Getting up close and personal with Zainab Taha

Zainab Taha is a beautiful self taught make up artist who has been lighting up a lot of our posts with her beautiful pictures. We  thought it is high time we introduced her to our readers formally.

1. So Zainab tell us a little about yoursely. How did you get interested in make up? How did you learn? What made you take this as a profession?

Well by profession I am a lawyer but I am more into Arts that’s why I have a degree in Jewelry designing and Fine arts. I am a self taught Makeup artist. I love beautifying people or things. This is the main reason I have taken this as a Profession.

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2. Tell me a little about a time when you had a very stressful day at work and how did you handle it?

Recently i was on work in Gujrat and Lahore it was freezing cold out there. I had 12 Makeups which was pretty tough for me to do it in 2C. Even my products were freezing but somehow I managed and I did my level best & I got my confidence that I can work in any circumstances. It was quite a big challenge.

3. Imagine a customer asked you for a makeup style unsuitable for them. How do you handle them.

First of all I’ll try to convince them if they don’t understand I make sure to do the look according to their will.

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4. Tell me about two seasonal make up trends that you find interesting

Two seasonal makeup trends which is my favorite is glittery eyes and Ombre Lips.

Zainab is a home based make up artist  in Karachi. She can be contacted via her Facebook group.

 

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Best Beauty Trends in 2017

As 2017 has just ended, beauty geeks around the world are reflecting on all the trends that rocked our world this year. 2017 wasn’t the trendiest year when it comes to makeup and fashion that’s for sure. But there were a couple of them that deserve some recognition.

For desi people like you and I, we couldn’t really get into all of the fashion trends like buzz cuts and bleach blonds. But there were others that were seriously popular here probably more than anywhere else.

1. Adidas Superstar Sneakers
The plain white pair of sneakers were literally everywhere this year! At first I was surprised how everyone could afford high-end brand sneakers so easily. Well, not all the superstar sneakers you see people wearing around you are original Adidas. Tons of online shops and Facebook pages started offering these white sneakers at less than half the price!

2. Face Masks
I can’t be the only one who saw a friend on Snapchat wearing a charcoal mask at least once a week. These face masks were super popular this year especially the charcoal one. With all the hype around it, I don’t see the trend ending next year either!

3. Glitter Lipstick
Honestly, the glitter lipstick trend wasn’t that crazily followed by Pakistanis. It did, however, set new lip makeup standards across the globe. But with the glitter health controversy that sparked this year, this trend might see its demise as fast as choker necklaces did.

4. Poppin’ Highlighter
Highlighters were always a part of a complete makeup routine for many people but the obsession over aggressive highlighters has only just begun. With the Fenty Beauty line and Huda Beauty highlighters getting better and better, the shine on our cheekbones might get blinder and blinder.

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5. K-Beauty
Korean Beauty, just like Korean Pop, was undeniably a showstopper this year. K-beauty completely revolutionized skincare and it keeps growing. I’m not complaining though – these products actually work like a miracle!

 

* The beautiful picture used in this post has been provided by the lovely Zainab Taha. She is a self taught, home based Makeup artist in Karachi. You can contact her via her Facebook group.

Tutorial: Master the Skill of Applying Flawless Lipstick

Lipstick is the essence of our traditional & casual makeups; it is indeed an art that can easily be mastered through some techniques. If you are one of those struggling to cope up with a quick fading lipstick or a lipstick that dries your lips & sometimes even end up on your teeth, then here is a quick guide to master this art perfectly.
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EXFOLIATE FOR A SENSATIONAL BLEND:

The first and foremost step is to prepare your lips to avoid any flakiness. Exfoliate your lips by using a soft & damp toothbrush. Do not forget to apply a lip balm that will ultimately help in producing a smoother lip texture. A lip primer may also be used for achieving a long-lasting hydration & color stay.

APPLYING A BASE:

If you want to get rid of an even lip tone, then use a base or concealer on your lips before applying any lipstick shades. Use a flat brush for applying compact powder to seal the base & bringing the true shades of lipsticks.

MAGIC OF A LIP LINER:

Majority of the women apply lipstick directly on their lips without using a lip liner. It not only results in quick fading but also results in broken edges of your lipstick. So, try to use a matching lip liner with your lipstick shades & carefully draw the outline to define your natural lip line.

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FINALLY-IT’S YOUR LIPSTICK’S TURN:
Apply your lipstick by using a lip brush to cover the inner edges of your lips & intensify the color according to your needs. Now blend it precisely with your lip liner to give a perfect look. If you are using a matte lipstick, you can add some definitions like lip gloss to give a pouty look.

* Please note this is not a sponsored post. The pictures are the property a makeup artist, Zainab Taha. She is a self taught freelancer and can be contacted via her Group on Facebook.

And while we are talking about lipsticks and their easy application, why not have a look at these lip glosses which are absolutely easy to apply 🙂