Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I got intrigued and did research and was deeply moved to do this mini-project: a photoshoot to bring out awareness and hopefully prevent self-harm.These are just a few test shots I did a while ago - my own makeup, posing, photography (using available sources - available light and my trusty P&S), and application on my crash-course on digital enhancement.
(model, makeup, prosthetics, digital imaging, and photography: Bambi C. de la Cruz)
Far from beauty and glamour to something socially relevant (and something that we should bring awareness to, as many do not know much about self-injury, at least when I talk about it), I want to do something that's not just making someone beautiful in the outside. As a professional makeup artist, I want to go beyond my task of making someone beautiful until she rinses off with cleansing oil or cold cream or whatever makeup remover. The hurt that the self-inflicted wound gives will not remove the pain she feels inside... it will only get worse and the scar/s left behind will traumatize her for years.
This mini-project aims to reach out to those people who do self-injury and to their friends to put action to this
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
After the shoot, I walked around Ayala Center (depositing my malette first at Rustan's) to run some errands when I decided to finally cab it (with all my stuff to head over to DPI Makati for another shoot). However, it was 5:30, a rainy Friday afternoon and the cab line at Greenbelt was long. Traffic was hell and cabs were picky. I finally got a cab who barely wormed his way out of Makati and going around the location was hell. Ang traffic mga tsong! Had I not brought all my stuff - big malette, small malette, and backpack plus handbag, I would have walked the whole of Pasong Tamo.
Regular refill cost: Php 1,450
I got the refills at 50% off so I got two. :)
I buy the refills because it's cheaper and it could fit my tiny makeup case better (tip for makeup artists)
The creamy compact foundation actually is supposed to be applied with a sponge directly on the face. For photoshoots, I put liquid foundation under it but for everyday, I use this alone (Remember to use a clean sponge!) I like the natural dewy finish it gave me. The difference between this and the moisturizing compact foundation and the light cream/liquid foundations are that this one gives a more matte finish with a bit of dewy glow. When I saw the compact, I thought it was pressed powder until Von of Paul and Joe told me that it's actually a cream-to-powder foundation with a natural finish and he showed me how it's supposed to be applied. When I felt it, it was silkier than your average two-way foundation and it had a creamy feel to it. It felt light on me and I didn't feel like I'm wearing foundation.
Not to mention I keep getting compliments on how good my skin is but they can't just know why. :)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
The Center for Aesthetic Studies (CAS) will hold its next CAS COSMETICS FAIR
on January 16, 2009 (Friday), 12:00nn-7:00pm at the newly-renovatedschool premises:
2F Franck Provost Building120 Jupiter St.Bel-Air Village, Makati City.
Avail of up to 60% discount from the following participating brand partners:PAUL & JOE, SHISEIDO, YSL, GUERLAIN, WATERCOLORS, JANE IREDALE MINERALCOSMETICS, and TSM SALES (JAGUAR, WAHL).
Product demonstrations start at 3:00pm.
For more information, please get in touch with us through 897-0307,897-0383, 0917-8970383, and 0918-8970383.
Invite your friends!
I'll try to drop by after my morning shoot tomorrow and before my PM shoot as they're both within the area anyway. if you may be a reader and you happen to see me, do holler me up. See you!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I used my ring finger here but a concealer brush would do. I applied only a little bit and then spread it as too much can cause creasing and caking.
I highlighted the inner eye with a yellow-gold color for more pop. If you want bigger eyes, line the inner rims with shell pink lipliner/nude lipliner/skintone eyeliner/white eyeliner.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
With Junior-Senior proms right by the corner, I'm pretty sure girls are getting ready to find the perfect MuA for their proms right now. In my own prom, I made the mistake of just going to a first nearby parlor I saw to get my face done, My hair turned out okay but my makeup made me look 10 years older than I was. It covered that horrid zit alright, but so did my youth. My eyebrows were 2 shades darker than my head hair color and my contours were so obvious.
I've learned through experience how prom looks should be - a fresh face with a youthful glow and not pasty white matte. Define eyes with makeup that matches the color of the gown, a sweep of blush, and gloss. Eyebrows should be defined to perfectly frame the face but not too harsh to age the person.
With prom season coming in a month, I decided to give a special promo for girls who are going to their prom. I'm offering a 20% discount of hair and makeup service for girls who are going to doll up for their prom. What's more is that if you're a group of 4 girls, you can even avail of a group discount.
For inquiries, send me a PM or email and let's discuss your look, your dress, for that perfect prom look. After all, it only happens twice. :)
(note: Prices are exclusive of transportation. Transpo can be arranged or reimbursed. Tip to save: I can doll up 2 of you and you guys can split with the transpo fare. )