3 Day Essential Makeup Workshop

posted by zsquaredxb August 5, 2015 0 comments

Ok, so I’m super late for posting this but hey better late than never. I am a complete ditz when it comes to anything too technical and I transferred my blog from WordPress to Bluehost which basically took me two whole months to figure out !

Well, here I am still running…thank God !

So before the Summer, due to a lot of requests and demand, I had my 3 Day Essential Makeup workshop on May 25-26-27 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road.

I broke down the workshop to 3 Essential looks that most women are after.

The 1st Day : Natural Glam 101 May 25th

This was my “I woke up like this” makeup look. It was all about enhancing your natural beauty, understanding how to work with your skin and working with your facial bone structure. I find that especially within this region, women are under the impression that you have to mask your face in order to be beautiful. My class was about breaking those stereotypical beauty norms and learning tips and techniques to work with what you already have. I discussed various highlight and contour tips, although for this class I kept contour at a minimum.

The only downside I have with the whole Instagram thing is that, all these MUAs on Instagram make you feel and believe that you need to contour and highlight the crap outta yourself for a glam look. I won’t deny that I’m not guilty of posting such pics up myself, however, it’s mostly for display purposes more than anything. This class was about enhancing your features without having to stripe your face like a zebra.

Day 2 : Retro Red Carpet Look May 26th

I really wanted to make sure an eyeliner look was incorporated into my workshop atleast once, and this class actually had the biggest turnout.

Here, I discussed how to work with a natural palette, understanding which tools are needed to create the perfect crease cut and I went through eyeliner techniques and application. A lot of my attendees on the 1st day were asking about the whole ‘baking’ process so I also demonstrated the right way of ‘baking’ and the do’s and don’ts.

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Before and After of the Retro Red Carpet Demonstration

Day 3: Smoke Central May 27th

The last day was the most intense and I called it Smoke Central for a reason. This was my take on a smoky eye, and contrary to what it’s called I barely used any black eyeshadow 🙂

I went through the different eye shapes and what techniques could help make your eyes look more enhanced and defined. Here, I took the highlighting process to the next level, funny enough now it’s actually called ‘strobing’ !

Day 3 Smoke Central

I was super blessed to have some amazing sponsors this time round ! The main sponsor for my 3 Day Essential Makeup workshop was Illamasqua, but I also had Jane Iredale, Dermalogica and NYX cosmetics from Lifestyle that support us with products for the attendees to try and take home as goodie bags.

3 Day Essential Makeup Workshop DUBAI

Selfie with my model, Baktawar, on the 1st day

Makeup workshop in action

Makeup workshop in action

Dermalogica goodies to play and go home with

Dermalogica goodies to play and go home with

A sweet treat

A sweet treat


Illamsqua was used during the Makeup demos and given away for gifts

Our favorite NYX products were also there for attendees to play with

Our favorite NYX products were also there for attendees to experiment and play with

Goodie bags and Makeup certificate for all the attendees

Goodie bags and Makeup certificate for all the attendees

A huge THANK YOU to Illamasqua, Jane Iredale, Dermalogica, NYX and Ezeenah for the brand support ! Your support means everything to us MUA’s that continue to share our passion as Artists with those around us.

Illasmasqua is pretty much found at all leading shopping Malls in the UAE. They have a huge stand alone store at the Midriff City Centre, and they’re also available at Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdales.

Dermalogica is found leading pharmacies like Super Care and they also have their own stand alone store in Dubai Mall. In Abu Dhabi, they’re available at the Esthetic skincare Salon at the World Trade Centre Mall.

Jane Iredale products can be found at and you can call them directly on +971 4 375 1545.

NYX cosmetics is available at all Lifestyle stores within the UAE.

Ezeenah is an online Makeup and beauty store, created and founded by me. How can I deny my attendees more makeup goodies to take home ?!! For a full range of brands available visit and follow them on instagram @ezeenah.

Last but not least, I cannot thank the actual people that supported me with their services enough !

All Photography credits go to the amazing Rima Hassan. She’s an amazing wedding photographer based in Dubai and she runs a great blog sharing her experiences with her brides and their Big day. You can stalk her on her instagram @rimahassanphotography and

All video credits go to the super sweet Beth Balde. She shot all the main details during my workshop and she’s pretty much behind the scenes filming Brides for their wedding videos. You can contact her directly on +971505060228.

Hair was taken over by Nisreen from RoyalBeautyHouse in DIFC. She’s a top favorite amongst Emirati brides, and with good reason. For bookings and reservations you can contact the salon at 04-4561366.

The amazing cupcakes and sweets were by Ruby Suri. They must’ve been delish because no one left any behind, and she made extras ! For orders you can email her on and her Instagram acct is @rubysuri

A huge thank you to my assistants Henna Saleem and Amina Khalid. You girls rock !


Thank YOU all so much for everything ! It gives the encouragement, support and belief to keep doing what I do.

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