Last April 5, I attended the SM Beauty Ball at Makati Shangri-la. It’s the first ever event to honor makeup experts for their contribution to the beauty industry.


I thought of going for a sultry makeup look that night, which is totally different from my usual makeup. If you noticed, I’m all for the fresh, natural look. I find it young, simple yet captivating. But since I was in an all black gown, why not go all out? I wanted my eyes to pop.

This is what I requested Mel Bacani, M.A.C certified makeup-artist. Yup, I had my makeup done on this special day. I would normally do my own makeup, but despite being a makeup artist, I still like the feeling of being glammed up by someone every now and then. It was a full day for me too. I had to run from one event to another, so before going to the SM Beauty Ball, it was just perfect to sit down and relax while Mel did my makeup.

I already gave her heads up on my oily skin and dry lips, so she made sure to prep my skin. These are the products that Mel used:


It was my first time to try MAC Prep+Prime Skin Refined Zone Treatment. It instantly mattifies the skin once applied. Well, it really helped in keeping oil at bay.

And for the rest of my face, these are all the products used on me…


For my face…


For my brows…


I found a new favorite Brow Set shade – Red Chestnut! I normally use Girl Boy or Beguile.

Now, let’s zoom in to my sultry eyes. She used paint pots as primer. Then, she used Redhead Brow Duo as powder eye shadow and Sketch (burgundy shade). Ricepaper was used on my brow bone area.


For my lips, I opted for a nude pink shade.


That’s it! Thank you, Mel for my perfect sultry makeup look that night!


Sorry for the bad lighting…


Here are more photos of my makeup…


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And here are more photos of the SM Beauty Ball…


Gorgeous setup!


The event paid tribute to all those who shone in the business. The original Makeover Masters such as Fanny Serrano, James Cooper, and Jessie Mendez came up onstage to be awarded as pillars and pioneers of the industry. The 2016 Makeover Masters were also introduced. They are the most sought-after makeup experts were chosen based on talent, clientele, and professional excellence. They walked down the red carpet like stars, escorted by their celebrity muses-turned-friends: Cristine Duque with Denise Laurel, Jake Galvez with Vice Ganda, Jigs Mayuga with Cheska Kramer, Denise Ochoa with Jodi Sta. Maria, Robbie Pinera with Anne Curtis, and Mickey See with Jolina Magdangal.

with Jackie, Nikki and Marj… Thank you SM Beauty for having us!


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