FACES Makeup Competition on MBC TV – Final Challenge

The final challenge for the Faces “Wojooh Jamalek” competition on MBC TV was all about passion. The contestants were given the freedom to create anything, even draw on the body.

The results didn’t do it for me and were in fact slightly disappointing.

Lina gave me the perfect face makeup emphasizing on simplicity and practiced her calligraphy skills by writing a poem verse by Nizar Kabbani about Baghdad – her hometown. I just wondered where did all the great work that I’ve seen from her across the weeks go?

Makeup by Lina

Makeup by Lina

 

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Below is Lina Hussein with her model.

Makeup by Lina

Makeup by Lina

As for Namareq, no doubt my eyes went straight to her model from the explosion of colors that were going on there. It certainly speaks passion, but an overload of that portion. It was too much texture going on, despite my admiration for parts of it, and the drawing on the body was imperfect.

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Namareq said that the work she’s done needed more time and I believe her.

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Below is Namareq Al Mansoury with her model

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Its too unfortunate that they didn’t make me wonder much which is best because neither one was that great. I just think that if you’re not so good at body painting or that if you would need too much time, then do less of it rather than spend a lot of time trying to work it out. Its just hard for me to believe that after all I’ve seen from them, these looks are their “Best Work”, because they’re not. I’ve seen them do tons better.

In the end, both finalists were incredible throughout the competition. They have demonstrated a level of professionalism and creativity that I haven’t seen in a long time in the Middle East. In general, the decision was hard to make. Lina Hussein was announced the winner and Namareq Al Mansoury is the runner up for this competition and will be the official makeup artist for my upcoming look book.

To watch the previous episode (Gold Challenge), please view the below video

The program was presented by the beautiful Hind Boumchamar and I salute her and her team for their hard work presenting this beautiful program.

Hind Boumchamar

Hind Boumchamar

Also a big thank you for FACES and Mahmoud Rashad for the opportunity of being a judge on this show. It was a great experience.

 

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FACES Makeup Competition on MBC TV – 6th Challenge

 

A successful look portraying the queen of gold who loved her people and was betrayed by them, rises from the dead to revenge – by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

Lina Hussein proved me right once again. The model behind her makeup looked beautiful and truthfully this was the first time this model looked that good in this competition. Lina can simply make anyone look more beautiful. Lina portrayed a Queen of love full of romance.

Makeup by Lina

Makeup by Lina

Makeup by Lina

Makeup by Lina

Risellene is the perfect makeup artist for fashion shows. With her European approach, she proves to be very creative and thinks outside the box. Unfortunately, she doesn’t relate much to the Arab market. This look specifically didn’t feel complete and the gold paper was too spread in an incoherent way, especially under the eyes, it didn’t do it for me. Hard luck for Risellene; however, rest assure this is a name you will see a lot more of in the near future.

Makeup by Risellene

Makeup by Risellene

Makeup by Risellene

Makeup by Risellene

Next week’s episode will be the finale. The challenge is all about Passion. It will be a tough one. However, because both finalists are incredibly good, I have announced that the runner up will be the official makeup artist of my upcoming lookbook. Stay tune.

 

 

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FACES Makeup Competition on MBC TV – 5th Challenge

This week featured the top 4 makeup artists who made it through out FACES competition on MBC TV, Saba Al Kheir Ya Arab segment every Sunday. As a judge, its getting harder every week to eliminate especially because not only are all the makeup artists improving, but also because we are getting really used to them. This week’s challenge was GLITTER.

Looks like Risellene took my feedback from last week seriously and pushed herself where she delivered a creative output of a woman made of ice. In reality, Risellene coated the lips and eyebrowse with sugar and broke that look with a pink eyeshadow. I personally loved it!

Makeup by Risellene

Makeup by Risellene

As for Namareq, she did an impeccable job. I have to point out that the pictures don’t give the real work justice. Namareq challenged herself where she created a hand-made mask of glitter going gradually from blue to purple (again, that’s not shown in the photo). After all this work, she delivered a clean picture of perfection revolving around the carnaval theme. This by far was the most difficult look and she nailed it.

Makeup by Namareq

Makeup by Namareq

 

Lina has a stamp called: Let me do your makeup, let me make you gorgeous! Lina took what she does best and added a fantasy of glitter mix on the face that spoke royal beauty. I simply love her work!

Makeup by Lina

Makeup by Lina

 

Anje on the other hand understood the theme, delivered a clean work and upgraded her level. Unfortunately, she was eliminated this week due to her limited creativity in this look. Anje has a classic approach that I personally admire. However, the stakes are too high right now and the artists shouldn’t play it safe. They should push themselves and get out of their element. Hard luck to Anje, I wish her all the best!

Makeup by Anje

Makeup by Anje

Last week’s eliminated contestant was Hadjira, who I asked her to do the work and send me photos of the out come. Hadjira went for a beautiful romantic look but still kept it safe lacked perfection. Notice the similarity between Anje’s and Hadjira’s makeup.

Makeup by Hadjira

Makeup by Hadjira

Next week’s challenge is all about GOLD! That, I can’t wait to see! See you next Sunday.

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Flirt by Aiisha for ICONIC – 2nd Collection out!!

