I like your bag! where did you get this????
Hi Jigs! How did you start your make up artist career? Was it difficult at first? (:
I started by taking a 6-month course in makeup just so i have a concrete knowledge of the technical skills although i have always been interested in it when i was young. It was a lot of free work in the beginning since you really have to build a portfolio of work and a network before you start doing big jobs. :-)
Behind-The-Scenes: The Eastwood City Style Campaign
Through the years i have been blessed with the opportunity to work with some of the most creative and stylish individuals in the fashion industry. Photographers, Stylists. Art Directors, Set designers, Producers. So when the marketing team of Eastwood Mall got in touch with me to be part of their campaign featuring esteemed colleagues from my side of the neighborhood, who was I to refuse? I thought it was refreshing and quite out-of-the-box how Eastwood City decided to put 7 unique “stylistas” who are used to working behind-the-scenes at these types of campaigns in front of the camera. The list included Jenni Epperson, Xeng Zulueta, Alyanna Martinez, Anna Kalaw, Sidney Yap and Tricia Gosingtian. It was quite fun because we actually dressed ourselves so that the campaign would reflect our own personal sense of style.
Here’s Xeng and I getting our stuff ready for the shoot at The Richmonde Hotel in Eatwood City.
Alyanna’s adorable “gay” poodle, Coco.
Makeup Artist Yciar Castillo made sure i was well-groomed for the shoot.
Stylist Sidney Yap preps my bow tie for the 1st layout.
The first layout from the campaign was taken at the ground floor of the New Eastwood Mall. Here I am with Alyanna waiting for the group to be shot. On the right side of this pic is the photographer, Paolo Pineda.
The next layout was taken outdoors to promote the al fresco dining appeal of Eastwood. I love this shot.
This final layout was taken at after sunset to liken the mood of a night out with friends. All these behind-the-scenes photos were taken by George Defiesta.
And the final photos as seen the past 3 weeks on the pages of the Philippine Star and The Philippine Daily Inquirer. I also heard that they started putting up the materials around the new mall and CityWalk the past few days.
Thank you to Tinay Magtiray of Eastwood’s Maketing team for all her help and patience in organizing this wonderful project. Special thanks to Kevin Tan for considering us to represent Eastwood CIty: “The Center of Style”
At the end of each season in fashion, I make it a point to do my homework and research on the latest trends in beauty for the upcoming season. Being a makeup artist in the industry nowadays it isn’t just enough to have the skills or the talent to apply makeup on models and celebrities. I find that keeping updated and informed on the current looks for the season on the runways gives any makeup artist an instant edge. I store photos of my research in my laptop or iPhone so i always have a quick reference guide when I present to clients or at shoots. I’ve been doing this for the past 4 years and there are countless resources on the internet to choose from. All you have to do is look.
On that note i present my fave looks for S/S 2011:
Bright Lips - The quickest to put on and the easiest to pull off. A bold pop of color on your pucker is all you need to look fresh for Spring. This look works best with translucent skin so skip the heavy base.
A bright, matte pink at Jil Sander. Try MAC’s Pink Nouveau.
Fuchsia fullness at Fendi
A glossy orange at Gucci. My current obsession is MAC’s Morange and Lady Danger
Neon Lids - One way to look instantly awake is to swipe a flash of iridescent color on your eyelids. Whether it’s a solid turquoise shadow all over or a bright green eyeliner, color is back.
Channel you inner Betty Paige with a modern twist. A bright blue wash of pigment, winged liner and full bangs at Dior.
softly lined with color at Derek Lam.
Soft Smoke - The dark eye for the warmer months is softer and more feminine. Add definition by concentrating on the outer corner of the eyes, fading the color inwards.
Luminescent skin, Kohl-rimmed and smudged at Ferre.
A matte finish, expert shadow placement using shades of brown and falsies with added definition on the outer corners at Lanvin.
Bleached Eyebrows - You guys are probably thinking “Why on earth would i want to have almost no eyebrows?” Well this look is definitely not for the faint of heart yet it can really make your eyes pop. if you are blessed with a deep-set pair of peepers and feel like doing a Lara Stone then this look is for you. Try Jolen or Andrea Cream Bleach.
Paired with burgundy lips at Yves Saint Laurent.
bare faced at Alexander Wang.
An Ode to the Roaring 20’s and 30’s - Dark eyes, deep lips, finger waves & flapper hair. Designers give their current take on these two glamorous decades.
Raccoon eyes, a glossy plum and a faux bob at Louis Vuitton.
Tight curls, gun metal eyes and stained lips at Marc Jacobs.
Full brows, modern silver and finger waves at Prada.
That’s it for now people. Always remember that these trends are just a guide. take what you think suits your personality and current dressing mood the best.
Happy 22nd Birthday to the one and only Cristine Reyes
I first met AA when she was just 18 years old. She was about to do her first FHM cover and i was assigned to do her makeup. It was awkward at first as i thought AA was painfully shy. Turns out once she gets warmed up, she is actually a LOT of fun to be with. You could say we hit it off right then and there. I even remember telling her that she was gonna be huge someday (and on top of FHM’s Hot 100).
Through the years we have shared a lot of memories together, both at work and at play.
Here’s a photo of us at an FHM calendar shoot. (2007)
At her first WOWOWEE guesting when she moved to ABS-CBN. (2008)
Goofing around at a Maxim Cover shoot. (2008)
Bonding and enjoying our single-blessedness in Hong Kong. (2009)
At her 2nd FHM cover shoot to celebrate her victory as FHM’s Sexiest for 2009.
Bawling out eyes out after watching “In My Life.” (2009)
At a Belo billboard shoot. (2010)
May the universe continue to shower you with blessings and always know that i am so proud of you for succeeding in this industry while being true to yourself. Happy Birthday AA. I love you very much.
“Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can’t put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you’re doing it from a position of correction”—Kevyn Aucoin