May 9, 2013

Goody Philippines launches Claudia Barretto as newest Goody Girl

Goody launched their newest Goody Girl Claudia Barretto at Slice, Bonifacio Highstreet on May 9, 2013. Claudia, obviously, is from the Barretto showbiz clan who are all famous to have beautiful faces. I enjoyed working with this very charming girl, and I loved how humble, sweet and simple she is. I also liked how mature she is at 13 :) 

I got really excited when Jenna of Goody Philippines called to say that I was gonna do her makeup for their launch materials. I started googling hair and makeup looks that are perfect for teens today! It was my first time to meet her so I was clueless how she is but since I knew she's beautiful, I knew it wasn't gonna be a hard day for me at the photo shoot. She looked so simple and shy when she arrived and yet she still looked so beautiful with that angelic face and extra thick and long lashes (ugh jealous)

Alyanna Martinez styled her for this shoot and as always, she did great! As for the makeup, I didn't need to put a lot since she's 13 and objective was to simply emphasize her pretty features which obviously didn't need too much work. Her brows are naturally shaped, her lashes (again) are super thick and long, her lips are healthy and her skin was glowing, so what else did I need to do? Haha! 

Goody gave us a wide selection of hair accessories for this shoot and I swear it so hard to choose which ones I wanted her to wear cause all were super pretty! Below are photos from our shoot :)

Photography: Roy Macam
Styling: Alyanna Martinez
Makeup: Lei Hosseinzadeh Ang
Hair: Den Den Perez
Assistant Stylists: Chase Chua/ Aris Solidum
In above photo, I just applied a light coral lipstick on her and asked my hair stylist to do a neat side fish tail with Goody Girls ribbon accent that matched her shorts :) 

Below: Used Goody Girls Ouchless to achieve a hairstyle that's perfect for summer!

Below: We did a simple half ponytail and added Goody Girls flower clips as accent :)

Below: Since Claudia plays soccer a lot, Goody and Alyanna wanted a shot of her looking sporty. Den Den and I put her hair up in a ponytail using Goody Ouchless and mixed 3 colors of Goody Girls headbands to make her looking sporty yet feminine.

Below: As for this, Goody wanted her to look girly so I matched her outfit with what I call a "princessy" hair. I love this hairstyle a lot and actually do it on myself a lot too :D We made her wear 2 colors of Goody Slide-Proof headbands to go with her look :)

I was really excited to share these photos with you! Below are more photos from Goody's presscon that me and my niece Xanti hosted :) Again, it was a pleasure to be part of this event and I was happy to see Claudia again! Oh, I did her hair in the presscon by the way :)

Below: Me, Claudia, Xanti

The cupcakes in the presscon were really yummy!

Even Claudia was laughing at my niece Xanti! She was very hyper and I'm proud how she performed in her first hosting gig! She surely has future in this. haha

Xanti was the first one who went out to talk, and...she went straight to Claudia's chair! haha

She surely enjoyed hosting. You agree? Haha!

Goody distributed Goody Girls coloring sheets and crayons and gave away Goody loot bags to Claudia's chosen winners :) Xanti wanted to announce the winners, hay bata. 

What I wore to the presscon. Jenna told me to wear yellow and pink... so, I did! Haha I super love themed events!

***Shots from the photo shoot when Claudia's ate Julia visited her! Bottom photo's a "teleserye" pose according to Julia haha! Aren't they both so pretty??? Gaaaa I swear I love their faces, I wish my future daughters would look like them (hoping? haha!).

With Goody Girl herself, Jenna Sy and Claudia's stylist Alyanna Martinez

May 3, 2013

Benefit Makeup: Posie and Cha Cha Tint

If you read my previous blog, I mentioned that wearing a lot of makeup in this summer heat is terrible! Makeup melts too soon, mascara clumps, eyeliner smudges, lipsticks chap your lips, concealer cakes and eyebrow makeup fades... IT'S ANNOYING. EMBARRASSING!

This is the reason why I barely wear makeup now, I just conceal my under eyes, fill in my brows, put mascara, lipstick (I moisturize my lips whole night and morning so my lips won't chap), blush and highlighter.

I've always known Benefit's famous tints but never bought since I feared that it will be sticky or greasy. Yeah unfair me, I didn't even try and thought of these! Thank God I was able to try Cha Cha Tint at #alyannasfitnessparty where everyone gets to try and test how Benefit tints last even after an intense workout. 

Since's i'm tan, Cha Cha works for me and blends better with my skin. I tried it, and fell in love with it because it lasted the whole night despite our heavy activity in the fitness party! To add to this, I loved how it added glow on my cheeks that I didn't need to highlight anymore. I got my own bottle and now this is what I use everyday! I love how it stays the whole day despite the heat and sweat, there's no need to retouch at all. 

In another fitness party, I won Posie Tint! SO HAPPY!!! 

I know Posie Tint is better with fair skin but tan women can also wear it! It gives a lighter, more natural blush effect since shade is pink and it doesn't shout "I'M WEARING BLUSH!". I like wearing Cha Cha Tint when I want to get a sun kissed skin effect while Posie Tint is perfect for "no makeup look". Below is a swatch of both tints for your reference.

I would say both shades are my favorite! It's just a matter of knowing what kind of look I want to achieve to know which shade i'll wear. Otherwise, I love how natural both look when worn and best of all, they're perfect for me because I don't need to retouch my blush all day!

How to apply it? A tiny piece of paper that comes with the box would teach you how. And knowing the Benefit makeup artists, they would love to teach you too. Key is, you spread it right away when the tint touches your skin because it dries fast causing delay on blending to leave a map mark on your cheeks (which I'm sure you wouldn't want).

There are 2 ways to apply tints on cheeks:
1. Put a small amount of tint on your finger then blend on apples of cheeks in circular motion. I prefer using my index and middle fingers.
2. Using the cap brush, apply 3 tiny dots on your cheeks and use fingers to blend well. Again, blend right away to avoid unwanted tint marks.

Benefit tints can also be used on your lips! Apply 3 dots on upper and lower lips then apply :) You get natural healthy looking lips!