Sharing with you a few photos from the engagement shoot of my very good friend, Bap and her husband, Kimbo.
Bap-bap has been a really good friend of mine since I was in college and I’m very much honored and happy to be doing her hair and make-up for her engagement shoot and also for her wedding. It’s been years -literally- since I have last spent time with her since she now lives in Australia. The last time I saw her, her son, Zavion was barely a year old so this whole experience was such a blessing for me to have. I got to spend time with her and my godson (Zavion) as well as her husband.
Anyway, here are a few of the photos I personally took while their engagement session was on going.
That genuine smile, they both look so happy here!
Rockin those boots! Love her laid back style. 🙂
This was before the most fun part of their engagement shoot..
Yep, it got messy at the end of the shoot but it sure did look like a lot of fun!
DISCLAIMER: I am by no chance a professional photographer so please excuse me if some of the shots not exactly the best. Hahaha!
Okay, so let me start of by saying, Prestige waterproof eye liner has been in my personal make-up kit for quite some time now. I never felt any hesitation in buying a new one as I saw it as one of my make-up staples.
What I was so fond of about it is how it is extremely long wearing and how it stays in place for hours!Pricing was definitely not an issue as it only costs around 300Php (about $6-$7) I was also pretty happy on how intense the color was.
I used to have the pencil type, like this one:
Then I learned that they had automatic ones (no sharpening required), so I switched to this:
I was (and still am) satisfied with the quality I was getting from it but, a few weeks back, I’ve been hearing good reviews about this “Milani Liquid Eye Pencil”. I got curious and I just new I had to try it. This is how it looks like:
Last February, Digital Traincase (www.dtcmakeup.com) had a sale and I just had to grab the opportunity to get one! As soon as I did, I swatched it on the back of my left hand and on that very moment, I knew I was going to love this new product. It just glides so smoothly! I’m so amazed as to how it feels so much like using liquid eye liner even though it was a pencil but it sets on its own a few seconds after. The color was extremely bright that one glide is enough to get that intense pigmentation. The price was good enough as it was only around 300Php (about $6-$7) too! The only factor left for me to determine was its lasting power and it still delivered! I have worn it to work a few times now and I never had the need to retouch it. Me wearing makeup product to work, for me, is the best lasting power determinant. I usually commute going to work, go on duty for about 9-12 hours (depending on the workload) then commute back home. So for a make-up product to survive at least half of my day at work, it mush really be long lasting. I enjoyed how this liquid eye pencil survived my whole shift. It was truly a value for my buck! I’m such a happy and satisfied costumer.
I was lucky enough to collaborate with an amazing Australian photographer last month! He was on his was to the Philippines and he was looking for make-up artists and models to shoot with in his short visit and fortunately, I was one of the few who got that chance!
I was actually surprised to find out that he was a foreigner, and Australian to be specific. I really thought that he was a FIlipino the whole time we were exchanging e-mails. I didn’t know until the model, my friend and I were already in the hotel lobby waiting for him to go down. I was very much curious and since I knew that the model had previously worked with him, I just had to ask her. Hahaha!
Anyway, the shoot went by quick. It only took us over 4 hours for both looks. I decided not to change her hair for the 2nd look anymore since I thought it was still went well with the look. The shoot was done in one of the busy streets of Makati, we started preparing at around 3 or 4 in the afternoon and Michael began taking photos at around 6 in the evening. I must say though, I was really glad my friend-and fellow make-up artist- was there to help out since she knew a but about photography. She was able to help both me and the photographer a lot!
Here’s a few samples of the looks I did that night 🙂
Oops. I can’t seem to post the other photos, the files might bee too big. Oh well..
I’ll try to post the rest of the shots next time..
So yesterday, I was on leave from work because I was supposed to attend a Christmas party. Unfortunately, I had a very bad migraine and was in no mood to go to a party. I was, however, in the mood to put on make-up. hahaha!
One look that has become very popular these days (particularly last Halloween season) is the “comic book/cartoon character make-up” or “Pop art Make-up”. And I thought that yesterday was the perfect day to try it! LOL!
And so I did…
I didn’t realize it would be that fun! All my pictures looked funny to me! hahaha!
December in the Philippines is indeed the busiest month of the year, not just for make-up artists but for everyone!
I’m very excited because I have a number of clients lined up for this month and among them will be a soon to be bride. It makes me even more giddy because I will be doing Airbrush Make-up once again and I.JUST.LOVE.AIRBRUSH.MAKEUP! Hahaha!
Here are a few of my Bridal Airbrush works from my portfolio:
The model here is one of my workmates, her name is Maridan Vecino. Aside from being a part of my bridal hair and make-up portfolio, she is also lined up as one of my bridal hair and make-up clients next year! Yes, she’s getting married and modeling for a bridal hair and make-up served as a perfect preview for her.
My upcoming client will be in Cavite and that makes it much more amazing because, even though that’s not that far away, I love traveling too!