I would say that I only started my love affair with make-up was when I left my job at a multi-national company and started work at a local bank. One of my colleagues was a former schoolmate in high school and apparently is a big fan of cosmetics. I would sit with her watch her as she puts on her daily make-up early at work. I would spend more time with my high school bestfriend where she further enhanced my basic make-up education where she passed off the stuff that she learned with me. The rest I learned from youtube and constant practice.
Nowadays, people at work would find it an oddity if they catch me without any make-up on. I also managed to work up the courage to put on my own make-up in some of the formal events that I attended. Fortunately, it brought on positive comments but I would still find something lacking when I would look at the pictures. Suddenly, the hours that I spend in the front of the mirror seem worth it.
Here are a sample of my works. Of course, I can only put make-up on myself but still lack the courage on trying my skill on other people.
|Leader's Night 2013 Make-up (Feb 16, 2013)|
For base, I used Revlon Photoready compact make-up. Based on the picture, I think the name lives by its reputation as it is photoready. :) To set the base, I used Revlon Photoready powder compact. As usual, my eyebrows needed more work and I still have issues with the contouring on my nose and jaw. I highlighted my eyes with ivory eyeshadow under my eyebrow.
|Everyday make-up Beaufort (Dec 7, 2012)|
|Co-Evangelista wedding (Jul 28, 2012)|
It would be remiss of me if I don't showcase make-up that was done by the professionals. I hope that someday, I will be able to copy their output.
|H&MU by Maribel @ Piandre Greenbelt (May 26, 2013)|
I had my make-up done at Piandre but it was more than 7 years ago during the wedding of my brother and the output was wonderful. It was the nearest salon to the reception and since the wedding was an hour after the lunch, I decided to have my make-up there as I had no time to do it myself. Good thing my gamble paid off. I asked for natural make-up and Maribel exceeded my expectations. She used false eyelashes and it removed the need for heavy eyeliner to make my eyes pop out. The lipstick that she used complimented my outfit and my make-up. I wish I can find that shade as I didn't know it would look good on me. I will definitely be returning to her when I have an event in Makati again.
|Hair by Rene at David's Salon Alabang; Make-up by Tryx|
Syjuco (Feb 2, 2013)
I'm very happy with what she did to my face. Again, a natural look suits my profile best. These make-up artists really have the uncanny ability to match the shade of my face with the rest of my skin. I wish I could learn how to do that some day.
|Hair by Rene at David's Salon Alabang; Make-up by |
(+)Rene Joaquin (Apr 3, 2011)
Again, we went for the natural look and somehow, he managed to highlight my cheekbones wonderfully. I wish I'll be able to do that. This was taken afterwards so the make-up has faded somehow but nevertheless, it still looked beautiful.
I hope someday I'll be as good as these make-up artists. I guess it's true when they say that practice makes perfect.