Sunday, October 23, 2016

Space to Love: Katch Beauty Supplies

When meeting with clients for work, we, as makeup artists, sometimes have the difficulty of finding a place to have our client's makeup done when we're about to be hired for say a trial makeup session or just a personal hair and makeup session. For example, when both of us live too far away from each other or when our own personal space (say the client's place or our own place) may not be available for the makeup session.

Just like photographers who don't have their own studio rent a photostudio, I'm so glad there are makeup artists offering their work spaces for rent as well. I discovered Katch Beauty Supplies, a recently opened beauty supplies store that doubles also as a makeup studio from the owner herself, makeup artist and hairstylist Katchie Mejias.

Katchie's a talented double threat being a makeup artist who's also awesome at doing hair. She has taken her passion for beauty by further by being on the supplier side as well for makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts who want high-quality makeup and tools that are affordable. I usually catch her brand in bazaars (since I always need doubles of certain brushes, and well, I love makeup brushes too) since the only physical store then was all the way in Cainta. I'm so glad she opened a store in Ortigas, which is a place nearer to me and somewhat midway for most people.

Visit us! Now open! "Katch professional hair and makeup artistry" Our first studio/store in ortigas ❤️ Located at: "50th avenue",3rd flr east wing, Robinson's Galleria ,Ortigas center,Quezon City -Professional Hair and makeup services available for walk-in and by appointment -1 on 1 hairstyling/makeup workshop -hair and makeup studio for rent (for artists looking for a trial location in ortigas/ a place to hold one on one workshop) by Appointment -Katch professional beauty supplies offering a variety of: Quality makeup brushes Brush sets Lipsticks Eyeliner Eyebrows Various cosmetics Brush cleaner Disposable makeup lip wand and mascara Makeup bags,organizer Makeup accessories Mink lashes Taiwan lashes Beauty blender Pigments (overdosed cosmetics) Body/face paint Hairstyling combs/brush etc. #makeupstore #studio #teamkatch #hairbykatch #makeupbykatch #katchbeautysupplies #makeupartistph #makeupartist #muaph
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This store also doubles as a makeup studio for her team. It can also be rented out at affordable rates (Php 450 for 2-1/2 hours)  for makeup artists who want a good location to have makeup done for their clients.  Since this studio is located in a mall in Ortigas, it's super convenient to meet halfway and being a mall, there's parking and in case you have companions, they can do their shopping, eat, do errands, etc. while you have your makeup done. Since Katchie is based in Antipolo, she understands the need for a convenient place to meet up with clients who live far from you and can't travel so far for hair and makeup.

These are #nofilter photos taken from my camera phone so you see the lighting is every makeup artist's dream. It mimics daylight so you get to match foundation and check your blending easily. I like that the white isn't too blinding or harsh (there's actually a bit of warmth) as I can get quite photosensitive if light supply is too bright. The lighting actually looks good on photos.

The studio has comfortable makeup stools that are at a good height for both hairstyling and makeup, a perfect compromise in height for the makeup artist and hairstylist to work at the same time. My favorite part also is the ring light, which acts not just for additional light source but also creates a lovely effect when you take your client's photos for documentation.

Rental of the studio also comes with not just the workstation and lights but also use of cotton, cotton buds, rubbing alcohol, and her personal brand of brush cleanser, because we need to get our brushes clean. This one is lavander scented and it smells like a spa.

Check out too the Katch Beauty Supplies merchandise for your brushes, makeup, and hairstyling needs. She also sells makeup palettes, liquid lipsticks, falsies, and contact lenses.

makeup pouches and retouch bags, falsies, mixing palettes, face paints, pigments, etc. 

a wall of gorgeous and high-quality brushes, hairstyling needs, and liquid lipsticks
I like how the brushes are at par with some of the luxury brand brushes we use. The eye brushes go for as low as Php 100-120.

Uhm yea, I couldn't resist these three brushes. Prepping up already for peak season!

I would recommend this studio for makeup artists who need to have a location for their trial makeup, clients, as well as their personal one-on-one makeup workshops with clients. The studio rental rates are very reasonable as well, and you get to work in a space that's super convenient for you, your clients, and their companions. Make sure too to reserve your slot in advance by setting your appointment early and getting there on time.

Store Directory

Katch Beauty Supplies
50th Avenue, 3rd Floor East Wing Robinson's Galleria (branch featured in this post); "Toasted" 1st Level, Sta. Lucia Mall, Cainta;;

Katchie Mejias;;

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