Monday, June 13, 2011

My SMX Bridal Fair, May 20-21

Last May 20-21 I was at SM MOA SMX for the Celebrations bridal fair. It was my first time to join a fair at SMX. It was a good experience and I would like to thank all the brides who booked my services.

During fairs, I hardly eat because I enjoy talking to clients very must I forget to eat!!! This was taken at 6pm, and It was my first meal of the day!!! I just had coffee and water non-stop. 

Christine came back and  had her trial on the second day of the fair. She wanted  a makeup that is natural looking, fresh and can withstand the heat in Roxas City. Yes, I will be flying to Roxas for her wedding! Its not my first time in Roxas. I use to go there once a year to visit BOBSON JEANS stores and distributors, when I was their Marketing Manager. But usually it was airport-hotel-mall. This time, I hope I can go have a dip.hehehehe.

Christine had her makeup at 11am that Sunday and came back before 6pm. She told me she already went to mass and went around MOA to test my  "waterproof" Smudgeproof Airbrush makeup. She said the makeup passed with flying colors.Awwwww.... She also met a lot of her friends that day from different groups, and all of them approved the makeup. I was soo glad that she came back and booked me for her wedding. 

 My booth manager, Vanessa and my assistant Rain. They are my angels. Expect to see them at my next fairs!

Bride Charmaine Trial and Wedding Makeup

Charmaine and I met at my recent fair at SMX last May 20-21. She booked my services even without the usual trial. But a day before the wedding, she went to my studio to discuss the kind of makeup she wants, as well as the hairstyle she wants for both ceremony and reception. Part of my service is the FREE change of look at reception. The above picture was her trial hair and makeup.

Since she told me that she is meeting her inlaws that day, I thought it would look nicer if I add a simple design on the simple side ponytail hairstyle she requested me to do.

The pictures posted here are all my own. No official pictures yet. Will surely post it next time and at my official website, Charmaine wanted a dewy finish so I used TEMPTU silicon airbrush makeup. This type of airbrush has a natural dewy finish and is suitable for those with dry or combination skin.

Charmaine advised me that she wanted her foundation to be one shade ligther because she observed that her makeup has a tendency to darken. Consult with your MUA and make sure that even if the shade is lighter than your natural skin tone, the over all color should not be too far from the TRUE color of your skin. Also, noticed that her brows in this picture is lighter compared to the prenup makeup?? I dyed her eyebrows! This technique can instantly make you younger..

This is the look charmaine wanted at the reception. I added a diamon powder from MUFE and just added thicker eyeliner, full set of lashes (half lashes only at reception, since the wedding was early morning)  She also wanted a body shimmer so I used a very subtle kind of shimmer, from Body shop.

This is how the Airbrush makeup looks like after 4.5 hours. Actually Airbrush makeup can last up to 12 hours and it will still look great! But if you have oily skin, you just need to blot the oil off.

Charmaines Hair and makeup by yours trully. She wanted a loose and relaxed updo free from lots of hairspray. So the hairsstyle I did was not the stiff kind of updo. Anyways, we were thinking, the venue was indoor. So we thought...

Before the Bridal March, I was outside as well. Who would have thought that at Glass garden, the wind was so strong Charmaine almost toppled over. Can you see from her posture that the long veil was almost pulling her from the back??

At the bridal suite in Glass garden Pasig. We were given 30 minutes to do the change of look. Usually I do this alone. Thank you to Lorybelle for being my hair partner that day. She also did the hair  and makeup of some of the entourage. So this is how I look like when I am seriously doing makeup...hmmmm. not a pretty sight !!LOL.

I was not able to get a before picture of the maid of honor but this was the makeup I did on her. I played around the matte gray color of her gown and her skin color. Gray/silver looks great on her.

I did her moms makeup too! I guess her mom liked the make-up!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Alica and Tabs wedding

Tabs is channeling his inner model look (joke only Tabs! )
This two is one of my favorite couple. Soo nice, accomodating and Fab!

I love this picture. No photoshop. :-)

This is one of my favorite shot of Alica :-)

I took this shot at her bridal suite in H20, around 7pm, before I did the change of look for her reception. Last retouch was at 2pm before she left for the church in UST. Makeup still intact and fresh.

My Airbrush makeup is HD and waterproof guaranteed!

Check out my official website for more samples of my work.Till nest time ladies!

Alica's transformation and Trial

I Met Alica at ADB where I had a 3-day makeup workshop and demo. I was glad she got me for her pre-nup shoot because I actually love doing photo shoots. Back when I was still a designer/buyer in Penshoppe/Oxygen/Bobson/For me , I always go with the advertising team on shoots. I often do the styling and help with the concept and over all theme of the shoots.

With Alica and Tabs, the shoot was sheer fun!

Alica wanted to dye her hair brown so I reccomended Salon Republic in Ortigas. I also did my trial there.She wore a brown contact lenses as well, which I think completes the look.

I posted Alicas prenup shoot here before,and now we did another trial using airbrush method.

Alica chose the pink lipstick and blush combination. This suits her better.

This was the first look, coral lips and blush. The looks is very spring and fresh.

For the second look, I added a pink blush and pink/gold eye shadow. Alica liked this look better. The change is subtle but if you look closely, the difference is really on the lips and blush.

AFter the trial, I took a picture of the three sisters. Honestly, its not hard to make these ladies look beatiful. Visit my site, for more samples of my work.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Prenup shoot with Claire and Marco

Carla found my ad in and she booked my services based only on my online portfolio, and of course my very friendly rate. On the day of her wedding ( wedding date was changed 3 times ) I actually have a fair in Sm Megamall, but I went on and did her hair & makeup and for her mom as well.

Here are some pictures from her Prenup photo shoot. She went to my studio in Pasig (10 minutes away from Tiendesitas) and I did a FREE Airbrush makeup and hairstyling for her, which is part of the freebie I gave her when she booked my services on-line.

Please visit my website, for more samples of my work.

Bride Claire and Marco