I barely knew Heart Evangelista a couple of years ago when I would greet her in person several times at our young couples and singles youth service in church. I doubt she’d recognize me now with my pixie haircut. All I knew is that every time I would approach her because she was a family friend I would check and compose myself and take a deep breath, with or without makeup she was that beautiful. Then when she would recognize and greet me her smile would just knock my socks off even if she was a tad barefaced. I just wanted to share these beautiful captured moments of her big day today (as half the country is probably doing the same thing at the moment). I sincerely pray and hope for her every good and perfect thing.
“Forever starts today. In thy stillness I know you are God” – @iamhearte IG
Heart’s bridal makeup and hair are kept very classic and traditional. The makeup by Albert Kurniawan who regularly does her makeup looks more fresh than packed on but Heart’s and eyes and lips boast enough intensity to still lure the lens. Her hair by Jerry Javier was done in a very classic Hepburn-esque pulled and swept updo , a style also simultaneously reminiscent of Grace Kelly. The bride’s gown is by Ezra Santos.
Instagram: @abtkurniawan (Makeup), jerrybuanjavier (hair), @caliberking, @djstaana #chizheart21515
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I think makeup collaborations are fun, they’re quite historical and quite often happen only once, which makes the collections born from their brain spawning even more special. I’m happy to present this year’s first Happy Skin cosmetics collab for their famous lippies with celebrity stylist Liz Uy which brings forth the StyLIZed lippie trio. The StyLIZed lippies are available in two premium sets and to buy at php599 individually via Happy Skin counters or here online (local and global shipping available).
HAPPY SKIN Shut Up & Kiss Me StyLIZed! Acrylic Clutch Set Php1799
Shades below from left: 24 Karats, Style Icon, and Red Carpet
For every StyLIZed lippie sold a sales portion will go to Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation. “If I could add one more chapter to my book it would be all about lipstick…” says Liz. The truth on top is plain as day: Change your lippie, change the game. Jump to the full post to see swatches and me wearing these lovely lippies up close with 3 different looks.… To full post & COMMENTS...
I was only able to catch a portion of the live telecast of the 2015 Golden Globes earlier and it wasn’t the red carpet part which is what mattered where the blog was concerned. I didn’t plan in advance to do a feature but when I saw certain faces I couldn’t help but decide to share with you who ranked as my top 5 in beauty (hair and makeup or just makeup). We begin with number one who tops the list, simply because she’s the first face I saw during the ongoing program which convinced me to do this post. In the past she was also featured as my favorite made-up face during the Academy Awards. Photo sources will be placed at the end, but many of those official sites actually retrieve the same stuff from Getty images or other sites. The ones whose outfits I also liked will have full-length photos.
1) JESSICA CHASTAIN
Actor Jessica Chastain is gorgeous with or without makeup. A lot of us have seen this disarmingly beautiful and talented redhead with the barely there look in movies like Tree of Life, Zero Dark Thirty, and more recently Interstellar. I like how her hair and makeup looks are often so well balanced. The base looks like skin and the eyes are intense but softly lined and her blush picks up on camera. Plus that flowing red hair is unrivaled. I wasn’t too keen on her dress but it was pretty still…because of her. UK makeup artist Mary Greenwell (THE one Lisa Eldridge and Charlotte Tilbury apprenticed for) has done her makeup in the past, I’m not sure if she did Jessica’s makeup this time. Easy on the eyes Jessica is, Yoda would say. Click to see the rest.… To full post & COMMENTS...
Whoever thought a NEW Filipina cosmetic brand like Happy Skin could make the world-class waves that they have in just one year? I never would have guessed that Happy Skin would be able to penetrate the market this relentlessly and in the most positive way. A year has gone by and we celebrated at Vanilla Cupcake Bakery yesterday, we who have stood by them, offered support, and watched them grow are prouder than ever. Congratulations, Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, we continue to stand by you! Happy Skin’s online store at HappySkinCosmetics.com by the way is now officially operational WORLDWIDE. Mabuhay ang mga Pinay!
Here’s a sneak peek at some of their new stuff with full reviews to follow
Many I’m sure did not have the slightest suspicion early on that a Pinay beauty brand would ever so suddenly and FINALLY give Filipino women what they deserve, a range of better cosmetics manufactured with close supervision that give payoff and safer formulas. I’m already making the positive comparison between them and Bourjois, the well-loved French drugstore brand, we’ve got our own brand that stands at par and it is Happy Skin! Congratulations, girls. Can’t wait to take pictures and show my readers your new items!!
