I always liked to believe that makeup, despite the notion of petty shallowness that surrounds it, is a tool for ministry. Makeup can be brought forward in many more meaningful ways. It is a medium that weaves all sorts of good magic in its own way. Watch the video by the MIMI Foundation in a project entitled “If Only For a Second” here via this link or watch it embedded below. The MIMI Foundation is a French cancer and well-being group. Twenty cancer patients with eyes with their eyes closed make their way into one studio only to reap a moment that will strongly impact their lives. Thank you, Mom, for sharing.
“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – KEVYN AUCOIN, America’s legendary MUA, 1962-2002
I thought this video tutorial would be perfect for many Filipino women this season, especially those with medium toned polynesian or medium toned oriental ethnicity. It was just uploaded by team CT two hours ago. Watch Charlotte Tilbury’s Party Angel tutorial video here at this link or here embedded below!
Come one, come all to my Benefit Cosmetics Holiday 2013 Workshop at Shangrila Mall, Edsa on December 5, Thursday! We’ll be accepting 2 batches of you eager beauty beavers from 1-2pm and 3-4pm based on reservations via Benefit’s FB page (message). I’ll be doing DAY to NIGHT looks using Benefit Cosmetics’ current holiday sets and other awesome products. This workshop does not require a purchase you just need to reserve a slot for this workshop via messaging Benefit Cosmetics Philippines’ FB page here (beside the LIKE button there’s a MESSAGE button). Send them an FB message requesting to reserve for my workshop (indicate whether 1 pm or 3pm) and provide your complete contact details It’s FREE! Tis’ after all the season to be jolly, and of course, to look good while being jolly! Remember this is a FREE workshop you just have to reserve because there are limited slots! You can also reserve thru me if you like and I will forward to them. Reserve your slot now here via Benefit Cosmetics’ PH Facebook page.
I noticed my friend backstage, Julianne, a singer/songwriter and Awit Awards winner has recently been loving playing around with this gussy up app called Modiface. She uses it via her iPad and when you’ve got a bit of time and barefaced photos of yourself in your gallery there are thousands of possibilities when it comes to giving yourself a digital makeover. Give it a lite go right here! Or download it via Android’s Google play store or Apple’s app store.
Perhaps you’d rather not make a mess on your face but want to see possible looks you’d like to try for future occasions or events, Modiface is a great way to see how certain shades of makeup or even different colored contacts might look on you! Check it out and save photos of yourself with different looks :).
I don’t think fall or ‘Ber season makeup needs to be taken literally. Just because we dress heavier it doesn’t mean our faces need more makeup. Although it is a great season for playing around with richer, deeper shades I still like to maintain a balance and in this case intensity can be found on the brows, lashes, and lips. Velvet skin is a trend…not a rule. Matte but fresh. Now that I’ve completely recovered from that nasty flu I’ve put some new products to the test. My experiment in trying to show that MAC Retromatte lipsticks like Riri Woo can be worn more than one way pretty much hit the nail on the head for this short editorial.
The only important thing I forgot to include here was my MAC Pro Longwear bronzer in Soft Sand. CLOCKWISE: KRYOLAN HD Micro Foundation Mattifying liquid in 245, Laura Mercier Loose Mineral Powder in Natural Beige (softly over the T-zone), Revlon Lash Potion Mascara, Benefit Cosmetics Rockateur Blush, RIRI MAC Veluxe Brow Liner in “Deep Brunette”, RIRI MAC Retromatte Lipstick in “Riri Woo”.
I won’t make this a very wordy post. I applied my foundation on with my hands, did dab a bit of under-eye concealer with fingers, just a bit (MAC Studio sculpt). I lightly swept my T zone and chin with Laura Mercier Mineral Powder which I’m convinced does the same thing as those Hourglass ambient lighting pressed powders, just in loose form. Singer Julianne absolutely loves what this powder does every time I apply it on her, it’s so good that I put up with the hassle of its “looseness”, it adds light, not shimmer and natural beige works well even for someone a shade darker.
I lightly contoured with my MAC Pro Longwear bronzer then proceeded to do my brows, intense but clean and constantly brushing them through with the dual end after adding strokes. I added a bit of Rockateur blush, a teensy weensy bit only on purpose just to kill any paleness from being sick, almost unnoticeable because I added only a little. I then curled my lashes and used Revlon Lash Potion Mascara. The focal point for the look is a Riri Woo-d lip, the lipstick is applied intensely in the center of the pout, smudged outwardly with the ring finger and then a little more foundation is dabbed around the edge of the mouth and patted inward to blend with the stain. What do you think? Does this look deliver enough intensity for fall without the need to go heavy with makeup? I think it does. This is just one way to do Fall.