The ‘august.’ Photoshoot

So as you all know I was in a photoshoot a week ago!

It was sooo much fun! I didn’t want that day to end! It was exciting for me as I was actually applying makeup on the model this time!

The feeling is unexplainable… I was nervous at first but  I was sooo happy with the result!

The shoot was for two special girls- not any girls- but ones with talent, hardwork & amazing style!

Amina Saif & Maha Al Mulla – the designers behind the clothes line, which is called  “august.” – are shooting their clothes for their lookbook! (Check out brand details below)

They hired a model – beautiful ‘Pauline Castro’– who is up and running in Bahrain’s top model!

I was overwhelmed when Maha & Ameena asked me to do the makeup for their clothes line!

The photos were shot by a talented hardworking photographer known as “Plhong” ! I’ve seen many of the unedited photos and they look stunning!

The Makeup – Details

As a makeup artist, it’s very important to know the look that your client wants you to achieve. Maha & Ameena wanted a fresh look, glowy and very subtle!

It was an easy look to achieve- and I believe that since their clothes were chic & simple- a simple clean look would suit well.

Many girls are asking me what I applied on the model’s face (amazing result!)- and I said I will post about it here. So here it goes!

First- my makeup stash!



This is how the model looks (after makeup)!


We had two looks- but with the same eyeshadow. One had pink cheeks & pink lips (to compliment specific clothes) & the other had peachy cheeks & coral lips (to compliment another set of clothes).


So this is how to get this look!

PREPPING THE SKIN: Pauline had amazing skin (Mashala)- so clear & soft (easy to work with). I started out by applying Kiehl’s ultra facial moisturizer. Sprayed MAC Fix Plus & let it dry. Then added smashbox’s primer on her T-Zone to mattify that area from oils.

SKIN: Using MAC’s orange corrector, I corrected minimal discoloration in the chin area & eye socket area. Then applied Bobbi Brown’s ‘Light Peach’ Corrector under her eyes & blended. Applied Makeup4ever HD foundation in shade #140 mixed with MAC’s strobe liquid lotion to add a hint of glow & then blended with a beauty blender. Topped it off with Chanel’s Natural Loose powder in shade #30 to help the foundation set.

EYES:  Applied an eye primer all over (Urban Decay) for anti-creasing. Mixed 2 shades of MAC eyeshadows- ‘Naked Lunch’ & ‘Jest’ – subtle shades of pinkish beigiy silver. Added them to the lid then some ‘Nylon’(MAC) under the brow bone. To add some color- added makeup4ever’s star powder in #916(Pink Gold)- Black winged liner + Loreal’s Volume Million Mascara, applied some false lashes. For the brows- filled them in with MAC’s ‘charcol brown’ eyeshadow.

 CHEEKS: For the pink look- added MAC ‘Sunbasque’ blush all over-then ‘Pink Swoon’ Mac + Illamasqua’s ‘Unrequited’ pink blush to her apples. For the peachy look- added Kryolan’s peachy blush (TC2). Added smashbox Softlights shimmer highlighter to her upper cheekbones and nose bridge to add extra glow.

LIPS: For the Pinks I used Pink Nouveau MAC lipstick topped off with Smashbox’s lipgloss “pop”. For the peachy lips- used Bobbi Brown’s Calypso Coral pot rouge with Smashbox lipgloss “afterglow”.

Isn’t she gorgeous?!?! DOLL LIKE!

‘august.’ is a local Bahraini brand that emphasizes on femininity & simplicity with a chic touch. The Spring/Summer 2012 collection speaks to the modern breakfast at Tiffany’s day gal who is ready to doll up for all occasions. Pastels, nudes & some deep blue colors were used to create a cohesive collection that consists of playful flow-y dresses, soft sheer tops, structured skirts & matt sequins blazers and bow ties to add character for any look.

From lunch date with girlfriends to formal dressy events, ‘august.’ SS12 collection will not fail to live up to the social standards of our modern day lady!

A beautiful collection – I absolutely LOVE it!

A shot of the prepared clothes rack + shoot.



A snapshot of Plhong doing what he does best


Here are some pics I randomly edited from my phone 😛 I love the results!












Pic below – she looks like Kourtney Kardashian!




Check out their Collection Below !! ( PHOTOS SHOT BY

 PLHONG) — well done PLHONG (luv ur photos)

 I’m in love with the clothes and their accessories!

If you are interested in purchasing the clothing items below- please contact

I’m No Diva



Red carpet ready


Paris, J’taime

Corporate Queen

Well done to this amazing team- the hard work was worth it!