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M.A.C Technique Makeup Lesson + Mobile App

Last month, I joined the #MacAVAF weekend in Cebu (which was my birthday weekend too!) When I received the invite of this 3-day event, I did not hesitate to spend my birthday with M.A.C. I know M.A.C. When they launch something, it’s always grand and FUN – I couldn’t dare miss it! So, what’s #MacAVAF? Well, I’ll be sharing more about that in my next post. For now, let me share what happened on the first day! M.A.C Technique In the world of beauty, there’s always something new to learn. No matter how good you are in applying makeup, you can always learn various techniques from different people/artists/brands. Therefore, whenever I get a chance to sit in a makeup class, I go for it – and yes, I’m always excited! Here’s our classroom set-up! Who won’t get excited with this?! We were first asked to download the M.A.C Technique app on our mobile phones. Yup, M.A.C now has an interactive app, which guided us throughout the makeup lesson that day! How cool is that?! I’ll be expounding more about this app towards the end of the post. For now, let me share with you the step by step demo on how to create the Styled Eye look and the tips and tricks that I learned during the class! 1. Hydrating Skincare First step is to clean and hydrate the face. This is a very important...

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MAC Huggable Lipcolour Makeover + Swatches and Price

Recently, I was invited by MAC Philippines to visit their branch in Rustan’s Makati for a makeover. They launched the new MAC Huggable Lipcolour, which boasts on its pigment and shine. I’ll share more about it and some swatches later on. 😀 Here I am taking a selfie with my bare face… Yes, I look pale! Hehe! Oh wait, can you spot the new MAC Masterclass brush??? It’s finally here in the Philippines!!! Dear, it feels sooo soft!!! I’m in love! Noel Nocillado did my make up for this makeover. Look, he even prepared a face chart which has the look designed specifically for me! Thank you so much!!! 😀 Here are some of the products he used on my face. He started out by applying MAC Strobe Cream. I’ve never tried using one before because I thought my skin is already too oily. I’m afraid to look like a frying pan! Noel explained that Strobe Cream is actually good for all skin types. It makes the skin look healthy and glowing, which he really achieved as you’ll see later on. He used MAC Studio Sculpt in NC25 on areas I need coverage, such as cheeks, nose and chin. For my under eye circles, MAC concealer in NW25 was used. He then set the foundation with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. This powder has very light coverage so it’s perfect...

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How To Apply Makeup The Clinique Way

I, together with beauty blogger friends Shen and Phoebe, spent our Saturday afternoon at Clinique SM Aura. It was a special event showcasing their new products and makeup looks of 2014. Chris Isaac, Clinique Philippines’ Sales and Training Executive, conducted a makeup workshop. Yes, we, beauty bloggers, love makeup workshops! Although we know how to apply makeup, there’s always something new to learn. 😀 Let me share some of Chris’ makeup tips. You can also try this out for your Valentine’s look! 😀 He started by applying eye primer. It’s one thing I can’t live without when I apply eye shadow. I have very oily lids. You can see my shadow creasing in a matter of minutes if I don’t use a primer. If you have an eye shadow trio, choose the second lightest or the medium color and apply all over the lid. Chris’ tip when applying eye shadow all over the lid is to pat the eye shadow brush for more intense pigment. The darkest color should be applied on the outer-v and blended in until the middle part of the crease. He used the tip of the same eye shadow brush to grab and apply the product. Now, this could be your day or office makeup. Easy right? 😉 For night makeup, simply add black eye shadow on the outer-v. This could be your eye makeup...

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MAC Hollywood Makeup Artist Gregory Arlt Makeup Tips

Just to give a quick background on Gregory Arlt, he is the Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics based in Los Angeles. He has been with MAC for over 20 years. Gregory is known to be a red carpet expert. He works with some of the famous faces around the globe, such as Gwen Stefani, Dita Von Teese, Liza Minnelli, Kim Cattrall, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Cher, Victoria Beckham, Mandy Moore, Cindy Crawford, Minnie Driver, Fran Drescher, Sienna Miller, Anne Heche, and Mary J. Blige to name a few. He appears regularly as a beauty expert on TV shows such as “Access Hollywood”, “Entertainment Tonight”, “Extra”, “CNN”, “E! Entertainment Television” and “The Style Network”. He can also be found backstage during Milan, Paris, and New York fashion week designing makeup looks for Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen, and Chloe among many more. With Gregory Arlt’s background, need I say more?! 😀 This is why when I was invited to attend Gregory Arlt’s Master Class during his visit here in Manila, I didn’t think twice. I cleared my Saturday to be a student. 😀 As your insider, I’ll be sharing everything I’ve learned too. And if you think you know a lot about makeup, think twice. Gregory just shared A LOT of wonderful makeup tips! Read on. Gregory Arlt said, “I consider myself a beauty exorcist. Instead of...

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Interesting Makeup Tips From The Runway To Everyday Looks

“See It On The Runway. See It On You.” Don’t we just wish for that most of the time? Whether be it clothes or makeup, we always wish that those haute couture looks on the runway could be wearable on streets. Blair Patterson, Estee Lauder’s Director of Global Makeup Artistry, just made our wish come true! Estee Lauder being a partner of different fashion houses in New York and Paris Fashion Week, he shared the current runway trends and demonstrated how we can wear them on a daily basis. I’m so glad I made it to Estee Lauder’s event last weekend. I love going to makeup workshops even if I’ve studied makeup artistry professionally. There’s always something new to learn. Although there’s only one concept in makeup application, almost each makeup brand has their own techniques. Blair Patterson was extremely nice to share a lot of makeup tips and tricks!!! Of course, I, being your insider, MUST share them to you. I tell you, you definitely must read until the end of this post. He revealed a lot of makeup tricks that most of us in the audience were awed! 😀 Let’s get down to business. Blair said that fashion week makeup is getting more and more natural, which I think is a good thing. This means it’s also getting more and more wearable for us! To make this easier to read...

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