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
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:
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