Kris Bacani Makeup Artistry | Makeup Reviews
Kris is a New York trained makeup artist and makeup teacher from Manila.
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My Christmas Wishlist, Makeup Edition

Just like that, it’s Christmas once again. Here are the makeup products in my Christmas wish list. I’m sending them out to the universe– ask and you shall receive, right?


10 Best Professional Makeup Products

Why is it that you yourself can’t replicate what a professional makeup artist did on your face? One big factor of course is the products that they use. Some of them are hard to find since they’re not available in department stores, but I’m happy to report that more and more pro brands are now available through online resellers and in other specialty beauty stores. Here are some of the products that I highly recommend:


Simple Solutions to Common Makeup Mistakes

We’ve all been there– Just as you thought you’ve done the perfect makeup, something goes wrong and you have to do it all over. Worse, you just give up and head out the door. And then there are times that you’ve discovered your mistake too late and it is immortalized in social media the next day. #FML right? Don’t fret! Here are some simple  solutions to common makeup mistakes:


My 5 Favorite Mascaras

Mascara is one of my non-negotiables when I’m doing my own everyday makeup. My general criteria is that 1) it holds the curl up nicely, 2) no clumping, 3) it does what it says– define, lengthen, or volumize. My top 5 brands:


#krisbacanimakeup on Instagram

I’ve been more active recently in Instagram than in blogging. Here are some of my makeup related posts there last August and September. Follow me @krisbacani!


Great Department Store Makeup Finds at SM Aura

 I recently accompanied Bing, my then 9 month old pregnant former boss, to SM Aura. She said she looked like a whale, so her husband Dino said he’ll treat her to makeup shopping (Ahhh, this guy is for keeps!) . Besides, she needs to rehaul her makeup kit because most of them she hasn’t used in more than a year, so this was the perfect time to do it. We walked (well, I walked, she waddled) towards the department store and decided to limit our buying spree there so she won’t splurge so much.


10 Makeup Faves From Makeup Class

I’ve been teaching pro and personal makeup classes in Makeup Designory Manila for almost 3 years now, and one of the perks of teaching is that I can keep abreast of both new and tried and tested products out there through my students’ makeup kits. Here are some of my and my makeup students’ faves, both for pro and personal use:


MARY KAY Top Picks

This post is long overdue. I’ve been constantly working with Mary Kay Cosmetics for about 4 years now, and they’ve been sooo generous with me, they give me a lot of products to try out that I’m having a hard time using everything! Here are my top picks from this brand:READ MORE