We’re sliding back into beauty with a whisper of makeup over the face, and I mean like the barest veil. It’s not supposed to look like I have no makeup but more like the least amount possible to make it just noticeable enough. I’d say it’s somewhat Glossier-ish in terms of the effortless approach to makeup. More often than not I prefer my makeup looking like I didn’t try too hard depending on the occasion. In this look I skipped liquid foundation.
Bobbi Brown Longwear Cream eyeshadow “Sand Dune”, VMV Velvet matte lipstick in “Fireclay”, Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in “Antigua” used as blush, Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer (my shade is Medium, shown here is Neutralizer…too light for me by 1 shade), Eye of Horus Husk Dual Brow Perfect (pencil and brow gel), Maybelline Full N’ Soft Waterproof Mascara, NYX Illuminator powder in “Ritualistic”.
Before I left the house and applied makeup in the cafe where I’m at right now I applied a couple of dabs of Pixi’s Rose Oil Blend onto my face earlier this morning to give it a bit of a luminous lift. This was today’s “bare but there” makeup menu. Read on to see how it turned out and how I did it!
This one is a mega post, long but fun! In a world where everything beautiful is said to be subjective to taste I still have my personal standards, especially when it comes to makeup for little women. Call me old-fashioned but when it comes to prom makeup I still strongly think that it ought to celebrate youth and not mask it entirely. I feel like breaking out into a rash whenever I hear about young people pulling all sorts of strings to try to look older at prom. I spent the other night helping prep my cousin Stella who was invited to an all boys’ school prom. I did her makeup upon request.
There’s a fine line difference between looking older and looking of age and I always sincerely hope that girls decide on the latter just as Stella did. Read on for a before and after shot, products used, details on how I did it and a sneak peek at Stella’s personal makeup kit at the end.… To full post & COMMENTS...
You asked for it so you’re getting it, YAY. I apologize for the 2 day delay, internet issues. I ended up finally uploading this 4 minute HD video in like 5 minutes in a corporate office (wow, can I live here)! We’ll start off with plenty of product right here when you watch my FULL evening skincare routinevideo.
CLEANSE: Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm (Boots, Oxford, UK)
RECOVER/SOOTHE: Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion (press sample, Rustan’s)
In contrast, the quick and lazy evening skincare routine (1-2 products, when I have 0% batt on me) will be brought to you in a blog post. Read on to watch the video embedded at the end of this post.… To full post & COMMENTS...
Hundreds of celebrities and influential individuals made their way into Shangrila Makati last night for the sensational event that is the Star Magic Ball, an ABS-CBN celebration of the network’s hardworking, shining stars. Here’s one glimpse of a couple I knew personally at that posh event and I beam with pride because Sam asked me to do her makeup after we finished work on an album cover shoot together yesterday.
Unlike a lot of the makeup seen at the Star Magic Ball Sam wanted to keep it noticeable but fresh, simple, and neutral to round off her already flashy silver-sequined, dress and please her fiancee’s reserved taste. Paolo Valenciano’s dapper suit was provided for the event by 5cm.
INSTAGRAMS BY SAM (at the end of the night)
My cousin, Pao, proposed to his girlfriend Samantha Tabuena-Godinez last June 15, 2012 while his father, Gary V., was touring in California. Trivia token, in case you didn’t know, Sam’s father, Jaime Godinez owns Sound Check, which is the country’s top sound engineering and services company and they are entrusted with Gary Valenciano’s concerts and almost every major foreign music production that makes its way to the Philippines.… To full post & COMMENTS...
I was asked by my childhood friend, Carissa, if I could do makeup for her first major video project for Weareveryday Manila. They put out an online “videozine” for the style site featuring four of the Philippines’ popular “stylista” bloggers and their style picks for the seasonal transition from Summer-Fall. It was a small but very inspiring jumpstart shoot project sponsored by Forever 21 that took place one month ago. They were just opting for a light made up look with strong brows…not really a “no make-up” look…you know, just needed to give them that PRETTY obvious blogger polish.
“WearEveryday Manila is an online fashion magazine that highlights readily available merchandise and translates runway/ celebrity fashion trends into everyday wearable ensembles. Wear everyday. Fashion everyday.“
It was quite fun to do this shoot and my hairstylist for the day, Renz Pangilinan (parang pinsan lang lol…but we’re not “related”), and I got up at the crack of dawn to get these bloggers ready! Step into a stream of behind the scenes photos, a combination of some of my own pics and other shots provided by “Isa” and her super hardworking team.… To full post & COMMENTS...
Yup, I made another. Sooner than you thought isn’t it? LOL. I was so disgusted visually with where and how I shot my first video that I decided to shoot one right away. This is not a no-makeup makeup look, this is a day look that I often wear out when I want to look made up and the only heavy thing about the look is the eyeliner. You’ll also get to see how I do everything from start to finish. Consider THIS video as my OFFICIAL maiden voyage into the new world of makeup video tutorials and reviews. I’ll probably try, but won’t promise, to film one every week or so. The eyeliner tutorial two days ago kind of only felt (and looked like) practice because I was such an unprepared goof.
You sure you wanna? Okay, fine it’s your screen and your eyes. Watch my Day Makeup Video Tutorial embedded below or at this link. The list of products I used is right under with each one I reviewed linked in bold to the actual blog post, and also if you open the video via YouTube they’re all in the description box as well.