Shamil Shroukh’s Top Makeup Tips

I had a very interesting chat with makeup artist Shamil Shroukh after I attended his three-day workshop with L’Oreal to present their latest products at the Olive Tree Hotel Amman. He was kind enough to share these interesting tips

Shamil Shroukh

Shamil Shroukh

Shamil Shroukh

Shamil Shroukh

Applying these seven everyday beauty basics should not take more than 10 minutes of your time:

    1. Moisturiser or primer
    2. Foundation
    3. Concealer
  1. Blusher
  2. Gloss or lipstick
  3. Mascara
  4. Eyeliner

All about brushes:

Wash your brushes  gently with a light shampoo such as Pantene or  Johnson’s baby, then pat them gently to dry.

You need three brushes for eyeshadow: one to use with black and very dark colours, another for earthy colours and the last for light or other colours.

Shamil Shroukh’s secret tips:

  • Stay natural
  • Find your own style by being yourself
  • Always remove your makeup before bed
  • Use sunblock under your primer
  • Use primers before foundation
  • Apply night cream
  • Always carry lipgloss or lipstick and blusher in your bag

Shamil Shroukh

Six easy steps to the perfect retro makeup:

  1. Black eyeliner
  2. Light eyeshadow
  3. Mascara
  4. False eye Lashes
  5. Bronze blusher
  6. Red lipstick


This can easily be transformed into a classic smokey eye:

  • Add black eyeshadow
  • Apply another layer of false eyelashes
  • Change lipstick to a nude shade
  • Change blush to pink or peach

Alternatively, try the following combination for an easy modern makeup look:

  1. Earth-toned eyeshadow
  2. Light coloured blusher
  3. Very good mascara
  4. Lipgloss

Shamil Shroukh’s favourite products:


True Match foundation by L’Oreal


Anastasia Beverly Hills concealer


Laura Mercier primer


Aqua Black eyeliner by MAKE UP FOR EVER


Hypnôse mascara from Lancôme


Naked palettes from Urban Decay


L’Oreal lipsticks