with the line on the lid's lashline.
6. Fill it in as shown in the illustration
7. Add a bit of kohl pencil eyeliner on the lower lashline, I've used Chanel's twistable kohl liner.


I've also used:
Foundation: Armani's Luminous Silk in no 4
Concealer: Cle de peau in Ivory
Blush: Sleek's Pink Parfrait 
Bronzer: Light sweep of Nars's Laguna
Lipstick: MAC's Creme De Nude mixed with Rimmel's Asia 



                                                                                     Lots of love, Anam xxx 

12.10.11

ANAM FALAK


 I entered the world of hair and makeup on a whim around almost 8 years ago, following the passion to develop my skills at the best institutions such as Illamasqua and London Hair and Beauty Academy (LHA). 


A combination of skill, enthusiasm, taste, experience and personality has given me a creative edge to this talent. The exposure to being trained by different International makeup Artists such as Daniel Sallstrom (Illamasqua School of Makeup), David Horne (Formerly MAC Cosmetics UK Head;Artist Training & Development) and various others have lead me to develop my own distinct style of makeup that is visible in my work. I try to make my makeup as wearable and suited to every possible skintone and face which is what I see gets appreciated the most.


However, the best training I've recieved so far has been from my own experience, having a classic style icon for a mother and collecting and experimenting with makeup on my closest friends when I was almost 16 (specially those who I felt needed a little help with makeovers as I grew up pretty obsessed with fashion and makeup) . I started off very young and today I am still the youngest amongst the proper makeup artists with credibility that I do acknowledge and who's work I admire.

I am a doctor in training in my final year, and yes, it is difficult juggling between the two very different things that I do; makeup and medicine, but I have a flair for both so I manage. My makeup workshops have soon in a short span of time become highly sought after as you can already see from the amount of inquiries I get on my page, the reviews from my students, resulting in them getting booked before the dates are even out. This may be because they are not only the most affordable proper and complete makeup classes in town but I give my students professional tools and makeup aswell to take home and use in their new found love - the love for makeup.

It's not about the makeup products but about the way you are taught how to use them that actually help you in making yourself and others look divine. You can have a box full of makeup and yet end up looking ridiculous and not know what to do with them, which is where I come in to play my part. My experience over the past 8 years when I was hardly even 16, and now 5 years of teaching makeup and being one of the pioneers of Makeup Artistry training here has given me an upperhand over the many that claim to be in the field these days.

Nothing makes me happier than being able to pass along my perspective on beauty for women of all colors to aspiring makeup artists to friends and family. Everyone is beautiful and having the ability to bring out that beauty, teach others to bring out their own features, use colors almost like you were painting on a canvas. Unafraid, with confidence, poise and control. And then see those stunning smiling faces brings a feeling of its own.

                                                 xx Anam