The arrival of winter beckons ladies everywhere to dress up and step out in style and where better to start shopping than at ICONIC as it launches Aiisha Ramadan’s winter ‘Flirt by Aiisha Ramadan’ capsule collection. This is Aiisha’s 2nd collection for ICONIC and its offering the season’s latest trends, the collection exudes a metallic rock chic attitude that will send temperatures soaring!  And with a striking shift from fuchsia pinks and mint greens to metallic blues, blacks, silver and gold, every outfit takes fashion to the next level.

Moving further into the season, roman cut dresses let you re-live the time when the great Julius Ceaser ruled, while metal spike studded maxis will let every woman embark on a journey to live her romantic version of rock metal. But don’t forget to make some space in your wardrobe for one of this season’s must- have’s — Lace, perfect for every occasion!

Available in stores from now onwards, the capsule collection features 8 exquisite pieces priced from AED 500 and above.  So, be ICONIC this season and don’t forget to get flirty with Aiisha Ramadan!

At the moment, ICONIC stores are available in many locations locations across the UAE and KSA but Aiisha’s collection is available in the below list. From spring 2013, there will be 23 stores across the GCC:

a. UAE :

  • Dubai Mall – Dubai
  • Al Wahda Mall – Abu Dhabi
  • Marina Mall – Dubai
  • Al Ain Mall – Al Ain
  • Sahara Center – Sharjah

b. KSA :
- Riyadh

  • Gallery Mall
  • Sahara Centre
  • Al Qasar Mall
  • Garden Mall
  • Rimal Center
  • Abha (Oasis)

-Damam

  • Mall of Dhahran
  • Al Shatie Mall
  • Othaim Mall, Hofuf

-Jeddah

  • Dome
  • Haifa Mall
  • Makkah Mall
  • Al Noor Mall
  • Rasheed Mall
  • Dome
  • Central Park

c. Kuwait :

  • Avenues Mall
Check out my interview with MBC TV on Sabah Alkheir Ya Arab with a mini fashion show and models showcasing this collection:

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Maika Monroe wears AIISHA

Maika Monroe is an American beauty taking Hollywood by a storm. She stars in a recently launched movie called At Any Price opposite Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham.

In a photoshoot just before launching At Any Price, Maika wore an AIISHA ”My Vision” couture dress and looked like my vision of Eve in the gardens of Eden.

Maika Monroe weres AIISHA

Maika has many more movies under her sleeves and I’m so thrilled to her inevitable success. Keep your eyes on her.

Thank you Maika for wearing AIISHA – Stunning!

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Ahed’s Look of the Day – Prints all the way!

Fresh, floral, and in the mood for a party! Those are the thoughts I had when I saw Ahed’s outfit when she was in Miami recently.

She wore a dress from Rickie Freeman for Teri jon Nites, Gucci Sandals & AاX Gold clutch. As for her accessories, Hermes Bracelets & Chanel earings were her key to mix and match!

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Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA

The beautiful French-Vietnamese actress Anne-Solenne Hatte was a grace to meet the last time I was in Paris for the Paris Fashion Week. She is kind, charismatic and genuinely beautiful. Above all, I adore her body type as she represents perfection with her real-woman slim yet rounded figure.

Anne-Solenne Hatte & Aiisha Ramadan

She has recently starred in a video clip of a song called Pauline by French singer Mat. In this video clip, she wore a beautiful AIISHA dress. Watching this video was like seeing my design from sketch to fantasy embedding all the beautiful details that I dreamt of while designing this piece and summarizing those moments by a vision that only Anne-Solenne can show to the world as she sways on the French coast.

Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA

Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA

Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA

Anne-Solenne Hatte wears AIISHA

Anne-Solenne Hatte starred in a few hit movies such as Ocean’s Twelve and Lockout. She also appears in several ads for leading brands such as Cartier and Levis.

Anne-Solenne Hatte by Gilles Marie Zimmermann

Love you Anne-Solenne and thank you for choosing AIISHA!

 

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Ahed’s Look of the “Night” – H for Herve!

Not too long ago, Ahed attended the egagement party of her best friend Nemer Saade & Daniella at Buddha Bar – Beirut, Lebanon.

She wore what she wears best: an Herve Leger powder gray bandage dress with navy trim. In my opinion, Ahed is one of few women who can carry off an Herve Leger dress and make the designer himself ultimately proud!

Her shoes were from Casadei gracefully laced with satin platform pumps

She combined texture through the shiny bandage dress, the lace pumps and the fringe Henri Bendel clutch.

As for her jewelery, she wore her white gold Rolex watch & spikes bracelets from Forever21.

What a beautiful mix and match between high-end and affordable pieces!

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AIISHA in Twenty6 Magazine

I love creative photo shoots and this is where the stylist and the photographer work hand in hand. This time, I was very happy with seeing our nude AIISHA jumpsuit from our latest collection Le Pouvoir de la Poudre featured in UK’s Twenty6 Magazine, issue D.

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Twenty6 is a High Fashion chic Online publication in the UK, and is considered a source for various fashion bloggers, editors, and now yours, truly.

To view the entire issue, visit http://www.twenty-6.co.uk/issue-d/fashion/delirium

Thank you Twenty6 for the feature!

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