Here are the elements for a successful 50s photoshoot
For my 50s photoshoot with Japanese cosmetic and makeup giant Shiseido, I chose few themes as a reflection to my multi-faceted personality. One of which was an elegant, bold and classic woman.
This is where the team and I agreed that a 50s makeup will deliver exactly that. Shiseido makeup artist Sarah Khennouf focused on the eyeliner, long thick lashes using their latest mascara and beautiful red orange lip.
As I’ve previously written an article on this topic, I will be brief in this one. Since I was a little girl, I’ve always pictured myself living in different eras and asking myself.. what if? I was particularly fascinated by the golden age from both Hollywood and the Middle East. To be very specific, the way the characters from these movies behaved, spoke and moved. It was simply graceful. They made anything they wore look glamorous and immaculate.
What if I could bring these characters (in my imagination) to our 21st Century? What … Read more...
The story behind beauty and skin care brand Shiseido Middle East announcing me as their first ambassador
The first time I heard about Shiseido
The first time I ever heard about Shiseido was back in Lebanon, in the mountains where I come from. One of my girl friends’ whose mother I highly admired, used only Shiseido beauty and skin care products – I was only 12.
Two decades later, I was re-introduced to this amazing Japanese brand and the depth of its heritage and scientific formulas got me addicted to both, its skin care and makeup beauty products.
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?