Kris Bacani Makeup Artistry | smokey eyes
Kris is a New York trained makeup artist and makeup teacher from Manila.
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#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!



Chona and her husband Reggie definitely have a penchant for the outdoors. After our engagement shoot in El Kabayo Riding Stables in Subic, we were then treated to a beach wedding in Stilts, Calatagan.



Rose is my Texas-based bride. Her wedding was pretty special to me because it fell on my birthday. I definitely don’t mind spending my birthday working as long as I have awesome clients!

We were able to test the smokey eye look she wanted during their prenup shoot (check out the vintage themed photos here), so that’s what I also did for the wedding in Punta Fuego Batangas, sans the red lips to make the look softer.READ MORE

Rose + Chi’s Vintage Inspired Prenup Shoot

I do not normally post prenup photos here (this is actually the first time), but I’m making an exception for  Rose and Chi. They were originally supposed to shoot in Enchanted Kingdom, but they learned late that it’s going to be closed on the day they want to do it. So at the last minute they decided to have a vintage themed shoot instead and booked The Filling Station, this place in Makati with a 50s diner vibe. I already shot here before for an OK! magazine fashion editorial, so I know they will have great photos, given the great ambiance in this restaurant.READ MORE


I met Janeena last year when she modeled for a cosplay shoot I did with Jay Tablante and Tricia Gosingtian. Since then, she has referred several clients to me. I barely know this girl, yet she keeps on referring me! So when she asked me to do her makeup for the Star Magic Ball (she’s a VJ for Velvet and starred in Gimik before), I happily agreed to return the favor. Here are some photos from the shoot we had prior to the ball:

Airbrush makeup by Kris BacaniREAD MORE

What A Girl Wants

Did makeup for this online campaign of What A Girl Wants. They have branches in Robinson’s Galleria, Ayala Center Cebu, Limketkai Cagayan De Oro, and SM City Cebu. Fab, fab clothes and accessories! 🙂READ MORE


Deanna is my US-based bride. Her trial makeup with me a week before the wedding was quite a riot! Her mom, who hands down is the coolest and most bakla mother -of-the-bride I’ve ever met, was telling me and my hairstylist Alex a lot of stories about their family that really cracked us up. I knew right then and there that hers would be a very fun wedding to work on. And true enough, it really was. 🙂READ MORE


Some people ask me if it’s ok to do smokey eyes for wedding makeup. My answer: ABSOLUTELY! This is what Nestlee, my Australia-based bride, wanted. What I just always keep in mind when doing smokey bridal makeup is to still keep the whole look soft, not so much fasyon with heavy black eyeliner and thick false eyelashes. More often than not, I still do it in earth colors, though I utilize darker shades. Then I just add black if necessary, if my bride wants her eyes to be more dramatic.READ MORE

Phoenix Oil

Last year, my stylist friend Lila got me as the makeup artist for Phoenix Oil’s 2011 calendar and TV commercial. Too bad I haven’t seen the TVC when it aired, but good thing photographer Stan Ong was able to get these =)READ MORE