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So if you weren’t able to catch my last Ellana Minerals Makeup Workshop, HEADS UP! We are officially having a REPEAT of the Poreless Perfection workshop that I will be teaching this Saturday, October 18th from 1-4PM at Ellana Minerals Headquarters, La Fuerza Compound (side entrance), Pasong Tamo, Makati. Total workshop fee is Php2500.00 inclusive of reservation fee and Php2000 consumable on Ellana products after the workshop! Register and reserve here at this link for your slot
Ever wonder how to get a pore-minimized, flawless complexion that stays with you all day? Want to know how to do the perfect look for the office and transform that into a smashin’ party evening look?
Let Singapore-trained makeup artist Julia Arenas show you how with Ellana Mineral makeup! This 3-hour workshop includes in-depth, hands-on demonstrations on techniques that you can apply to your everyday routine. The fee is only P2,500 (downpayment for reservation here at this link) and inclusive of reservation fee and a P2,000 gift certificate to Ellana Minerals and snacks during the event.
To sign up, head on over to this Ellana link here to get your slot.
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When I arrived at the Happy Skin Cosmetics summer launch yesterday high above the city at 71 Gramercy I could hardly believe that practically everything I saw there excited me to pieces.
Happy Skin makes this your happiest and hottest summer! The Happy Skin limited edition Turn Up The Heat Summer 2014 Collection features three (3) new sizzling shades of their bestselling lippie and two (2) new summer hues of blushes that deliver the same promise of a natural flush as their original blushes.
It’s pretty much like Happy Skin has expanded to become for us what Bourjois is for the UK beauty lovers, a solid, mid-range beauty range with products that delight as well as deliver. The news is that with the moisturizing lippies alone in terms of volume sales they are selling at a rate of 100 lippies a day! Happy Skin has launched their 2014 limited edition summer makeup collection which includes 3 lippie shades (that you can buy individually or as a better value box set) and 2 blush shades. Read more to see the rest of the post, Happy Skin’s local answer to Bioderma, and more new stuff now available in stores by the brand!… To full post & COMMENTS...
To date this has to be the most iconic blog post ever to appear up here. Last December 23 I announced in this blog post that I had placed 3rd in Lisa Eldridge’s #MyLisaLook online makeup contest via Instagram. I screeched like a bloody fan girl because Lisa Eldridge is one of my ultimate role models career-wise, so is the case for thousands of us out there. At first, shortly after rejoicing I cynically refused to consider the win itself a HUGE anything, I was even beating myself up over the fact that I didn’t take a closer more high-resolution photo since Lisa put it on her website. My family, the dear souls that they are, kept telling people I won when I actually placed 3rd and I was a stickler for correcting them. When I think “Instagram contest” I at the onset began to whittle it down to a mere nib and I wouldn’t dare use the term “competition” for it, it was hardly “The Hunger Games” or something you signed up for with a stern panel sitting across from you. While happy but temporarily belittling the whole thing I was stubbornly forgetting the bigger facts, that a celebrated makeup professional whose clientele include Kate Winslet and Keira Knightley actually saw my “work” pixel for pixel. She approved of it, contacted me, placed me on her website, handpicked some luxury beauty prizes and had them sent halfway around the world just for me. I wasn’t imagining things. Thank you so much, Lisa
Dior Show Mono Backstage Wet & Dry Eyeshadow in 453 “Spencer”, SUQQU Balancing Eyebrow/Eyeshadow palette in 02 Brown, Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in 88 Noir Intense (black), This Works skincare 100% Natural Turbo Balm
When the cancer, that is your lack of esteem, tends to eat away at any triumph you blind yourself to facts that you can be proud of. To stay grounded you just always need to move forward and take what is positive with you. I strongly believe in not resting on your laurels (you know, what Roman emperors rest on the heads of champions) but I also tend to forget you should take a moment to put yours on and have a good satisfying look at yourself in the mirror to charge yourself for what’s next. My family countered me to pieces on my self-deprecation. They said I shouldn’t make myself see this as a small thing and I should just do something with the knowledge of Lisa’s approval because it’s real, I didn’t dream it up, she picked me, so I should do something. So it is true, and on top of that these have arrived. The handwritten card she included with it was what mattered more than anything else in the package. And yes, I know you guys want a closer look at what I won. Read more to see the rest of the post!… To full post & COMMENTS...